Mystery & Thriller

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It’s a brave or foolhardy writer who kills the main character in the very first page of their book, believing the reader will continue with the rest of the story rather than simply give up.

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Mourning Gloria is the 19th book in Susan Wittig Albert’s China Bayles series. As with all her books, Ms. Albert has chosen an herb to highlight.

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The prose in this new series goes down as smoothly as the fine scotch favored by the lead character, Dr. Zol Szabo.

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Sometimes a book comes along and you get this pleasant feeling of déjà vu. Not in the sense that you’ve read the book before, per se, but that the book knows you.

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". . . make readers feel part of a criminal investigation team . . ."

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Harlan Coben has over 47 millions books in print worldwide. His last three consecutive novels, Caught, Long Lost, and Hold Tight all debuted at #1.

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Few thriller authors have attained the cult status of the late Trevanian.

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It’s nice to read a book in which the reader is the hero. And in Charles Davis’s Standing at the Crossroads, the reader is most definitely the hero.

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After more than 30 installments of this series over a span of 16 years, it’s difficult to keep coming up with superlative adjectives to describe the magnificence of this body of work by Nora Robert

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Ian Rankin is the U.K.’s most popular crime writer. His books have won numerous prestigious awards and been on every bestseller list.

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Jefferson Bass is the pseudonym for writing team Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.

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Cocky, streetwise Lucky O’Toole returns (following last year’s much-praised Wanna Get Lucky?) for another off-the-wall adventure in Las Vegas, where off-the-wall is absolutely normal.

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This book, the third Mike Hammer thriller begun by the late Spillane and completed by his protégé Collins, takes place in the mid 1970s.

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Tina Whittle’s crime fiction debut tells the story about Tai Randolph, former tour-guide to the dead and recent gun shop proprietor.

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Is Scottish writer Kate Atkinson brilliant or quirky or both?

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"Warning: J. D. Robb’s In Death novels are highly addictive."

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". . . a good, rollicking and creepy tale . . ."

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Young women of the Victorian era were expected to be pristine, unblemished, and pure. But how did they really behave? Were calculated means employed to achieve desired marital ends?

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Every now and then you come across a writer and wonder—while reading his or her latest tome—how on earth you haven’t read their books before.

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Plenty of great Scottish crime writers have entertained us for years with their special blend of deadly Celtic noir. Val McDermid, Ian Rankin, Allan Guthrie, Stuart MacBride—to name but a few.

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Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child have done it again—and have done so with efficacy. In creating a new hero, they have assured their many enduring fans a fast paced read.

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Many, if not most, series authors reach a point where they want to change direction, either to freshen the experience of writing about the same characters year after year, or because the characters

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Some pieces of literature are art in its highest form. Sea Change by Jeremy Page is one of those books.He paints with words instead of merely constructing a narrative.

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Robert Crais is the author of the bestselling Elvis Cole/Joe Pike novels, and is the recipient of numerous awards.

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Crime fiction has been dominated for the last couple of years, it would seem, by a host of excellent Scandinavian writers from Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbø and the American in-exile, Ja

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