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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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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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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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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

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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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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