If you are going to read this novel, make time to do so. There is no point in starting and then going off to do something else, for when you come back you will probably have to start again.
Venice, renown the world over for its beauty and riches, becomes the setting for Gabrielle Wittkop's Murder Most Serene.
It’s not every day you get a PI book sent to you for reviewing written by an actual authentic-to-the-bone private investigator, so I was really intrigued and looking forward to reading this debut n
Tightrope by Simon Mawer tells the story of Marian Sutro, a World War II heroine who fought behind the lines to assist the Allies.
“A marvelous historical mystery, but not for those who want their violence candy-coated.”
With publishers and estates loath to say goodbye to lucrative brands, the death of the author is no longer the end of a string of bestsellers.
"both a first class mystery and a cultural experience."
“All the right foundation stones are there on which to build a solid series.”
“a riveting tale of intrigue, murder, treason, and injustice that will appeal to readers who love both history and a literate mystery.”
In Searching for Wallenberg author Alan Lelchuk chooses to work in the well-worn structure of a novel within a novel.
“A Demon Summer is a hard-to-put down mystery.”
“. . . one woman’s search for the truth of her brother’s death at the risk of her own life.”
“The series is renowned for its accurate and often devastating presentation of Victorian London—a world of stark polarities between rich and poor.”
“. . . an intriguing tale with dramatic descriptions and vivid characterizations . . .”
“The device used . . . is clever. . . . These stories are dull.”
“The Discovery is a masterful bit of storytelling.
“. . . this is a story about the subtle shadings between truth and performance, between acting and the ‘true self’ which we present to the world.
“In the hands of an author with less flair, this cliché could turn tedious, but Rhys Bowen has an eye for historical detail and an engaging tale to tell.”
“Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense is not an anthology of the best crime stories of the past 50 years, the best that were published in AHMM
“Péter Nadás may infuriate readers accustomed to a Tolstoyan resolution of a series of interrelated stories and characters and times and settings.