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Chris.Wolak
September 21 2017

Review: OSS Operation Black Mail: One Woman’s Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army by Ann Todd

OSS Operation Black Mail: One Woman's Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army by Ann Todd is the story of a remarkable woman, Elizabeth “Betty” McIntosh, who fought World War II...
ArdiAlspach
September 21 2017

Review: The Last Chicago Boss: My Life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club by Peter “Big” Pete James with Kerrie Droban

The Last Chicago Boss: My Life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club by Peter “Big Pete” James is a startling and unprecedented expose into the inner workings of the Outlaw Nation from...
MyBookishWays
September 20 2017

Review: The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille

The Cuban Affair by Nelson DeMille is a blistering new novel featuring an exciting new character—U.S. Army combat veteran Daniel “Mac” MacCormick, now a charter boat captain,...
dvaleris
September 20 2017

Review: Murderous Mistral by Cay Rademacher

Murderous Mistral by Cay Rademacher is the first book in the Roger Blanc Provence Mystery series. Welcome to Provence, that picturesque area of France to where hard-nosed Capitaine Roger Blanc of...
jenny_maloney
September 19 2017

Review: A Conspiracy of Ravens by Terrence McCauley

A Conspiracy of Ravens by Terrence McCauley is the third book in the James Hicks series, where Hicks has finally discovered his true enemy: a criminal organization known as The Vanguard. The...
MyBookishWays
September 19 2017

Review: The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Scarred Woman by Jussi Adler-Olsen is the seventh book in the Department Q series. Carl Mørck, the crotchety-but-very-skilled homicide detective whose Copenhagen-based Department...
ArdiAlspach
September 19 2017

Review: Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda is a gripping, tautly suspenseful tale of deception and betrayal dark enough to destroy a marriage … or a life. Four paragraphs into Kaira Rouda’s...
JanetWebb
September 18 2017

Review: Robert B. Parker’s The Hangman’s Sonnet by Reed Farrel Coleman

Robert B. Parker's The Hangman's Sonnet by Reed Farrel Coleman is the 16th Jesse Stone novel. Paradise’s Chief of Police Jesse Stone is in a really bad place. None of his usual crutches—booze,...
Kattomic
September 18 2017

Review: Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke is a powerful thriller about the explosive intersection of love, race, and justice. The first person we meet in the little Texas town of Lark is Geneva...
AngieBarry
September 18 2017

Review: Death at the Seaside by Frances Brody

Death at the Seaside by Frances Brody is the eighth book in the Kate Shackleton Mystery series—an intricate, absorbing plot that captures the atmosphere and language of 1920s England. Private...
ThomasPluck
September 18 2017

The Deuce 1.02: “Show and Prove” Episode Review

“There’s not enough smoke.” That’s one criticism I overheard about The Deuce, HBO’s 8-episode series set on 42nd Street in the ‘70s. Everyone lights up, but...
JBValeri
September 15 2017

Review: The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad

The Names of Dead Girls by Eric Rickstad builds relentlessly on its spellbinding premise, luring readers into its dark and macabre mystery, right to its shocking end. New York Times and...
jenny_maloney
September 15 2017

Review: Lies She Told by Cate Holahan

Lies She Told by Cate Holahan is an electrifying story of love and deceit where parts of a crime writer's latest novel start to blend with things happening in her real life, proving that truth...
JBValeri
September 14 2017

Review: Enigma by Catherine Coulter

Enigma by Catherine Coulter is the 21st book in the FBI Thriller series, where Agents Savich and Sherlock are presented with two baffling mysteries and must work with Agent Cam Wittier (Insidious)...
dvaleris
September 12 2017

Review: Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed by John Keyse-Walker

Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed by John Keyse-Walker is the second book in the Teddy Creque Mysteries series. Take a visual tour of Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed with GIFnotes! As summer draws to a close...
AngieBarry
September 11 2017

Review: The Gospel of Mary by Philip Freeman

The Gospel of Mary by Philip Freeman is the third book in the Sister Deirdre series, where a young Irish nun finds herself the guardian of a mysterious manuscript claiming to be the lost gospel of Mary...
PeterFoy
September 11 2017

Review: Good Time (2017)

Making a crime thriller set in contemporary New York is tricky these days for one principal reason: there isn’t that much crime there anymore. In the 44 years since Martin Scorsese released...
BrianGreene
September 11 2017

Review: Unchained Melody: The Films of Meiko Kaji by Tom Mes

Unchained Melody: The Films of Meiko Kaji by Tom Mes traces Meiko Kaji's career from its earliest beginnings as a teen model and tomboyish basketball fanatic to her critically-lauded and versatile...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 11 2017

Endeavour 4.04: “Harvest” Episode Review

Five years before this episode takes place, a car headed toward the country village of Bramford was forced off the road by a military vehicle barreling toward it. The truck didn’t slow down....
DaveRichards
September 11 2017

Review: Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham

Magicians Impossible by Brad Abraham is a debut novel that blends magic and mayhem to create an edgy thriller perfect for fans of fantasy and crime fiction (available September 12, 2017). The...
MyBookishWays
September 11 2017

Review: The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld is a haunting, richly atmospheric, and deeply suspenseful novel about an investigator who must use her unique insights to find a missing little girl. When I...
JanetWebb
September 11 2017

Review: Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose

Monster in the Closet by Karen Rose is the fifth book in the Baltimore series, where a father-daughter reunion puts innocent victims in the sights of a stone-cold killer. Monster in the...
CorrinaLawson
September 8 2017

Review: Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton

In Dead Woman Walking, from master of suspense Sharon Bolton, the sole survivor of a hot-air balloon crash witnesses a murder as the balloon is falling. Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton, like...
JanetWebb
September 8 2017

Review: Good Friday by Lynda La Plante

Good Friday by Lynda La Plante is a prequel story that tells the early days of the career of Jane Tennison before the events of Prime Suspect. Welcome back, Jane Tennison! Good Friday...
ArdiAlspach
September 8 2017

Review: The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble

The Bloody Black Flag by Steve Goble is a debut novel aboard a pirate ship in 1722 and the first in the new Spider John Mysteries series. The publisher touts Steve Goble’s debut novel,...
Chris.Wolak
September 7 2017

Review: Idyll Fears by Stephanie Gayle

Idyll Fears by Stephanie Gayle is the second book in the Thomas Lynch series, where the gay Chief of Police must deal with homophobic opposition as well as a frantic search for a missing six-year-old...
JanetWebb
September 7 2017

Review: A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly

A Tale of Two Kitties by Sofie Kelly follows two magical cats with  powers of detection that prove indispensable to librarian Kathleen Paulson. A librarian and her two cats solve mysteries—is...
ThomasPluck
September 7 2017

Back in the New York Groove with The Deuce

As nostalgic as I am for the '70s and ‘80s Times Square, I’m glad that George Pelecanos and David Simon’s new show The Deuce wastes no time getting the first mugging out of...
JBValeri
September 7 2017

Review: Close to Home by Robert Dugoni

Close to Home by Robert Dugoni is the fifth book in the Tracy Crosswhite series, where the Seattle homicide detective is thrown headlong into the path of a killer conspiracy. Robert Dugoni...
ArdiAlspach
September 6 2017

Review: Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land

Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land is a dark, compelling, voice-driven debut psychological suspense thriller. Take a visual tour of Good Me Bad Me with GIFnotes! Everywhere you look, it seems there’s...