‘Betrayal at Iga’ Is A Captivating Ninja Mystery [REVIEW]

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Peace negotiations are interrupted by murder in Susan Spann’s Betrayal at Iga. (Photo by Keith Peters, Flickr)

In the autumn of 1565, a master ninja detective and his priest sidekick accept an invitation to visit a remote mansion nestled deep in the Japanese mountains. Upon arriving, they find themselves embroiled in a murder mystery with serious repercussions. Will they find the killer in time? Find out in Susan Spann’s fifth Shinobi mystery, Betrayal at Iga.  Read more of this post

‘Dangerous Ends’ Is Bold, Brutal and Flawless [REVIEW]

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Cuba’s bloody past collides with a treacherous present in Alex Segura’s Dangerous Ends. (Photo by Angelo Domini, Flickr)

Staying sober and out of trouble isn’t easy for a private investigator who decides to put his days of chasing dangerous killers behind him. Crime and malice simply have a way of always showing up, especially in Miami.  Read more of this post

Tough-As-Nails Attorney Spike Sanguinetti Returns In ‘A Thousand Cuts’ [REVIEW]

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The further Spike Sanguinetti investigates, the more secrets deep in Gibraltar’s past he uncovers in Thomas Mogford’s A Thousand Cuts. (Photo by Patrick McDonald, Flickr)

When secrets long buried simply can’t be forgotten, a violent insurrection shatters the peace of the present as a series of heinous murders ricochet across Gibraltar in a misguided search for justice in Thomas Mogford’s A Thousand Cuts.  Read more of this post

A Family Feud Erupts Over ‘Another Man’s Ground’ [REVIEW]

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Are trees worth killing for? Find out in Claire Booth’s new mystery, Another Man’s Ground. (Photo by Emily Mills, Flickr)

In his second novel, Hank Worth is called out to the Ozark backwoods to look into the mystery of the naked trees. But with an election coming up, is this case worth the newly appointed sheriff’s time? Find out in Claire Booth’s latest, Another Man’s Ground.  Read more of this post

Witness Faces Her Worst Fears in ‘Dark Deception’ [REVIEW]

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Determined to protect a woman in witness protection, U.S. Marshal Tony DeLuca races against the clock to keep her alive. (Photo by Shane T. McCoy, US Marshals)

When a deadly prisoner is released on a technicality, a woman in witness protection is forced to face her worst fears once again. Can the U.S. Marshal assigned to her case keep her safe until trial? Find out in Nancy Mehl’s second installment of her Defenders of Justice series, Dark Deception.  Read more of this post