Fresh Voices in Fiction: Anderson, Carr, Freeman, Jackman, Lester, van den Berg, Yoerg, & Others | Debut Fiction, January 2015

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Freeman’s debut is thoroughly entertaining and highly recommended; Rider brings us convincingly into the life of a band on the road; van den Berg presents a frighteningly plausible near-future dystopia grounded in human elements; Yoerg’s debut leaves readers wanting more.

Sykes’s Debut of the Month, with Gates, Thomas, Eurocrime, and New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, January 2015

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Sykes adds an intricate and intriguing debut to the ever-widening pool of medieval-era mysteries; an unusual (and real) setting from Gates; Thomas does not disappoint; Neuhaus manages a large cast of characters while skillfully executing plot twists.

Q&A with Carlene Thompson | Sponsored

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Carlene Thompson’s latest, Can’t Find My Way Home, an intriguing suspense novel about family secrets and serial murders, is set to come out in February 2015 in the US. NOTE: This interview was sponsored by Severn House, and produced and published by LJ.

Blaedel, Graves, Khan’s Debut of the Month, New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, December 2014

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In this month’s mysteries, killers strike in small towns in Maine, Missouri, and New York, along with Canada, Denmark, and France. We also have Khan’s intensely memorable debut, two excellent British historicals, and a slew of solid series.

Fiction from Bradley, Evanovich & Goldberg, Hochgatterer, Nehme, & Others | Xpress Reviews

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An engaging heroine in a delightful series from Bradley, Evanovich and Goldberg team up for their third rollicking adventure, a stand-alone thriller from best-selling Grippando, film blogger Nehme is highly recommended, Sternbergh’s characterizations are spare and vivid, Wood calls for concentration.

Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction

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The best genre fiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal’s columnists.

Chance’s Debut of the Month, Noirish Crime from Graham, Wiley, & New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews

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November offers a cornucopia of debuts and series launches for which mystery buffs of all stripes will give plenty of thanks.

Barrett, Barry, Ekbäck, Olsson, To Name a Few | Debut Fiction

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A light soufflé of a book from Alexander, Bard-Collins’s debut is almost as much an architectural history as it is a mystery, Barrett’s first collection heralds a brutal yet alluring new voice, multi-award-winning poet Barry’s first novel is fierce.

E-Originals from Booth, Bristol, Cane, DeLeo, Drewry, & Moon | Xpress Reviews

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For fans of British procedurals; the exclusive world of dominants & submissives; a tale of female empowerment; a delightful read about weddings; strong, guarded characters; a wildly entertaining debut; a bad boy becomes the hero

Fanning’s Pick of the Month, A Sophomore Effort from Robinson, Willis’s Award-Winning Debut, Plus New Mystery Blogs | Mystery Reviews

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True crime and mystery writer Fanning’s new historical series offers an almost sociological study of women’s issues during World War II, Willis’s engrossing debut is told with a great eye for the gritty details of life in west Texas

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