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The Second Life of Nick Mason

With a terrific new hero built for the long run, Hamilton stands to gain new followers—especially if Hollywood's plans to adapt the book come to fruition.


Blood Flag

Martini holds serve with his 14th Paul Madriani thriller, in which Hitler's evil legacy continues to haunt survivors of World War II.


Lost and Gone Forever

Grecian (The Harvest Man, 2015, etc.) spares no gruesome detail in this fifth installment about the hunt for England’s most famous serial killer. If you’re up for one more tale about him and you can stand the gore, you’re in for quite a ride.


I Let You Go

Clare Mackintosh's debut is a fabulously mind bendy read perfect for fans of psychological suspense.


Death at Breakfast

I'm glad Death at Breakfast wasn't a total wash but, thanks to my high expectations, it obviously wasn't what I'd hoped for.


The Second Life of Nick Mason

It’s a tight, gripping book about a man hellbent on reinventing himself against long odds. By a writer who knows whereof he speaks.


Maestra

Judith is seriously disturbed but I couldn’t help myself from falling for her outward charm and inner determination to succeed at any cost.


The Winter People: A Novel

The Winter People is a fabulous addition to McMahon's list of titles.


Aunty Lee's Chilled Revenge

They're great for light reading evenings, but three books in I'd really hoped some of the kinks would be worked out by now.


Noble Chase: A Novel

A dandy debut novel featuring lawyers with both integrity and nautical skills.


Design for Dying

Although the serenely levelheaded costumer designer gets to solve the mystery, Patrick often keeps her under wraps, and even the cameos by Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, Barbara Stanwyck, and Preston Sturges aren't an adequate substitute. Here’s hoping the promised series will redress the balance.


Hard Light
Kirkus Reviews : Hard Light (April 20, 2016)

A must for fans of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy and Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike novels.


Most Wanted
Kirkus Reviews : Most Wanted (April 12, 2016)

The fairy-tale ending calls for some convenient coincidences and changes of heart, but Scottoline’s legion of fans will be too relieved to object.


I Don't Like Where This Is Going: A Wylie Coyote Novel

Readers who love to rummage cluttered desks, attics, and basements will have a heyday picking through the details in Dufresne’s big box emporium of a novel.


Absolutely, Positively

A quirky romantic cozy mystery that only proves that this genre is just not for me, even though I can see the appeal.


Shelter
Bookreporter : Shelter (April 01, 2016)

In its rich characterization and ability to gradually raise the stakes, the story works effectively. There’s more than enough to appreciate in this above-average debut. Expect great things from Jung Yun.


Thursday's Children: A Frieda Klein Mystery

Team French does amazing things here, with its strong protagonist and interesting --- even fascinating --- supporting cast full of people you wish were your own friends, while continuing to develop a powerful undercurrent of benevolent menace that flows from book to book.


Mike Hammer - Murder Never Knocks

Murder Never Knocks is simply the best. The mystery is fine, with plenty of twists and turns, and there’s enough (mild) sex and violence to satisfy anyone...but it’s the little touches that make the book so terrific.


Journey to Munich

Winspear elegantly balances Maisie’s emotional turmoil and dogged patriotism with the growing tensions of a Europe on the brink of war.