Historical

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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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“A cozy delight, with a charming heroine possessing an irrepressible ‘nose for mystery’ and an able hero willing to aid and abet.”

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“a tangled web of history that slowly unravels as an ambitious chief inspector and a down-and-out private investigator, once colleagues, work against each other to discover

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“Spain lays out a good story plot and every clue follows a path to the end of the story with no deviations, no short cuts, just good detective work.”

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You know you’ve got a great book in your hands when you update your partner on the story at each meal and follow them around the house during the day reading out special passages.

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“Allott delivers her intricate and suspenseful story with the voice of a literary writer.

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“Just as Hammett made imagined crime feel real, McAlpine makes metafiction mischief suffused with meaning; from the masterful Hammett Unwritten, to the too-wonderful-not-to-mention

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“a thoroughly enjoyable book, for both the plot centering around a still-contemporary malady, as well as its historical description of a world on the brink of a new century.”

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The Body in the Garden has a good story, is well researched, and employs good writing.”

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Murder at the Mena House reflects a much more glamorous and gentler age of sleuthing, when the detective wore a tuxedo instead of a trench coat and his lovely com

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“an incredibly researched and compelling psychological thriller.”

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“Those who enjoy a mingling of historical fact with fiction, the intrigue of the Tudor spy network, the disparate splendor and squalor between the Elizabethan Court and the common world, an

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“No matter how well you know someone, you can never fully know what’s in their heart and mind. Eight Perfect Murders proves the point.

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The Second Sleep by Robert Harris is highly recommended for those who demand complexity, eloquence, and questions that disturb one’s sleep.”

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