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
Fiction writers exist in their imagination as they search for ideas to put into a novel. Liza Cole, with one bestseller to her credit, is frustrated with her editor.
When three American GIs stationed in South Korea during the 1970s go missing, Army Criminal Investigation Division Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom hear rumors that their disappearances are
“a taut thriller, with two strong lead characters who’ll hold the reader’s interest.”
San Diego-based private investigator Roland Ford has a special talent for finding people, and in The Room of White Fire, T.
“a gripping thriller with a sympathetic and determined main character with whom readers can empathize . . .”
". . . the nonlinear narrative style takes a long time to arrive at whodunit, howdunit, and why."
“wonderful, wonderful . . .”
“highly entertaining and easy to read. . . . despite its length and sheer poundage in paperback is unputdownable. Bravo . . .”
“We can only hope that Bouman has enough creative capital . . . to produce a better effort next time around.”
“fun and entertaining detective novel . . .”
“The Girl Who Knew Too Much is a fun, spunky, read . . .”