“The Take”

“The Take” by Christopher Reich is an international thriller that grabs readers from the start. “Fifty-nine seconds. The robbery was carried out with precision and discipline, relying on surprise, speed, and brute force” The take in the robbery was six hundred twenty-two thousand AND a calfskin briefcase, tan with leather handle. The money went to […]

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“The Devil at Your Door”

“The Devil at Your Door” by Eric Beetner is book three of the Lars and Shaine series, but it is not necessary to have read the earlier books to enjoy this one. This is the best book yet, and those who have not read the previous books can jump right in without any problem. Contextual […]

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“A Time of Love and Tartan”

“A Time of Love and Tartan” is number twelve in the 44 Scotland Street series. It hardly seems possible that readers have been following this interesting and diverse group of people living in contemporary Edinburgh for that long, but we have. Every new episode is like visiting old friends. Everyone wants to catch up with […]

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“The Undertakers Daughter”

“The Undertaker’s Daughter” by Sara Blaedel is the first in the new “Ilka” series. Ilka Nichols Jensen, a school portrait photographer in Copenhagen, leads an unassertive, well-organized, and uneventful life until she receives shocking news. Her absentee father has died and left her his funeral home in Racine, Wisconsin. Not only does she know nothing […]

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“The Wife”

“The Wife” by Alafair Burke could be a story from any news service. We read about this situation every day; celebrities, business tycoons, and politicians are accused of extramarital affairs and are disgraced by scandal. Careers are over, families are humiliated, and lives are changed forever. But this story is different; this is the story […]

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“The Innocents”

“The Innocents” by David Putnam is part of his Bruno Johnson series, but it is not necessary to have read the other books to enjoy this one. Those who have not read the previous books can jump right in without any problem. In fact, this is the perfect place to start for a new reader […]

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“Hellbent”

“Hellbent” by Gregg Hurwitz is the third in his Orphan X series. I enjoyed the previous books, and this is the best book yet. Not to worry, those who have not read the previous books can jump right into “Hellbent” without any problem. Contextual references throughout the book fill in relevant background without wasting pages […]

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“Hang Time”

“Hang Time” by S. W. Lauden is book three the Greg Salem series, but those who have not read the previous books can jump right in without any problem.Greg Salem is a complicated character. He is former cop, now turned PI. He has a family and an on again off again career as a rock […]

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“The Deep Dark Descending”

“The Deep Dark Descending” by Allen Askens is a compelling story of personal conflict. This is homicide detective Max Rupert’s journey of revenge, vengeance, and redemption. His wife was killed in a hit-and-run accident, but he always believed it was murder. The book covers three days, and starts coldly, graphically, and starkly with a glimpse […]

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