Mystery & Thriller

Novels about sibling rivalry, usually between sisters, seem to be a “thing” now, and this particular entry does little to distinguish itself from its peers. That’s its biggest problem.

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“the underlying message of the book is that no matter how well loved and well supported you are, bad things can happen that aren’t your fault, and they can mess you up no matter what you do

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“Love will have its way and murder will out, but it’s a harrowing and dangerous experience for the Kentucky heiress and her noble intended, with plenty of false clues and mysterious diversi

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With a rapid-fire description that leaps from victims’ viewpoint to that of their defenders, Obliteration gives a masterly account of the determination of human b

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“Although the multiple first-person points of view (written in different print fonts) can at times be distracting, Sager has laid out an exciting story that is hard to put down.”

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“Issued as a paperback original, Love & Other Crimes is a perfect match for summer’s relaxing moments, whether they are long ones on vacation or short breathers between home-ba

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You don’t need to love dogs to love this book. You just have to love and respect animals and enjoy police procedurals.

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“a tangled web of history that slowly unravels as an ambitious chief inspector and a down-and-out private investigator, once colleagues, work against each other to discover

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“a powerful, high octane, suspenseful read.”

What does someone need to successfully disappear without a trace?

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“The Summer of Kim Novak brings back to life that adolescent quandary of feeling like you know more than the adults around you, but being desperately afraid that y

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Surely, Alexander McCall Smith isn’t the only philosopher in the world who writes novels. But he’s probably the best known and one of the most commercially successful.

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Bitter Pill has a strong plot that keeps the pages turning, but it’s the insightful studies of evil—Carlos, Lynch, and Chester—that make the book memorable.”

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“Spain lays out a good story plot and every clue follows a path to the end of the story with no deviations, no short cuts, just good detective work.”

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“Undercard is a good crime novel and a solid debut for David Albertyn.”

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“The suspense of Eagle Station lies in how each detailed flight maneuver in air or space will turn out, and who’ll walk away with few enough injuries to survive—and return to Earth

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Compelling. Hilarious. Poignant.”

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You know you’ve got a great book in your hands when you update your partner on the story at each meal and follow them around the house during the day reading out special passages.

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“This book is quite entertaining. It is literally a page-turner and a very successful whodunnit.”

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“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

“James Lee Burke may be the only novelist north of the Rio Grande who would dare to combine hardboiled noir with regionalism and magic realism.

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“Despite the classic investigations that Poke leaps into, with violence and threat and red herrings and regret, Poke Rafferty is a person who cares enough to listen, to experience, and to c

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Anyone is a powerful thrill ride—spellbinding, breathtaking, and thoughtful.

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“Allott delivers her intricate and suspenseful story with the voice of a literary writer.

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“Just as Hammett made imagined crime feel real, McAlpine makes metafiction mischief suffused with meaning; from the masterful Hammett Unwritten, to the too-wonderful-not-to-mention

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“Perhaps the first three stories in the series provide the reader with a more definitive sense of characters and story, but Rigged fails to make the grade.”

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