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Swimming with Horses

by Hilary Daninhirsch

Oakland Ross’s "Swimming with Horses" is a multilayered adventure that is part mystery, part coming-of-age tale. The story vacillates between apartheid South Africa in 1962 and a small Ontario town a year later, when Hilary, a... Read More

Book Review

The Alchemist's Illusion

by Claire Foster

In The Alchemist’s Illusion, Zoe Faust continues her search for a missing mentor. The mystery involves an evil painting, a phoenix pendant of dark provenance, and an art crime that spans centuries. On one of Zoe’s walks through a... Read More

Book Review

Beer and Gasoline

by Jeremiah Rood

"Beer and Gasoline" is a fun Cold War mystery that cruises through the desert with some old-school spies. John Knoerle’s engaging historical mystery "Beer and Gasoline" blends 1960s Cold War spying and western counterculture. The novel... Read More

Book Review

No Straight Thing

by John M. Murray

Ultimately heartwarming despite its macabre circumstances, "No Straight Thing" is an engrossing historical mystery. In F. Nelson Smith’s character-driven novel, "No Straight Thing", a murder mystery connects a war veteran and a young... Read More

Book Review

Coma Dreams

by Joseph S. Pete

"Coma Dreams" is a pulse-pounding thriller that unflinchingly depicts the human propensity for self-destruction. N. Lawrence Mann’s "Coma Dreams" is a sui generis blend of psychological thriller with science fiction, exploring heavy... Read More

Book Review

The Throwaways

by Laura Leavitt

Suspenseful and thrilling, "The Throwaways" is a murder mystery with plenty of surprises. In L. S. Hawker’s fast mystery "The Throwaways", a character who’s in the wrong place at the wrong time faces new challenges. George Engle... Read More

Book Review

The Melancholy Howl

by Claire Foster

Dabbing and elk hunters make bloody companions in "The Melancholy Howl", the fifth Allison Coil mystery from Mark Stevens. Legalized retail and recreational marijuana has come to Colorado, but instead of creating a mellow atmosphere, the... Read More

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