A Clever Indian Whodunit: A Rising Man By Abir Mukherjee

Abir Mukherjee, author of historical fiction “A Rising Man“, spent the last twenty years working in finance before becoming a writer. A Rising Sun, a remarkable debut, won the Harvill Secker / Daily Telegraph crime writing competition and is the first in a new series starring Captain Sam Wyndham and “Surrender-Not” Banerjee. This is a…

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Simon Tolkien Creates A WWI Novel Unlike Others In “No Man’s Land”

No Man’s Land by Simon Tolkien is such a high-caliber work of WWI fiction which even readers who don’t pick historical novels can’t resist it. In a way, Simon is following on his grandfather’s footsteps: When J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, he used symbolism and allegory to portray his interpretation of the horrors he had…

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“Antisocial” By Jillian Blake Is A Relevant Thriller For Today’s Digital Lifestyle

“Antisocial“, the debut work of Jillian Blake, is about the risks of what could go wrong in today’s world where people share their personal information and stories online. It poses the great question that many should think about: “What if your greatest secrets become public?” The book tells the story of a group of students…

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Fill Your Downton Abbey Void With “A Death By Any Other Name”

If you are looking for a cozy mystery to fill your Downton Abbey void with, A Death By Any Other Name by Tessa Alren might be the title. Building on the success of her last two mysteries in the same series, Alren returns us to the same universe featuring Lady Montfort and her pragmatic housekeeper Mrs.…

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A Promising YA Thriller: Missing By Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of the Darkest Powers trilogy, knows how to craft an absorbing YA thriller and Missing is not an exception. In this  new novel, we meet Winter Crane, a strong, determined girl whose wilderness survival skills and sharp intellect are in the spirit of Katniss Everdeen or Tris Prior.…

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Marla Cooper Brings Out A New Wedding Mystery: Dying on the Vine

When Marla Cooper first created the feisty and funny wedding planner turned sleuth Kelsey McKenna, readers of cozy mystery fell in love with the character and her story Terror in Taffeta. Now she is back with another book in the series Dying on the Vine which promises the same level of joy. In the new…

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John Sandford and Golden Prey: Intrigue Continues

John Sandford is one of the titans of “Summer Reads” and his latest work Golden Prey has all the signature elements of his writing. Lucas Davenport, the redoubtable hero in the John Sandford’s bestselling series, has worn many hats during his long career in the law enforcement: police officer, detective, BCA investigator, and state troubleshooter.…

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Philip Kerr Delivers a Historical Thriller Masterpiece with “Prussian Blue”

Bernie Gunther novels by Philip Kerr are always skillfully plotted and Prussian Blue is no exception. Kerr’s particular attention in developing realistic, detailed and absorbing historical plots has brought him a bestseller status as well as nominations for both Shamus and Edgar awards. Philip Kerr’s protagonist Bernie Gunther is a bold and provocative creation. A…

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“The Right Wrong Number” And Four Other Recent Mysteries To Check Out

The Right Wrong Number was the first book that we recently reviewed from Jim Nesbitt and it was a pleasant surprise. For three decades, Jim chased presidential candidates, earthquakes, ranchers, neo-nazis and nuns as a journalist. He then put his experience into practice for writing fiction. The result is an exciting body of work which…

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Mystery with Touch of Sci Fi: A Twist In Time By Julie McElwain

If you are tired of reading typical mystery novels, A Twist In Time by Julie McElwain might be the remedy. The author has used the time-travel theme and combined it with thriller plots featuring her FBI heroine to create a series of entertaining novels which for sure keep you up at night. A Twist In…

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Evocative and Rich in Details: “The Devil’s Feast” By M.J. Carter

The Devil’s Feast by M.J. Carter (or Miranda Carter) is one of those books which showcases how elegantly historical fiction can be blended with mystery genre. Carter was already an acclaimed biographer and historian when burst onto the fiction scene with her debut work The Strangler Vine (2015). She later followed her stunning work which…

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