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A Swollen Red Sun - Matthew McBride

Staff Review: A Swollen Red Sun – Matthew McBride

Reviewed by Jilles A Swollen Red Sun by Matthew McBride is like nothing I have ever read before. It is noir, definitely, it is full of original and crazy characters, absolutely, the most horrible things happen that are completely unexpected and …

John MacDonald books at ABC Amsterdam

John D. MacDonald is back!

Good news for readers of great crime fiction: Random House is reprinting some of the old John D. MacDonald thrillers! Not the Travis McGee series, but many of his stand-alone titles that made him one of the best crime writers in …

Pretty Girls - Karin Slaughter

This Just In: Crime Fiction

Six Recently-Arrived Titles from the Crime Fiction/Mysteries/Thrillers Section, to close out June Thriller Month in style: Please contact our stores for an exact stock check. Ebooks are also available for Memory Man, The Ice Twins, The Girl on the Train, …

Second Life - S. J. Watson

You Review: Second Life – S. J. Watson

Reviewed by Jennifer Kneijber Second Life is the much-anticipated second novel of S.J. Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep. Julia leads a perfectly respectable life, with nothing much to worry about, but her previous life. That is, until her …

The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins

The Girl on the Train – Paula Hawkins

Reviewed by Patty Friedrichs I love unreliable narrators, especially in crime fiction. Their white lies, deliberate omissions, skewed view of themselves and memory lapses add an extra layer of tension to already nail-biting whodunits. Rachel likes a bit of a …