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The Story of Max Hochstim: The Jewish Immigrant Who Lied, Cheated, and Stole His Way to the Top

Last summer, on a Sunday afternoon, I schlepped out to Washington Cemetery in a very ungentrified stretch of Brooklyn. Some 200,000 graves—almost all of them Jewish—occupy the 100 acres of this marvelously shabby necropolis along Bay Parkway. I was looking for the grave of Max Hochstim, a vicious Jewish racketeer… Read more

Review: Four Dominions by Eric Van Lustbader

Four Dominions by Eric Van Lustbader is an action-packed, globe-spanning new entry in the Testament series that explores religion, politics, and civilization. With Four Dominions, veteran author Eric Van Lustbader gives eager readers another installment in his supernatural Testament series. Braverman “Bravo” Shaw is the head of the Gnostic Observatines, a… Read more

Review: The Price You Pay by Aidan Truhen

The Price You Pay by Aidan Truhen is an audacious, lightning-paced thriller, where a smart-mouthed, white-collar drug dealer—a hilariously irreverent antihero—seeks revenge when an unknown enemy takes out a contract on him. Perhaps Jack Price, the “Uber of illegal drugs,” should have remembered “no good deed goes unpunished” before he inquired into… Read more

Review: The Disappearing by Lori Roy

The Disappearing by two-time Edgar Award-winning author Lori Roy is a twisted, atmospheric tale about a small Southern town where girls disappear and boys run away. Lori Roy may be new to contemporary fiction, but she’s already left an indelible mark on the crime genre. Her debut, Bent Road, won the Edgar… Read more