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Crime Fiction Leads the Circulation Pack | Mystery Reviews, September 1, 2015

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Goodman’s second legal mystery is memorable and intriguing, if flawed; Harrison re-creates 20th-century Ireland; Qiu’s incisive portrait of communist China is brilliant; a new translation of a classic locked-room mystery from Shimada

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 1, 2015

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New fiction titles to be reviewed in the September 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal. The list includes pertinent publisher and bibliographic information for your convenience.

Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery by Ellen Byron | LJ Review

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Byron, Ellen. Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery. Crooked Lane. Aug. 2015. ISBN 9781629532509. $24.99; ebk. ISBN 9781629532516. M Having returned to Louisiana after a humiliating breakup and the derailment of her Manhattan career, Maggie Crozat now helps her parents run their plantation bed-and-breakfast. When two guests drop dead within minutes of each other, her […]

E-Originals from Aicher, Drewry, Kennedy, Krulewitch, & Silver, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Well-developed characters from Aicher; Drewry’s slow build leads to a lightning strike; debuter Goodman enters foodie fiction with a “bam”; Kennedy’s latest is fast-paced, hot, and intense; Krulewitch’s series outing offers a nice twisty plot

Herriman’s Pick of the Month, John Fortunato, Paul Johnston, Martin Walker, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, August 2015

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Herriman’s finely detailed series debut, a maverick cop in near-future Edinburgh, an enjoyable Gallic series starring France’s Dordogne region, another winner from Andrews, a gritty series set in rural West Virginia keeps getting better.

New Mysteries Starring Familiar Faces | Wyatt’s World

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Late July and early August see a return of characters many readers know well—as recurring sleuths in crime novels reappear to take on new cases.

Byron’s Debut of the Month, Coleman, McPherson, Nickson, plus Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, July 2015

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Byron’s entertaining cozy debuts recipes and fascinating tidbits about plantation history; lovers of solid mysteries will adore Coleman’s engaging new sleuth; a haunting stand-alone from McPherson; Nickson’s second historical is thoroughly enjoyable

Book Shelving: Check It Out | Behind the Book, July 2015

From bookshelves to book carts: (l.) volunteer Viets returns items to their proper place at the Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL; (r.) the author (in red) joins Windsor Branch P.L. staff in Barnhart, MO, with the library cart pimped out like the cover of Checked Out

“Volunteering at a library is rewarding. It was a thrill to see my mysteries on the library shelves…. It was fun to recommend my favorite writers, if a patron asked for help. If they liked my suggestions, I felt like a successful matchmaker.”

Top Suspense Novels Defy Boundaries | Day of Dialog 2015

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“Exciting,” “addictive, and “believable” are but a few of the adjectives presenters at the “Top Thrills” panel at LJ’s 18th annual Day of Dialog used to describe their latest books, among the season’s best suspense and mystery novels.

Janey Mack’s Debut of the Month, Cathy Ace, Ray Daniel, Glenis Wilson, plus Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, June 1, 2015

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Mystery buffs will be swept up in Mack’s ingenious and well-crafted plot; Ace launches a gratifying contemporary series in the traditional British manner; Daniel’s crisp writing and engaging plot make for a corker of a mystery