A Great Suspense Thriller: Killing Pace By Douglas Schofield

We were recently impressed with the quality of the story in the new novel by Douglas Schofield titled Killing Pace. Having a background as a lawyer, Schofield writes efficient and to the point and his narrative flies fast. Mixing that with an addictive plot and the result is for sure entertaining. Killing Pace opens in…

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“Here And Gone” By Haylen Beck Is A Captivating Thriller

In his captivating new novel Here and Gone, Haylen Beck who also writes as Stuart Neville, invites readers to imagine a truly terrifying scenario and the lengths parents will go to protect their children. Haylen, as Stuart Neville, is an acclaimed Edgar Award-nominated author and his crime fiction has won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize…

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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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A great police procedural: Escape Clause By John Sandford

It was around 9 years ago when Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist turned #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford brought Virgil Flowers, a supporting character in his Prey series, to life. The character took the life of its own and now the ninth installment in the Virgil Flowers series, Escape Clause, is yet another great mystery…

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An Award-Winning Debut: Sun, Sand, Murder

John Keyse-Walkers beat out hundreds of other novel entries to become the winner of Minotaur/Mystery Writers of America First Novel Award in 2015. His great debut, Sun, Sand, Murder, is a mix of cozy mystery and police procedural and is highly recommended. A Brief Summary:  As a Special Constable, Teddy Creque is the only police…

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An amazing thriller: Extreme Prey By John Sandford

John Sandford is the pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist John Camp. He is the author of twenty-six Prey novels and his latest work Extreme Prey is a great read. If you like an exciting witty title, check out this new installment in Lucas Davenport thrillers.  A Brief Summary:  After the events of Gathering Prey, Lucas is…

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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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An Amazing Thriller: Blacklist by Jerry Ludwig

Today, people point fingers and shout, “terrorist!” Not long ago, the accusation was “Communist!”…some people’s accusations had merits and some did it out of fear, jealousy or because of other motives. That’s the heart and soul of the new book Blacklist, written by the multiple-Emmy Award-nominated writer Jerry Ludwig. A Brief Summary: The last time…

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A Great Scandinavian Thriller: “Where Monsters Dwell”

You need to read this! Especially if you like Dan Brown, Steve Berry or Scandinavian thrillers. A runaway bestseller in Norway, Jørgen Brekke’s Where Monsters Dwell has since sold to over fourteen countries. Now available by Minotaur Books in the U.S., we were pleased to review this title recently. A Brief Summary: A murder at…

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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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Mystery Tribune’s Thriller Picks For February

Our February thriller picks are indeed both diverse and exciting: From “Stigmata” style Possession, to Mark Sullivan’s Outlaw which rivals Jason Bourne, to Storm Front which makes you think this may be another Da Vinci Code; there are all fascinating! We have done the work for you: A hand-picked selection of good reads for those…

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