Foreword Reviews

Books We've Reviewed from Poisoned Pen Press

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Jump Cut

A film producer finds herself embroiled in international conspiracies, in this mystery with Snowdenesque twists. With "Jump Cut", Libby Fischer Hellmann unreels her fifth Ellie... Read More

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Cattle Kate

By narrating the tale in the first person, an evocative and powerful writing choice, Bommersbach brings her real-life subject to life. An ambitious young woman who defied the... Read More

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This is one hilarious yarn even though bloodshed begins with the first sentence. The initial spurt of gore emanates from Ed Lowry a loathsome San Francisco landlord who has... Read More

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Fiddle Game

Music is written in layers—bass, baritone, alto, and soprano—one upon the other. Like music, author Richard A. Thompson has layered beautiful language, charismatic... Read More

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Island Intrigue

A cutthroat family secret isn’t enough to hide the dead in this author’s newest novel, the first installment of an anticipated new mystery series set in the tropics. Best... Read More

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Grave Undertaking

Readers are familiar with private eyes, retired police, and charming old ladies who knit as detectives, but an undertaker as detective opens up new possibilities for crime... Read More

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