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The Master Key (Pushkin Vertigo) Cover Image
By Masako Togawa, Simon Grove (Translator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9781782273639
Availability: Backordered
Published: Pushkin Vertigo - March 27th, 2018

Phenomenal! Chance cannot be directed or maybe Fate just revels in its own mischief! - randy


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Gangsterland Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781619025783
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - August 11th, 2015

Not at all what I was expecting! Sal Cupertine has worked for his cousin getting rid of problems most of his adult life. And then one day, Sal kills 3 FBI agents and Ronnie sells him to Vegas. After several months recovering from plastic surgery and reading the Talmud as well as other Jewish texts, Sal is reborn as the rabbi David Cohen. But that’s just his day job. With a really original setup and great, colorful characters, Gangsterland is awesome! - randy


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Sometimes I Lie Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250144843
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Published: Flatiron Books - March 13th, 2018

Really love the reveal! Amber is in a coma. Thing is she can hear what's going on around her. She slowly starts to remember what happened the week leading up to her "accident" and there are plenty of suspects - her sister, her husband, her co-worker and more. But don't ever forget that sometimes Amber lies. - randy


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Inspector Imanishi Investigates (Soho Crime) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781569470190
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Published: Soho Crime - July 1st, 2003

This is nothing like your typical crime novel. Inspector Imanishi diligently follows up every lead and mislead until he puts everything together. And his partner, Yoshimura, is so earnest that you wouldn't expect to find him in a serious mystery. But he fits in perfectly. Matsumoto's prose is beautiful, and I loved the change of pace from all the hard boiled detectives we love and get most of the time. - randy


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Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs Mysteries) Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616954079
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Published: Soho Crime - June 3rd, 2014

Private detective Maisie Dobbs is Sherlock Holmes with a soul. During an investigation, she stumbles across some gravestones with no surnames. This leads her to Major Jenkins of The Retreat, an estate for wounded veterans of The Great War. Struggling with her own ghosts, Maisie is determined to find out why these veterans are dying. A great mystery written with some of the best prose I’ve read in quite a while. Maisie Dobbs is wonderful! - randy

And you'll love Messenger of Truth!


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Murder in the Marais (Aimee Leduc Investigations #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781616957308
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Published: Soho Crime - April 26th, 2016

A great murder mystery with a wonderful character. Cara Black does a terrific job with ratcheting up the tension and that keeps the pages turning. Highly recommend! - randy


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Fever Cover Image
By Deon Meyer, K. L. Seefers (Translator)
$26.00
ISBN: 9780802126627
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - September 5th, 2017

What a great read! A gripping tale of survival and rebuilding following a pandemic killing off 95% of humans. The story is engaging and the characters are spot on. I never saw the end coming and loved it. randy's September Staff Pick, 2017


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The Mad and the Bad (New York Review Books Classics) Cover Image
By Jean-Patrick Manchette, James Sallis (Introduction by), Donald Nicholson-Smith (Translator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590177204
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Published: New York Review of Books - July 15th, 2014

Julie is released from an insane asylum and is hired as Peter's nanny. Peter's uncle, Michel, hires a hitman to kill him. And off we go! Never an unnecessary word, always a brisk pace, no one writes a chase story like Manchette! - randy


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Crossing the Lines Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781464209161
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - August 1st, 2017

And down the rabbit hole we go! Maddie and Ned are each writing a book. Thing is, both happen to be the protagonists of the other's work. Two great stories entwined and heading for a dark place. Really original idea that will keep you full of dread waiting to find out what happens. - randy


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A Man Lies Dreaming Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612195605
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Published: Melville House Publishing - May 2nd, 2017

A Man Lies Dreaming is the story of Wolf, a down on his luck P.I. in 1939 London. Hired by Isabella Rubinstein to find her sister Judith, Herr Wolf is drawn into a world he once ruled over with an iron fist. Such a great idea for a crime novel! Lavie Tidhar creates a world that surprises page after page. And each time you start to feel empathy towards Herr Wolf, you are not so subtly reminded of who he really is. If you love detective stories, 20th Century history, or simply a great story, you’ll love this! - randy


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The Ghosts of Belfast (Belfast Novels #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781616957698
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Published: Soho Crime - January 12th, 2016

This is what a crime novel should be. Gerry is a former contract killer in Northern Island during The Troubles. He drinks a lot and has conversations with people who aren't there. But these are not voices in his head. These are the ghosts of his contracts tormenting him. They want justice and they want Gerry to get it for them. I couldn't put it down! - randy


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Raven Black (Shetland Island Mysteries #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780312359676
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - June 24th, 2008

A young girl is found strangled on a beach. Magnus, accused in the disappearance of another young girl several years earlier, is the number one suspect but Inspector Jimmy Perez doesn’t want to jump the gun. Set in the Shetland Islands, Ann Cleeves weaves a wonderfully dark and intimate mystery befitting of the environs. If you like In the Woods by Tana French, you’ll love Raven Black! - randy (And the follow up, White Nights, is great too!)


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Cocaine Blues: A Phryne Fisher Mystery (Phryne Fisher Mysteries) Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781590583852
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Published: Poisoned Pen Press - April 1st, 2007

Phryne Fisher is awesome! She takes what she desires and is always looking for an adventure. It's 1920's Melbourne and Phryne has returned from Europe to find out who's poisoning the aristocratic daughter of acquaintances back in England. A wonderful cast of characters, both competent and not, who follow Phryne anywhere she takes them to solve the case. Such a delightful mystery. - randy