Amy Nolan

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The Red Lotus

Best-selling author Bohjalian (The Flight Attendant) paints a bleak picture of pharmaceutical espionage, worldwide pandemics, and the breathtaking adaptability of the rat. Alternating action between Vietnam and New York, along with the dynamic pace, will please suspense fans. [See Prepub Alert, 8/25/19.]
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Hi Five

With a convoluted plot that is hard to keep straight, as well as numerous overt political screeds against the current administration, Ide’s fourth IQ novel (Wrecked; Righteous) forsakes a winning cast and excellent storytelling for something less satisfying than a compelling mystery. [See Prepub Alert, 7/8/19.]
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The Angels’ Share: A Wine Country Mystery

This well-plotted addition to these award-winning mysteries (after Harvest of Secrets) will appeal to fans of the series and historical puzzles, as seen in the film National Treasure.
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Under the Water

This twisted tale of infidelity and revenge demonstrates how fragile family life can be. An optional purchase best for fans of racy suspense novels.
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The Never Game

This is a sure bet for fans of suspense and will find a home with those who like their protagonists to be a central part of the mystery. [See Prepub Alert, 11/12/18.]
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They All Fall Down

Hall's ("Lou Norton" series) stand-alone homage to Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None contains very little suspense or drama as each unlikable character is exposed as despicable and then killed off. And while unreliable narrators are definitely on trend, Miriam's voice is so muddled and flighty that it will leave readers exasperated rather than titillated. [See Prepub Alert, 10/22/18.]
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Wrecked

This work is grittier and coarser than previous titles in the series. Gone is the amusing banter between Dodson and IQ; instead, readers are subjected to numerous and explicit torture scenes, ranging from Abu Ghraib to current-day California. Purchase only where the series has a strong following. [See Prepub Alert, 4/23/18.]
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The Disappearing

There is much to digest in this richly atmospheric tale told through the alternating perspectives of four main characters. Roy (Bent Road; Until She Comes Home) is a skilled and deft wordsmith, but the tortuous plot fails to form a cohesive story. An optional purchase. [See Prepub Alert, 1/8/18.]
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The Long Silence: A 1920s Hollywood Noir Mystery

Based on the real-life (and still unsolved) 1922 murder of director William Desmond Taylor, O'Donovan's (Dublin Dead) historical series launch is sprinkled with cameos by iconic stars such as Gloria Swanson, Douglas Fairbanks, and Mary Pickford, and filled with deliciously evil villains and glamorous backdrops. A winner with fans of Old Hollywood.

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