In J.D. Robb’s ‘Secrets in Death,’ Nearly Everyone Has a Motive to Kill [REVIEW]

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A famous gossip reporter is killed in the middle of a posh night spot in J.D. Robb’s Secrets in Death. (Photo by cottonbro, Pexels.com)

A master manipulator. A tenacious cop. One very public murder. Will Lieutenant Eve Dallas be able to catch a killer when there are so many potential suspects who wanted the deceased to meet an untimely end? Find out in J.D. Robb’s Secrets in Death.

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Meet Inspector Arkady Renko in Martin Cruz Smith’s Masterpiece, ‘Gorky Park’ [REVIEW]

Gorky Park, 1982

Pond in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure, 1982 (Photo by RIA Novosti archive, image #510373 / Valeriy Shustov / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0)

A public venue. Three unidentified bodies. One determined investigator. Can one man solve a complicated case when no one in his own government wants him to do so? Find out in Martin Cruz Smith’s dazzling thriller, Gorky Park.  Read more of this post

John Saul’s ‘The God Project’ is a Parent’s Worst Nightmare [REVIEW]

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Something is amiss when babies start turning cold in their cribs in John Saul’s classic thriller, The God Project. (Photo courtesy Canva)

In one small town, when children die doctors can’t explain what happened. When other children vanish, police can’t find them. Who can two distraught mothers trust, and will they be able to get to the truth before something happens to any more kids? Find out in John Saul’s classic thriller, The God Project.  Read more of this post

Chad Zunker’s ‘An Unequal Defense’ Inspires and Entertains [REVIEW]

Homeless man in Austin, Texas

When one of Austin’s homeless is accused of murder, young attorney David Adams comes to his rescue. (Photo by Dustin Ground, Flickr)

A man awakens disoriented and confused. He’s wearing clothes he doesn’t recognize. He’s holding a gun he’s never seen before. And in front of him is the body of a man he swears he didn’t kill. Will anyone believe him? Find out in Chad Zunker’s latest novel, An Unequal Defense. Read more of this post

‘Simon the Fiddler’ Captures the Transcendent Power of Music [REVIEW]

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In post-Civil War Texas, a fiddler with a dream sets out to build a life filled with love and music. (Photo courtesy Canva)

He was always wily and had a knack for evading the conscription officers. Then came the fateful night he finally got caught. Can his passion for song get him through the Civil War? And will his dreams survive intact? Find out in Paulette Jiles’s immersive new historical saga, Simon the Fiddler. Read more of this post