Atria Books, October 2009 Pursuit of Honor is an ideal title for this CIA political thriller.
“Doublethink must go.” These words destroy a man’s life rather than create the challenge intended by the sender.
Brian McGilloway is probably the most successful writer to come from the Macmillan New Writing stable.
Welcome to Elysiana, New Jersey, circa 1969—an island, physically and metaphorically, off the coast of New Jersey.
Robin Cook’s latest release, Cure, offers the reader intrigue and suspense, as well as in-depth insight into the world of international organized crime and scientific medical research.
“Dusk was settling into Belfast, curling cat-ways for the night. The streets were deserted—everyone already where they wanted to be—and the city was fast becoming a startlingly quiet wasteland.
In A Bad Day for Pretty, author Sophie Littlefield seamlessly picks up right where her prior crime novel, A Bad Day for Sorry, concluded.
Mike Angley is a retired Special Agent, formerly with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. That background allows him to bring the reader another real-life story about an investigator w
Dublin’s private investigator, Ed Loy, is back and in top form in Declan Hughes’ new crime mystery, City of Lost Girls.
“We hear of crimes so horrific they provoke anger and disbelief in equal proportions . . . These are the ugly manifestations of a society that is becoming unworthy of that name.”
The Sweden of travelogues and ski vacation brochures is nowhere evident in the somber world of Chief Inspector Erik Winter, the protagonist of Åke Edwardson’s fifth crime novel to be published in E
“A well composed book is a magic carpet on which we arewafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.” —Caroline Gordon
“History is a nightmare from which I’m trying to awake.”
“It sometimes seemed to him that there was an invisible hand behind it all, and it wasn’t a beneficent hand. Evil in the world . .
It’s 1982, and Chloe Ellefson has returned to her family roots in southern Wisconsin to restart her life as the collections curator at Old World Wisconsin, an outdoor museum with many buildings and
One of the best things about not reading anything about a book until after you read the story in it is that you get to come to a story completely blind, totally unspoiled.
Bantam Books, July 2009 Reviewing the last book in a series is often times a fruitless enterprise.
New York City magazine journalist Nick Daniels is a man who knows what it takes to get a good story.
What can one say after reading the latest James Patterson novel, except, “He did it again.” In Cross Fire, featuring his popular protagonist, Alex Cross, the author employs an apropos cont
When perusing a thriller, readers are expected to suspend their disbelief. Circumstances that are improbable in reality are readily accepted in a fictitious world where anything is possible.
The setting is Portland, Maine. The month is December, and the weather is bitter cold. The reviewer is reading this new mystery by James Hayman on a sweltering August day in California.
Stein, Stoned, Hal Ackerman’s “first Harry Stein soft-boiled murder mystery,” is a delightful, lighthearted detective story that becomes more and more intriguing and exciting as it unfolds
Fear or faith? When the world comes to an end, how will you respond?
This fine author had a hit last year with his novel, Trust No One. The question is: Did he follow that effort with another that’s just as good or better?
Having majored in Business Administration while in college, I know just how dry and boring subjects like Economics and Financing can be, which is why finding a modern day pulp thriller set in World