Legal/Police Procedural

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“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

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“A welcome entry in the series, tackling a current crime that will undoubtedly continue its insidious way into the future.”

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“Fallout combines murder, mystery, mobsters, crypto scams, and the snappy dialogue so characteristic of the Parker novels that came before.”

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“The quality of Ann Cleeves’ writing far surpasses that of the usual police procedural.

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“Cercas has molded this police procedural into a fine literary novel.”

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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

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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.”

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“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.

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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.

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“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.

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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

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Dust Off the Bones is a powerful historical thriller, vividly picturing the era as it focuses on a period of local history . . .”

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“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 . .

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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.

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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.

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“this novel deals with human failings. Thanks to the gentle touch of R. W.

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“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.”

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“One Step Too Far takes us on a harrowing journey into the dark wilderness of the human heart . . .”

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“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

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“Relentless pursuit of justice is the iron rod that runs through every Connelly procedural, and The Dark Hours is no exception.”

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Marked Man presents strong writing, interesting crimes, evocative settings, dark realities, and diverse, plausible characters.”

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“Archer proves once again that he is a creative storyteller who moves his tale without distractions or asides that create diversions.

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“‘Every private eye from Sherlock Holmes to Matt Scudder needs a line into the factory. Sam Spade had his tame sergeant, Tom Polhaus.

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“A new Longmire novel is always a welcome treat, and Daughter of the Morning Star is another slam-dunk.”

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“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?’”

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