Mystery & Thriller

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“The essential American soul is hard, stoic, isolate, and a killer.”
—D. H. Lawrence

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“I slouched against a rusted girder Nelson Algren would have been proud of, about a block from the corner of Lake and Wabash.”

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The successful franchise series can be a double-edged sword for the ambitious writer.

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 Sam Millar could be labelled Northern Ireland’s answer to Edward Bunker.

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Nellie Bly was the pen name of pioneer female journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran.  She is most famous for two daring feats: a record-breaking trip around the world in emulation of Jules Verne, and a

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The corpse of a horribly tortured and murdered Russian man is found on the front lawn of the British embassy in Moscow, with an arm missing, fingerprints burned off, and face obliterated by a shot

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A 21-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, Susan Hasler begins a new career as a novelist with this brilliantly written satirical thriller and blatant, all-out attack on her former emplo

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Hard Man is the story of Gordon Pearce, an ex-con, refusing a job for a bumbling family named the Baxters--father Jacob, sons Rog and Flash, and pregnant 16-year old daughter May.

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Near the end of this third suspense novel by the Irish writer Tana French, her rough-edged undercover cop Frank Mackey observes, “Nobody in the world can make you crazy like your family can.”

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 Most Charlaine Harris fans will agree that the only thing better than a big ole glass of real Southern sweet tea is a new Sookie Stackhouse novel.  Everyone has been patiently waiting, and the wai

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The world of professional boxing has historically been tainted by organized crime on many occasions.  There are those who believe even when completely legitimate, the sport lends itself to same kin

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The cover tag to this book reads, “The Lost Mike Hammer Sixties Novel.”  It’s an appropriate definition as The Big Bang is set smack dab in the middle of that rocking decade when free love

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With a single, broad stroke of her writer’s brush, dipped in a rich, multicolored palette, Paula Marantz Cohen captures Victorian London of the 1880s.

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Reckless is a gripping suspense novel deftly plotted so as to move along at an easy, exhilarating pace that never once feels contrived.  Each scene seems perfectly set in sequence so that

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Lucy Stone, wife, mother and newspaper reporter in Tinker’s Cove, Maine has her hands full.

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Italian immigrant Marcella Atkinson, mother to Toni, is happily married to Anthony . . . or so she thinks.

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It’s a case of being at the wrong place at the wrong time—or is it?

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In the course of Sophie Hannah’s suspense novel The Dead Lie
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Supreme Justice is a novel of suspense with plenty of characters and more than a few plot twists and turns.

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No one writes better courtroom dramas than Scott Turow. In Presumed Innocent, he told us the story of chief deputy District Attorney Rusty Sabich.

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Reading the existing blurb, which uses phrases like “cozy mysteries” and “feline cozies,” and perusing the beginning of Clea Simon’s latest book—which has Dulcie Schwartz trying to get her kitten t

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Emily the Strange made her first appearance in a graphic novel, and the franchise now includes novels, artwork, toys, clothing, and “accessories” ranging from jewelry to footwear to a Zippo lighter

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Leigh Russell’s first novel, Cut Short, is a complex, multi-layered, extremely well structured, and involving police procedural.

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Book of Shadows, the fourth novel by award-winning author Alexandra Sokoloff, straddles the blood-red line between supernatural horror stories and ubiquitous serial killer thrillers.

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Murder in Vein starts off with a tense and exciting kidnapping, and then falls into worldbuilding that slows things down.

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