“Always the First to Die is a story evolving around the making of a slasher movie that should itself be made into a film.”
“Again, Thomas Kies does not disappoint!”
Who doesn't like a nice, juicy scandal especially when it involves a vain, egotistical, self-centered SOB?
“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.”
“A welcome entry in the series, tackling a current crime that will undoubtedly continue its insidious way into the future.”
“Fallout combines murder, mystery, mobsters, crypto scams, and the snappy dialogue so characteristic of the Parker novels that came before.”
“The quality of Ann Cleeves’ writing far surpasses that of the usual police procedural.
“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.”
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 . . .
“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
“The finale is happy enough for Decker and Rina—but not for everyone they care about.
“Fans of tense, psychological dramas will not be disappointed.”
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.”
“searing writing . . . quietly masterful.”
“Cercas has molded this police procedural into a fine literary novel.”
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
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
“Fair warning: Lock your doors and turn on ALL the lights before you sit down to read. This book starts out with a bang.”
“As an exploration of misogyny and violence, this story hits with relevance and a timely anger.”
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
“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.”
“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.”
“What makes this an exceptionally good read is that Schellman does not distract or deviate from the premise of the story.”
“An emotion-churning series of twists and turns uniting two disparate sets of people in a hunt for the truth.”
“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.”
“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.”