Historical

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“If you yearn for an escape from these short, chilly days of autumn, Murder in Old Bombay is a breath of sweet bougainvillea.

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“On the whole, Vortex is perhaps not Coulter’s best effort.

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“Colleen Cambridge has done her homework on English society and provides us with a clear picture of her characters, where they live, and how they act.”

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“Archer proves once again that he is a creative storyteller who moves his tale without distractions or asides that create diversions.

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“Enough plot for two novels, so this single entry is crammed full of danger and hairbreadth escapes, to say nothing of the emotional tension still existing between the two amateur sleuths.”

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In London we meet Terry Tice and are told in the first sentence that Terry likes killing people and will take money for doing so. He’s ex-military.

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“For relaxed enjoyment and the diversion of adept time travel, an Andrea Penrose historical mystery is hard to beat!”

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“As Luke [the protagonist] dives farther into his ancestor’s mind, we dive with him, hoping to exonerate the simple crook while admiring his bravado.

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“Harlem Shuffle, a captivating crime novel from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, renders 1960s Harlem in vivid and evocative detail, simmering with

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“A character study of one woman’s humanity and sacrifice.”

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“Blind Tiger is much less than the sum of its parts.

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“Hirahara’s careful plotting and easy style help to create vibrant characters and a vivid picture of life for Japanese-Americans at a particularly difficult time.”

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“Even with murder involved, the sprightly dialogue, interesting characters, and intwined intrigue offset the violence so the cozy mystery air—turn-of-the-century style—is easily maintained.

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“A delightful tale of British turn-of-the-century manners in the face of a tragic crime as well as a light-hearted love story.”

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“As in the other books of this series (and there’s no need to read them before An Irish Hostage), Bess demonstrates presence of mind under fire, strong nursing skills, and adept ca

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“The Dead Letter is worthy of your attention, not only as an interesting landmark in the history of American crime fiction, but also as an enjoyable, entertaining

“In a page-turning vicious and psychological death spiral, Hour of the Witch will surprise with plot twists and character arcs stunning in their visual details.”

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“With atmospheric writing and a literary bent, Palace of the Drowned is as much an exploration of the use of language and a study of the artistic experience, as it is a revelation

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“a mashup of Norwegian noir and true crime at its finest, an amazing fictional account of Belle Gunness, one of the most prolific serial killers in history.”

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“Greenwood’s fans will be satisfied as Miss Fisher uses her cunning and wit to solve another crime and keep her reputation intact.”

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“Once one gets past the first half of the story, the pages begin to turn in more rapid succession.”

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“A masterful tale driven by Yan’s brisk pacing and evocative writing and details that pulse with truth.”

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Against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century France, a merry band of master crafters are swept into an adventure involving rival secret societies, rumors of the occult, and a complex network of hidd

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“A delightful cozy romance and mystery, set in the middle of a decade when times might be changing but the motives for murder remained surprisingly the same.”

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