Mystery & Crime Book Reviews (page 3)

JAILHOUSE GLOCK by Lizbeth Lipperman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 8, 2014

"Even those who find Tessa an annoying gimmick can still enjoy the closeness of the sisters and the suspense of the case."
A Texas police officer solves a crime with help from her sisters, living and departed, in this entertaining cozy. Read full book review >
DEATH RUNS ADRIFT by Karen MacInerney
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 8, 2014

"MacInerney's charming sixth offers beautiful scenery, an assortment of appended recipes and one of her strongest mysteries to date."
Murder returns to a beautiful island off the coast of Maine. Read full book review >

BONE DUST WHITE by Karin Salvalaggio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Despite a style that's much flatter than its setting, Salvalaggio's debut deftly intertwines a town without a future and citizens without hope, people in need and people who need to be needed, and a new murder that brings closure to four unsolved cases."
A fragile child-woman witnesses her long-lost mother's murder in the Montana woods behind her isolated house. Read full book review >
MURDER AT HONEYCHURCH HALL by Hannah Dennison
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 13, 2014

"Dennison (Thieves!, 2011, etc.) launches a new series with a potpourri of sentimentality and suspense. It all works since the dryly self-deprecating heroine keeps herself centered in spite of the zaniness around her."
Life with the landed gentry lands an antiques expert in even more of a muddle than the one she's trying to escape. Read full book review >
ANY OTHER NAME by Craig Johnson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 13, 2014

"Once more, you can count on Longmire (A Serpent's Tooth, 2013, etc.) for action both physical and cerebral, a bit of humor and romance, and a mighty good mystery."
A favor for an old friend puts Wyoming sheriff Walt Longmire in a tough spot. Read full book review >

HANGMAN by Stephen Talty
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 13, 2014

"Less gritty and more streamlined than Abbie's debut: an expertly judged dose of adrenaline whose cast can only hang on for dear life till the final crash of cymbals."
Five years after he spread terror among Buffalo's teenage girls and their parents, a notorious killer is back in the saddle. Read full book review >
THE BODY IN BODEGA BAY by Betsy Draine
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 13, 2014

"Apart from its surprise ending, Nora and Toby's second case (Murder in Lascaux, 2011) is most valuable for its information on icons, The Birds and early northern California history."
Is a missing Russian icon a motive for murder? Read full book review >
FATAL ENQUIRY by Will Thomas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2014

"Cyrus' sixth (The Black Hand, 2008, etc.) is a page-turner in which a more physically imposing Holmes and a more intellectual Watson dominate a thrilling but less-than-mysterious tale."
A villain from his past almost destroys the life of a Victorian private enquiry agent. Read full book review >
GLADYSS OF THE HUNT by Arthur Nersesian
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 13, 2014

"Nersesian (Mesopotamia, 2010, etc.) revisits New York in a tale combining grit and glamour, poignancy and cynical wit."
A rookie cop and a rough-edged veteran pair up to stop a series of grisly murders in Manhattan. Read full book review >
THE SKIN COLLECTOR by Jeffery Deaver
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 13, 2014

"It's reassuring to think that as the bad guys grow ever more ingenious, so does Rhyme. And indeed, so does Deaver, though not necessarily in such a good way."
Even the genre's leading magician has his off days, as Deaver shows in this over-inventive yet highly derivative sequel to The Bone Collector (1997), The Cold Moon (2006) and quadriplegic criminalist Lincoln Rhyme's other adventures. Read full book review >
THE SON by Jo Nesbø
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 13, 2014

"One of Nesbø's best, deepest and richest novels, even without Harry Hole. "
A deftly plotted novel that probes the deepest mysteries: sin, redemption, love, evil, the human condition. Read full book review >
FATAL HARBOR by Brendan DuBois
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 15, 2014

Lewis Cole is determined to get the anti-nuclear activist who put his best friend in a coma. And not just to send him to prison. Read full book review >