“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.”
Sentient animals are tricky to characterize in novels without making them cartoonish.
“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.”
“Jessica Fletcher experiences numerous crises, a lot of tension, and a multitude of unexpected events as she falls down this rabbit hole while investigating two murders and attempting to pr
“this really extraordinary volume stands to become the new benchmark narrative . . .”
“As the 24th novel in this long-running series, Bitter Brew is a welcome entry in which Savannah Reid’s detecting skills shine.”
". . . an engrossing, mind boggling mystery."
This book is a mystery reader favorite—a puzzle. There's a murder, a murder list and, eventually, numerous suspects.
“Page’s humor is delightful, and her descriptions of life on the island bring both the landscape and the characters to life.”
“a cozy mystery but nevertheless an exciting one, with tense and tough moments, aided by its rugged Scottish setting and the author’s entertaining unravelling of the plot.”
“Once more, Winspear demonstrates her exceptional ability to craft a suspenseful mystery and graphic picture of a critical time and place.”
“If the other stories in this series are this enjoyable, they all belong in the reader’s library.”
“Trouble on the Books is a charming cozy mystery populated with delightful people.”
"This amazing, thoroughly researched historical novel by debut author Jess Montgomery shows how love, determination, and courage can overcome bitterness, deceit, and violence.
“Hunting Game is variously a dark, brooding Swedish noir crime novel, a titillating romance, and an outdoorsman-type hunting adventure.
Spoiler alert: The new Joanne Fluke mystery provides answers to the last few. Read the others first, or plunge into this one and suffer the consequences.
“a fascinating and gripping tale of suspense, and there’s even a hint of romance here.”