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“James Lee Burke may be the only novelist north of the Rio Grande who would dare to combine hardboiled noir with regionalism and magic realism.

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“Wendelboe’s main character is a survivor of the Great War, a one-eyed marshal in the manner of Rooster Cogburn, a little cantankerous, still remembering the horror of that war, but determi

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Mandel’s symphony of belief and offerings builds slowly to a pattern that, in the midst of loss, insists on giving meaning and value to the half-understood, half-intended

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"Rice, the author of more than 30 books, is a master at writing descriptions and portraying story settings, a skill other writers admire and strive to acquire."

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A Small Town is another example of Thomas Perry’s ability to tell a fast-paced, absorbing story with a strong central character.”

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“a very interesting novel in which the concept of the discovery of a missing child’s remains giving closure to the family is a cogent one in today’s society.”

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Sheila Connolly has been a busy writer, cranking out five series since 2008, along with novels and short stories. This new book is volume 8 in her County Cork Mysteries.

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Dread Journey is one of the best examples of suspense you will ever find in a crime fiction novel. Ever. Guaranteed.”

“I’m afraid.”

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“Those Who Came Before is a tale built on the ‘sins of the fathers’ premise, hinting that DNA may carry more than eye color and an ethnic background.

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“add this fine reissue of The Bellamy Trial to your reading list.

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“Invigoratingly engaging from start to finish, Nicholas Meyer has yet again created a fresh take on an old genre.”

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Triple Jeopardy shows emphatically that Perry’s best writing exhumes the motives of the human heart.”

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“The poison of the crimes, like the spider venom involved, threatens to incapacitate and to kill.”

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Under the Cold Bright Lights is well written. It reads quickly and holds our attention throughout. Disher’s characters, as always, pop from the page. . . .

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“Off the Grid is flush with action and vivid descriptions.”

This book, set on the Big Island of Hawai'i, starts off with a bang. Literally!

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“a galloping good yarn peopled with realistic characters operating in an intimately evoked environment, perpetually dynamic. Such is the stuff that makes good stories . . .”

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“this really extraordinary volume stands to become the new benchmark narrative . . .”

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“The Satapur Moonstone is a flawless gem. Historical mysteries don’t get any better than this.”

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“if you like learning about what makes people tick, and you appreciate the underlying absurdity and pathos of life, then Department of Sensitive Crimes will tickle your funny bone

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“a cozy mystery but nevertheless an exciting one, with tense and tough moments, aided by its rugged Scottish setting and the author’s entertaining unravelling of the plot.”

“Once more, Winspear demonstrates her exceptional ability to craft a suspenseful mystery and graphic picture of a critical time and place.”

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Evil Things introduces the readers to a small country where the winter snow hides a cataclysmic crime. It’s a chilling entry in this three-part series.”

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The Hiding Place has enough shocks and twists to keep the reader off balance until the last page.”

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Erle Stanley Gardner was once one of the most popular and widely-read American authors. Almost everyone who spoke English knew his name.

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