“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.
“For Salvo Montalbano, the whole episode is as dramatic as a film.
“Several doors are opened in The Darkest Evening to launch more stories.
“the story is a deep dive into human psychology and the eternal battle between good and evil.
“There’s a buzz around Eva García Sáenz and her trilogy, and The Silence of the White City is a crime novel you’ll want to put at the top of your summer reading list.”
“a tangled web of history that slowly unravels as an ambitious chief inspector and a down-and-out private investigator, once colleagues, work against each other to discover
Surely, Alexander McCall Smith isn’t the only philosopher in the world who writes novels. But he’s probably the best known and one of the most commercially successful.
“Untold Night and Day is a deliciously complex novel that satisfies at each layer as the reader continues to decipher its codes and hidde
The crimes we commit in search of security and protection, for ourselves or our loved ones, are at the center of Andrea Camilleri’s latest Inspector Montalbano adventure, The Safety Net.
If there was ever a fitting book to read during compulsory social isolation, it is Malicroix, the French Gothic classic novel by Henry Bosco, first published in 1946, and now available in
“The final scenes lead dramatically to a high-tension Cold War quandary that promises more to come in this entertaining series.”