Mystery Thriller Book Reviews (page 5)

FALSE PRIDE by Veronica Heley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"Part mystery, part drawing room farce, Heley's latest flails gamely until it arrives at its improbable conclusion."
A missing employer is just the beginning of a mounting catastrophe for Bea Abbot (False Fire, 2017, etc.) Read full book review >
LOCK 13  by Peter Helton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"Helton puts his multitalented hero through his paces with typical disdain for either the problem that got him started or the goal he hopes to reach. For readers who think the pleasure's in the journey."
Painter-turned-detective Chris Honeysett (Worthless Remains, 2017, etc.) hunts for his missing model. Read full book review >

BAD COPS by Nick Oldham
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"A routine tale of rotten coppers distinguished by its brutality, its rapid pace, and its unexpectedly chilling final scene."
DS Henry Christie, sent to the Midlands to conduct a pro forma outside review of a pair of murders, swiftly discovers that the problems of the Central Yorkshire Police run a lot deeper. Read full book review >
WARNING SHOTS  by Connie Dial
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2018

"The case isn't much of a mystery to anyone but the sorely tried heroine; her fans may wonder how, in the wake of the violence and corruption that surround her and reach into her own department, she could possibly have survived 30 years on the job."
Practically all the leading characters in Capt. Josie Corsino's fifth round of homicides are cops, but sadly, that doesn't narrow the list of suspects much at all. Read full book review >
THE CORPSE AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE by Carola Dunn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2018

"Not the best in Dunn's long-running series (Superfluous Women, 2015, etc.), this one relies on period detail to charm fans of classic British mysteries."
An inveterate sleuth investigates a case of too many nannies. Read full book review >

DEATH BY DUMPLING  by Vivien Chien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"A charming debut with plenty of red herrings. The heroine's future looks bright."
Can an amateur detective solve a case of poisoning by dumpling? Read full book review >
WORTH KILLING FOR by Jane Haseldine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"A complex, highly suspenseful tale of murder, revenge, and redemption."
A journalist's childhood experiences continue to color her life, and not in a good way. Read full book review >
MURDER AT HALF MOON GATE by Andrea Penrose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"Penrose deftly combines a Regency romance with a tricky mystery that delves into social unrest and the darker side of this storied period."
A daring pair of Regency sleuths tackle a series of coldblooded murders. Read full book review >
THE OTHER MOTHER by Carol Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"A Gothic thriller deliciously riddled with dark motives and shadowy paths."
Assuming her best friend's identity, Daphne Marist flees her home and husband, infant daughter in tow, for the sanctuary of a remote mansion, secretly taking a job as a live-in archivist for her favorite author. Read full book review >
THE BENGAL IDENTITY by Eileen Watkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"A warm, wholesome cat cozy, perhaps a tad preachy, whose biggest flaw is the multiple climaxes that drag out an obvious ending."
A New Jersey cat groomer asked to take on a particularly needy client realizes she may be harboring a fugitive cat. Read full book review >
ENGLAND EXPECTS  by Sara Sheridan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"Adventurous and tough, the heroine must fight the perception that women are useless as sleuths, and her sidekick has an even tougher time battling prejudice against both women and black people as they unravel a puzzling mystery."
A former secret service agent is a magnet for murder in 1950s Brighton. Read full book review >
PLAIN CONFESSION  by Emma Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"Miller's fifth entry continues her streak of successfully combining local color and detection."
Rachel Mast (Plain Missing, 2017, etc.) probes a murder in her parents' Amish community. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >