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Finding Mrs. Ford

by Claire Foster

Deborah Goodrich Royce’s gripping and relatable literary suspense novel "Finding Mrs. Ford" unravels the decades-old secret behind an otherwise perfect life. In 1979, Susan, who feels hopelessly square, meets and is drawn to Annie, a... Read More

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Murder in the Crooked House

by Claire Foster

Soji Shimada’s "Murder in the Crooked House" is a terrifying, grisly locked-room mystery. Famed detective Kiyoshi Mitarai investigates a murder that transpired in impossible circumstances, and the mind-bending puzzle reveals a trail of... Read More

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A Darker State

by Claire Foster

In 1976, the Cold War is turning up some chilling evidence for a detective in East Berlin. David Young’s "A Darker State" follows the mysterious case of a drowned teenage boy with a tattoo that links him to a conspiracy within the... Read More

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Second Sight

by Claire Foster

Aoife Clifford’s "Second Sight" is a gripping, gut-wrenching thriller. Set in Kinsale, Australia, the novel moves at a tantalizing pace. Eliza discovers Kinsale’s blackened heart, with new horrors revealed at every turn. After a... Read More

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Gumshoe Rock

by Claire Foster

Rob Leininger’s "Gumshoe Rock" is a gritty one-two punch of a PI mystery that tracks Mortimer Angel through a tense, gruesome investigation in Reno. Mort is everything a private investigator should be: grim, grizzled, old enough to... Read More

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Queer Faith

by Claire Foster

What do Madonna, George Michael, and Lady Gaga have in common with Petrarch? A lot, according to Melissa E. Sanchez’s new book, "Queer Faith". The book unpacks the secular language that Western culture uses to talk about love and race... Read More

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The Portrait

by Claire Foster

"The Portrait" is a fun Regency romance that’s steeped in historical details. Immersed in the period of the second Napoleonic War, Cassandra Austen’s lively "The Portrait" is the epitome of a Regency romance. It includes musical... Read More

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