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.”
“Missing, Presumed is a wonderful, memorable read . . .”
“for a lie to become truth, the past only needs to be rewritten . . .”
Charles Todd’s Inspector Ian Rutledge of Scotland Yard mystery series illustrates the psychological and physical toll paid by soldiers who fought in the trenches of World War I.
“while a serial killer threatens the beleaguered city, two old friends fight a new but very intimate foe . . .”
Gentleman sleuth Charles Lenox returns in his 13th adventure as a one of England’s first private detectives.
It’s not every day you get a PI book sent to you for reviewing written by an actual authentic-to-the-bone private investigator, so I was really intrigued and looking forward to reading this debut n
Ann Cleeves is a busy gal, working on two concurrent series and having four overall, plus a few stand-alone novels.
Anne Perry’s Christmas novels are comfort food for the reader who wants a short mystery novel with a holiday theme.
“It’s not a perfect situation, of course. But really, when you think about it, what actually is?”
“a comfortable, enjoyable read . . .”
Poor ex-Chief Inspector Gamache.
A former FBI agent, June Lyons returns to her hometown of Hopewell Falls, New York, to live with her father after her husband’s death.
“highly recommended for all readers, not just those interested in the Golden Age of British crime writing.”
To read A Small Indiscretion is to eat fudge before dinner: slightly decadent behavior, highly caloric, and extremely satisfying.
“A well-written, traditional mystery that is as charming as its Southern Belle protagonist.”
“deserves a contemplative and educated readership appreciative of a story well told.”
“a wonderfully written mystery . . . The Bishop’s Wife is not only a great story, but a revealing look at Mormonism and its followers.”
It's July 12, 2014, and Dr. Kay Scarpetta's birthday. Her FBI profiler husband, Benton Wesley, is surprising her with a relaxing vacation in Miami.
“. . . a maelstrom of long-term child abuse, childhood love ironically gone bad, and a family feud coming full-circle.”
It’s hard to imagine that anyone who reads fiction hasn’t discovered this series. For those who know and love it, here is number 15, in all its gentle delight.
“Chief Superintendent Peter Diamond is a warm, witty, and wonderful creation by one of England’s most talented crime writers.”
“J. D. Robb continues to do a fine job balancing Eve the woman against Eve the career homicide detective. . . .
“The immense popularity of the Montalbano books . . . lies in prose splashed with the sun of Montalbano’s Sicily.”