Fiction

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“From the very first page, Darynda Jones has you hooked.

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“Written in the first person, The Dead of Winter introduces us to Michael by explaining his need to pen the eerie happenings around him.

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“Olivia is one of the strongest heroines of the year—and readers are sure to delight in her story. . . . the Princess and the Pea aspect is lightly handled.

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“What the Dog Said takes a sad topic and turns it into a humorous and heartwarming story.

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“Author Elizabeth George is well known for her complicated plots, but this book is an endless litany of the bad, dysfunctional family dynamic. . . .

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“. . . it would be easy for a writer as talented as Julie Anne Long to set up her story and then cruise through to the inevitable happy-ever-after ending.

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“The Demon Lover is a perfect book for reading in a big comfy chair with a roaring fire nearby, a soft, fuzzy blanket wrapped about your legs.

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“Readers already familiar with the series may enjoy the deeper exploration of Duncan and Gemma’s relationship and family issues, whereas newcomers—especially those looking for a police proc

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“While The House at Tyneford clearly lacks the inventiveness, quality, and literary heft of Jane Eyre, it is unmistakably an homage to Bronte’s novel.”

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“There are better Roberto Bolaño novels already out there, but The Third Reich stands up well and gives us an intriguing insight into how their author’s world view was informed by

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“Ben Marcus was already known as a daring, experimental writer’s writer on the strength of his three previous books of fiction.

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“Always Coca-Cola’s best moments illustrate the fault-line between tradition and modernity . . .

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“Fracture is a powerful, gripping tale of friendship and the sanctity of life.

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“The Battle of the Crater is a fascinating and engrossing read for any Civil War enthusiast—fiction and nonfiction lovers alike.”

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“Craig McDonald uses his skills to write a drama that demands the reader pay attention, if a character has a Latino or Anglo name, the reader can’t make assumptions about where the characte

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“Ms. Brod’s writing is smooth and the subplots about her mom and the protagonist’s relationship differences are handled with care and thoughtfulness.

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“Mr. Nesbø, despite what would be tragic flaws in lesser hands, takes these flaws and uses them to his advantage to make for a hell of a good book. How?

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“There are some interesting twists and turns as the story winds down—and yet the resolution of the child abduction seems to take the reader on a separate path away from the original story o

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“Glamour Job is a rollicking tale that never lets up.

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“Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine Presents Fifty Years of Crime and Suspense is not an anthology of the best crime stories of the past 50 years, the best that were published in AHMM

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“Down the Darkest Road" is a masterful tale, offering up a strong narrative sprinkled with similes and metaphors; captivating, eccentric, feisty characters; and an abundance of sheer, wick

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