Fiction

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“. . . perceptive storytelling and bracing honesty . . . subtle but meaningful”

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“You will find poetry in objects. . . . The layering of the storytelling is as rich as a frosted cake.”

“Håkan Nesser is a fine writer; however, in the final analysis, Münster’s Case is just not one of his better efforts.”

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“Invariably, when the author has this much fun, the reader benefits.”

Bodies, seemingly killed by wild animals, have been showing up in Sherlock Holmes’ London.

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“Dark and compelling, The Devil’s Madonna is Sharon Potts’ best work to date.”

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“. . . a magical, thought-provoking expedition.”

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“Mr. Lodge writes beautifully . . . irresistible . . .”

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“The writing is all too coy, too precious, too studied . . . Still, there is talent here, undeniable talent . . .”

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“Those Greeks and their family dynamics certainly showed that modern life doesn’t have a lock on irrational behavior.”

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“. . . fiendishly funny. . . . Dante himself would probably applaud.”

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“Dark. Comic. Bleak. Menacing—it’s all between these pages.”

St. Petersburg Noir is the latest anthology of international crime stories from Akashic Books.

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“. . . daring . . . a story of the Promethean folly of human beings. . . . visceral . . . grueling . . .”

Chase Novak’s newly born Breed is not cute.

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“. . . the life Mr. Schlink assiduously documents brims with hope.”

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“. . . ranks among the best in an already exceptional series.”

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“. . . glimpses of insight and understanding . . . ”

It is hopeful that Belfast Girls is a prelude to greater things to come.

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“. . . filled with wonderfully zany characters Agatha Christie would have killed for.”

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“. . . realistic . . . rendered in a quiet prose that speaks volumes . . .”

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“. . . [a] febrile but readable novel . . .”

“Did you know . . . Archie and his friends recently attended their friend Kevin Keller’s wedding . . . to another man?”

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“. . . a powerful and rare achievement . . .”

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One of the joys of genre mystery fiction is that despicable people usually get their comeuppance.

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“Dennis Lehane is a natural and captivating storyteller . . . a modern day classic.”

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“. . . a work that is rich in the details of the artist’s outer and inner life . . .”

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“The Hollywood pitch for Fool Me Twice would be A Star Is Born meets Tweakers.”

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