“Released on the day of Holmes’ 166th birthday, this book is for any reader who likes Sherlock Holmes, whether a dyed-in-the-wool devotee of the Great Detective or merely
“get ready for action, adventure, and romance when you open the cover . . .”
“what a police procedural should be: a clever and likable lead detective, a supporting cast of both hardworking and lazy cops, wisecracking (and occasionally ribald) station house banter, a
“Tursten’s books present the Swedish setting as if it were a character, in rich, active detail.
“Simpson’s depiction of the south after the Civil War is chilling, with lynchings, beatings, voodoo, and hidden secrets sprinkled throughout that keep us turning the pages.”
“As with all other Bess Crawford mysteries, this one is historically accurate, entertainingly written, and thoroughly enjoyable.”
“In The Night Fire Michael Connelly delivers the goods once again, extending his legacy as quite simply the best author of police procedurals in the business.”
“One of Hand’s remarkable abilities is the deftness with which she creates dynamic and unique voices for each point-of-view character, helping the reader track multiple storylines throughou
“Haunted House Murder is a tempting smorgasbord of seasonal suspense . . .
“Fans of Karen Slaughter will find Haseldine’s crime fiction rewarding . . .”
Sarah James is a medical intern in San Francisco living in a pre-war building in Pacific Heights. Overworked and often exhausted, Sarah enjoys her neighbors who are mostly senior citizens.
“Crombie lays before the reader a maze with stops and starts at every turn.
“Isaacs’ writing is clever and funny, with laugh-out-loud moments and strong character development.”
When “the brass upstairs decided to promote a brown-nosing pile of crap and my least favorite partner ever, a fellow by the name of Paul Kramer, to be my boss . . .
“Martin Edwards crafts vivid descriptions of both character and setting that embed the reader into the scene in a way few writers can achieve.”
For a small town on the northern tip of Ireland, there are an awful lot of suspects for multiple types of crime.
“Keller’s lush prose and complex characters will draw readers in . . .”
“Fashioning modern methods of investigation as well as other 21st century conventions into acceptable practices in the daily life of ancient Rome may sound like an insurmountable task, but
"masterfully written . . ."
“Lepionka, a Shamus Award-winning and Anthony and Macavity Award-nominated author, shows us that she not only has top-notch writing chops, she has longevity, with Roxane Weary destined to f
“Bad Axe County is one damn fine book.”
“A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder is a perfect summer read whether on the beach or poolside accompanied by a glass of frosty lemonade.”
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“A charming first entry in a new series, introducing an investigative duo who are at the same time exact opposites while being obviously made for each other.”