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The Art of Theft

RITA Award–winning author Thomas (The Burning Sky) weaves a masterly plot with a hint of romance and plenty of brilliance on the part of her Holmesian heroine to craft a thoroughly delightful Sherlockian novel. Well done!

Fatal Inheritance

Rhys (Dangerous Crossing), the pen name of a London-based suspense author, crafts a part-mystery, part-romance in this intriguing and intricate historical tale of a woman’s journey to self-discovery.


All the Lost Things

This relatively short novel will keep readers hooked from the first sentence to the last. Sacks's use of Dolly's voice as narrator allows events to unfold from a child's perspective and encourages readers to try to piece together the secret behind the "big adventure," which is ultimately unexpected for readers and life-changing for Dolly.

Careless Love

Robinson fans will enjoy the latest entry (after Sleeping in the Ground) in this long-running series. First-time readers will be motivated to seek out the previous titles. Well-written and believable, with recognizable but multifaceted characters and enough twists to keep the story riveting until the mystery is solved. [See Prepub Alert, 8/10/18.]

A Handful of Ashes

This second entry in an excellent medical thriller/police procedural series fulfills the promise of the first volume. Fast-paced with an unexpected ending, this novel has everything fans of the genre could want.

Close to Home

Debut author Hunter writes a multilayered British police procedural in which each layer that is peeled back reveals another secret to keep readers hooked to the very end. [A Judy and Richard Book Club Spring 2018 pick.]

The Glass Room

Published for the first time in the United States, this fifth Vera Stanhope mystery (after Silent Hope) makes a satisfying addition to the series.

Odd Child Out

With characters who are sympathetic and believable, Macmillan's latest will keep readers in suspense to the very end. Highly recommended.

The Bridge

Prebble's second novel (after The Insect Farm) is a convoluted tale of a family tragedy, long-kept secrets, and mistaken identity.The plot twists may keep readers intrigued to the end, but the stilted language and shallow characters make the novel less enjoyable.

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