“a mashup of Norwegian noir and true crime at its finest, an amazing fictional account of Belle Gunness, one of the most prolific serial killers in history.”
“With atmospheric writing and a literary bent, Palace of the Drowned is as much an exploration of the use of language and a study of the artistic experience, as it is a revelation
“For the reader who expects an exciting spy thriller, this book does not deliver. The plot is less exciting, but Starford’s premise holds water.”
“Greenwood’s fans will be satisfied as Miss Fisher uses her cunning and wit to solve another crime and keep her reputation intact.”
In this jaw-dropping psychological thriller we witness the laceration of motherhood.
“it is in the quietest moments that this novel finds its greatest strengths.”
“. . . a quirky extension of the H. G. Wells story, filled with animal puns, dialogue reeking with black humor, as well as an ending guaranteed to satisfy.”
Meredith Dickey and her husband Josh reside in a suburb of Chicago. A great place to live, it is family-oriented and considered one of the safest towns around.
“Fans of light suspense thrillers will keep their fingers crossed that the adventures of Avery Keene will continue at some point in the near future.”
“Love Grisham, Coben, Gilstrap, early Lee Child? Can’t resist the puzzle solving of Dan Brown or the emotional prices portrayed by Louise Penny?
“As cozies go, this one is on top of the list. A quick read, a strong protagonist, good characters, and strong writing.”
“Once one gets past the first half of the story, the pages begin to turn in more rapid succession.”
“Korelitz is skilled at dropping the clues and fixating Jake [the protagonist] on his uncontrolled desire to move forward.”
“Dead of Winter is a formulaic hodge-podge that will appeal to readers who like Detroit, Jack Reacher-style violence, and enticing references to local cuisine.”
“Thanks to Jackson’s deep roots in the South, uncanny empathy, and storytelling talent, book clubs will talk about Mother May I in glowing terms for a long time.”
What would you do if feeling unwell your doctor reported, "I'm sorry to have to tell you this, Jennifer, but you have a primary glioblastoma in your brain."?
“A masterful tale driven by Yan’s brisk pacing and evocative writing and details that pulse with truth.”
In Marisa Silver’s book, The Mysteries, she tackles the conundrum of relationships—of family, of friends, of children, of adults. And therein lies the mystery of the title.
Against the backdrop of turn-of-the-century France, a merry band of master crafters are swept into an adventure involving rival secret societies, rumors of the occult, and a complex network of hidd
“a landmark in South African crime fiction.”
“a tightly woven, fast-paced, tension-filled thrill ride.”
The unnamed assassin in Endings receives coded text messages that read like this:
“the core nature of maleness and femaleness—the universality of humanness—shines through and reinvents itself to adapt to change in reality.”
Bone Rattle is technically a “police procedural,” because the central character is a lawman (Deputy U.S. Marshal on the Alaska Fugitive Task Force) investigating crimes.
“What a pleasure it is! Page after page features passages that beg to be read again, with wonderfully inventive visuals along the way. . . .
“a fascinating novel, filled with facts about life in the fin-de-siècle of the Victorian Era, of the niche of women during that time, social comme