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Patricia Highsmith: The Dark Queen of Crime

The Dark Queen of Crime

Patricia Highsmith is an amazing writer. She was one of the first female authors who delved into the dark side of her characters and came up with some bizarre twists and turns that laid bare the ugly side of the …

The Daughter of Time - Josephine Tey

Staff Review: The Daughter of Time – Josephine Tey

Reviewed by Jilles The Daughter of Time is still one of the most popular Jospehine Tey titles and was voted one of the greatest mystery novels of all time by the Crime Writers’ Association in 1990. Inspector Alan Grant of Scotland …


Staff Review: Cloudland – Joseph Olshan

Reviewed by Jilles If you like your crime more literary Cloudland by Joseph Olshan is your book. Catherine Winslow, a former investigative journalist who has given up her career and is now writing a household column so she doesn’t have to …


You Review: Maestra – L.S. Hilton

Reviewed by Patty Friedrichs When she joined a minor but respectable London auction house, Judith Rashleigh thought she finally was where she belonged. She enjoyed an Oxbridge education, leaving a neglectful mother and a miserable childhood in Liverpool behind her. …

Murder as a Fine Art - David Morrell

Staff Review: Murder as a Fine Art – David Morrell

Reviewed by Jilles Based on real-life murders in London in 1851, David Morrell, the father of the action thriller (he has written some of the best thrillers around like First Blood, The Fraternity of Stone, and The Brotherhood of the Rose) …