Category Archives: crime

Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach

Synopsis: When Leila discovers the Web site Red Pill, she feels she has finally found people who understand her. A sheltered young woman raised by her mother, Leila has often struggled to connect with the girls at school; but on … Continue reading

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The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon

Synopsis (from Goodreads): For sixty years, Jewish refugees and their descendants have prospered in the Federal District of Sitka, a “temporary” safe haven created in the wake of revelations of the Holocaust and the shocking 1948 collapse of the fledgling … Continue reading

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The City and the City by China Mieville

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Inspector Tyador Borlú of the Extreme Crime Squad finds deadly conspiracies beneath a seemingly routine murder. From the decaying Beszel, he joins detective Qussim Dhatt in rich vibrant Ul Qoma, and both are enmeshed in a sordid … Continue reading

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The Wings of the Sphinx by Andrea Camilleri (Inspector Montalbano 11)

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Food, love, and murder-Sicilian style-in the gripping eleventh installment of The New York Times bestselling Montalbano mystery series. Things are not going well for Inspector Salvo Montalbano. His relationship with Livia is once again on the rocks … Continue reading

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Malice by Keigo Higashino

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Acclaimed bestselling novelist Kunihiko Hidaka is found brutally murdered in his home on the night before he’s planning to leave Japan and relocate to Vancouver. His body is found in his office, a locked room, within his … Continue reading

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Madam Tulip and Knave of Hearts by David Ahern

I was sent a complimentary copy of this one by the author in return for an honest review – thank you very much! Synopsis: What should you do if you are an actress and your theater all of a sudden … Continue reading

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And Only to Deceive (Lady Emily 01) by Tasha Alexander

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Emily agreed to wed Philip, the Viscount Ashton, primarily to escape her overbearing mother. Philip’s death while on safari soon after their wedding left Emily feeling little grief, for she barely knew the dashing stranger. But her … Continue reading

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Six of Crows (Six of Crows 01) by Leigh Bardugo

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist: Break into the notorious Ice Court (a military stronghold that has never … Continue reading

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Ice Blue (Black Ice 03) by Anne Stuart

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Museum curator Summer Hawthorne considered the exquisite ice-blue ceramic bowl given to her by her beloved Japanese nanny a treasure of sentimental value—until somebody tried to kill her for it. The priceless relic is about to ignite … Continue reading

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Madam Tulip by David Ahern

I got a complimentary copy of this one from the author in exchange for an honest review – thank you very much! Synopsis (from Goodreads): Suspense, mystery, action, a little romance and lots of laughs Out-of-work actress Derry O’Donnell is … Continue reading

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