Fiction from Coben and Scottoline, plus a Nonstop Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Fans and those new to Coben will devour this stand-alone; the whodunit plot of this debut is so clever that readers will forgive the unnecessary dialog; as has come to be expected, this is a page-turner that will satisfy the Scottoline faithful

Fiction from Kerr, Liu, McAdams, plus a Debut and Akashic Noir | Xpress Reviews

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An unstellar police procedural debut, the marvelous return of Bernie Gunther, Lui’s short speculative fiction, McAdams is an excellent choice for romance lovers, plus two volumes of Akashic’s “Noir” series

On Location: Landscapes in Literature | The Reader’s Shelf, March 1, 2016

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Readers who select books for their settings do so not just for geographic coordinates or temporal sites; they seek books of varied locations evoked from milieu and detail as well. Here are six debuts, ranging in time and space, which demonstrate the many ways of making places known.

Women Cops | LJ Reviews

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This first novel by a retired police officer from Atlanta unfortunately fails to deliver an effective story; fans of Dial’s (Unnatural Murder) “Josie Corsino” series will enjoy this early look at Josie (as an unmarried rookie) and other characters

Fisher Fiction | LJ Reviews

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The ­Arrangement is more ­successful with the ­history of Fisher and Parrish’s relationship than with capturing emotion, while The ­Theoretical Foot overall presents an ­engaging read

Fiction from Bowen, Cussler & Scott, Douglas, Neugeboren, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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It’s 1906 in San Francisco and New York, respectively, in works by Bowen and Cussler & Scott; Neugeboren fictionalizes the life of Max Baer; debuter Novey reveals the creative process and Brazil; first-timer Reeves’s historical novel is full of rich details and powerful language

Fiction from Ashe, Box, and Sigurdardóttir, plus Debuters de Silva and Kelly | Xpress Reviews

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Lovers of historical romance and mysteries will enjoy Ashe’s latest; more of Joe Pickett for Box fans; de SIlva’s debut features descriptive writing and excellent sense of place; a debut about the Houdinis; and a spooky, haunting thriller from Sigurdardóttir

Fiction from Brady, Hamilton, and Jordan | Xpress Reviews

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Suggest Brady’s page-turning crime thriller to fans of Charles Finch and Anne Perry; Hamiton’s thriller is clever, timely, and definitely an attention grabber; Jordan conjures incredible sparks between our cautious couple and keeps the action flowing

Fiction from Miéville and Morrison, with Pauw’s U.S. Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Miéville uses his inimitable style to create distinctive, sympathetic characters; Morrison’s fresh, immersive debut exposes the privacy dangers of social technology; Pauw’s U.S. debut is a very readable, fast-faced thriller

Fiction by Berne and Nesser, plus Two Well-Received Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Berne’s fourth novel should appeal to fans of contemporary slice-of-life fiction; Chiarella’s debut novel is an intriguing tale of medical advancement; Nesser’s latest offers plenty of twists and suspense; a thoroughly researched historical fiction debut