A Notable Danish Crime Novel: The Scarred Woman By Jussi Adler-Olsen

In general, we are huge fans of authors such as Jussi Adler-Olsen or novels like The Scarred Woman. This is because there’s something perennially appealing about crime novels coming out of Scandinavia. Readers quickly notice their grit and sharp social commentary and above all, their pure entertainment value has captured the attention of many mystery…

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Must Read Norwegian Crime Fiction: Ordeal By Jorn Lier Horst

One of the most exciting Scandinavian crime fictions we have read in 2017 is the newly translated novel by Jorn Lier Horst which is titled Ordeal. Horst who is an award-winning Norwegian thriller writer and former Senior Investigating Officer for the Norwegian police force, has developed an excellent story-line with a superb lead character named Inspector…

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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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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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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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Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz is an Outstanding Action-Thriller

Orphan X, the action-thriller by Gregg Hurwitz, which rocked the world earlier this year was just released in paperback as well and we actually re-read the book: There is so much great things about this book and we can safely say this is the thriller at its most excellent form. Being released in hardcover in…

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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 Must Read: “Everything to Lose” By Andrew Gross

We love Andrew Gross and his books BECAUSE: He writes his books in a James Patterson style (he was working with him before…): That means the books have a lot of chapters each of them 2-3 pages. As a result, we don’t get bored! Also he always start the stories with a bang: What comes…

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Our Thriller Pick: “Snow White Must Die”

If you want to change your mood and read some new thriller from International markets, Snow White Must Die is a great choice. The German author Nele Neuhaus has done magic with this one…The result is an exciting and well-crafted novel. A Brief Summary: On a rainy November day police detectives Pia Kirchhoff and Oliver von…

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New From Inspector Silva: “The Ways of Evil Men”

The author of Inspector Silva novels and our favorite Brazilian author Leighton Gage is no longer with us. He died on July 26, 2013, of pancreatic cancer. His books live on however, and Leighton left behind one final outing for his greatest literary invention, Brazil’s Federal Police Chief Inspector Mario Silva. The Ways of Evil…

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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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