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Secret Identity

For fans of graphic novels (this book includes panels from the protagonists’ “Lethal Lynx” comics) and heroine journey stories.

Her Last Affair

Searles is the master of slow burn and intricate plot building. For fans of noir narratives and unpretty protagonists.

The Book of the Most Precious Substance

Sumptuous descriptions of expensive meals, glamorous hotels, and luxurious homes become repetitive, but Lily’s acid narration and gradual reawakening and a “be careful what you wish for” finale enhance this quest novel.

Best Crime Fiction of 2021

Best Pop Fiction of 2021

Seasonal Work: Stories

A must for Lippman fans and devotees of female-empowerment crime fiction.

Read-Alikes for ‘Better Off Dead’ by Lee Child & Andrew Child | LibraryReads


Better Off Dead

The writing is more seamless than in the Child brothers’ previous collaboration, but the action is often perfunctorily described, and the supporting cast is thinly written. There’s less humor than in previous entries, though Reacher’s notorious Luddism is played for a few laughs. Fans of the series will enjoy.

Between the Lines: Stories from the Underground

A vibrant, varied love note to New York. Readers will feel hopeful after hearing from Beutter Cohen's delightful subjects, and perhaps emboldened to engage a stranger in conversation.


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