“As the rhetoric coach to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brandreth has no need to ‘brush up on his Shakespeare,’ and his allusions and turns of phrase prove it.”
“Celtic Empire hits all the right notes for lovers of classic adventure.
“Metropolis is Kerr’s and Bernie’s swan song—a brilliant Berlin opera of Gothhe proportion with an intricate and riveting plot.
“Throw Me to the Wolves is a powerful story of media manipulation and how otherwise decent people can be corrupted by the power of money and influence.”
“Coben is a masterful story teller who switches smoothly between sets of characters, keeping the reader engaged and intrigued.”
“What is wrong and what is right these days? It was getting awfully hard to tell in California.”
If you think the age of the Knight of the Round Table is over, not to worry. He lives on.
Jane Hawk, one of the brightest former FBI agents, is now a much-sought-after fugitive.
It’s 24 degrees below zero in Oslo, Norway, as police detective Lena Stigersand watches a corpse being pulled from the harbor, in contrast to the Christmas decorations around the market area.
Joseph Olshan succeeds in crafting an enthralling mystery set in snowy Vermont, at the center of which is the disappearance during winter break of Luc Flanders, a student at Carleton College (reall
“A frighteningly realistic, yet often Runyonesque version of the life of a gangster.”
The generally accepted wisdom in fiction, particularly in novels involving action and crime, is to keep turning the screws on the main characters, tighter and tighter, until the reader can’t imagin
“For any who love Ludwig von Beethoven’s music, this novel is a must for its biography. For everyone else, it’s a great mystery story set against a background of actual history.”
Some titles capture the book’s contents well. This is one of them, as the whole murder mystery revolves around being an English gentleman in 1924.
“The Pharaoh Key is a bouncing, page-turning camel ride across an exotic landscape we thought had been left behind a century ago . . .”
“Nobody blends together suspense, technology, science fiction, and fantasy, and converts it to an almost unbearably exciting adventure story like Preston and Child.”
How does one review a book with no ending?
Hundreds of white-hot meteor fragments plunge toward earth near Monterey Bay, California.
“a sometimes lonely, definitely dispassionate, journey through the mind of a man who always gets what he wants, no matter the sacrifice.”
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.
“a terrifying look into the life of a police officer more personally involved in a case than she’d like to be”
The election of Donald Trump as America’s president has shed new light on something called the “deep state.” This term, which was first widely used in the case of the Republic of Turkey, specifical
David Baldacci is one of the heavyweights of the bestseller business, with over 30 novels published in more than 45 languages in more than 80 countries, with over 110 million copies in print.
“the most frightening book to be published this year . . . Lizzie Borden . . . reminds one that the scariest monster is always a human one.”
“Perhaps the critics who vigorously bash Dan Brown and will instantly trash Origin, with or without reading it, should gently but firmly remove the hockey stick from their posterio