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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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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Ron Liebman Shows Mastery In New Legal Mystery “Big Law”

Big Law is the new legal mystery by Ron Liebman whose straightforward style of story-telling makes reading his books a delightful experience.

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Great Serial Killer Debut: Dead Gone By Luca Veste

As a former editor of the Spinetingler Award-nominated anthology Off the Record, Luca Veste knows a lot about writing. This experience shows itself in his great new serial killer debut mystery Dead Gone. This amazing novel has a gripping plot and an unpredictable story-line  which is impossible to put down. A Brief Summary:  Detectives David…

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Best Mysteries of 2016 by Wall Street Journal

Looking back at roughly 12 months of new entertaining releases, literary mysteries and thrillers, Tom Nolan of Wall Street Journal has done a superb job of lining up Top 10 Mysteries of 2016. His list features familiar names such as Irish author Tana French whose latest novel The Trespasser was a sensation this year. Among his picks…

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Great read in Scandinavian Crime Fiction: Stone Coffin

Shortlisted for the Prize for Best Swedish Crime Novel, Stone Coffin is the latest in the award-winning and internationally-acclaimed detective Ann Lindell mystery series. The realistic plot in this new Scandinavian crime novel, cinematic scenes and page-turning style of this title kept us engaged till the end. A Brief Summary:  One sunny summer morning a…

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