“Pinky is a bit of a misfit, less like her grandfather but more akin to Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, though perhaps a bit less psycho
“A welcome entry in the series, tackling a current crime that will undoubtedly continue its insidious way into the future.”
“Fallout combines murder, mystery, mobsters, crypto scams, and the snappy dialogue so characteristic of the Parker novels that came before.”
“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.”
“Part of the fun of any Rizzoli & Isles novel is watching Jane and Maura fit the pieces together to make sense of a puzzle board of clues.
In this, the 14th title of the Kate Burkholder series, we find Kate, the police chief for Painters Mill, Ohio, visited by the elders of the Amish community of Kishacoquillas Valley, Pennsylvania.
“It will be interesting to see where Fleishman goes with his future writings. His style, his vocabulary, and his ability to engage the reader leave no page unturned.
Kali Mähoe, a detective with the Maui Police Department, is summoned to a scene on Lana’i island where a corpse has been found stuffed in a refrigerator that was buried on the grounds of a now defu
“Dust Off the Bones is a powerful historical thriller, vividly picturing the era as it focuses on a period of local history . . .”
“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 . .
Lizzie and Dan Fulton are barristers in the United Kingdom. While Dan, a defense attorney, handles a job Lizzie could never imagine doing, she deals with custody issues.
Roscoe Conklin, (R to his friends) retired from the Rockford, IL, police department, has settled into a new life on Bonaire, a small Caribbean Island.
“this novel deals with human failings. Thanks to the gentle touch of R. W.
“Elizabeth George can really spin a great investigation when she’s not trying so hard to teach the shocking discoveries she has made in her own explorations.”
“One Step Too Far takes us on a harrowing journey into the dark wilderness of the human heart . . .”
“Ultimately, The Final Case is a thorough investigation into what makes the two main characters tick while providing readers truth about the human condition in that satisfying way
“Relentless pursuit of justice is the iron rod that runs through every Connelly procedural, and The Dark Hours is no exception.”
“Marked Man presents strong writing, interesting crimes, evocative settings, dark realities, and diverse, plausible characters.”
“Archer proves once again that he is a creative storyteller who moves his tale without distractions or asides that create diversions.
“‘Every private eye from Sherlock Holmes to Matt Scudder needs a line into the factory. Sam Spade had his tame sergeant, Tom Polhaus.
“A new Longmire novel is always a welcome treat, and Daughter of the Morning Star is another slam-dunk.”
“Reading The Dark Remains yields far more than the strangely amazing and touching answer to ‘What if you combined crime noir geniuses McIlvanney and Rankin?’”