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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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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New in private eye: A Scourge of Vipers

The new novel from Edgar Award winning author Bruce DeSilva is out: A Scourge of Vipers is yet another great read in Liam Mulligan series featuring a hard-nosed newspaper man who is trying to uncover the mysteries behind a new case. A Brief Summary:  To solve Rhode Island’s budget crisis, the state’s colorful governor, Attila the…

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A Must Read Thriller: “Long Way Down” By Michael Sears

Wall Street trader turned novelist Michael Sears has a great new book out titled Long Way Down which combines an amazing mystery plot with the somehow dirty underworld of New York’s financial sector. We really loved this new thriller and can’t wait for more from this author. A Brief Summary:  Two years in a federal prison…

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A notable debut: A Love Like Blood

A Love Like Blood is the first adult mystery debut from acclaimed YA author Marcus Sedgwick; a great historical mystery with a gripping historical plot which mixes murder mystery with vampires. A Brief Summary:  In 1944, just days after the liberation of Paris, Charles Jackson sees something horrific: a man in a dark tunnel, apparently drinking…

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A very funny and smart mystery: Phantom Angel

Phantom Angel is the first book we read from the Edgar winner David Handler and wow! what a book…we really enjoyed reading the new installment of the private eye series featuring Benji Golden and we think you will love this character as well. A Brief Summary:  When it comes to tracking down teen runaways, there is…

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Modern Suspense: “The House on the Cliff” By Charlotte Williams

British author, Charlotte Williams, has a debut book out in paperback titled The House on the Cliff. The suspense thriller which is centered around the adventures of successful therapist Jessica Mayhew is an enjoyable easy read. After studying philosophy in college, Charlotte Williams went on to work as an arts journalist, writing for newspapers and…

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Our Pick: “The Last Dead Girl” By Harry Dolan

We just finished reading “The Last Dead Girl” and we are very happy about it: This is one of the greatest novels we have read in while. Harry Dolan and his amateur sleuth David Malone. A Brief Summary: On a rainy night in April, a chance encounter on a lonely road draws David into a…

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Review of The Last Alibi By David Ellis

A new novel from Defense Attorney Jason Kolarich series is out: The Last Alibi is filled with action and suspense and a joy to read… A Brief Summary: James Drinker is a bit of an oddball. A funny-looking, geeky loner, he walks into Jason Kolarich’s office one day with a preemptive concern: two women have…

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The Seance Society: A Mystery

Today’s review is dedicated to another great book from an author who creates amazing mysteries from his house in Vermont. Michael Nethercott has had his work appear in numerous magazines and anthologies including Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Best Crime and Mystery Stories of the Year, Thin Ice, and Crimestalkers Casebook. He is a past winner…

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11 Amazing Private Eye Novels To Read

This summer, we received a lot of new titles and we mean a lot and as a result, we decided to create a series of featured selections as we go through our newly received books. As a result, here comes our picks in the sub-genre of Private Eye. The following titles, with the exception of…

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