Women Sleuths

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“I tell other people's stories for a living.

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Theodora “Teddy” Angstrom, a high school teacher dealing with the mysterious vanishing of her sister, Angie, ten years ago, is dealt another blow when her father drives his car off of a bridge on t

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“Connelly has created a labyrinth of twists and turns with suspects who are strong contenders one moment and drop to the bottom of the list the next.”

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Forty-six years ago, Robin Cook dazzled readers with his first successful book, Coma, which reignited the medical-thriller genre set afire by Michael Crichton’s The Andromeda Strain

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“Neatly blending the legal thriller, the rural police procedural, and rich Irish life into this novel is quite an achievement.”

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“Gilbert has presented a good, well-paced story with strong characters and lots of clues for the reader to follow.”

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“In its broad strokes, Blood Sisters is a compelling story and a riveting, thought-provoking read . . .”

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“The reader familiar with Margolin’s stories will carefully pick through the clues that he drops, and may or may not make their own decisions on whodunnit and why.”

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“Mentink has designed a story that will keep the reader wondering, and then knowing, and then wondering again, as the suspects and victims keep changing places.”

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“Barron demonstrates once again that framing this mystery series within the nature of an intelligent and witty woman can bring 1817 back to life in an engaging and well-spun narrative.

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Two fraternity brothers taking a drunken joyride after too much Captain Morgan Spiced Rum crash their Jeep in the mountains of New Mexico on a freezing winter night.

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“a great diversion from Evanovich’s long-running Stephanie Plum series, and a laugh-out-loud impossible adventure.”

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“Action is the attraction, with dollops of sex and romance.”

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Field’s Crossing in Northern Indiana is farm country, and in the winter, with the snow drifting across the open flat lands, a body lies hidden under a 15-foot pile of ice and snow.

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Eugenics, seances, disappearances, and multiple murders. What more could one want in a mystery?

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“Between the careful plotting, the clever twists, and the colorful descriptions, Birder, She Wrote fills a nice slot for summer beach reading.”

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"one of the sharpest, funniest, first date scenes in contemporary fiction"

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“Weaver has a knack for tying up her readers with thin threads of clues—just enough to let the reader unwind and believe they know what the outcome is, only to be tied up again in a new cha

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“By positioning a vital threat to Cathbad, the most mysterious and loyal and honorable person in the series, Griffiths creates heart-wrenching power within what might otherwise be a relativ

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The setting in Yorkshire, in the town of Saltaire, provides a perfect location for murder—actually, several deaths.

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“If you’re looking for good beach reading to pass the time during spring break or your summer getaway, Sea Castle will definitely do the trick.

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“Fellowes’ goal is to give the reader enough clues to consider who the killers are without giving away too much . . .”

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“With its language and momentum, the book propels a reader to the last page.”

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“Watching Lew solve her cases, while still fly fishing on the side, adds up to a solid and relaxing traditional mystery with plenty of Northwoods flavor.”

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“Jordan Harper is the next wave in Los Angeles noir, and Everybody Knows is the novel that kicks down the door . . .”

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