“The Good Lie feels like a rush job, written in haste to provide a sequel to the first novel in the series.”
“a high-quality police procedural that covers off all the classic elements of the sub-genre: a team of investigators, more than one case to be followed, and careful attention to detail.”
A literary thriller whose plot twists, turns, backtracks, and loops like a medieval maze until one despairs of ever finding a way to a resolution.
In the English seaside town of Brighton, there’s an active murderer again—one whose theatrical death scene creation immediately binds together the amazing (if aging) Max Mephisto, stage magician, a
Death in Paris is a mashup of some of the most favorite literary tropes.
What happens to a CIA agent who turns whistleblower on her own colleagues?
Spies, enemies, and friends with mixed motives: good thing investigator Billy Boyle has his close friends Kaz and Big Mike with him in Normandy, France, in July 1944, because that may be the only l
“A regular noir reader will find much to love here, and a reader who wants some armchair tourism will find a dark and enthralling look at a world few Americans have seen.”
“in some ways as much a cozy detective novel at it is a police procedural”
Stratos Gazis is a professional contract killer with a conscience.
“those who have read Claws of the Cat or any other Hiro and Father Mateo novel will again be reminded what a pleasure these novels are and will enjoy becoming reacquainted with the
With the publication of Chinua Achebe’s remarkable novel, Things Fall Apart, in 1958, the English speaking world was introduced to Nigerian literature.
To say that this novel is set in Lagos is to miss the point—the book is a memoir of Lagos. If Abel Dike is the protagonist, then Lagos is the eponymous antagonist.
Gonzalo Gil is a middle-aged attorney with a failing career, a fractured marriage, and a domineering father-in-law who wants him to give up his practice and work for his own powerful firm, which is
“Amos Decker novels just keep getting better and better, and it’s partly due to the careful in-depth characterization Baldacci gives his main character.”
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs return to New York City in Jeffery Deaver’s new novel, The Cutting Edge, in which Manhattan’s diamond district is gripped by terror.
"One can only sincerely hope that this is the first title in a very long series."
“. . . reminiscent of any of Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker series, with more than a maddening touch of Werner Herzog.”
“Not only is The Sons an excellent thriller, it is also an examination of family relationships, of the toxic damage done by child abuse and domestic violence.”
A woman’s nude body is found in a Helsinki apartment with religious references scrawled on her back.
“Only Killers and Thieves is a powerful debut.”
The year is 1921, and the place is Bombay, India.
Nine chapters into a crime novel by an author you might not have heard of before, a guy is driving home in the early morning from his job at a gas station out on the highway.
“Step back a moment into history as a contemporary detective investigates a death perhaps occurring two centuries before . . .”
“a terrifying look into the life of a police officer more personally involved in a case than she’d like to be”