Private Investigators

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One of the best things about John Sandford’s long-running Prey series is the growth of the characters readers have bonded with during the course of 30+ books.

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“This fine traditional L.A. crime novel with its Jewish flavor and its quandaries of the elderly provides enjoyable entertainment.”

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“Drawing on her past relationships and experiences, Annie begins to put together the pieces of a mystery that involve old loves, a horribly scarring incident years before at a fraternity pa

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In David Baldacci’s third Archer adventure, Dream Town, the Pacific Coast Highway leads PI Aloysius Archer and his spiffy 1939 blood-red Delahaye convertible from Bay Town, California, to

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“Highly recommended for Spenser fans and any reader who enjoys witty dialogue, detective fiction, or contemporary themes.”

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“The suspense of both the investigation and Brandstetter’s home life drives Death Claims as an elegant and compelling page-turner.”

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“Fadeout marks the debut of one of the 20th century’s most memorable investigators.

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“the story holds together and delivers a fast, intense, thought-provoking read.”

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“Even with murder involved, the sprightly dialogue, interesting characters, and intwined intrigue offset the violence so the cozy mystery air—turn-of-the-century style—is easily maintained.

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“A delightful tale of British turn-of-the-century manners in the face of a tragic crime as well as a light-hearted love story.”

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“Greenwood’s fans will be satisfied as Miss Fisher uses her cunning and wit to solve another crime and keep her reputation intact.”

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“A delightful cozy romance and mystery, set in the middle of a decade when times might be changing but the motives for murder remained surprisingly the same.”

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“What’s perhaps most remarkable about Blood Grove—as with all Easy Rawlins novels—is Mosley’s undiminished gift for embedding the poignant messaging of the protest novel in hard-bo

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“Like his earlier books, Sleep Well, My Lady gives Quartey, a Ghana-born Californian physician as well as writer, plenty of space to lay out issues of class and wealth, as well as

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The two women provide a welcome humorous touch as they guide us through their world.”

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“Once again, Hard Case Crime breathes new life into a classic crime fiction novel.”

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“With the tone and style of an old-fashioned murder noir, written from the female point of view, Fortune Favors the Dead is the beginning of a stellar period piece in a hard-boiled

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“Throughout the story, Maxwell weaves new and enticing situations that make the reader turn the page.”

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“Love will have its way and murder will out, but it’s a harrowing and dangerous experience for the Kentucky heiress and her noble intended, with plenty of false clues and mysterious diversi

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“a thoroughly enjoyable book, for both the plot centering around a still-contemporary malady, as well as its historical description of a world on the brink of a new century.”

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Murder at the Mena House reflects a much more glamorous and gentler age of sleuthing, when the detective wore a tuxedo instead of a trench coat and his lovely com

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The buzz surrounding Joe Ide at the 2017 Bouchercon Convention in Toronto was palpable as he was presented with the Anthony Award for his debut crime novel IQ. Once he’d also picked up the

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“thanks to the author’s skill, the plot is tight, the scenario plausible, and the narrative tidy and intelligent, conveyed with a wry undertone throughout.”

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“Louise Penny is convincing proof that a Canadian setting, Canadian characters, and the Canadian point of view represent a deep, rich stratum in contemporary crime fiction that cannot, shou

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