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Chinawoman's Chance

by Anita Lock

Chinawoman’s Chance is an engaging mystery with a historically informative feminist bent. A gruesome murder makes way for an unexpected romance in James Musgrave’s Chinawoman’s Chance. The first book in the Portia of the Pacific... Read More

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Trail of Madness

by Benjamin Welton

Because of its likable lead detective, "Trail of Madness" is an exceptionally fun murder mystery, highly addictive and with more than its fair share of memorable passages. The Sierra Nevada and the tiny towns of Orange County,... Read More

Book Review

49 Buddhas

by John M. Murray

Blending elements of philosophy, religion, and the mystery genre to interesting effect, "49 Buddhas" is the start of a series to watch. Jim Ringel’s refreshing and complex murder mystery "49 Buddhas" borrows from Eastern philosophy and... Read More

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A Clean Death

by Delia Stanley

Characters spark interest and philosophical reflection as they speak to deep and complicated questions about poverty, politics, corruption, and loyalty. Adriaan Verheul’s murder mystery "A Clean Death" moves from dangerous cities to... Read More

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When the Rules Don't Apply

by Gary Henry

This mob thriller provides an all-too-realistic window into a frightening world. In Gerard Shirar’s riveting crime and legal thriller When the Rules Don’t Apply, law and order are just some of the casualties of a psychopathic hit... Read More

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Crooked Principles

by Brittney Decker

Cady’s stylized prose penetrates the darkest crevices of the imagination. Kevin Cady’s blood-drenched thriller Crooked Principles: Book Two of the Warren Files sends FBI agents Elijah Warren and Aurelia Blanc on a chilling... Read More

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Angela Cray Gets Real

by Rebecca Hussey

Dara Carr’s "Angela Cray Gets Real" is an entertaining, unconventional mystery that is difficult to put down. Dara Carr’s "Angela Cray Gets Real" is a mystery with a decidedly unconventional detective: Angela Cray is broke, living... Read More

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