Mystery

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The Night Visitors

I picked up The Night Visitors, the latest offering from author Carol Goodman, expecting to get lost in a twisty thriller. I've enjoyed several of Ms. Goodman's previous works, so I had no reason to think this one would be any different. Unfortunately though, this particular story did not work for m ...

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A Beautiful Corpse

I fell completely in love with Harper McClain, Christi Daugherty's fiery, determined heroine when I read 2018's The Echo Killing, and I've been eagerly awaiting the author's next book featuring this intrepid newspaper reporter ever since. I'm happy to assure fellow fans that A Beautiful Corpse surpa ...

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The Burning Island

The Burning Island is Hester Young's third novel featuring Charlotte (Charlie) Cates, a journalist with an extremely rare psychic ability that allows her to see missing or deceased children in her dreams. This is a book that could be read as a standalone, but readers will have a much clearer underst ...

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Seance on a Summer's Night

A belated Happy New Year to all reading this review. Winter is a bad time for me health-wise, and in England believe me when I say we all need winter pick- me-ups. Thus, for my first review of 2019, I went for a favourite American, romance author, Josh Lanyon and a hot sounding title, Seance on a Su ...

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Death in Provence

Serena Kent’s cozy mystery Death in Provence is a twisty and well-written little bit of fiction that combines tourism porn with a funny heroine and a genuinely surprising mystery. Penelope Kite is in over her head – and the body floating in her newly-purchased swimming pool is just one exampl ...

B
Never Tell

In her tenth full-length novel featuring Detective D.D. Warren, author Lisa Gardner immerses her readers in a fast-paced and twisty mystery involving a man fatally shot in his home. D.D. is no stranger to crimes like these, but what sets this particular homicide apart from the many others she's work ...

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The Winter Sister

The Winter Sister is the first novel from author Megan Collins, but nothing about it felt like a début. It's one of those books that feels so incredibly well-done in every conceivable way that I found myself myself constantly wondering how it could possibly  be someone's first novel. It's been ...

B+
The Lost Man

A mysterious death in the Australian Outback is the chilling center piece for Jane Harper’s latest thriller, The Lost Man. The men of the Bright family don’t have the best reputations. Their father Carl had been known for his nasty disposition. Nathan and Bub each have issues. But middle brother ...

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No Mercy

In the fall of 2017, I read and reviewed Joanna Schaffhausen's début novel, The Vanishing Season, and while I wasn't completely blown away by it, I did find it to be quite enjoyable and I was eager to see what else the author might have up her sleeve. No Mercy is her second book, and it's a sequel ...

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The Suspect

Malia Obama did it. Prince William did it. They’ve become increasingly popular over the last decade or so. Fiona Barton’s The Suspect takes a hard look at the latest hot trend - The Gap Year - and shows that while for some it can be fun, for others it can easily prove otherwise. Alex had been ...