“compelling, rich with suspects, twists, turns, and complex characters, wrapped up with a very gratifying ending.”
“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
“Sikes has got a good start on a fast-moving series.”
“The quality of Ann Cleeves’ writing far surpasses that of the usual police procedural.
“Cercas has molded this police procedural into a fine literary novel.”
Plot points abound at the beginning of Hays’ Pesticide: rioters attack police in central Bern, resulting in a murder; police officer Giuliana Linder deals with accidental homicide while re
“readers are treated to a solid police procedural set in a town rarely represented in the mystery genre but well worthy of a close read.”
“What makes this an exceptionally good read is that Schellman does not distract or deviate from the premise of the story.”
“full of derring-do, luscious descriptions in the cities of England and France, and appealing and not-so-appealing characters.”
“Lorenzo Carcaterra creates a warm and fuzzy read with a feel-good plot—a cozy mystery in its truest form.”
“First published in Sweden in 2020, the novel is eerily prescient in its depiction of Russian duplicity and ruthlessness. It even has a nasty thing or two to say about Vladimir Putin . .
“Herron’s plot is packed with twists and delightfully sardonic conversations, and the book’s only major flaw is that at some point it ends and one must resume normal life.”
“As more violence enters her tense investigation, and the inner madness of others takes on outer forms, how will Ann choose her own life themes?
“War Women is another fine addition to a series that continues to entertain.”
“If you yearn for an escape from these short, chilly days of autumn, Murder in Old Bombay is a breath of sweet bougainvillea.
“Silverview is a gift to scholars, aficionados of the genre, and readers at large eager for one last look at the creative mind of an acknowledged master.”
“‘Every private eye from Sherlock Holmes to Matt Scudder needs a line into the factory. Sam Spade had his tame sergeant, Tom Polhaus.
“readers can be assured that the Twin Rivers series will deliver the same intellectual and emotional qualities as its predecessors.”
“The series anchor, Perveen Mistry, is one of the most delightful and engaging protagonists you’re likely to meet in historical fiction.”
“Transient Desires is a captivating, elegant novel that will delight Donna Leon’s many fans.”
“Winterkill is a disappointment.”
13 Days to Die is a riveting international thriller touching on a threat that is very relevant today: a virus from China, used as a weapon to create a pandemic.
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.