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”
“Dark Echoes of the Past is a literary treat for fans of noir . . .”
The election of Donald Trump as America’s president has shed new light on something called the “deep state.” This term, which was first widely used in the case of the Republic of Turkey, specifical
“A thoroughly captivating suspense-filled read that will not disappoint any devoted thriller enthusiast.”
“If anyone has ever wondered how the drug trade works and what lawyers think as they represent drug dealers in court, this novel gives a good, if fictional, idea.”
“the most frightening book to be published this year . . . Lizzie Borden . . . reminds one that the scariest monster is always a human one.”
When three American GIs stationed in South Korea during the 1970s go missing, Army Criminal Investigation Division Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom hear rumors that their disappearances are
“A white-knuckle adventure from the start, . . . thoroughly entertaining historical mystery page-turner . . . filled with bountiful amounts of action and adventure.”
"an entertaining, engaging crime novel."
“Glass Houses is a Triple Crown winner for plot, characterization, and setting. . . .
“an extraordinary debut novel filled with unique characters and heart-pumping situations we never see coming.”
“a graphic portrayal of a dirty, ugly slice of life . . . Recommended for anyone seeking to know more about the drug cartels that threaten society.”