“The Thousand Yard Stare” | Mystery

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Reviews of The Wonder Chamber, The Last Death of Jack Harbin, and The Red Pole of Macau, plus a full list of titles from the December 2013 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, December 6, 2013

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Layered storytelling from Abrams and Dorst, de Giovanni builds on his gloomy but brilliant detectives, Delaney’s grim tale shouts Greek tragedy more than standard mystery fare, a somewhat entertaining debut from Devereaux-Nelson, Forrest’s beloved detective Kate Delafield returns, give The Card a shot, savor Rodale’s funny, heartfelt, and lovingly crafted romance

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, December 6, 2013

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Standard Christie fare—almost, John Shakespeare is not a poetic Prince, Cornwall’s new series begins and it’s complicated, charged by a carnie-punk stunner, love is Starting from Scratch, Quinn gives a little something extra

Best Books 2013: Mystery

The best mysteries of 2013.

Mystery: Series Lineup | November 1, 2013

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Mystery series titles from the November 1, 2013 issue.

Mystery Reviews | November 1, 2013

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Reviews of Deadly Pleasures: A Crime Writers’ Association Anthology, Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By: A Penny Brannigan Mystery, Cries of the Lost, and Deadly Catch: A Mac McClellan Mystery, plus a full list of Mystery reviews from the November 1, 2013 issue, along with the latest news.

CWA Daggers for Disgraced Spies, Elderly Snipers, and Ghostmen

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Earlier this spring Barbara Conaty, my go-to reviewer for spy fiction, praised  British author Mick Herron’s latest novel, Dead Lions, for “bringing a fresh and puckish eye to espionage and crime, leaving behind the stodgy staples.” The judges of Britain’s CWA Dagger Awards obviously agreed with Conaty’s assessment. Awarding Herron  the CWA 2013 Goldsboro Gold […]

Crime, Italian-Style

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Some new titles on crime in Italy, some written by Italians, all by authors who love the country’s contrary and colorful ways.

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, October 18, 2013

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Knox wraps her intricate sf trilogy, Bruce offers a contemporary British police procedural, Fyfield is one of the best at understanding the human psyche, Helm delivers likable characters and a solid plot, Witt’s trilogy closes with an action-packed finish

Mystery Reviews | October 1, 2013

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The latest mystery reviews, news, and more.

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