If Walls Could Talk, Imagine the Stories ‘The Address’ Could Tell [REVIEW]

The Dakota

In The Address, Fiona Davis captures two very disparate stories of love and madness within one of New York City’s most historic addresses, The Dakota. (Photo by Wally Gobetz, Flickr)

Visitors to New York City’s Upper West Side have undoubtedly seen the Dakota, an apartment building which opened back in 1884, back when the landscape was desolate and unpopulated. With its unusual looming rooftop, wrought iron monsters and tall forbidding windows, this historic structure lacks warmth and prods imaginations to run wild. Now, in The Address, Fiona Davis throws open the doors and invites us inside to tell us a haunting tale of love and murder and of two very different women living one hundred years apart.  Read more of this post

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Old Demons Won’t Die in Erica Spindler’s ‘The Other Girl’ [REVIEW]

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Two murders. One cop. Nothing links them except a past she’d prefer to forget. (Photo by Tony Webster, Flickr)

Raised on the wrong side of the tracks, one woman reinvented herself and became a well-respected cop. But sometimes the past refuses to stay buried, especially when two murders threaten to resurrect dark secrets in Erica Spindler’s new thriller, The Other Girl.  Read more of this post

Too Many Secrets Destroy a Marriage in J.T. Ellison’s ‘Lie To Me’ [REVIEW]

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A marriage goes off the rails in J.T. Ellison’s new page-turner, Lie to Me. (Photo by Abhishek Jacob, Flickr)

When marriage is plagued by grief, jealousy, betrayal, and murder, the perfect literary couple seems bent on destroying one another in J.T. Ellison’s new stand-alone psychological thriller, Lie to Me.  Read more of this post

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

Iga Ueno Castle

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]

Cuban '59 Buick Electra

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