Mystery & Crime Book Reviews (page 4)

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 >
THE HIDDEN CHILD by Camilla Läckberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2014

"Fans of Nordic noir will appreciate this taut, twisty mystery enriched with historical detail."
Three months ago, Erica Falck asked a collector of Nazi memorabilia about a medal she found among her mother's effects. Now he's discovered dead from a blow to the head, and the question of who killed him is only the first of many mysteries. Read full book review >
THE WATCHER by Charlotte Link
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 15, 2014

Someone is watching Gillian Ward. Actually, several someones, each with a different agenda, some of them creepy, one of them lethal. Read full book review >

THE CORSICAN CAPER by Peter Mayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 16, 2014

"Smooth as the most decadent dessert, with just as many empty calories."
A third volume in the light-as-a-bon-bon adventures of expatriate gumshoe Sam Levitt, his partner in all manners, Elena Morales, and the billionaire friend who cares more about their company and the quality of the wine than protecting his wealth. Read full book review >
THE HOLLOW GIRL by Reed Farrel Coleman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 18, 2014

"It's nice to report that Moe, who seems to live more deeply in his memories in every installment of his adventures, is poised to escape his past at the end of this one. The out-of-the-blue revelations that wind up this atmospheric, bluesy case may leave readers less satisfied than he is."
The ninth time around the block for Brooklyn private eye Moe Prager (Hurt Machine, 2011, etc.) is a blast from the past in more ways than one. Read full book review >
DEATH STALKS DOOR COUNTY by Patricia Skalka
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 19, 2014

"An atmospheric debut with enough twists to tempt puzzle aficionados."
A Chicago ex-cop seeks solace in a Wisconsin forest. Read full book review >
THE SEVERED STREETS by Paul Cornell
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 20, 2014

"Gripping enough if insufficiently original to be a major standout."
The follow-up to London Falling (2013), an odd book that morphed from police procedural into urban-fantasy thriller. Read full book review >
NURSING HOMES ARE MURDER by Mike Befeler
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 21, 2014

"Befeler supplies the customary cast of eccentric senior citizens, the usual surfeit of geezer jokes and enough suspects to keep you guessing, especially if you forget them all when you go to sleep each night."
An octogenarian sleuth strikes again. Read full book review >
FOR THE LOVE OF PARVATI by Susan Oleksiw
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 21, 2014

"In this latest adventure for Anita (The Wrath of Shiva, 2012, etc.), Oleksiw blends details about food, clothing and customs in southern India with family drama and just enough suspense to keep you reading."
Murder in the mountains of southern India disrupts a close family. Read full book review >
ALL THINGS MURDER by Jeanne Quigley
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 21, 2014

"Quigley supplies more hugging, kissing and backbiting than actual suspense, especially since Veronica's detection skills partly rely on overhearing key conversations, but her genial debut ably captures small-town living and a sense of class and family."
In Quigley's debut, a former star of daytime drama solves a hometown mystery in the Adirondacks. Read full book review >