“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.”
“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.
“Barker creates tension and suspense through strong chase scenes and face-to-face conflict with good and evil . . . even with good and good!
“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
“Fans of Virgil Flowers will love Bloody Genius, as will fans of Lucas Davenport and the Prey series.
“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
“The Dead Beat Scroll is a delicious casserole of crime noir.
“Tash Aw pulls no punches.”
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.
“The Chestnut Man is an incredible novel that drips with atmosphere. This is the perfect potboiler for Nordic noir fanatics and first timers alike.
“One murder, four confessors . . . what more does a good mystery need?”
“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
“Theme Music is more than compelling; it is mesmerizing . . .”
“The first must-read of the summer has arrived.”
“This ability to satisfy multiple audiences while presenting something fresh makes The Black Jersey a definite winner.”
“Jeffrey Deaver has come up with another sharp, smart story with intelligent, emotionally mature characters.”
“[T]his sequel to The Big Empty offers several days of literary entertainment. There’s plenty of action and the main characters are extremely likable.”
Rocky Mountain National Park Ranger Tim McIntyre thinks best when he’s fly-fishing. The best scenes in this book are when he does exactly that.
“Metropolis is Kerr’s and Bernie’s swan song—a brilliant Berlin opera of Gothhe proportion with an intricate and riveting plot.
"Henaff creates the most eccentric, most humorous characters who also reveal an unexpected pathos."
“a story not only of a haunted house but also of haunted people.”
“A slow, rich novel of a distant time and a man who is ‘Othered’ in most aspects of his life.”
“The characters are well-drawn and compelling, the story dark and disturbing, but also redeeming.
“Lindsay Faye has written a crackling historical mystery in language that sings in its dialogue, description, and narrative.”
“it’s the taint of a shell-shock diagnosis, something considered so offensive and humiliating in postwar society that it can terminate Rutledge’s career almost as quickly as a bullet to the