Mystery & Thriller

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“TR deputized Hay to investigate the accident . . . or was it an attempted assassination?”

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“an intense and action-packed roller-coaster ride of emotions that is filled with loads of political and religious suspense.”

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“an intriguing and tightly written drama, pointing out as it does that what one wishes to be true, and what actually is the truth don’t always mesh.”

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“Aoife’s poignant and endearing story will linger long after the final pages. This family-forward debut is one to be savored and shared.”

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An Old Man’s Game doesn’t just offer light entertainment, though there is plenty of that.

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“With the added components of mystery and suspense, this in-depth thriller is sure to keep one gasping.”

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“In Rick Cahill, Coyle has created a deeply flawed, but eminently sympathetic, protagonist.

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Anyone is a mostly satisfying read that will keep you turning pages into the night.”

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Dread Journey is one of the best examples of suspense you will ever find in a crime fiction novel. Ever. Guaranteed.”

“I’m afraid.”

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"There are enough red herrings and all-too-human flubs in the detecting to keep suspense high and resolution impossible to the very end.

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“Tursten’s books present the Swedish setting as if it were a character, in rich, active detail.

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“thanks to the author’s skill, the plot is tight, the scenario plausible, and the narrative tidy and intelligent, conveyed with a wry undertone throughout.”

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“A compelling read with an intricate plot, a strong setting, and characters so real they are almost live human beings . . .”

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“Simpson’s depiction of the south after the Civil War is chilling, with lynchings, beatings, voodoo, and hidden secrets sprinkled throughout that keep us turning the pages.”

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Writing good historical fiction is a particular challenge. Not only must an author craft a good story, they have to get the history correct, especially the mood and setting for the plot.

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“Wilson has fashioned a good follow up to Crichton’s Andromeda Strain. It’s a fast read and well-constructed.

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“as the story progresses, the reader finds not merely a mystery but the story of a family cursed to have history repeat itself not once, but three times.”

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“an entertainingly vivid, blood-soaked, sexually charged page turner.”

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Not every novel has to feel like a novel. Global literature is, arguably, all the better for works that broke every rule and succeeded.

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“Hints of magic and the dark atmosphere of an isolated island create a compelling environment for a mystery.”

Baldacci’s legions of fans will probably love this book, but new readers will find it lacking in too many of the requisite storytelling skills.

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John Connolly’s recent book, A Book of Bones, is difficult reading for several reasons—its extreme length, its wandering story arc, and its disappearing protagonist, just to name a few.

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“As with all other Bess Crawford mysteries, this one is historically accurate, entertainingly written, and thoroughly enjoyable.”

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“Those Who Came Before is a tale built on the ‘sins of the fathers’ premise, hinting that DNA may carry more than eye color and an ethnic background.

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Heaven, My Home is a well-wrought novel in the hands of a master storyteller.”

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