“This is one of those books the reader should never start if night is coming on and he’s alone in the house.”
“The Wise Friend suggests more than shows.
“The Body in the Garden has a good story, is well researched, and employs good writing.”
In Essie Lang’s second book in her Castle Bookshop Mystery series, Death on the Page, protagonist Shelby Cox is settling into life as the co-owner, with her aunt Edie, of Bayside Books.
“The Chill would’ve made a great disaster movie back when that genre of motion picture was popular.”
“From the idyllic beaches of Sinabel Island to the climax in an abandoned sugar plant housing illegal experiments, Crooked River is another great entry in this series.”
“With The Guardians, John Grisham is back in top form with his latest legal thriller. . .
“Once it was the custom on Christmas Eve to tell ghost stories.
“King has a way of subliminally drawing in his reader to believe a horrific and chilling premise as quite possible.”
“Taking Early Riser into the summer reading stack will be surprisingly refreshing even though it arrives with both love and a shiver of foreboding.”
The Ghost Clause by Howard Norman is a novel about intellectuals. Or rather, it’s a novel about marriage and American village life as seen through intellectual eyes.
“another captivating adventure in which time traveling crime sleuth extraordinaire Kendra Donovan continues her exploits through pre-Victorian England.”
“A classic story of good versus evil, in which evil, though seemingly overcome, may simply lie dormant until it’s strong enough to strike from a different source.”
“A skillful blending of paranormal horror with a political thriller.”
“As the first novel of an award-winning short story writer, In the Midst of the Sea makes an impressive debut.”
“A well-turned-out, exciting, and at times downright nail-biting traditional mystery, with satisfying emotional resonance.”
“Melanie Golding has written a scary, creepy, disturbing book you will thoroughly enjoy.”
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“This novel may be a ghost story with more than a tinge of the Gothic, but in the end it’s actually a story of near-obsessive love.”
“The Stranger Diaries is an ambitious, evocative, and thoroughly tantalizing offering from an author who is not afraid to stray beyond her comfort zone.
“The Hiding Place has enough shocks and twists to keep the reader off balance until the last page.”
“Daughters of the Lake provides an immersive reading experience to those who love ghostly mysteries, time travel, and lovely descriptions.”
“A brilliant and fitting ending to a wickedly adored series.”
“A fine read, memorable and satisfying in its dark tangles and solutions.”
This is the second of Graeme Macrae Burnet’s crime novels featuring Chief Inspector Georges Gorski, the shy chief of police of the sleepy rural village of Saint-Louis in Alsace in France.
“Fans of black and white good-versus-evil tropes, road trip stories, and slow burn horror will delight in Alice Isn’t Dead.”