Mystery & Thriller

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Since he first stepped onto the page in 1994’s The Shape of Water, Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano has faced down gunrunners, drug lords, gambling rings, and his own mortality.

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Michael Connelly has a legitimate claim to being one of the greatest living writers of police procedurals.

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On May 11 2010, the curtain well and truly rose on Stefanie Pintoff’s burgeoning crime fiction career, pulling her out of the shadows and into the limelight.

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Aggie Sloan-Wilcox, wife of the minister of the Consolidated Community Church of Emerald Springs, Ohio, is at is again. Sleuthing, that is.

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Believability is key in historical fiction, especially when your main character is a female assassin.

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“Somebody out there had turned a gun on two kids. Whoever did it might be locked up now, and they might not. If they weren’t locked up, then they were on the street and not far away.

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The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund is not a typical thriller. The riveting prologue sets the stage for promises the book is quick to deliver.

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“So women will love me.

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Full disclosure demands that I start by revealing that I am also a translator of Scandinavian languages. That’s what led me to pick up this book.

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 Some people are destined from birth to do great things.  Gil Orlov is born at the zenith of a full solar eclipse, the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter.  She is the end goal of a carefully pl

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Emphasis shifts from Paige (our detective protagonist in the first novel) to Junna (her long-lost sister) and from mind reading to demonic possession in Left in the Dark, the second instal

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“Life is too short, the ghost knew, for a woman to waste it on a man who did not know how to love.”

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Family Life is the second of the Inspector Starrett mysteries set in the town of Ramelton in County Donegal.

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Hamish Macbeth enjoys his bachelor life as a police constable in the Scottish town of Lochdubh with his dog and wild cat.

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Here is a reviewer’s riddle. When is a big book like a little book? Answer: when it’s so well written you breeze through it in no time at all.

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James Patterson’s name appears first and foremost in white lettering on the top of the cover of Worst Case, followed by the title and then, in gray lettering, the name of Michael Ledwidge.

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(Simon & Schuster, October 2009)

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Joe Hill’s Horns is an assured second novel from a well credentialed, award-winning, author.

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Every time Max Collins delivers a new crime thriller, I buckle up in my favorite chair, pour myself a cup of coffee, and prepare myself for an exhilarating ride.

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It is no secret that I’ve been a huge supporter of Hard Case Crime and their truly marvelous line of new and classic noir crime thrillers.

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 The Passage is an adventure spanning decades, genres, and voices. It is a journey of characters and their beliefs paired with questions of morality and the fate of the future world.

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In March 1861, Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as president. Seven states of that union had left in anticipation of his inauguration. Several additional states would follow.

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When a book boasts the monumental declaration, The Best American Noir of the Century, it damn well better stand up to scrutiny—all prodigious 752 pages of it.

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Road Closed is the second crime novel by Leigh Russell, featuring Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel.

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A flow chart is a requirement if one wants to maintain the connections in this old-fashioned plot about the innocent who must prove their innocence.

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