“suspenseful crime stor[y] . . .”
“A Face to Die For is primarily a well-structured story with lots of action. Iris Johansen fans will enjoy it.”
“Dust Off the Bones is a powerful historical thriller, vividly picturing the era as it focuses on a period of local history . . .”
“Whether they find the true culprit or not, the reader will have fun with this hard-to-put-down book.”
“A Secret About a Secret resonates with the deep melancholy and simmering resentments that classic hard-boiled detective fiction embraces, but with far more grace
“Every Cloak Rolled in Blood is a tour de force, a derecho of raw emotion so powerful and overwhelming that you’re really not sure what to say after reading it.”
“First published in Sweden in 2020, the novel is eerily prescient in its depiction of Russian duplicity and ruthlessness. It even has a nasty thing or two to say about Vladimir Putin . .
“The Sacred Bridge is further proof that Anne Hillerman continues to produce top-notch mysteries that entertain, amuse, and move us.”
“Given the poor quality of Shadows Reel, many readers may think twice next time before spending their money on another dubious follow-up.”
“Margolin is a wizard who creates a story that brings all the issues to a neatly trimmed head.”
An intrepid journalist solving a crime—especially a murder— is a familiar and enduring fictional premise in movies, mysteries, and on television.
“Danvers’ writing is good; she brings the reader right into the story through her description and use of tension.”
“One Step Too Far takes us on a harrowing journey into the dark wilderness of the human heart . . .”
“In The Final Case Guterson clearly denounces the forces of destruction in people who choose a dark and abusive anger over respect.
“This is both a clever mystery with a satisfying ending as well as a tense thriller driven by people, not by neat contrivances. Jane Harper has pulled off another stunner.”
“Owen is a master storyteller and creator of consistent plotting and pacing, seamlessly navigated with characters that are real flesh and blood, and sometimes deeply flawed.”
“The Midnight Lock will find its way to the top of your To Be Read pile as mysteriously and effortlessly as the Lockmaster slips into the bedrooms of his unsuspect
“The Collective is a heart-pounding thrill from beginning to end. . . .
“As the suspects add up, the suspense and mystery escalate until the unexpected and shocking conclusion, making this a true nail-biter.”
“the suspenseful action and Hausman’s engaging prose make Sleepless worth the effort.”
“Archer proves once again that he is a creative storyteller who moves his tale without distractions or asides that create diversions.
Innovative British author Anthony Horowitz is up to his usual intertextual antics in A Line to Kill, a sequel to The Word Is Murder and The Sentence Is Death.
“a top-notch literary novel.”
“fun, entertaining, and hard to put down, a twisty whodunit with a satisfying conclusion.”
Chloe Sevre is a psychopath.
“finely wrought story sure to enthrall the most discerning reader.”