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“Wedding Station is an ideal choice for both Downing fans and newcomers to his fast-paced and intense crime novels.”

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“Those who value similar portrayals of place as character—as in Louise Penny’s Three Pines, for instance—will treasure A Fatal Lie and its Welsh backdrop.”

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“Comes the War is a powerful, vivid evocation of wartime London.”

The place is London, England. The year is 1944.

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“A sweeping panorama of events set in motion to re-establish power in the years after the death of Julius Caesar.”

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In some literary circles, describing a novel as “light reading” can be taken as a slur. Not so with this one.

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This book is perfect for readers who love details.

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“Rowland is good at designing strong tension and conflict scenes that keep the pages turning. Her ending conflict scenes are especially well written.”

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A Lady Compromised is a complex, enthralling mystery that rivals those of Anne Perry and Agatha Christie.”

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“A rare talent and an elusive one.”

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“Best of all, Marion Lane responds to deadly threat with creative assessment, and growth in both expertise and self-esteem, so the promised ongoing series featuring this maturing sleuth has

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The Indian city of Bombay, renamed Mumbai by the government in 1995, is one of those international cities, like Shanghai and Istanbul, that is drenched in romance and intrigue.

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The two women provide a welcome humorous touch as they guide us through their world.”

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“A Scotland Yard inspector, dropped into the gang-dominated circumstances of New York City shortly before the advent of the Civil War, must overcome cultural prejudices to solve a series of

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“with its attention to detail and swift narrative, fans of Mr.

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“Lovegrove has taken familiar characters from a much-loved story and created an intriguing maze with twists and turns and dead ends that all culminate in a surprise ending.”

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“With the tone and style of an old-fashioned murder noir, written from the female point of view, Fortune Favors the Dead is the beginning of a stellar period piece in a hard-boiled

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“Murder at Queen’s Landing is a high-paced adventure with a light feathering of attraction between the protagonists.

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“a definite adventure in a Gilded Age, full of scandals of the elite and crimes of the nondescript, where some readers may find a jaundiced correlation to today’s world.”

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“From the beginning we know we’re dealing with the kind of unreliable narrator who’s voiced so many of the early 21st century’s bestsellers.”

 

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“Like the strongest authors in this genre, Selfon bares the effects of death on each of us.

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“A convoluted story of how justice will prevail, even if it takes an extraordinarily long time to do so.”

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The Abstainer is a page turner. It begins with a dramatic real event, the hanging of three Fenian agitators, members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, in Manchester, England, in 1867.

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“Close enough to Christie’s own style that the reader could segue from Murder on the Orient Express into this present novel without a stumble.”

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“Throughout the story, Maxwell weaves new and enticing situations that make the reader turn the page.”

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“Montclair does a good job of keeping the reader on his or her toes until the very end."

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