Mystery & Thriller

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Always the First to Die is a story evolving around the making of a slasher movie that should itself be made into a film.”

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“Again, Thomas Kies does not disappoint!”

Who doesn't like a nice, juicy scandal especially when it involves a vain, egotistical, self-centered SOB?

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“Readers who are not familiar with Eileen Brady’s work will become big fans. Let’s hope there is something more in the works for Dr. Kate Turner.”

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“A welcome entry in the series, tackling a current crime that will undoubtedly continue its insidious way into the future.”

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“Fallout combines murder, mystery, mobsters, crypto scams, and the snappy dialogue so characteristic of the Parker novels that came before.”

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“The quality of Ann Cleeves’ writing far surpasses that of the usual police procedural.

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“McCall Smith is an author who sees his characters and their world, fully and tenderly. And that makes for a book that is as comforting to sink into as well-worn armchair.”

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To understand and appreciate this novel, you need to move past any aversion you might have to the idea of female killers. Women as paid assassins, murderers for hire . . .

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“Without the dog’s thoughts, the story would still be a good one, but as told through his eyes, the story takes on depth as it wheels us through the tangle of investigations, wrong turns, a

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“The finale is happy enough for Decker and Rina—but not for everyone they care about.

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“Fans of tense, psychological dramas will not be disappointed.”

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Cork O’Connor is back in his 19th mystery, set at the edge of the Boundary Waters wilderness in Minnesota: “a million acres of trees and lakes and rivers and no people.”

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“Cercas has molded this police procedural into a fine literary novel.”

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Plot points abound at the beginning of Hays’ Pesticide: rioters attack police in central Bern, resulting in a murder; police officer Giuliana Linder deals with accidental homicide while re

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Far from the marshland where her family grew up and that claimed her father’s life, Loni Mae Murrow has found a quiet niche where she creates intricate life-like drawings of birds for the Smithsoni

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“Fair warning: Lock your doors and turn on ALL the lights before you sit down to read. This book starts out with a bang.”

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“As an exploration of misogyny and violence, this story hits with relevance and a timely anger.”

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True crime podcaster Rachel Krall arrives in Neapolis, a small resort town on the Atlantic Ocean, to cover the trial of Scott Blair—a local hero—a swimming star who may be destined for Olympic glor

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readers are treated to a solid police procedural set in a town rarely represented in the mystery genre but well worthy of a close read.”

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“a thoroughly realized, fast-paced, delightfully told story that secures the author’s position as a top-of-the-line writer in the genre mystery/crime thriller.”

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“What makes this an exceptionally good read is that Schellman does not distract or deviate from the premise of the story.”

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“An emotion-churning series of twists and turns uniting two disparate sets of people in a hunt for the truth.”

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“If one can get around the two, three, and four paragraphs often written on how to prepare and make something . . . the story is a good one, and the premise holds water.”

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“Lee Hollis does a good job of dispersing red herrings and keeping true identity under wraps until the requisite climactic scene at the end of the story.”

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