‘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

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Jacqueline Winspear’s ‘In This Grave Hour’ Examines the Effects of War on the Human Psyche [REVIEW]

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The day Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announces that Britain is once again at war, Maisie Dobbs is given a cold case to solve in Jacqueline Winspear’s IN THIS GRAVE HOUR. (Photo courtesy Wayne State University)

The last thing anyone wanted after the Great War was to be thrust into another melee. Families had already sacrificed so much, and nations were still recovering from the “last war.” In fact, psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs’ latest case has her investigating killings that occurred during that previous conflict. Will she be able to find the murderer? And what will she do when someone new arrives on her doorstep in need of assistance? Find out in Jacqueline Winspear’s In This Grave Hour. 
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Harry Hunsicker Makes His Mark with ‘The Devil’s Country’ [REVIEW]

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Trouble finds a rambling drifter in a tiny West Texas town in Harry Hunsicker’s The Devil’s Country.
(Photo by Matt M, Flickr)

When a lone drifter steps off the bus in a tiny West Texas town, all he wants is to mind his own business and be left alone. But trouble has a way of sneaking up and finding a man when he least expects it. Suddenly caught in a dangerous web of malice and corruption, will he be able to uncover the town’s terrible secrets and clear his name? Find out in Harry Hunsicker’s new thriller, The Devil’s Country.   Read more of this post

Nothing Is What It Seems in Jayne Ann Krentz’s ‘When All the Girls Have Gone’ [REVIEW]

Three women in shadow

One is dead. A second is missing. When a killer strikes Seattle, no one is safe in Jayne Ann Krentz’s When All the Girls Have Gone.(Photo by Thomas Rousing, Flickr)

A woman named Louise is dead. Her best friend, Jocelyn, has gone missing. And now a third woman’s life is in danger. No one is safe in Jayne Ann Krentz’s intricately plotted new novel, Where All the Girls Have Gone.  Read more of this post

Ace Atkins Ignites Boston In ‘Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn’ [REVIEW]

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Will Spenser be able to find out who is burning down Boston? Find out in ROBERT B. PARKER’S SLOW BURN by Ace Atkins. (Photo by Mikhail Kryshen, Flickr)

Robert B. Parker’s iconic Boston based private investigator, Spenser, is back and snarkier than ever in Slow Burn. When an old church is torched in the South End, three firefighters are killed in the blaze and Captain Jack McGee wants answers. But the church was just the beginning, and soon a rash of fires engulfs Boston, and neither the cops or the arson unit are able to turn up any viable leads. So McGee enlists the P.I.’s help, and together with Hawk, Sixkill, and the sultry Susan, Spenser starts his own investigation off the books, rattling cages and earning himself even more enemies than usual. But will he identify the culprit before it is too late? Read more of this post