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The Magdalene Deception

by Karen Rigby

"The Magdalene Deception" is an impassioned thriller that’s directed by Church mysteries, featuring a crystalline portrait of persistence. In Gary McAvoy’s steady, Vatican-set thriller, "The Magdalene Deception", an attractive duo... Read More

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Some Laneys Died

by Karen Rigby

"Some Laneys Died" is a young adult novel whose heroine learns that choices are endless, and that no matter the sorrows, love intervenes. In Brooke Skipstone’s spellbinding psychological thriller "Some Laneys Died", alternate lives... Read More

Book Review

Young Americans

by Karen Rigby

"Young Americans" is a visceral novel about treachery, filled with colorful period details. In Peter S. Rush’s "Young Americans", a hard-boiled crime novel set in the 1970s, an ambitious marijuana dealer is betrayed after he tries... Read More

Book Review

The Agent

by Eileen Gonzalez

"The Agent" is an understated mystery about a scam whose perpetrators are motivated by much more than greed. A trio of con artists converges on their latest mark in Marsha Roberts’s mystery novel, "The Agent". Victoria’s business... Read More

Book Review

The South of Black Forgiveness

by Bianca Bowers

Told as a series of stories, "The South of Black Forgiveness" exposes racial prejudice among police. Donna Clovis’s novel in vignettes, "The South of Black Forgiveness", moves between crime scenes to confront police militarization and... Read More

Book Review

Three

by Michelle Anne Schingler

D. A. Mishani’s "Three" is a gripping novel that begins with an affair and continues through the salacious surprises and everyday horrors of contemporary dating. What pains Orna most about her recent divorce is that her ex-husband is... Read More

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