Erle Stanley Gardner was once one of the most popular and widely-read American authors. Almost everyone who spoke English knew his name.
Death in Paris is a mashup of some of the most favorite literary tropes.
“a terrific addition to your crime fiction library. . . . provides interesting insight into Chandler’s creative processes. . . . you’re going to have fun with this one.”
Great Britain, 1923: Detective Inspector John Redfrye is a blessing to the Cambridge CID.
“The Mitford Murders is the first in what promises to be an absorbing mystery series.”
“calling it literary is a stretch. Even the most ardent art critics will surely tire of it after 318 pages.”
The year is 1921, and the place is Bombay, India.
Indie Publisher Catalyst Press launches this fall with a South African crime novel by Martin Steyn that is certain to please fans of hard-boiled detective fiction with unfamiliar settings and likea
“Despite the awards, despite the glowing testimonials from the usual lineup of similar authors, and despite the status as a USA Today bestselling author . . .”
“a novel with a plot as twisted as a slalom course and a rush as exciting.”
“great fun and a spectacular read. The story of the Carrion King story is so good that you’ll want it to be real. . . .
It seems ironic to wait in high excitement for a calm and quiet novel to come out.
“Private investigator Makana is a breath of fresh air, filled with humanity and empathy . .
The Whitechapel district of London’s East End in the latter decades of the 19th century was a popular place for immigrants and the poor working class.
“The fictionalized Alice is an entertaining creation and one of whom the actual Alice probably would’ve approved . . .”
“In This Grave Hour is lucky number 13, and there’s no sign the series will stop showing how individual acts of heart can do much to counter collective tragedy.”
"Faye’s prose seduces readers . . ."
Writer Michael Sims, on a recent New York Times Book Review podcast, called Sherlock Holmes the “first modern super hero.”
“The Thames holds the collective memory of the city and its dwellers . . . it’s a sacred river granting death and rebirth.”
“‘Let’s raise a glass of sparkling champagne to the great blondes of Hollywood: the sacred and the profane, the damned and the deified, the fragile and the unassailable, with Harlow’s line from
“the Narrow Gate may lead to heaven, but it may also lead to death . . .”
This anthology of short stories, The Mistletoe Murder, is a collection of four short stories by P. D. James.
“Hell Bay is an excellent historical mystery with a strong sense of place and time, . . .
The fairest and deadliest of the Texas Rangers returns alongside her usual rough-riding entourage in a new thriller that upholds the Jon Land’s high bar for action and storytelling.
The 22nd title in Anne Perry’s fascinating and addictive William Monk series is an example of how a talented author can maintain a character’s freshness in a long running series.
“The Shattered Tree is an enjoyable and quick read—well worth the time.”