Women Sleuths

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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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“Mma Ramotswe and her allies practice that love of land and courtesy to each other in gently amusing ways that eventually resolve the mysteries, potential crimes, and tensions of their live

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“Frear’s writing has the sharp dark tang that Tana French exhibits, and she updates the British crime narrative to the dangerous conflicts of loyalty that Stuart Neville paints best, with t

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“Viewed as a ‘debut novel’ by R. W. Green, Hot to Trot is a fine first showing.

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Laurie Moran is on the Long Island Expressway with her friend Charlotte Pierce heading to the South Shore Resort and Spa at the east end of the Hamptons for a long weekend.

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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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“a definite adventure in a Gilded Age, full of scandals of the elite and crimes of the nondescript, where some readers may find a jaundiced correlation to today’s world.”

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“Gates does a particularly good job of setting clues and red herrings for the reader to deal with and ties up all the loose ends.”

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Each volume in this long-running series is titled [Something] in Death, with that something representing the volume’s theme. In this case, shadows.

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“Mina’s touch with the dark, gritty, and disturbing is that of an expert, and this book is a persuasive and frightening page-turner.”

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“A social commentary, revealing the evolving of a conspiracy very much at work today, targeting not only a specific minority but also any less privileged group, regardless of race or age.”

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“Several doors are opened in The Darkest Evening to launch more stories.

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“With plenty of red herrings and plot twists—along with a dash of shopping jargon and lively product descriptions—this quick, breezy read is the perfect late summer escapism.”

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“Montclair does a good job of keeping the reader on his or her toes until the very end."

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“Mums and Mayhem is light reading as mysteries go and lacks vibrancy in the romantic strand so typical of this subgenre of ‘cozy’ mysteries, but it embraces a char

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