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.
“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
“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.”
“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.”
Each volume in this long-running series is titled [Something] in Death, with that something representing the volume’s theme. In this case, shadows.
“Mina’s touch with the dark, gritty, and disturbing is that of an expert, and this book is a persuasive and frightening page-turner.”
“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.”
“Several doors are opened in The Darkest Evening to launch more stories.
“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.”
“Montclair does a good job of keeping the reader on his or her toes until the very end."
“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
What happens when an alleged serial killer is handed a prison sentence only to have other murders occur with the same M.O. after the authorities believe they got the right guy?
“Bringing the traditional British mystery up to date with this strong and driven sleuth—not a true amateur sleuth, but an active partner with the official investigation—is the best part of
“A cozy delight, with a charming heroine possessing an irrepressible ‘nose for mystery’ and an able hero willing to aid and abet.”
“The Wife Stalker is skillfully constructed and fast paced—a mischievously tense and engaging novel filled with plenty of twists and turns that keep readers spellbound and guessing
“The Last Scoop is another surefire success for author R. G.
“a thoroughly enjoyable book, for both the plot centering around a still-contemporary malady, as well as its historical description of a world on the brink of a new century.”
Shea O'Connor, a 23-year-old Buffalo cop, is given an assignment with the FBI to pose as a student in the small town of Kelly's Falls, New York.
“Murder at the Mena House reflects a much more glamorous and gentler age of sleuthing, when the detective wore a tuxedo instead of a trench coat and his lovely com
“Regardless of whether a reader is dipping into their 19th Temperance Brennan novel or their first, Kathy Reichs proves once again why she remains at the top of the bestseller list year aft
“The story is a good cozy read, and the reader will be challenged to ride along with the characters and try to learn who the criminal is before Sammy does.
“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.