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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From Atlanta: “Old Bones” By Trudy Nan Boyce

If you spend more than thirty years working in the law enforcement, like Trudy Nan Boyce, you would know everything there is to know about the inner workings of police investigations. That’s why her new police procedural, Old Bones, is packed with details which ring true and feel authentic. This is the second book in…

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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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Ann Cleeve’s “The Crow Trap” Debuts Vera Stanhope In The U.S.

DI Vera Stanhope has won over U.S. fans who have watched “VERA”, played by Brenda Blethyn, on PBS stations throughout the country.

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An Entertaining Read: An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock

An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock by Terry Shames shows how an easygoing writing style can be employed to tell a powerful story. Part cozy mystery and part thriller, this new title by award-winning Terry Shames is loosely based on a real-life crime that highlights occasional shortcomings of the judicial system and the social challenges…

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British Police Procedural Set in NYC: “Cruel Mercy”

British author David Mark brings his Yorkshire Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy to life again Cruel Mercy in new police procedural which is set in New York City. While researching the novel, Mark visited New York City for the first time and found it to be a remarkable place for a writer. “I loved being there.…

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The Longmire Mystery Series Now In Boxed Set Covering Volumes 1-11

For those who first read the adventures of Sheriff Longmire in print or watched the TV series later and fell in love with it, here is some good news! Penguin Random House has released a boxed set of the first eleven mysteries in the New York Times bestselling Mystery series for collectors and avid fans.…

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Andrew Hunt Returns with New Historical Mystery “Desolation Flats”

A new great read in historical mystery sub-genre: Hillerman prize-winning Art Oveson mystery series continues with Desolation Flats. Historian Andrew Hunt transports readers to 1930s Salt Lake City in this intense, internationally enticing hunt to find a murderer. The previous titles in this series include City of Saints and A Killing in Zion. A Brief Summary: …

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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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“Broken Trust”: A police procedural mystery which will entertain you

Broken Trust is the riveting thirteenth installment in the New York Times bestselling Badge of Honor police procedural series by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth. If you have not read any prior book from this series, let us assure you: They are very entertaining titles! The series is often compared to Ed McBain’s iconic 87th Precinct novels…

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