Island of Bones

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ISBN: 9780670026272
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - October 11th, 2012

eighteenth-century physician -- one who has taught himself all the
latest in anatomy and forensics -- and a sailor's widow team up to defy
convention and solve mysteries. Robertson's writing is witty, and her
characters make this series a compelling read.Sarah

Tremor of Forgery

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ISBN: 9780802145642
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Published: Grove Press - November 8th, 2011

Highsmith goes deepest into her trademark amorality (the Tom Ripley books) and enters Graham Greene territory:exotic plot and  locale and unusual moral questions.  She also manages to catch that strange North African torpor familiar to readers of Paul Bowles' The Sheltering Sky.  Like a weird fever dream.



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ISBN: 9781596914278
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - March 4th, 2008

Of our three favorite "Ancient Rome proto-detective" series, Steven Saylor has great historical figure portraits, Lindsay Davis has a bit o' the music hall and Ruth Downie has Tula - the Celt slave of the army doctor/investigator Gaius Ruso.  Slave she may (start out to) be, but she causes no end of...complications for our hero.  Medicus is the 1st book of the series, all of which are vastly satisfying.


Long Time Coming

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ISBN: 9780385343619
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Published: Bantam - March 2nd, 2010

An intelligent, exciting dual mystery, alternately unraveling in Belgium and Ireland, in World War 2 and 1976, ultimately meshing together in the denouement.  Goddard is a most satisfying analog to Eric Ambler, Le Carre, Joseph Kanon.


Faithful Place

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ISBN: 9780143119494
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Published: Penguin Books - June 28th, 2011

Frank Mackey is a detective with the Dublin Undercover Squad and when a new clue is discovered in the case of his girlfriend who went missing 20 years earlier Frank reluctantly returns to his old neighborhood.  Although the landscape has changed slightly, all of the same families (including his) are still there with their rivalries, anger, and grudges still intact. If you are a reader who likes books by Dennis Lehane or Kate Atkinson, you will enjoy this one as well.

The Betrayal of Trust by Susan Hill

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ISBN: 9781590202807
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Published: Overlook Press - November 10th, 2011

The sixth in the Lafferton/Simon Serrailler series, this is another intelligent and brooding mystery from the award-winning Hill. She hits all her marks; great characters, sensitivity and exciting story telling as usual.  Louise Penny and British crime fans will thoroughly appreciate this series.


Collusion by Stuart Neville

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ISBN: 9781569479858
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Published: Soho Crime - September 6th, 2011

Even if you'd assumed that ex-IRA hitman Jerry Fegan had nowhere to go but completely off the rails in Neville's excellent GHOSTS OF BELFAST, he shows up again in this equally superb sequel. And intense as he is, he's a supporting player - to a very intense situation.  (By the way - this guy is one of the best crime writers I've ever read.)


He Died with His Eyes Open by Derek Raymond

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ISBN: 9781935554578
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Published: Melville House Publishing - October 4th, 2011

Darkly philosophical, this British detective novel is about as noir as noir can get. The nameless detective investigates the brutal murder of a man who, despite his own artistry and intelligence, had long ago lost his will. The first in the influence Factory Series, this is gritty, edgy, crime fiction at its best and will be appreciated by fans of Ian Rankin, John Connolly and Ken Bruen.


The Man Who Was Thursday

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ISBN: 9780141033754
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Published: Penguin Books - June 1st, 2008

Written in 1908 this early spy thriller, begins with Gabriel Syme being recruited by Scotland Yard to infiltrate the vaguely threatening Central Anarchists Council. Syme deals with the disguises, betrayals, and suspicions that have become the hallmarks of espionage fiction, all while the world around him grows more and more surreal. Touching on themes that are still relevant, Chesterton’s book is intelligently entertaining.



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