Mystery & Crime Book Reviews (page 11)

DEEPER THAN THE GRAVE by Tina Whittle
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Tai's fourth (Blood, Ash and Bone, 2013, etc.) connects murders past and present—not to mention the mystery and the hot-sheets romance—with gratifying conviction."
An ill wind scatters exactly the wrong bones over Tai Randolph's suburban Atlanta neighborhood. Read full book review >
DANGEROUS DECEPTIONS by Sarah Zettel
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"More thoroughly satisfying mischief and mayhem are afoot. (Historical mystery. 12 & up)"
In which our delightful heroine, equal parts Eliza Bennett and Veronica Mars, finds herself yet again incommoded by intrigue, villains and reversals of fortune in this sequel to Palace of Spies (2013). Read full book review >

DOWN ON CYPRUS AVENUE by Paul Charles
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Unevenly paced but continuously absorbing, with a nice rapport between the hero and heroine even though they clearly aren't destined to share a romantic relationship."
The creator of DI Christy Kennedy (A Pleasure to Do Death with You, 2012, etc.) auditions a new police hero who isn't really a police officer at all.
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FOR THE DEAD by Timothy Hallinan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"'You can't live for the dead,' Rafferty keeps getting reminded. His latest adventure is a compelling demonstration of just how untrue that is and a stirring account of his strenuous attempts to live for the living."
The human vermin who infest Bangkok inch ever closer to travel writer Poke Rafferty's growing family. Read full book review >
BELFAST NOIR by Adrian McKinty
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"The choices made by editors McKinty (In the Morning I'll Be Gone, 2014, etc.) and Neville (The Final Silence, 2014, etc.) celebrate lowlifes, convicts, hookers, private eyes, cops and reporters, and, above all, the gray city at the heart of each story."
Fourteen stories that explore the darker sides of the human psyche, each from a different neighborhood of Belfast. Read full book review >

EVIL OF THE AGE by Allan Levine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 4, 2014

"Based on real people and events, the mystery is satisfying and the historical detail fascinating and topical."
A reporter and his boss take on a corrupt administration in 1871 New York. Read full book review >
HONOR ABOVE ALL by J. Bard-Collins
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Bard-Collins' detailed knowledge of building, architecture and Chicago history forms a solid base for a debut showcasing a hero reminiscent of Sam Spade."
A Pinkerton agent vows to avenge his partner. Read full book review >
INDELIBLE by Peter Helton
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"The mystery itself is nothing more than a curlicue in a jam-packed Hieronymus Bosch canvas filled with the good, the bad and the just plain wacky."
A free-wheeling painter accepts a short-term assignment as a tutor at a bedeviled art academy. Read full book review >
SCANDAL IN THE SECRET CITY by Diane Fanning
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"An intriguing change from Fanning's Lucinda Pierce series (Chain Reaction, 2014, etc.) bolstered by thought-provoking details of the obstacles women faced in the wartime workforce."
A bright young woman fights sexism and government red tape to solve a murder during World War II. Read full book review >
THE NIGHT HUNTER by Caro Ramsay
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Ramsay (The Blood of Crows, 2012, etc.) piles on the physical horrors, the psychological torments and, regrettably, the number of malefactors working independently and often at cross-purposes to bump up the number of missing persons. Those Scottish villages are the worst."
A withdrawn, unlovely young woman teams up with a former Glasgow copper-turned-private eye to find out what's become of her sister, who disappeared from the family home 57 days ago. Read full book review >
MY SISTER'S GRAVE by Robert Dugoni
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Though the pace lags at times, the characters are richly detailed and true to life, and the ending is sure to please fans."
A Seattle homicide detective is thrust back into a painfully personal case when the remains of her 20-years-vanished younger sister are uncovered in a shallow grave near Cedar Grove, the Washington mountain town where they grew up. Read full book review >
THE SEVENTH LINK by Margaret Mayhew
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 1, 2014

"Even out of his element, the Colonel (Dry Bones, 2012, etc.) shows wit and tenacity in tackling a problem with no easy solution."
A suspicious death interrupts a holiday in Lincolnshire. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >