Women Sleuths

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Twin sisters, once extremely close when growing up in an eccentric household with a demeaning and scolding mother, alcoholic grandfather, and absent father, are now separated by thousands of miles

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

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Once again Donna Andrews takes readers to Caerphilly, Virginia, in this cozy mystery series that’s loaded with quirky characters and weird yet credible crimes.

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“One Half Truth is a top-notch police procedural from an author with a sure hand, an unwavering eye for detail, and a clear voice perfectly suited to the genre.”

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“As in the other books of this series (and there’s no need to read them before An Irish Hostage), Bess demonstrates presence of mind under fire, strong nursing skills, and adept ca

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“The series anchor, Perveen Mistry, is one of the most delightful and engaging protagonists you’re likely to meet in historical fiction.”

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“Schellman produces a good premise and a strong cozy.

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“Deadly Delights moves along at warp speed, and just when the reader thinks s/he knows who the killer is, Walker throws a speed bump on the highway.”

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“Gilbert presents a good story, a fast read, and enough clues, red herrings, foreshadowings, and questions to keep the pages turning.”

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“The truth about the bodies buried in the pineapple field will reveal a convoluted history of abuse, coercion, identity theft, and murder.”

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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 tightly woven, fast-paced, tension-filled thrill ride.”

The unnamed assassin in Endings receives coded text messages that read like this:

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“a fascinating novel, filled with facts about life in the fin-de-siècle of the Victorian Era, of the niche of women during that time, social comme

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When the Stars Go Dark is an intriguing, harrowing story that suggests we should never grow comfortable in a false sense of security . . .

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“Brace yourself for a never-saw-it-coming ending.”

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“A definite must read for those who enjoy medical thrillers.” 

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“a captivating story that leads to an emotional but satisfying bittersweet ending.”

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“Before She Disappeared introduces what may be the most powerful sleuth of the decade, an ‘ordinary’ woman driven to uncover the truth at any personal cost.

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“Preston and Child have designed an intricate thriller that takes several twists and turns, but never totally diverts from the crux of the story.”

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This book is perfect for readers who love details.

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A Lady Compromised is a complex, enthralling mystery that rivals those of Anne Perry and Agatha Christie.”

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“Best of all, Marion Lane responds to deadly threat with creative assessment, and growth in both expertise and self-esteem, so the promised ongoing series featuring this maturing sleuth has

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“In They’re Gone, the ‘weaker sex’ is by no means weak. At all.”                                                   

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

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“In spite of a few weak spots, for those who enjoy a cozy with its fast read, this one works. All things considered—a good read for a chilly weekend indoors.”

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