Suspense

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A gripping thriller featuring everyone’s favorite forensic scientist, The Steel Kiss by Jeffery Deaver also delivers a subtle warning of the dangers of overreliance on modern electronics.

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“The only thing you can know for certain in this entire book is where the body was found” speaks the Lane of Many Heads in the opening sentence of Raja Alem’s novel, The Dove’s Necklace.

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Andrew Grant has written a fascinating thriller with more twists to it than a pretzel. The story begins with the kidnapping of a seven-year-old boy.

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When Kyung Cho, an untenured biology professor, turns the knob on the front door of his parents’ “stunning Queen Anne” house in a wealthy Boston suburb, he is surprised that it’s unlocked.

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At age 10, Casey Cox discovers her father's lifeless body hanging in their house. The consensus is he committed suicide, but Casey insists her father had no reason to kill himself.

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Breaking Wild hardly seems like a debut novel. The story flows easily and the characters seem real, not forced.

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Phillip Margolin is a talented storyteller. He’s got a silky, deceptively simple style that snakes back around when you least expect it and grabs you.

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For generations, Los Angeles has confounded writers attempting to define its shimmering quicksilver character, qualities that jumble up glamour and tawdriness, success and failure, riches and pover

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“if you like your novels dark and stormy, this one is a winner.”

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“a nifty bit of fine suspense.”

Briskly told and packed with plot, The Ex rocks.

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a good, solid, page-turner . . .”

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All Dressed in White by Mary Higgins Clark and Alafair Burke is the second in the Under Suspicion series and features Laurie Moran as the hard-hitting producer of the popular reality TV se

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Ruth Rendell’s career as a crime and mystery writer is superbly capped with this, her final novel.

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“while a serial killer threatens the beleaguered city, two old friends fight a new but very intimate foe . . .”

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Not a religious novel, but a novel about religion, The Christos Mosaic by Vincent Czyz is a search for the roots of Christianity and the identity of Christ.

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James Lee Burke’s finest literary work to date, cementing his reputation as one of America’s all-time masters.”

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“a great read, fast moving . . .”

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“Connelly has created a subtle gem.”

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a worthwhile read for fans of suspense and stories of entwined family relationships.”

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Tightrope by Simon Mawer tells the story of Marian Sutro, a World War II heroine who fought behind the lines to assist the Allies.

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“a PI novel that is as full-bodied as a fine bourbon and just as satisfying.”

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Donald Bain has picked up the mantle of Margaret Truman’s Washington, DC, based mysteries and does her proud.

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“Fans of literary mysteries should love The Lower Quarter.”

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Although this novel is not very long at 204 pages, it is packed with mystery and suspense. Sarah McDonald, a writer, and her husband, Johnny, a doctor, live comfortably in Shadow Cove, Washington.

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WARNING:  This book is hot. Do not pick it up late at night or if you are in a dark, dark wood.

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