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 . . .”
If you like your crime novels as thick as stew and as twisty as spaghetti, this tenth volume of the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series will satisfy your appetite—with gravy and whipped cream on top.
Usually crime novels end when the villain is captured or killed, the victim saved, or justice served.
“Heaven’s Crooked Finger is an outstanding work of literary suspense, a tale as devastatingly beautiful as it is powerfully intelligent.”
“Despite the awards, despite the glowing testimonials from the usual lineup of similar authors, and despite the status as a USA Today bestselling author . . .”
“a taut thriller, with two strong lead characters who’ll hold the reader’s interest.”
“an exciting police procedural combining the tense search for a missing child with the personal involvement of a police chief mistrusted by a good many of the people on the case.”
“a disturbing, yet masterful tale of murder and how childhood trauma may affect even those determined to rise above it . . . ”
"an entertaining, engaging crime novel."
“a gripping thriller with a sympathetic and determined main character with whom readers can empathize . . .”
The world is complex and riddled with violence, and no one knows that better than Kate Burkholder.
When the remains of a young African woman are found at a Danish lake nicknamed Satan’s Bog, Copenhagen Police Detective Superintendent Konrad Simonsen and his team of detectives are called in to in
One expects Western adventures to be set against magnificent scenery and driven by wilderness experiences.
". . . delightfully twisted and thoroughly engaging . . ."
“an imaginative story with some creative viewpoints about guilt, punishment, and redemption . . .”
Detective Kat Murphy’s life is hell . . . literally.
“a taut, tight, fast-moving thriller with a plethora of intriguing characters.”
Anne Hillerman’s Song of the Lion follows a path well trodden in cultural police procedurals.
Henry Chang’s crime novel Lucky marks the fifth appearance of New York Police Department Detective Jack Yu.
The Darkness of Evil is the seventh book in the Karen Vail series. Vail is an FBI profiler who’s investigated some of the world’s most vicious serial killers.
“The Third Hell is one hell of a good story.”
What would it take to destroy everything you appear to value in your life?
“[a] charming series.”
“Truth . . . the one thing people will do anything to hide . . . because the truth will always come out in the end.”
A killer is stalking the women of Göteborg.
Darktown proves to be an uncomfortable read at times. Set in post WWII Atlanta, it unabashedly puts racism front and center in the South.