Small Town Mayhem Makes ‘Forgotten Bones’ A Compelling Read [REVIEW]

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A car accident leads to the discovery of a young boy’s body in Vivian Barz’s Forgotten Bones. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A young cop. A schizophrenic professor. The grave of a small boy. When these three elements intersect, it leads to a string of clues and a bigger mystery than anyone ever suspects. But will they be able to solve the case before an old malice catches up with them? Find out in Vivian Barz’s addictive new novel, Forgotten Bones.  Read more of this post

Navy SEAL Turned Author Jack Carr Makes Unforgettable Debut with ‘The Terminal List’ [REVIEW]

He served his country without question. Then his country did the unspeakable. What does one of the nation’s best-trained warriors do when he has nothing left to lose? Find out in Jack Carr’s The Terminal List.  Read more of this post

Christine Trent’s ‘A Murderous Malady’ [EXCERPT]

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When a murderer arrives in London, Florence Nightingale is on the case in Christine Trent’s A Murderous Malady.
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I love a good old-fashioned mystery. There’s nothing more exciting than using my little grey cells to solve a crime, as Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Hercule Poirot would say. I particularly enjoy when an author turns a historical figure into a sleuth, blending fiction and fact to create a story that simply jumps off the page. That’s exactly what Christine Trent has done with the legendary Florence Nightingale. In A Murderous Malady, she proves she’s just as effective at catching a villain as she is at healing the sick. We hope you enjoy this exclusive excerpt! —J&H
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A Vicious Killer is on the Loose in ‘Robert B. Parker’s Buckskin’

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When violence erupts in Appaloosa, Virgil Cole strives to keep the peace.
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Legendary mystery author Robert B. Parker may have died nine years ago, but the beloved characters he created live on, including Old West lawmen Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. Now they’re about to saddle up once again in the forthcoming novel, Robert B. Parker’s Buckskin, by Robert Knott. Read more of this post

Police Chief Krista Larson is the ‘Girl Most Likely’ to Catch a Killer [REVIEW]

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A high school reunion turns deadly when a killer starts silencing students from the class of 2009 in Max Allan Collins’ Girl Most Likely. (Photo by Tex Texin, Flickr)

The nation’s youngest female police chief. A retired detective. One of Chicago’s top investigative reporters. When the three of them are reunited at a high school class reunion, they have no idea a killer lurks among them. But who is killing classmates and why? Find out in Max Allan Collins’ new thriller, Girl Most Likely.  Read more of this post