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The Policeman's Daughter

Highly recommended for fans of the series and detective stories. ["Sarah Alt continues to march to her own drum, putting herself in danger more often than not. Her latest action-packed adventure is a strong addition to the series": LJ Xpress Reviews 1/12/18 review of the Putnam hc.]

The Girl Before

Recommended for suspense fans, especially those with an interest in cults.

Even Dogs in the Wild

Recommended for all crime and mystery collections.

Ivory Vikings: The Mystery of the Most Famous Chessmen in the World and the Woman Who Made Them

Recommended for history and art collections. ["An intriguing work that should find a readership among history lovers": LJ 7/15 review of the Palgrave hc.]


Highly recommended for mystery lovers. ["This smart and original mystery is a true page-turner that carries the reader through theories and relationships that will baffle, surprise, and draw out suspicion until the final few pages. With each book, Higashino continues to elevate the modern mystery as an intense and inventive literary form," read the starred review of the Minotaur: St. Martin's hc, LJ 9/1/14.]

The Dead Will Tell

Highly recommended for audio mystery collections. ["Castillo weaves a taut mystery…that will keep suspense fans glued to their books and ereaders," read the starred review of the Minotaur: St. Martin's hc, LJ 6/15/14.]

A Deadly Business

Recommended for fans of legal thrillers. ["The coauthors' second installment (after A Matter of Trust) in this fast-paced detective series will keep legal thriller readers and John Grisham fans totally engrossed," read the review of the Thomas Nelson hc, LJ 6/15/14.]

The Killer Next Door

Highly recommended for mystery and thriller collections. ["This tightly plotted story grabs readers from the opening paragraphs," read the starred review of the Penguin hc, LJ 7/14.]


Recommended for thriller collections. ["Kepnes certainly has the creepy factor down in her debut novel, taking readers deep into Joe's thoughts and feelings, to extremely suspenseful effect," read the review of the Emily Bestler: Atria hc, LJ 8/14.]

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