Legal/Police Procedural

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

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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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“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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“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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“City Problems is terrific. Don't miss it!”

Meet Ed Runyon, a cop with a heart, though he doesn't always show it.

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Bloodless is the best Pendergast novel so far.”

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“A powerful story encased in an even more powerful narration in which love and cruelty rise, intermingle, and become the same.”

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“One Half Truth is a top-notch police procedural from an author with a sure hand, an unwavering eye for detail, and a clear voice perfectly suited to the genre.”

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“The truth about the bodies buried in the pineapple field will reveal a convoluted history of abuse, coercion, identity theft, and murder.”

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“Dead of Winter is a formulaic hodge-podge that will appeal to readers who like Detroit, Jack Reacher-style violence, and enticing references to local cuisine.”

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“Along with its humor, every chapter of Stung offers both the cost of taking moral action, and the deep suspense of being human. “

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When the Stars Go Dark is an intriguing, harrowing story that suggests we should never grow comfortable in a false sense of security . . .

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“Transient Desires is a captivating, elegant novel that will delight Donna Leon’s many fans.”

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“Later is yet another example of Stephen King’s special ability to tell a story that’s both simple and compelling.”

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Welcome back Liam Campbell, Alaska State Trooper. This fifth book of his adventures comes as the first since 2002.

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“Patterson is a better writer than this, and it is hard to say if he is mentoring a writer new to the series, or not, but The Russian is a disappointment.”

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“Kellerman’s writing frames deep tenderness among her characters very well.

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“With the history of a centuries’ old nursery rhyme as its starting point, it’s the best Bryan and May mystery by far.”

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“A Scotland Yard inspector, dropped into the gang-dominated circumstances of New York City shortly before the advent of the Civil War, must overcome cultural prejudices to solve a series of

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“Frear’s writing has the sharp dark tang that Tana French exhibits, and she updates the British crime narrative to the dangerous conflicts of loyalty that Stuart Neville paints best, with t

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“Connelly spins a story in which the risk is life itself, and the collateral damage may be integrity.

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“Grisham has a knack for throwing curves into the story that, with any other writer, could be distracting, but with Grisham every curve is woven into the story and builds the tension throug

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“riveting and action packed right up to the astonishing and surprisingly satisfying ending.”

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