Mystery & Crime Book Reviews (page 931)

LOCKOUT by Lillian O'Donnell
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 25, 1994

"There are other, more satisfying endings as well in this mostly engrossing, no-frills procedural from a dependable veteran. (Mystery Guild main selection)"
Lieutenant Norah Mulcahaney of New York's Fourth Homicide Division (Pushover, 1992, etc.) is trying to cope with a clutch of spiky problems. Read full book review >
CORRUPTION by Andrew Klavan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 25, 1994

"A suspenseful, gritty look at what crawls under the apparently innocent surface of a small American town."
The primal passions erupting in a small New York town depicted here by two-time Edgar winner Klavan (Animal Hour, 1993) gather with the force of a brush fire sweeping through dry grass. Read full book review >

ANGEL OF MERCY by Andrew Neiderman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 25, 1994

"No-fun police procedures, flat characters, and complete lack of suspense make this story of murder among the senior set second- rate beach reading at best."
In his artless 24th novel, Neiderman shows a better grasp of thriller mechanics but less originality than he did in The Solomon Organization (1993). Read full book review >
NIGHT PREY by John Sandford
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 25, 1994

"Strong on atmosphere and suspense, with a vivid cast of major and minor characters, this is a potent and compelling addition to the series."
Sandford's sixth entry in his bestselling series (Winter Prey, 1993, etc.) is another fast-paced and convincing thriller starring detective Lucas Davenport. Read full book review >
WALKING SHADOW by Robert B. Parker
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 25, 1994

"Now, that's class."
An irresistible new crime novel that will captivate both longtime and soon-to-be-devoted Spenser lovers. Read full book review >

DROVER AND THE DESIGNATED HITTER by Bill Granger
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 24, 1994

"In spite of some snappy writing, Granger's latest is more than a little too elaborate, although it does move at a pretty good clip."
Granger's third novel about Jimmy Drover (Drover and the Zebras, 1992), ex-sportswriter turned investigator for a Vegas sports oddsmaker, throws its protagonist into the world of major league baseball. Read full book review >
THE TIES THAT BIND by Warren Adler
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 24, 1994

"Fiona's recent adventures."
Who would've thought that Sgt. Read full book review >
EPILOGUE FOR MURDER by Larry Shriner
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 23, 1994

"A noteworthy debut."
First-time mystery writer Shriner creates a college professor turned private detective, Bennett Cole, who after nearly a decade of sleuthing around Atlanta has never investigated a murder. Read full book review >
LOVE BYTES by Sally Chapman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 20, 1994

"A neat windup and Chapman's breezy style lend some help, but this one's strictly for the computer-competent."
Second of the author's stories about 30ish computer whiz Julie Blake (Raw Data, 1991) who has now left her top job at ICI in California's Silicon Valley to form, with lover Vic Paoli, an agency to investigate computer fraud. Read full book review >
THE SIDEWALK HILTON by Bruce Cook
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 19, 1994

LA detective Chico Cervantes's fourth case seems to have been written by two ill-matched collaborators. Read full book review >
DEATH UNDERFOOT by Dennis Casley
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 18, 1994

"Though sometimes jumbled, a richly engrossing first novel and an un-touristy expedition into East Africa."
Hawk's Nest, a game-viewing lodge outside Nairobi, is where seductive Diana Farwell is killed—toppled from a platform into a rampaging elephant herd. Read full book review >
SOMETHING TO KILL FOR by Susan Holtzer
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 17, 1994

"Ingratiating fare from a welcome newcomer, winner of the 1993 Best First Malice Domestic Novel Contest."
Making the weekend garage-sale circuit in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with her friend, small-time collectibles dealer Joyce McCarthy, Anneke Haagen—owner of a thriving computer service—finds Joanna Westlake, bludgeoned and near death, whose last words are ``the Jap.'' Joyce's antiques co-op has a Japanese member, and the group fears the police will scapegoat Ellen Nakamura for the killing. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >