Mystery & Thriller

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“Everybody lies,” insists protagonist Charlie Cahill at the outset of William C. Whitbeck’s To Account for Murder.

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Katia Lief’s debut thriller, You Are Next, opens with Karin
Schaeffer gardening in the small yard of her Brooklyn, New York,

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Katia Lief’s debut thriller, You Are Next, opens with Karin
Schaeffer gardening in the small yard of her Brooklyn, New York,

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Anyone who thought Noah Boyd’s first novel, The Bricklayer, was a fluke, has yet to read the follow up to that first thriller.

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With Known to Evil, Walter Mosley offers the second Leonid McGill mystery.

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

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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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“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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