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Wink of an Eye

Wink of an Eye is perfect for readers who want to feel like the world of the book is real; Wink, Texas, comes alive along with Gypsy Moran and has you reading until the case is closed.

W is for Wasted

I've been reading this series for over a decade and am amazed that Sue Grafton can continue to come up with new, intriguing plots while never neglecting her characters.

This is the Water

Whenever the pace of the novel feels poised to accelerate, Murphy inserts ten completely dispensable pages of miscellaneous observations about swimming or life or things in general.

Bad Country

There’s nothing out there quite like Bad Country. As a mystery, as a setting, and as a view on culture, it’s harsh.

Deeper Than the Grave: A Tai Randolph Mystery

Tai’s fourth connects murders past and present—not to mention the mystery and the hot-sheets romance—with gratifying conviction.

Bad Country
Kirkus Reviews : Bad Country (November 04, 2014)

An outstanding first novel written with clarity and authority and featuring a Southwest whose spare beauty covers unspeakable crimes and a detective who’s tough, honorable and authentic to the core.

The Killer Next Door: A Novel

Marwood's latest is a deliciously paced thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat - and will probably make you look at all of your neighbors just a little differently!

The Wolf in Winter

Thrillers are always a fast, enjoyable reading experience, and The Wolf in Winter is no different. The atmosphere is appropriately spooky, the characters mysterious, and the action dark and moody.

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man is a solid mystery, with enough action and dramatic revelations to keep everything humming at a steady pace.

A Virtuous Death

Filled with informative historical tidbits on some of the less salubrious aspects of Victorian times and plenty of red herrings but sadly in need of some judicious pruning.

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Café

Thanks to that sturdy deus ex machina, Orphan Farm matron Mma Potokwane, all’s well that ends well in perhaps the most tranquil and unruffled entry in this renowned series.

Sidney Sheldon's Chasing Tomorrow

While the pace of the story led me to keep flipping pages to see what would happen next, what I liked best about Chasing Tomorrow is Bagshawe’s ability to write so vividly that I truly felt I was gazing at the mountains in Colorado or surrounded by the humid air in Asia.

A Possibility of Violence

This is a fairly straightforward story, undramatic but compelling.

The Nightingale Before Christmas

The Nightingale Before Christmas is a fun book with characters that will keep you engaged. I did figure out a few of the connections, (but at the time I was supposed to figure them out), and Donna Andrews does a spectacular job tying up all the loose ends into a big holiday bow!

Five Minutes Alone: A Thriller

“All of this killing has made him feel,” Carl’s exhilarated to realize. Readers following him through this season of Breaking Bad reworked by the Coen Brothers will feel the whole gamut right along with him.

The Pierced Heart

Another tour de force with a striking finale from Shepherd (A Fatal Likeness, 2013, etc.), who specializes in turning iconic novels into clever, complicated mysteries for her tormented hero to solve.

The Secret Place
Slate : Safe as Houses (October 07, 2014)

The map she draws with the Dublin Murder Squad series is layered and relational: The street view always depends on who’s looking.

The Forgotten Girl

The Forgotten Girl fizzled a bit in the end. The build was nice and the pacing was fabulous, but the actual resolution didn't live up to the rest of the book for me. It made what could have been a great read an ok one instead.

The Missing Place

A satisfying, icy thriller.