“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.”
“Comes the War is a powerful, vivid evocation of wartime London.”
The place is London, England. The year is 1944.
“A sweeping panorama of events set in motion to re-establish power in the years after the death of Julius Caesar.”
In some literary circles, describing a novel as “light reading” can be taken as a slur. Not so with this one.
“Rowland is good at designing strong tension and conflict scenes that keep the pages turning. Her ending conflict scenes are especially well written.”
This book is perfect for readers who love details.
“A Lady Compromised is a complex, enthralling mystery that rivals those of Anne Perry and Agatha Christie.”
“A rare talent and an elusive one.”
“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
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.
“The two women provide a welcome humorous touch as they guide us through their world.”
“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
“with its attention to detail and swift narrative, fans of Mr.
“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.”
“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
“Murder at Queen’s Landing is a high-paced adventure with a light feathering of attraction between the protagonists.
“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.”
“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.”
“Like the strongest authors in this genre, Selfon bares the effects of death on each of us.
“A convoluted story of how justice will prevail, even if it takes an extraordinarily long time to do so.”
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.
“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.”
“Throughout the story, Maxwell weaves new and enticing situations that make the reader turn the page.”
“Montclair does a good job of keeping the reader on his or her toes until the very end."
“A cozy delight, with a charming heroine possessing an irrepressible ‘nose for mystery’ and an able hero willing to aid and abet.”