“what a police procedural should be: a clever and likable lead detective, a supporting cast of both hardworking and lazy cops, wisecracking (and occasionally ribald) station house banter, a
“add this fine reissue of The Bellamy Trial to your reading list.
“In The Night Fire Michael Connelly delivers the goods once again, extending his legacy as quite simply the best author of police procedurals in the business.”
“Crombie lays before the reader a maze with stops and starts at every turn.
“Author Kavanagh is a master of head-spinning misdirection, firing one OMG plot twist after another.”
“Bomber’s Moon delivers action and adventure, passion and compassion, philosophy and pathos, deft characterization across diverse personalities and backgrounds, description of plac
“Hill demonstrates the same humor, malice, and zinging dialogue that made his debut novel one to savor, and he commands our attention as a rising star in the mystery genre.
“The poison of the crimes, like the spider venom involved, threatens to incapacitate and to kill.”
The Last Widow by Karin Slaughter has one foot loosely planted in reality. The other is firmly mired in the black hole of the worst possible human behavior.
“Trust Me When I Lie is more than a mystery, although it is a good one; it is also a portrait of a man caught in his most stressful moment when he must confront the lie that forms
“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.”
“Shamed, book number 11 in The Kate Burkholder series very well stands on its own, offering many twists and turns along with descriptive reference
"masterfully written . . ."
“Bad Axe County is one damn fine book.”
“Donlea’s cinematic style puts readers squarely into the scenes, and his skillful prose takes his work to a higher level.”
“[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,
“A well-turned-out, exciting, and at times downright nail-biting traditional mystery, with satisfying emotional resonance.”
“Like Lions is excellent fiction . . .”
“more than just a police procedural set in the Southwest, it’s a reading experience not to be missed. Anne Hillerman has reached a new level of storytelling . .
"Henaff creates the most eccentric, most humorous characters who also reveal an unexpected pathos."
“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
“Stephen Mack Jones' snappy, razor sharp writing is a delight to read. Lives Laid Away is movie material for sure.”
“The Stranger Diaries is an ambitious, evocative, and thoroughly tantalizing offering from an author who is not afraid to stray beyond her comfort zone.
“The characters are well-drawn and compelling, the story dark and disturbing, but also redeeming.