“Anyone who is even remotely familiar with the Lindbergh kidnapping case knows how it ended, but Fredericks’ take on the story from the viewpoint of the Lindbergh nanny provides new insight
“The Shadow Murders is a big, complex creation stuffed with a cast of deluded avenging angels and the sinners they kill.”
“The marriage of 1960s Hollywood and wild Africa generates a fascinating historical thriller.”
“Next in Line will be a happy choice for consumers of fast-paced action, who expect the author to demonstrate wide-ranging expertise in politics, the military and
“Fair warning: Lock your doors and turn on ALL the lights before you sit down to read. This book starts out with a bang.”
“What makes this an exceptionally good read is that Schellman does not distract or deviate from the premise of the story.”
“It’s easy to get wrapped up in Weaver’s storytelling skills as she carefully unfolds her story.”
“Dust Off the Bones is a powerful historical thriller, vividly picturing the era as it focuses on a period of local history . . .”
“full of derring-do, luscious descriptions in the cities of England and France, and appealing and not-so-appealing characters.”
“If you yearn for an escape from these short, chilly days of autumn, Murder in Old Bombay is a breath of sweet bougainvillea.
“On the whole, Vortex is perhaps not Coulter’s best effort.
“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.”
“Archer proves once again that he is a creative storyteller who moves his tale without distractions or asides that create diversions.
“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.”
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.
“For relaxed enjoyment and the diversion of adept time travel, an Andrea Penrose historical mystery is hard to beat!”
“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.
“Harlem Shuffle, a captivating crime novel from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, renders 1960s Harlem in vivid and evocative detail, simmering with
“A character study of one woman’s humanity and sacrifice.”
“Blind Tiger is much less than the sum of its parts.
“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.”
“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.
“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.”
“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
“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