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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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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Norwegian Thriller “The Fifth Element” Will Keep You Up At Night

The Norwegian crime fiction sensation, Jorgen Brekke, has returned this winter with The Fifth Element: This is deadly murder case which Police Inspector Odd Singsaker may have committed himself. (for more information on Jorgen Brekke, read our ultimate guide on the author here). One of the things we like about Brekke’s novels is that they…

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The Killing Bay: A Tense Faroe Islands Thriller By Chris Ould

The Killing Bay by Chris Ould is the second book in a new crime series set on the Faroe Islands. A fresh Scandinavian-flavored thriller by the British author, this novel is a particularly delightful read for readers who crave for stories similar to those of Henning Mankell and Elizabeth George. In this second book (First…

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Snatch Brings Gregory Mcdonald’s Distinct Style Back To Life

When alive, Gregory Mcdonald delighted mystery readers over and over with his Fletch series featuring the unforgettable journalist and ex-marine who was always caught up with something big. Besides Fletch novels, he penned 15 other works of mystery and non-fiction which were different in themes but similar in one aspect: His distinct writing style! Mcdonald’s books are…

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Reed Farrel Coleman’s “What You Break” On Audio: A Masterpiece

What You Break by Reed Farrel Coleman is the sort of novel which rises above the crowded pool of thriller books and shines as a star. It is not common for us, when reviewing a book, to read both the print copy and check out the audio book. However, Coleman’s language is so elegant and…

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10 Hot New Crime Thrillers Set In Scotland

Crime fictions from Scotland have seen a phenomenal surge in popularity in the last 10 years and and authors like Ian Rankin or Quintin Jardine are household names in many countries. They are certainly not alone: Edinburgh seems to be a favorite backdrop for the activities of countless detectives; Glasgow isn’t forgotten with novels by Denise…

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Alexandra Burt Crafts An Atmospheric Story In “The Good Daughter”

The Good Daughter by Alexandra Burt is the sort of the novel which stands out in a crowded field, combining pulse-quickening action sequences with deeply felt, acutely insightful ruminations on the psychology of her characters. Burt’s first novel, Remember Mia struck a chord with readers and reviewers alike when it came out last year: Oprah.com…

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A Police Procedural From South Africa: Zodiac

Sam Wilson’s debut novel Zodiac, in a nutshell, is composed of two parallel narrative which eventually converge: A murder investigation in a volatile society ruled and divided by its citizens’ zodiac signs, and the relentless search of a father to find her daughter. A uniquely brutal murderer is on the loose targeting victims from totally…

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Alex Berenson Delivers A First-Class Spy Story In “The Prisoner”

Alex Berenson “John Wells” novels are among the more mature spy series in the market with 10 published installments ( (2016’s The Wolves being the most recent) . The Edgar-Award winner is now delivering an 11th novel with The Prisoner which takes his hero through a complex plot to uncover the identity of a traitor. Wells,…

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Finnish Author Salla Simukka Debuts “As Red As Blood” In The U.S.

One of the most exciting releases in the January is the U.S. debut work of the Finnish author Salla Simukka “As Red As Blood“.

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