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    CAUSE OF DEATH

    OCT. 1, 2012

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CAUSE OF DEATH

by Jane A. Adams

A promisingly tangled skein of mysteries unravels abruptly in MacGregor’s sixth case. Full review >

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    DEAD ENDS

    OCT. 1, 2012

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DEAD ENDS

by Sandra Balzo

Balzo’s cases for AnnaLise pack the punch that her Maggy Thorsen tales lack, swapping a tepid cup of coffee for a bracing... Full review >

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    THE THING ITSELF

    OCT. 1, 2012

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THE THING ITSELF

by Peter Guttridge

Guttridge’s third Brighton thriller is so well-written that it would be well worth your time even if it were not such a... Full review >

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    CLEANUP

    OCT. 1, 2012

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CLEANUP

by Norah McClintock

Weighing in at just over 100 pages, this solid mystery is good for both the series’ target audience and readers who don’t... Full review >

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    UNDERCOVER

    OCT. 1, 2012

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UNDERCOVER

by Bill James

Nobody demonstrates the similarity between criminal reasoning and cop reasoning better than James (Vacuum, 2011, etc.). Full review >

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    WITCH HAMMER

    OCT. 1, 2012

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WITCH HAMMER

by M.J. Trow

Marlowe (Silent Court, 2012, etc.) makes an agreeable guide to Elizabethan life, and it’s fun reading quips between him and... Full review >

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    DRY BONES

    OCT. 1, 2012

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DRY BONES

by Margaret Mayhew

The latest sedate adventure for the Colonel (Three Silent Things, 2008, etc.) is a pleasant albeit unexciting stroll through... Full review >

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    DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

    OCT. 2, 2012

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DEATH AND THE MAIDEN

by Frank Tallis

Liebermann and Rheinhardt's sixth collaboration (Vienna Twilight, 2011, etc.) again paints an intricately detailed portrait... Full review >

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    PARADISE CITY

    OCT. 2, 2012

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PARADISE CITY

by Archer Mayor

Understated, occasionally very funny (see Kunkle) and very intelligent. In his 23rd appearance (Tag Man, 2011, etc.), the... Full review >

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    MAD RIVER

    OCT. 2, 2012

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MAD RIVER

by John Sandford

None of these minor complications, though, are enough to raise Virgil’s sixth (Shock Wave, 2011, etc.) much above the level... Full review >

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    SACRIFICE FLY

    OCT. 16, 2012

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SACRIFICE FLY

by Tim O'Mara

Though Ray can be a mite sententious, he’s also appealingly fallible and sensitive in this promising series kickoff. Full review >

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    A FATAL WINTER

    OCT. 16, 2012

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A FATAL WINTER

by G.M. Malliet

The handsome priest-turned-detective hero who debuted in Wicked Autumn (2011) nearly meets his match in a suspect list that... Full review >

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    MURDER BY VEGETABLE

    OCT. 19, 2012

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MURDER BY VEGETABLE

by Barbara Graham

Like Tony’s earlier cases (Murder By Music, 2011, etc.), this one is more interesting for its eclectic characters than its... Full review >

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    MURDER IN GENEVA

    OCT. 19, 2012

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MURDER IN GENEVA

by D-L Nelson

Multicultural Annie’s third (Murder in Argeles, 2011, etc.) presents a pretty puzzle on two levels, past and present. Full review >

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    A QUESTION OF IDENTITY

    SEPT. 1, 2012

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A QUESTION OF IDENTITY

by Anthea Fraser

A plot overburdened with coincidences. And surely most readers will find telepathy as a plot device problematic. Full review >

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    ELEVEN PIPERS PIPING

    OCT. 30, 2012

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ELEVEN PIPERS PIPING

by C.C. Benison

Tom’s second (Twelve Drummers Drumming, 2011) is a must-read for lovers of classic English mysteries, chock-full of... Full review >

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    A SMALL HILL TO DIE ON

    OCT. 30, 2012

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A SMALL HILL TO DIE ON

by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Although its mystery isn’t the best among Duncan’s Welsh cozies (A Killer’s Christmas in Wales, 2011, etc.), this latest... Full review >

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    UNDER THE EYE OF GOD

    OCT. 30, 2012

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UNDER THE EYE OF GOD

by Jerome Charyn

The result is a political cocktail almost as fizzy and inventive as The Onion or The Wall Street Journal in which every... Full review >

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    THE OLD GRAY WOLF

    OCT. 30, 2012

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THE OLD GRAY WOLF

by James D. Doss

The puckish Doss, who combined charm, mayhem and deviously clever clues, will be much missed. Full review >

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    SLEEP NO MORE

    OCT. 16, 2012

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SLEEP NO MORE

by Iris Johansen

Johansen throws in enough crooked characters to house an entire prison in a plot that starts out with promise but ends up... Full review >

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    THE PANTHER

    OCT. 16, 2012

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THE PANTHER

by Nelson DeMille

Quintessential DeMille: action-adventure flavored with double-dealing and covert conspiracy. Full review >

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    THE BONE BED

    OCT. 16, 2012

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THE BONE BED

by Patricia Cornwell

An ingenious murder method, more hours in the mortuary and forensics lab than usual, an uncharacteristically muffled killer,... Full review >

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    TIER ONE WILD

    OCT. 16, 2012

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TIER ONE WILD

by Dalton Fury

Action-adventure from an author who’s been at the sharp end of the spear. Full review >

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    FEAR ITSELF

    OCT. 25, 2012

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

FEAR ITSELF

by Andrew Rosenheim

A rich premise, with a readable if sometimes predictable and heavy-handed delivery. Full review >

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