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Book Review: The Black Hour

July 29th, 2014
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The Black Hour
By Lori Rader-Day
Seventh Street Books, 2014
Lori Rader-Day’s thrillingly good debut mystery novel, The Black Hour, turns on a dolefully touchstone issue in the 21st century: school shootings. The school in question is Chicago’s …

Book Review: A Possibility of Violence

July 20th, 2014
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Tel Aviv writer D. A. Mishani’s police detective Avraham Avraham returns to his old precinct and is immediately embroiled in black markets, plots, and counter-plots.

In Paperback: Dark Omens

May 26th, 2014
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Dauntless mosaic-layer Libertus returns for another side-job of crime-solving in Rosemary Rowe’s latest gripping murder mystery set in Roman Britain

Book Review: The Marathon Conspiracy

May 19th, 2014
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Two missing girls, a very dead tyrant, and the possibility of a rampaging bear are only a few of the plot-twists in Gary Corby’s latest murder mystery set in the Athens of Pericles

Book Review: Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well

May 5th, 2014
Book Review: Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well

In Nancy Atherton’s latest “Aunt Dimity” novel, a handsome young stranger comes to the little village of Finch – and he’s chaos follows in his wake

Book Review: Destroying Angel

April 28th, 2014
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In Nevada Barr’s latest thriller, her indefatigable main character must track a group of hired killers through the wilderness in order to save their hostages

Book Review: The Lady of Sorrows

March 24th, 2014
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On a laid-back little Greek island, a sacred icon is forged, a local painter is dead … and a fat man is on the case

Book Review: Murder at Cape Three Points

March 10th, 2014
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A dogged police inspector investigates two gruesome murders at the heart of Ghana’s booming new oil economy

Book Review: Why Kings Confess

March 3rd, 2014
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A seemingly random murder leads our hero Sebastian St. Cyr into the dark and dangerous world of international espionage in C. S. Harris’s latest novel

Book Review: The Deliverance of Evil

February 10th, 2014
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A young woman is murdered on the eve of Italy’s tumultuous win in the 1982 World Cup – and then 24 years later, on the eve of another World Cup victory, more bodies start turning up, and it’s up to one haunted, damaged cop to piece the mystery together (hint: it’s not hooligans)

Book Review: Who Thinks Evil

February 3rd, 2014
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Sherlock Holmes’s legendary nemesis Professor Moriarty returns – as super-sleuth hero of a new thriller involving a threat to Queen Victoria’s throne and the nation itself

In Paperback: The Heretics

January 27th, 2014

Now in paperback, the latest adventure of William Shakespeare’s crime-sleuthing, spy-hunting brother John!

Book Review: Saints of the Shadow Bible

January 20th, 2014
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Three of Ian Rankin’s most popular recurring characters come together in his irresistible latest novel

Book Review: The Devil’s Breath

January 13th, 2014
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As if our intrepid American-born doctor Thomas Silkstone didn’t have enough problems on his hand, a great monstrous FOG is engulfing the English countryside!

Book Review: Summertime, All the Cats are Bored

July 22nd, 2013

A bored cop in a beautiful French Mediterranean town is suddenly confronted with a genuine murder mystery in the middle of a typical tourist summer

Book Review: Hour of the Red God

April 20th, 2013
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Hour of the Red God: A Detective Mollel Novel
By Richard Compton
Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
Journalist Richard Crompton’s dazzlingly good debut mystery novel Hour of the Red God is set in 2007 against the …

Book Review: Princess Elizabeth’s Spy

November 11th, 2012
Princess Elizabeth’s Spy

The redoubtable WWII code-breaking sleuth Maggie Hope returns, this time to safeguard the young girl who will one day come to the throne as Queen Elizabeth II

Book Review: The Christmas Carol Murders

September 23rd, 2012

A Dickens-obsessed little Oregon town plays unwilling host to – what else? – a Dickens-themed murder in this captivating mystery debut

Book Review: Elegy for Eddie

April 16th, 2012
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In the latest Maisie Dobbs novel, the clouds of war are gathering

Book Review: Restless in the Grave

March 16th, 2012
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The latest Kate Shugak murder mystery features small town Alaska, bush pilot sabotage, and one heck of a sexy state trooper!

Now in Paperback: Thirteen Hours

August 25th, 2011
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The murder of an American tourist in Cape Town propels this well-made thriller, the latest paperback from an internationally popular writer.