Mystery & Thriller

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In some literary circles, describing a novel as “light reading” can be taken as a slur. Not so with this one.

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“Prodigal Son is further proof that Gregg Hurwitz has cornered the market on first-rate thrillers.”

Evan Smoak is out.

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“a lovely, slightly eerie, and definitely haunting story—of the magic of young love and the attraction of the unknown.”

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“Before She Disappeared introduces what may be the most powerful sleuth of the decade, an ‘ordinary’ woman driven to uncover the truth at any personal cost.

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“Bing West has written a novel that really captures the complexities of the Afghan War in a highly engrossing page-turner.”

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“Kellerman’s writing frames deep tenderness among her characters very well.

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“Only a reader skilled in picking out details will guess this story’s finish.”

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Spin is an appropriate name for this techno-thriller because it can make your head spin.

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“All the Colors of Night is an entertaining, easy to read novel into which you can immerse yourself for a day or two.”

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“Nick Petrie keeps it all moving, with all the balls in the air, so there isn’t really time for disbelief—just for the next weapon and defensive maneuver, with an edge of self-sacrifice.”

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“With the history of a centuries’ old nursery rhyme as its starting point, it’s the best Bryan and May mystery by far.”

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This book is perfect for readers who love details.

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“wonderfully sophisticated and beautifully conceived . . .”

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“Rowland is good at designing strong tension and conflict scenes that keep the pages turning. Her ending conflict scenes are especially well written.”

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“Like his earlier books, Sleep Well, My Lady gives Quartey, a Ghana-born Californian physician as well as writer, plenty of space to lay out issues of class and wealth, as well as

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“Preston and Child have designed an intricate thriller that takes several twists and turns, but never totally diverts from the crux of the story.”

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Twenty is an excellent legal thriller by an experienced hand at storytelling . . .”

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A Lady Compromised is a complex, enthralling mystery that rivals those of Anne Perry and Agatha Christie.”

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“A rare talent and an elusive one.”

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The writing is strong, the dialogue is realistic, and her characters are well depicted and believable.

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“Whether you’re drawn to Watch Her for the high-fidelity Boston setting, with its contrasts of gritty working-class life and cultured wealth, or for the dramatic and classic intera

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“Best of all, Marion Lane responds to deadly threat with creative assessment, and growth in both expertise and self-esteem, so the promised ongoing series featuring this maturing sleuth has

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The Indian city of Bombay, renamed Mumbai by the government in 1995, is one of those international cities, like Shanghai and Istanbul, that is drenched in romance and intrigue.

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“In They’re Gone, the ‘weaker sex’ is by no means weak. At all.”                                                   

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