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The Pink Hotel

A sensual bildungsroman that is part mystery, part love story.


The Other Typist

It’s well worth the read as well as the edginess most readers will feel as Rindell unwinds this novel of love, obsession, and corruption.


Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

Gran's narrative is an intricate one, where plotlines branch off and the main investigation comes to a halt whenever Claire begins quoting from made-up books about sleuthing


My Education

The writing in this novel is masterful — but the book did something to me emotionally, too. I felt like I was in an obsessive relationship with it. I wanted to read it all the time.


The Eleventh Commandment

The story takes us from the Crucifix Prison in St Petersburg to Arlington in the U.S.A. with more than enough tension and surprises to keep even the most jaded crime reader awake into the night.


Neptune's Brood

Agreeable characters, a fascinating backdrop and brilliant plotting, with a further outlook of lengthy grins and occasional guffaws.


Thieves' Quarry

An unusual series of great promise.


Viral Nation

Fans of science fiction or dystopian adventures will find that the convoluted plot, one-note characters and inexplicable villains result in a lackluster story.


Let It Burn

Hamilton always gives good value, and this swift-moving, moody tale is no exception, even if the very last twist is perhaps one too many.


The Bat: A Harry Hole Novel
Kirkus Reviews : The Bat (July 02, 2013)

Harry is already every bit as volcanic as in his later cases. The big difference is Australia, which Nesbø, seeing it through the eyes of both a tourist and a cultural pathologist, makes you wonder how much different it is from Norway after all.


The Crocodile

In this crisply translated novel, de Giovanni explores Lojacono’s loneliness and vulnerability while simultaneously revealing his brilliance as a detective.


Fin & Lady
Kirkus Reviews : Fin & Lady (July 02, 2013)

Schine offers up a bittersweet lemon soufflé of family love and romantic passion.


The Fire Witness

A rich, nuanced tale, ideal for beach reading, just as long as the beach doesn’t harbor too many shadows.


Deadly Forecast

Though the constant oscillation between past and present is jarring at first, the two narratives fit together like a puzzle, insisting that fans read just one more chapter to see where the next piece will fall into place.


Not the Killing Type

Barrett continues her winning ways with another mystery chock full of interesting suspects and a surprising denouement.


Unseen: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Unseen (July 02, 2013)

As lurid and sanguinary as any of Lena and Will’s earlier cases but a lot more distractingly kaleidoscopic, as generic professional criminals battle for attention with the far more compelling histrionics of series regulars.


You

Our lives are the ultimate game, but this doesn’t devalue those lives. It gives us the opportunity to realize we’re often playing to someone else’s script, someone else’s idea of the world.


Viral Nation

Viral Nation is at times rather twisting, but there’s always Clover’s tenacity and West’s giving nature to make the ride worthwhile.


Orkney

Sackville’s rare gift is for rendering the ordinary so distinctly that it becomes fantastic.