Mystery & Thriller

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“As more violence enters her tense investigation, and the inner madness of others takes on outer forms, how will Ann choose her own life themes?

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“This sustained compelling storytelling like Lehane and French, now in Reuland’s hands, lifts Brooklyn Supreme far above a conventional cop or legal novel into tormented wrestling

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“Midnight Hour operates from a stimulating conceit: an anthology of 20 crime stories, all taking place at midnight, all written by writers of color.”

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“War Women is another fine addition to a series that continues to entertain.”

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“One of Connolly’s writing assets is his ability to end each chapter with a short sentence that drives the reader to turn the page and not put the book down.”

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“The Left-Handed Twin is a disappointment.”

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“These tales are presented as humorous, but it’s a humor that hides a piercing sorrow at the state of the world and the costs of love and friendship in such a world.”

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“Relentless pursuit of justice is the iron rod that runs through every Connelly procedural, and The Dark Hours is no exception.”

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“This latest in the Great Detective’s further adventures is no disappointment.

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Bill Rapp, a former academic historian turned CIA analyst, diplomat, and senior executive, uses his extensive knowledge of modern European history to craft a brilliant spy thriller that takes place

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“The most disturbing part of this story is how close it could be to reality.

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Gracie Tellman, happily married and the mother of three young children, is shocked when Millie Foster, the daughter of her deceased best friend, shows up at her house.

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“As the suspects add up, the suspense and mystery escalate until the unexpected and shocking conclusion, making this a true nail-biter.

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Fans of Lynne Truss may find her newest mystery, Psycho by the Sea, both entertaining and amusing. But not so much for anyone who has not read her work before.

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“If you yearn for an escape from these short, chilly days of autumn, Murder in Old Bombay is a breath of sweet bougainvillea.

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“On the whole, Vortex is perhaps not Coulter’s best effort.

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“a debut space-adventure story outstanding in its genre.”

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It’s always risky for readers to enter a series late in its development—in this instance, book 24 in the Andy Carpenter mystery series.

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“From the first page, As the Wicked Watch, told in first person through the eyes of Jordan Manning, straps readers in and takes them on a breathless and bumpy ‘whodunit’ ride that

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“Silverview is a gift to scholars, aficionados of the genre, and readers at large eager for one last look at the creative mind of an acknowledged master.”

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For mystery readers looking for an entertaining read with a character who is off the beaten path, Grave Reservations will be a pleasing entry.”

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“Colleen Cambridge has done her homework on English society and provides us with a clear picture of her characters, where they live, and how they act.”

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Marked Man presents strong writing, interesting crimes, evocative settings, dark realities, and diverse, plausible characters.”

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Innovative British author Anthony Horowitz is up to his usual intertextual antics in A Line to Kill, a sequel to The Word Is Murder and The Sentence Is Death.

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“‘Every private eye from Sherlock Holmes to Matt Scudder needs a line into the factory. Sam Spade had his tame sergeant, Tom Polhaus.

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