“This debut novel is sure to raise one's hackles.”
“Pretty as a Picture is a fun, slightly eerie, definitely scary look at real murder in a make-believe world.”
“a horror story, and something more. In its format and narrative, it’s also an adult fairy tale and a coming-of-age chronicle. . .
Laura Joh Rowland switches from 17th century Japan to 1890s London in her memorable new series featuring a likeable trio of crime scene photographers for the Daily World newspaper.
“The final scenes lead dramatically to a high-tension Cold War quandary that promises more to come in this entertaining series.”
“Be warned: Once you pick up the book, you won’t put it down until the end.”
In Essie Lang’s second book in her Castle Bookshop Mystery series, Death on the Page, protagonist Shelby Cox is settling into life as the co-owner, with her aunt Edie, of Bayside Books.
“She Lover of Death is yet another example of why the Fandorin novels are so popular.
“Donna Leon’s ability to paint both her city of Venice and the quandaries of commitment make this Trace Elements a quietly powerful book.”
“How well we think we know those closest to us. And then, what a shock to the system it is to find out we don’t know them at all.”
“The claustrophobic catacombs, Shayna’s inability to speak French, the loss of her phone, and her sister’s warning to trust no one create a claustrophobic and paranoid novel.”
“This book is slated as the start of a new series and holds great promise to be a good one.”
Amid the screaming, bloody chaos of war, what’s one more dead body?
“No matter how well you know someone, you can never fully know what’s in their heart and mind. Eight Perfect Murders proves the point.
“Lost at Sea is a story of love, loss and grief, and of people who try their darndest to do the right thing, but have it turn out all wrong anyway.”
“faithful and true police procedural devotees will thoroughly enjoy the ride Pinter takes them on . . .”
“Weather is a well-crafted, profound, unsettling, and deeply resonant work.”
“A clever story with a well-written and worked out plot, a window into the world of neuroscience and a meditation on consciousness and identity, Mr.
“The Chill would’ve made a great disaster movie back when that genre of motion picture was popular.”
“Wonderfully captivating . . . A thrilling addition to the murder mystery series . . .”
"Thin Ice is primed for a sequel."
“It’s a riddle of a crime that will put both Sheryn and her partner through the wringer before they can stamp this particular casefile ‘Closed.’”
“Beyond the usual detective/PI action, Mosley creates a model for writing that moves off the ‘race card’ and back to true descriptions.”
“feels like watching an automobile accident develop in slow motion and may serve as a cautionary tale for our times.”
“The Second Sleep by Robert Harris is highly recommended for those who demand complexity, eloquence, and questions that disturb one’s sleep.”
“The premise that Graves lays out for her readers is a good one. The writing? Not to be unkind, but Graves could have used a good editor.”