Mystery & Thriller

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“. . . an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look into a world where retaliation is the path to respect and forgiveness often comes in the shape of a bullet.”

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“If he would just inject a little humor and poke a little fun at the French, Mr.

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“. . . when Ms.

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“. . . powerful writing. . . . as skillful as they come at describing a scene and putting the reader in a place in time.”

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Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead is a highly original, refreshing, sometimes humorous, often ironic mystery, with an intriguing and involved plot and even more fascinating b

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“With red herrings, foreshadowing, and hidden clues added in, A Spark of Death leads us on a . . . breathless journey from beginning to end.”

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“R. J. Ellory, while possibly besting his 2009 novel, A Quiet Belief in Angels, cleverly weaves in a parallel backstory . . .”

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“Definitely not a beach read, this tale gets to the guts of family angst with its gritty, straightforward prose, showing there is no such thing as the ‘perfect family.’”

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“Mr. Koontz’ most audacious pulp novel to date. It is a bold, raucous narrative that moves at lightning speed.”

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Daniel McEvoy has a problem.

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The contrast is startling and seems contradictory: How can you have a peaceable small town that hides hatred so deep it results in animal bloodletting?

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Memory is always a fascinating wellspring for writers, and loss of memory is even more bounteous, particularly in recent years.

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The Harrow School is a 400-year-old boarding school for boys in London, home to privileged adolescents known as much for their distinctive dress and traditions as for their arrogance and schoolboy

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Though there are glimmers of potential and heart, Saskia Walker’s The Harlot is marred with frustrating—and avoidable—flaws.

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Intrigue, mystery, murder, and mayhem—this newly released paperback version of the novel Dead by Morning has everything one needs in a perfect companion for a summer escape.

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David Blake is no gangster—or so he likes to tell himself.

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Readers of crime novels will soon be targeted by Alfred A. Knopf’s media blitz for this author and novel. The campaign by this august publisher of fiction would have you believe that Mr.

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What predicament has Sookie Stackhouse found herself in now? Her vampire boyfriend is plotting the death of his superior . . . and he has a secret he doesn’t want Sookie to know about.

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Gina Falcone is the last “bone cleaner.” Her job is to prepare the bones of the dead for the second burial, an ancient practice traced back to the glorious days of the Egyptians.

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At age 35, Alex Miller has the big items checked off. Graduated Yale, then Harvard Law. Married. Youngest to make partner at the big New York law firm. Has a five-year-old daughter he loves.

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This is the fifth novel in the author’s Constable Molly Smith Mystery Series.

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It might seem impossible to turn the concept of Al Qaeda getting nuclear weapons into a boring novel. But Bob Graham manages to do just that.

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It may be a shame that Marcia Clark spent so many years as a prosecutor for the County of Los Angeles.

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A Hard Death by Jonathan Hayes was a book unlike than those I normally review—an utterly different experience from science and health-related nonfiction; nonetheless, this mystery novel dr

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