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Wrong Light

by John M. Murray

Matt Coyle’s gripping noir novel "Wrong Light" showcases a world-weary PI battling old adversaries in a complicated femme fatale case. Retired cop turned private investigator Rick Cahill’s newest case seems easy enough at first: find... Read More

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Record Scratch

by John M. Murray

J. J. Hensley’s enthralling detective novel "Record Scratch" blends music, violence, and mental health. While working as an undercover cop, Trevor Galloway was tortured with heroin; now, he can not only invoke visions of crime scenes,... Read More

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A Network Exposed

by John M. Murray

"A Network Exposed" is a slow-moving but engaging cops-versus-criminals epic. Bo Wagoner’s ambitious police procedural thriller, A Network Exposed: The Line Between Badges, finds a small group of law enforcement officers fighting a... Read More

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Duty to Warn

by John M. Murray

Sara Kersting’s "Duty to Warn" is a finely tuned, suspenseful chase story. Psychologist David Malden has been working with a patient, Robert Percy, during his off hours. When Percy suddenly returns to rural Michigan, Malden fears the... Read More

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A Midsummer Madness

by John M. Murray

"A Midsummer Madness" is a compelling and heartfelt baseball dramedy that doubles as a tribute to Shakespeare. Guy Franks’s "A Midsummer Madness" adapts Shakespearean themes to tell an engaging ensemble story about love, life, and... Read More

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The 53rd Card

by John M. Murray

"The 53rd Card" is a heavy but rewarding spiritual fantasy. Virginia Weiss’s intensely character-driven "The 53rd Card" chronicles a damaged woman’s attempts to understand her life’s meaning. A life filled with trauma and loss... Read More

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Venom Flight

by John M. Murray

"Venom Flight" is an adventure story filled with violence, sex, romance, and humor. Alan E. Sutton’s powerful adventure story, "Venom Flight", trades between thrilling elements and wish-fulfilling world travels. Vietnam veteran John... Read More

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