Murder

“James Lee Burke may be the only novelist north of the Rio Grande who would dare to combine hardboiled noir with regionalism and magic realism.

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“Despite the classic investigations that Poke leaps into, with violence and threat and red herrings and regret, Poke Rafferty is a person who cares enough to listen, to experience, and to c

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“The Last Trial is another excellent courtroom drama by a proven master of the legal thriller.”

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“filled with biting wit and smart dialogue, with a twist of an ending the diehard mystery reader won’t see coming—and an epilogue featuring the most ironic surprise of all.”

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“Wendelboe’s main character is a survivor of the Great War, a one-eyed marshal in the manner of Rooster Cogburn, a little cantankerous, still remembering the horror of that war, but determi

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“If the creative writing technique failures don’t bother the reader, they may enjoy the story itself. Otherwise, it is a three-star book.”

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“Pretty as a Picture is a fun, slightly eerie, definitely scary look at real murder in a make-believe world.”

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“Be warned: Once you pick up the book, you won’t put it down until the end.”

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She Lover of Death is yet another example of why the Fandorin novels are so popular.

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“How well we think we know those closest to us. And then, what a shock to the system it is to find out we don’t know them at all.”

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“No matter how well you know someone, you can never fully know what’s in their heart and mind. Eight Perfect Murders proves the point.

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“It’s a riddle of a crime that will put both Sheryn and her partner through the wringer before they can stamp this particular casefile ‘Closed.’”

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Linda Green’s stunning novel chronicles the cost of keeping secrets; the longer deeds go unrevealed, the more toxic they become, until the past threatens to overwhelm the present and poison the fut

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One Day You’ll Burn is a successful debut . . .”

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“Told with the voice of a literary master at the top of her craft, the pace may be too slow for thriller readers, but for those who love a strong literary voice in their genre fiction or th

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“J. T. Ellison skillfully unwinds a complex tale of lies, deception, and murder spiced up with backstory and well-fleshed out characters.”

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“as the story progresses, the reader finds not merely a mystery but the story of a family cursed to have history repeat itself not once, but three times.”

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“Those Who Came Before is a tale built on the ‘sins of the fathers’ premise, hinting that DNA may carry more than eye color and an ethnic background.

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“Barker creates tension and suspense through strong chase scenes and face-to-face conflict with good and evil . . . even with good and good!

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“Clearly inheriting the mantel of Jim Thompson and Donald Westlake (and admittedly strongly influenced by them), this walk-on-the-dark-side author will also appeal to readers of early Garry

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“Fans of Virgil Flowers will love Bloody Genius, as will fans of Lucas Davenport and the Prey series.

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“With a diverse and colorful cast of characters, and two very challenging crimes to solve, The Empty Birdcage is a delightful telling of the relationship between a pair of siblings

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The Dead Beat Scroll is a delicious casserole of crime noir.

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“Tash Aw pulls no punches.”

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To keep blood pumping through the veins of a dead novelist’s characters can be a risky undertaking, especially when those characters are as beloved as Robert B.

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