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

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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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“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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“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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This book is perfect for readers who love details.

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