American Procedurals | Top Ten Series Writers

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From beat cops patrolling rough neighborhoods to rogue detectives with their own ideas of justice, the American police procedural has myriad forms.

Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills | Genre Spotlight: Mystery

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Psychological suspense, unreliable female narrators, and gritty antiheroes dominate the spring/summer lineup

Jeffries’s Latest “Sinful Suitor,” Quinn, Graham, March, Shupe, Plus RWA News | Romance Reviews, April 15, 2016

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There are many paths to love—and romance readers know them all. One of the more enduring motifs is the one in which the protagonists start out as friends (or become friends) and eventually passion ensues.

The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan | LJ Review

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Canadian author McMillan makes a terrific debut with this Edwardian mystery, mixing ­Sherlockian deduction with humor and a side order of romance.

McMillan’s Debut of the Month, Afshar, Nappa, Williamson, & New Series | Christian Fiction Reviews, April 1, 2016

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SPRING IS the perfect time for revitalizing our collections and our readers’ advisory skills. The face of Christian fiction (CF) is changing, and its popularity as a genre growing.

Seasonal Series | Erotica Reviews, April 1, 2016

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Enchantment and erotica join forces in the powerful collection Magic and Desire; Jace’s Game On! fits the bill for a great beach read; strong writing propels Kenner’s exciting tale; Rock delivers edgy fetish depictions recommended for M/M fans

Morfoot’s Pick of the Month, Hallinan, Maberry, McPherson, Plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, April 1, 2016

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TRUE DETECTIVE fiction is considered to have begun in 1841 with the publication of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” which starred the first fictional sleuth, the eccentric and brilliant C. Auguste Dupin.

Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson | LJ Review

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McPherson is a master of slightly creepy narratives that are complex and character driven (Agatha Award–nominated The Child Garden). Her latest stand-alone is atmospheric and suspenseful and will intrigue Erin Hart readers.

E-Originals from Archer, Lorret (with a Star), and Kay | Xpress Reviews

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Traditional boy-meets-girl tale marries the culinary fascination with food trucks; Lorret turns a conventional premise into one with plenty of promise and anticipation; a great choice for anyone looking for suspense and a steamy romance

LJ Fiction Reviews: April 1, 2016

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Heart-racing adrenaline reads, atmospheric historicals, an operatic Spur of the Moment, plus revitalizing CF genre debuts, a season of searing erotica series, the moving journey of the Lilac Girls