Mystery & Crime Book Reviews (page 6)

THE BISHOP'S WIFE by Mette Ivie Harrison
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Harrison, herself a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is known for her children's fantasy books (The Rose Throne, 2013, etc.). This decidedly adult tale adds twists aplenty to an insider's look at a religion replete with its own mysteries."
A questioning Mormon woman becomes involved in two mysteries. Read full book review >
DIE AGAIN by Tess Gerritsen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Mystery lovers not familiar with the author's work should brace themselves, because they might trip over a bucket of entrails. But they will also find a terrific storyteller."
A not-for-the-squeamish murder mystery set in both Boston and Botswana. Read full book review >

PLAIN KILLING by Emma Miller
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 30, 2014

"Miller's second book about Rachel pushes the mystery aside to give vibrancy to the world of Stone Mill and urgency to Rachel's dilemma."
Rachel Mast (Plain Murder, 2013, etc.) finds the Amish are no more immune from crime than the people they call the English.Read full book review >
Lane Changes by S.L. Ellis
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 20, 2014

"A captivating introduction to a cozy female PI series with potential for wide appeal."
The first book in the Cassie Cruise series.Cassie Cruise is a private investigator trying to reinvent herself after being publicly humiliated on her PI reality show. Read full book review >
RAVEN HEIGHTS MANOR by Sharol Louise
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 17, 2014

"For an author with a list of historical romances to her name, Louise (RoseHill Manor, 2010, etc.) doesn't write very convincingly about her chosen period or show much originality in a slight tale that's likely to have the most appeal for young adults."
A teenager adjusting to a new home searches for clues to a mysterious death. Read full book review >

SHOW ME THE GOLD by Carolyn Mulford
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 17, 2014

"Mulford (Show Me the Deadly Deer, 2014, etc.) confronts her troupe of reluctant crime solvers with plenty of action and a few surprises."
Another case for a former CIA agent and her gal pals. Read full book review >
A NIP OF MURDER by Carol Miller
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Miller puts Daisy squarely center stage in her second outing—not that she doesn't belong there, but even her sexy nemesis remains in her shadow in this entertaining sequel."
Daisy, the Balsam boys and the other likker-sipping characters from Murder and Moonshine (2013) are back for another round.Read full book review >
KILL 'EM WITH CAYENNE by Gail Oust
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Serving up another seasoning-themed cozy complete with a guide to peppers and a rub recipe, Oust excels when she concentrates on her leading lady's friendships and other relationships, even though a little more spice would up the ante."
A spice shop owner teams up with her BFF to clear a friend suspected of murder in the lead-up to the local Barbecue Festival. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL IN MONTMARTRE by Gary Inbinder
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 16, 2014

"Essayist Inbinder's mystery debut shows Montmartre at its atmospheric best—inhabited by characters as diverse and devious as Paris can offer."
A police detective uses science to solve a grisly murder in 19th-century Paris. Read full book review >
PERFECT SINS by Jo Bannister
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"The briefer framing case is touching but otherwise unsatisfying. But the main course of old bones is a humdinger."
A second case—call it a case and a fraction—for Constable Hazel Best and Gabriel Ash, the much-tried man she befriended in Deadly Virtues (2013).Read full book review >
FIVE by Ursula Archer
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Though Bea and Florin often seem to be phoning it in, Archer makes up for their lack of energy with an inventive plot."
Archer, an Austrian writer of teen novels, has created a series of gruesome killings in her Salzberg-based first thriller for adults. Read full book review >
YOU KNOW WHO KILLED ME by Loren D. Estleman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 9, 2014

"Modest, tidy and fast-moving: a pleasing lesser entry in Walker's dossier."
Amos Walker's 24th case takes him from Detroit to the suburban wilds of Iroquois Heights, where the natives are just as restless. 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 >