Mystery & Crime Book Reviews (page 6)

ENDANGERED by C.J. Box
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 10, 2015

"All the action and suspense of Box's long string of high-country adventures, with a solution that's considerably tighter and more satisfying than most of them. One of Joe's best."
Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett's 15th case takes him through some of the darkest days of his checkered career. Read full book review >
TATTERED LEGACY by Shannon Baker
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 8, 2015

"Nora's third (Broken Trust, 2014, etc.) is filled with enough plotlines for several more installments. The heroine's decisions are annoyingly bad for such an allegedly intelligent woman, but the denouement still packs a punch."
An accountant risks her life as she works to protect an area of great beauty. Read full book review >

WITCH UPON A STAR by Jennifer Harlow
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 8, 2015

"Lacking Harlow's usual humor or any strong roots in her home base, the town of Goodnight, this story works more as a stand-alone for readers who prefer Vampire Romance Lite."
True love turns into great danger for a witch who chooses a domestic life over one of vampire drama. Read full book review >
DEAD TO ME by Mary McCoy
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 3, 2015

"Step aside, Nancy Drew; this dark mystery holds nothing back. (Historical mystery. 13 & up)"
A privileged girl turns detective in a gritty noir thriller about the not-so-glamorous side of Hollywood in the 1940s. Read full book review >
GUN STREET GIRL by Adrian McKinty
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 3, 2015

"Alert readers won't need McKinty's afterword to see the many motifs ripped from last generation's headlines. Nor will they be surprised to see Duffy's grim, lively fourth case remain defiantly inconclusive to the last drop of gallows humor."
DI Sean Duffy (In the Morning I'll Be Gone, 2014, etc.), stuck in the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1985, struggles to close a murder case that keeps opening wider and wider.Read full book review >

THE HIDDEN MAN by Robin Blake
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"An engagingly detailed look at good and ill in the 1700s that's cleverly entwined with several perplexing mysteries."
THE HOUSE OF WOLFE by James Carlos Blake
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 3, 2015

"Slightly less violent and slower paced than Blake's last look at the Wolfe family (The Rules of Wolfe, 2013), this installment is an absorbing look at dire poverty, depravity and the all-too-successful business of kidnapping for profit."
Even for criminals, there's no such thing as a perfect plan. Read full book review >
WHAT THE FLY SAW by Frankie Y. Bailey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2015

"The distracting alternate future seems like the kind of thing that might have been dreamed up by someone writing about 2020 in 1970, not 2015. The plot is confusingly unrelated to the setting and is standard procedural fare, though a hook at the end portends better developments in the future."
A pseudo-futuristic world features two detectives investigating the death of a man no one had reason to kill. Read full book review >
THE PERFECT GAME by Leslie Dana Kirby
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 3, 2015

"Kirby delivers a debut that's trickier than an R.A. Dickey knuckleball."
A trauma doctor finds her own life on the critical list when her glamorous older sister is murdered. Read full book review >
LETHAL BEAUTY by Lis Wiehl
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 3, 2015

"Fans of Mia Quinn (A Deadly Business, 2014, etc.) will find this a well-considered addition to the series."
A prosecutor focused on the murder of a young prostitute uncovers what could be a human trafficking ring. Read full book review >
THE EDGE OF DREAMS by Rhys Bowen
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 3, 2015

"Bowen shrewdly explores the tension between a husband and his very independent wife as they both work to solve a complicated series of murders. One of Molly's best."
Turn-of-the-century New York is plagued by an elusive serial killer. Read full book review >
WHO BURIES THE DEAD by C.S. Harris
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 3, 2015

"Disembodied heads and royal corpses play almost as great a role as the living characters in the 10th installment of St. Cyr's adventures (Why Kings Confess, 2014, etc.). Even though a long-overdue face-off falls curiously flat, the complex, brooding protagonist still dominates the action."
A collector of grisly relics meets the same fate as his most cherished items in this Regency tale. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fatima Bhutto
April 14, 2015

Set during the American invasion of Afghanistan, Fatima Bhutto’s debut novel The Shadow of the Crescent Moon begins and ends one rain-swept Friday morning in Mir Ali, a small town in Pakistan’s Tribal Areas close to the Afghan border. Three brothers meet for breakfast. Soon after, the eldest, Aman Erum, recently returned from America, hails a taxi to the local mosque. Sikandar, a doctor, drives to the hospital where he works, but must first stop to collect his troubled wife, who has not joined the family that morning. No one knows where Mina goes these days. But when, later in the morning, the two are taken hostage by members of the Taliban, Mina will prove to be stronger than anyone could have imagined. Our reviewer writes that The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is “a timely, earnest portrait of a family torn apart by the machinations of other people’s war games and desperately trying to survive.” View video >