Women Sleuths

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In the 1986 film The Morning After, Jane Fonda stars as Alex Sternbergen, a once-heralded movie star on a downward career slide.

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Avid thriller readers are experiencing the whirlwind of a trend toward releases featuring women who are “unreliable narrators.” That trend makes sense from a publishing point of view given the succ

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“Kudos to Amy Stewart and Constance Kopp. May there be many more sequels to follow.”

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The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders is a the first of a new cozy mystery series introducing private investigator Laetitia Rodd, 52 years old and the poor widow of an archdeacon, livin

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The Shattered Tree is an enjoyable and quick read—well worth the time.”

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Mysteries come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and The Darkness Knows by Cheryl Honigford is a perfect fit for the “cozy” mystery category.

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“Fans of thrillers with the hint of the supernatural will enjoy reading . . .”

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Practical Sins for Cold Climates is an unusual and refreshing take on the 'transformed by the wilderness' theme.”

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Breaking Wild hardly seems like a debut novel. The story flows easily and the characters seem real, not forced.

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“a cop’s loyalty to justice and the law must take precedence over her personal opinion of the victims.”

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It’s said that people go to Alaska to start new lives, or at least to forget an unsuccessful past.

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Tricky Twenty-Two is the most recent in the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich. Her heroine, Stephanie Plum, is a bounty hunter who works for her cousin Vinnie, a bail bondsman.

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A fascinating mystery set in the dusty Texas outback featuring a short, slightly overweight, cynical female sleuth who is as tough as boot leather and as determined as any gumshoe crafted by Raymon

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Loyalty is filled with action and suspense. The writing is crisp and tight.”

Loyalty is a modern day suspense set in Boston.

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One of the joys of genre mystery fiction is that despicable people usually get their comeuppance.

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“. . . sit up and notice. A supremely intelligent novel, masterfully created with a telling hand and unique voice . . .”

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Long before the “Downton Abbey” craze, Jacqueline Winspear was writing remarkable mysteries about life in England circa WW I.

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“Just one title in a series of Bess Crawford mysteries, A Bitter Truth is a definite keeper.”

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“The Perfect Suspect will have readers on edge wondering what’s around the next corner.”

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“What could be better than the high-speed, high-stakes, high-danger and testosterone-fueled venue of race car driving filled with competitive men with a spunky Irish girl determined to win

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“If he would just inject a little humor and poke a little fun at the French, Mr.

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Gina Falcone is the last “bone cleaner.” Her job is to prepare the bones of the dead for the second burial, an ancient practice traced back to the glorious days of the Egyptians.

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Mourning Gloria is the 19th book in Susan Wittig Albert’s China Bayles series. As with all her books, Ms. Albert has chosen an herb to highlight.

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After more than 30 installments of this series over a span of 16 years, it’s difficult to keep coming up with superlative adjectives to describe the magnificence of this body of work by Nora Robert

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