Secrets Won’t Stay Buried in C.J. Tudor’s ‘The Chalk Man’ [REVIEW]

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Chalk figures begin to appear on their own, striking fear in the hearts of longtime friends with a shared secret in C.J. Tudor’s The Chalk Man. (Photo by Quinn Dombrowski, Flickr)

In 1986, a band of misfits on the cusp of adolescence made a discovery that would haunt them forever. They agreed never to speak of it again. Now it seems someone has discovered their secret and is threatening their very lives. Will these old friends be able to stop a stranger bent on revenge before they all fall victim to a killer? Find out in C.J. Tudor’s The Chalk Man.  Read more of this post

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Take A Journey to the Past with Sara Blaedel’s ‘The Undertaker’s Daughter’ [REVIEW]

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When her estranged father dies, a woman suddenly discovers that she has inherited a funeral home in a foreign country in Sara Blaedel’s The Undertaker’s Daughter. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

I always admire writers who desire to try something new. In the case of Denmark’s bestselling author Sara Blaedel, she takes a departure from her Detective Louise Rick series and introduces readers to Ilka Jensen, a school portrait photographer in Copenhagen who inherits her estranged father’s funeral home in Racine, Wisconsin. What will she do with it? And is she willing to confront the past? Find out in Blaedel’s new novel, The Undertaker’s Daughter.  Read more of this post

Notting Hill Turns Deadly In Deborah Crombie’s ‘Garden of Lamentations’ [REVIEW]

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When a woman is found dead in a Notting Hill garden, Gemma James is on the case in Deborah Crombie’s Garden of Lamentations. (Photo by Davidoff A, Flickr)

Two of Scotland Yard’s best detectives become embroiled in cases the complicate their personal lives in disturbing ways. Will they be able to solve these deadly mysteries before it is too late? Find out in Deborah Crombie’s latest novel, Garden of Lamentations. Read more of this post

Murder and Malice Abound in ‘Liar’s Key’ [REVIEW]

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Will Sharpe and Donovan get caught up in a case of art theft? Find out in Carla Neggers’ Liar’s Key. (Photo by David Ohmer, Flickr)

A surprise visit from a legendary FBI agent is never a good sign, especially when you’re in the midst of planning a wedding. But old rumors are hard to ignore, and soon Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan find themselves tangled up in a sticky web of blackmail, greed, and murder in Carla Neggers’ Liar’s Key. Read more of this post

Beware of the Deadly ‘Huntress Moon’ [REVIEW]

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There’s a killer on the loose in San Francisco… and she’s no lady. Discover her true identity in Alexandra Sokoloff’s Huntress Moon. (Photo by Christian Arballo, Flickr)

There’s no forgetting her. She’s alluring, riveting, and elusive. But just like a poisonous blossom for which there’s no antidote, she’s also beautiful and deadly. Join the pursuit to capture this mysterious woman in Alexandra Sokoloff’s addictive thriller, Huntress Moon.  Read more of this post