“Tursten’s books present the Swedish setting as if it were a character, in rich, active detail.
“Although she doesn’t yet have the knack of creating deeply compelling characters, Dovalpage’s writing hints at the possibility that she will be to Cuba what Donna Leon has become for Venic
“GI Confidential is one of Limón’s best to date in a series that never fails to entertain.”
“Agent Running in the Field is a pleasure to read. It’s a worthy addition to the John Le Carré canon at a time when bestselling authors don’t always deliver the goods . .
“the storyline is strong and suspense is maintained throughout this fast-paced novel, but one would have hoped for more from Coes for the first book in a new series.”
“Tash Aw pulls no punches.”
“Lotz has written a thoughtful thriller that is as much about the psychology of people who hide in various ways than about catching a murderer.”
Jennifer Ryan’s latest novel opens in Ashcome Village, England, in March 1941. A disgruntled Mrs. Brathwaite wonders how a person measures the success of their life.
“The Whisperer is more than just a thriller, it is an exploration of a woman’s descent into madness, and it is more frightening than one can imagine.”
"masterfully written . . ."
Many readers in this quadrant of the globe have discovered Australian crime fiction—mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals—through television series created for broadcast and streaming services.
“[I]f you relish seeing how ordinary people of good heart and intentions can get twisted off the right path, and sink deeper into serious trouble while they wrestle with their consciences,
“The Satapur Moonstone is a flawless gem. Historical mysteries don’t get any better than this.”
“Redemption is more Amos Decker for faithful fans who love their guy, but it’s a long, long way from being worthy of anything more than faint praise.”
“Readers can relax and enjoy a fast-moving romp through the shadows of Siberia in Finding Katarina M., learning about an area of the world that is strange, enticing, and also forbi
“Mukherjee has created two appealing characters presenting different factions of the whole that is India, revealing what each gives up to serve king and country, and answers the question of
The “memo” of the title is a recording that Warrant Officer Radebe Turner makes when he’s being hunted down in the Northern Cape.
“the action never wanes, the story never dulls. An ageless tale of vengeance, violence, corruption and justice--or injustice—The Border is an epic conclusion to an epic series . .
“Hunting Game is variously a dark, brooding Swedish noir crime novel, a titillating romance, and an outdoorsman-type hunting adventure.
“a riveting description of what really happens behind those closed doors of Washington’s flawed and dysfunctional traditions.”
“Any Means Necessary is a compelling modern day thriller with a brilliant twist. . . .
“Evil Things introduces the readers to a small country where the winter snow hides a cataclysmic crime. It’s a chilling entry in this three-part series.”
“Surprisingly, although Stalker is less than completely satisfying on its own, one can’t wait to see what happens next in this remarkable series.”
“Although Amsterdam Noir doesn’t hit the heights of other entries in the city noir anthology series, it remains an appealing compendium, with welcome doses of local color and atmos
“Tursten’s writing is witty and sharp, humorous and edgy. The stories read quickly and easily . . .”