“This book is quite entertaining. It is literally a page-turner and a very successful whodunnit.”
“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.
“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
“Anyone is a powerful thrill ride—spellbinding, breathtaking, and thoughtful.
“Allott delivers her intricate and suspenseful story with the voice of a literary writer.
“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
“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.”
“The Last Trial is another excellent courtroom drama by a proven master of the legal thriller.”
“an alluring psychological legal thriller that is jammed packed with layers of emotionally charged sexual revelations and suspense.”
“Carlaftes’s compendium is a hysterical and delightful excursion into the American presidency from the time Andrew Jackson dove into the River Styx to avoid the Grim Reaper until President
“The Last Scoop is another surefire success for author R. G.
“Untold Night and Day is a deliciously complex novel that satisfies at each layer as the reader continues to decipher its codes and hidde
The thing about a smorgasbord is that you don’t need to savor every offering to feel happily fed.
“a thoroughly enjoyable book, for both the plot centering around a still-contemporary malady, as well as its historical description of a world on the brink of a new century.”
“filled with biting wit and smart dialogue, with a twist of an ending the diehard mystery reader won’t see coming—and an epilogue featuring the most ironic surprise of all.”
“This is one of those books the reader should never start if night is coming on and he’s alone in the house.”
“The Wise Friend suggests more than shows.
“Wendelboe’s main character is a survivor of the Great War, a one-eyed marshal in the manner of Rooster Cogburn, a little cantankerous, still remembering the horror of that war, but determi
“The book spins quickly into risk and danger, and the final chapters, fast-paced and dark with threat, provide one of the best manhunt and intended escape sequences of curr
Hopefully your life is so good that the word “diabolical” never need enter your mind or cross your lips.
“Life for Sale is a smart novel masquerading as a crime thriller.”
Peter May’s descriptive narrative is the most vivid and lyrical in the mystery genre, but his heroes are knights in rusty armor carrying shields patched with duct tape.
“Young Once is an elegant noir written by a master prose stylist.”
The crimes we commit in search of security and protection, for ourselves or our loved ones, are at the center of Andrea Camilleri’s latest Inspector Montalbano adventure, The Safety Net.