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Death of a Liar

Death of a Liar is the 31st installment in a series that saw fame as a TV series and seldom fails to entertain.

Motive: An Alex Delaware Novel

Kellerman appears at all stages of the book to have been truly enjoying himself in the telling, leading his detectives and readers merrily down different paths only to find that they are not so much at a dead end as simply...wrong.

Dreaming Spies: A novel of suspense featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes

Dreaming Spies represents a return to form for King, who more recently had moved away somewhat from her reliably satisfying (but hardly formulaic) approach to earlier novels about Russell and Holmes. Here we see the couple doing their best work in tandem...

A Murder of Magpies

I like the pacing, the puzzle, and the protagonist. The ending is quite satisfying.

Mightier than the Sword

Mightier than the Sword is a real page-turner.

The Winter Foundlings

Ten-year-old Ella’s struggle to survive makes for compelling reading.

Little Black Lies

Little Black Lies is Block's debut novel.

An Appetite for Violets

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel! It's definitely a favourite of mine, appealing in every way.

The Whites

Provocatively titled “The Whites,” it’s a bravura move by Price/Brandt, coming in the immediate aftermath of the Ferguson and Eric Garner protests, but the poet of the proletariat brings it off without pandering or condescension.


We get stripped-down prose and an attempt — mostly successful — to lay bare people’s psychological impulses.

Nobody Walks
Kirkus Reviews : Nobody Walks (February 17, 2015)

Herron (Dead Lions, 2013, etc.) strips his revenge story to the bone, paring away unnecessary characters, episodes, speeches and gestures to produce a violent little elegy that grows both more clever and more sour as it hurtles along.

Lies That Bind
Kirkus Reviews : Lies That Bind (February 17, 2015)

Maeve’s second outing matches all the reward of being a daughter and all the challenge of being a parent with the newfound wonder of becoming a sister.

Someone to Watch Over Me

Unusual material for a mystery, but Sigurdardóttir handles it deftly through Thóra, who is as compassionate as she is intelligent and dogged.

Plague Land: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Plague Land (February 16, 2015)

Sykes' debut, the first of a planned series, immerses the reader in the filth and ignorance of medieval Kent, presents a puzzling mystery and introduces a hero who grows in stature as his problems increase.

Someone to Watch Over Me

You won’t warm up until you turn the last page of this book.

Nobody Walks

Nobody Walks is a spy thriller through and through, but it’s also a fine piece of writing, and a standout in a field of books too often as disposable as their purported heroes.

Foxglove Summer: A Rivers of London Novel

A very satisfying and enjoyable read that I highly recommend.

Crazy Love You: A Novel

Classic Unger and a surefire hit with her followers.

Kirkus Reviews : Dreamless (February 10, 2015)

Not the most gripping mystery around, but fans of Nordic noir with a historical bent might enjoy its combination of present and past.

The Long and Faraway Gone

A mystery with a deep, wounded heart. Read it.