Geiger by Gustaf Skördeman

Thriller Mystery Fiction Novel

Geiger by Gustaf Skordeman,  For decades, Agneta has always known that this moment would come, but she is shaken. She knows what it means.

Retrieving her weapon from its hiding place, she attaches the silencer.  She creeps up behind her husband before pressing the barrel to his temple...

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Perfectly Us by Jaclyn Osborn

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Perfectly Us by Jaclyn Osborn, Everybody likes Alex. He’s outgoing and flirty and people gravitate toward him. Alex has friends and dates, but his smiles do hide a deep pain that never seems to get easier. Shiloh is the opposite of Alex. He’s quiet and anxious and doesn’t make friends easily...

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A Man Named Doll by Jonathan Ames

Thriller Fiction Novel

A Man Named Doll by Jonathan Ames, Happy Doll is a charming, if occasionally inexpert. Private detective living just one sheer cliff beneath the glass houses.  Mulholland Drive with his beloved half-Chihuahua half-Terrier, George.

A veteran of both the Navy and LAPD, Doll now works through the night at a local Thai spa...

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Five New Books on the Horizon

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Five New Books on the Horizon, ie: The Perfect Lie  by Jo Spain, When the couple living there hear a knock at the door, the wife answers but her detective husband goes to window and jumps to his death.

Here’s an interesting fact for you: sales of fiction books have gone up 16 per cent during lockdown according to British newspaper The I. Read more here...

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Cat Got Your Diamonds by Julie Chase

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Grandeur and opulence are everything in the famed New Orleans Garden District where pets are family and no bling is too big. Opening Furry Godmother, pet boutique and organic treat bakery, is Lacy Marie Crocker’s dream come true–until the glitter gun used to make her Shih Tzu tutus becomes a murder weapon...

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In the Company of Men by Véronique Tadjo

Historical Fiction

In the Company of Men by Veronique Tadjo, Two boys venture from their village to hunt in a nearby forest. They shoot down bats and cook them over an open fire. Within a month, the boys are dead, their bodies ravaged by an unknown disease.

In the Company of Men by Veronique Tadjo, Experts caution against touching the sick. But their warning comes too late...

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Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Comedy Mystery Fiction


Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto
Humorous American Literature
Asian American Literature & Fiction
Setting – California

What happens when you mix 1 (accidental) murder with 2 thousand wedding guests and then toss in a possible curse  of an immigrant Chinese-Indonesian family? 
 
You get 4 meddling Asian aunties coming to the rescue!

Dial A For Aunties by Je...

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The Measure of Time by Gianrico Carofiglio

Thriller Fiction
The Measure of Time by Gianrico Carofiglio front cover Italian crime fiction

The Measure of Time by Gianrico Carofiglio, Translated by Howard Curtis — Guido Guerrieri is a lawyer of middle years who practices in Bari, on Italy’s Adriatic coast. In this, Gianrico Carofiglio’s sixth legal thriller featuring Guerrieri, a case with uncomfortable links to the protagonist’s past finds its way to his door.

A woman named Lorenza Delle Fogli...

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The Duke Undone by Joanna Lowell

Historical Romance Fiction

The Duke Undone by Joanna Lowell,  Janine: About a year ago, I read and reviewed Joanna Lowell’s Dark Season. Layla read it too and we had a fun offline conversation.  We both agreed that the author had potential and that we were interested in her next book. When The Duke Undone appeared on the horizon, we jumped on it.

The year is 1881 and the place is England ...

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Summer Secrets at Streamside Cottage by Samantha Tonge

Romance Fiction

Summer Secrets at Streamside Cottage by Samantha Tonge,  A new start can come from the most unexpected places…It’s been years since Lizzie Lockhart spoke to her parents. But she was safe in the knowledge she knew everything about them. Once upon a time, they were as close as could be. Until they weren’t.

After receiving the earth-shattering news of their p...

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Five New Books For Crime Fiction Lovers

Thriller Mystery Fiction

Five New Books For Crime Fiction Lovers, We like fresh blood here on Crime Fiction Lover. So let’s introduce you to a new author and her debut in our weekly new books column. Before the Ruins by Victoria Gosling is an important release for Serpent’s Tail, and at its heart is a group of youngsters who have secrets they’d rather forget.

Lots more, as always...

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Vanished by James Delargy

Thriller Fiction Novel

Vanished by James Delargy, The Kane family, Lorcan, Naiyana and their young son, are desperate to move their young family far away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life in Perth.

The Kane family, Lorcan, Naiyana and their young son, are desperate to move their young family far away from the hustle and bustle of modern city life in Perth.

Vanished by James D...

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The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths

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The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths, Ruth Galloway is back, and happily she has returned to home turf in North Norfolk in this latest Elly Griffiths novel, the 13th in the series. A body is found on the beach by a bunch of metal detectorists who call themselves The Night Hawks, and soon DCI Harry Nelson is at the scene to take a closer look...

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Sweethand by N.G. Peltier

Romance Fiction

Sweethand  by N.G. Peltier, For the first time in forever, lifelong rivals Cherisse and Keiran are back in Trinidad at the same time. And while Keiran may have the most swoonworthy smile, he’s also the most annoying man Cherisse has ever met. Unfortunately, avoiding him is impossible...

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Five New Books On The Horizon

Mystery Fiction

Five New Books On The Horizon,  Today our new books column starts off with some very hot Mexican crime fiction by Élmer Mendoza, AKA the godfather of narco-lit. It seems that Latin American crime fiction just gets better and better, so see what you think of Kiss the Detective...

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Resistance by Val McDermid

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Resistance by Val McDermid, Today we’ve got something special for you – a first peek inside the brand new graphic novel, Resistance, written by Val McDermid and with artwork by Kathryn Briggs.

This is the first time Val McDermid has written a graphic novel, and in it the leading Scottish crime author strikes out in a new direction because Resistance is more of ...

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The Numbers Game by Danielle Steel

The Numbers Game by Danielle Steel, “In Danielle Steel’s stunning novel, modern relationships come together, fall apart, and evolve over time, proving that age is just a number.”

“Eileen Jackson happily cast her dreams aside to raise a family with her husband, Paul...

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Past Perfect by Danielle Steel

Past Perfect by Danielle Steel,  she “weaves a spellbinding story of two families living a hundred years apart who come together in time, opening the door to major events in early-twentieth-century history—and to a rare friendship.”

“Sybil and Blake Gregory have established a predictable Manhattan life, raising their three children—until Blake acce...

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Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns


Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns,  When her best friend Dixie is suspected of killing a dog show judge, Lilly must bring one sick puppy to heel . . . Sit, Stay, Slay by V.M. Burns, Tennessee transplant Lilly Echosby has two great loves: dogs and mysteries. So naturally, she’s named her poodles Aggie, after Agatha Christie, and Rex, for Rex Stout...

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Silenced by Solveig Palsdottir

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Silenced by Solveif Palsdottir,  Translated by Quentin Bates — Corylus Books was set up a year or two ago with the aim of publishing crime novels that might not normally make it into English translation, and Silenced by Solveig Palsdottir is the company’s third release, following Solveig’s earlier novel The Fox, and Sword by Bogdan Teodorescu...

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The Closing Bid by Elle Wright

The Closing Bid by Elle Wright,  There were few bright spots in MLB Relief Pitcher Christian Knight’s life, and Mama Peaches was one of them. When she requests his presence at her neighborhood bachelor auction, he agrees—under one condition. His participation must be kept under wraps...

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Bad Penny Blues by Cathi Unsworth

Horror Historical Novel
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Bad Penny Blues by Cathi Unsworth, When Bad Penny Blues was published in 2009, it became a cult classic, the kind of novel other writers refer to as a landmark. If you’ve not yet discovered it this new edition, with an introduction by Greil Marcus and insightful afterword by the author, is for you...

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Look What You Made Me Do by Nikki Smith

Thriller Fiction Novel

Look What You Made Me Do by Nikki Smith, Two people can keep a secret . . . if one of them is dead.
Look What You Made Me Do by Nikki Smith, Sisters Jo and Caroline are used to hiding things from each other. They’ve never been close – taking it in turns to feel on the outside of their family unit, playing an endless game of favorites.
Look What You Made Me Do...

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Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter

Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter, Poor Mr. Banks! His jacket is too tight, he can’t get a cocktail, and he’s footing the bill…He’s the father of the bride.

Stanley Banks is just your ordinary suburban dad. He’s the kind of guy who believes that weddings are simple affairs in which two people get married...

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Big Little Spies by Krista Davis

Fantasy Mystery Fiction


Big Little Spies by Krista DavisA pet detective on the hunt for a prominent pooch is found dead, and inn owner Holly Miller has to sort through her guest list for suspects in this all new Paws & Claws mystery in the New York Times bestselling series.

Big Little Spies by Krista Davis,  The ladies of the Wagtail Animal Guardians, WAG for short, are in town for a...

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Five of Our Best Books

Silenced by Solveig Palsdottir,  Anyone else think that April Fool’s Day is a bit outdated? After the year we’ve had, who’s got time for pranks? Or a silly press release, or lame corporate tweet? Yeah, yeah, yeah. Let’s get down to business, and to why you visit our site. Crime novels. Serious stuff. Even the humorous ones are serious stuff to us...

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The Distant Dead by Heather Young

Thriller Fiction Novel

The Distant Dead  by Heather Young, A body burns in the high desert hills. A boy walks into a fire station, pale with the shock of a grisly discovery. A middle school teacher worries when her colleague is late for work. When the body is identified as local math teacher Adam Merkel, a small Nevada town is rocked to its core by a brutal and calculated murder.
The ...

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Interview: Kotaro Isaka

Thriller Fiction
Japanese crime author Kotaro Isaka

This week an interesting new crime novel from Japan will be pulling into the station. Bullet Train by Kotaro Isaka is little different to most crime novels thus far translated from Japanese. Clever and sophisticated gives way to something that’s big on set-up, big on action, and populated with characters that tilt the balance more toward crazy than cultured...

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Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs

Horror Fiction Novel

red haired womena leaning against a tree which has been carved with marks, with a wolf nearbyWild Sign by Patricia Briggs,  CW: sexual assault, incest, infanticide, forced pregnancy, child death, graphic violence, pet death.

Wild Sign by Patricia Briggs.  Anna and Charles are two of my favorite fictional people and I was excited to dive into Wild Sign. I did find it completely engrossing and compelling. I ripped through the book in about 48 hours...

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Shucked Apart by Barbara Ross

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Shucked Apart by Barbara Ross (A Maine Clambake Mystery) The Snowden Family Clambake Company has a beloved reputation in Busman’s Harbor, Maine. Almost as famous is the sleuthing ability of proprietor Julia Snowden. Two buckets of oyster seed worth $35,000, she wonders if somebody’s trying to mussel her out of business...

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Five New Books on the Horizon

Thriller Mystery Fiction

Five New Books on the Horizon,  Crime Fiction is no Laughing Matter… Or maybe it is. It happens, but all the crime novels here in our new books column this week come with a pinch of humor. Whether you’re riding the Bullet Train with a bunch of psychos in the latest crime novel from Japan...

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The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson

Comedy Historical

The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson, A riveting glimpse of life and love during and after World War II—a heart-warming, touching, and thoroughly absorbing true story of a world gone by.

The Marriage Bureau by Penrose Halson,  In the spring of 1939, with the Second World War looming, two determined twenty-four-year-olds, Heather Jenner and Mary Oliver, decided...

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The Cat And The Corpse In The Old Barn by Kate High

Mystery Fiction

The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn by Kate High, Clarice Beech has two passions in life: animal rescue and Detective Inspector Rick Beech. She is devoted to the first but she and Rick have been separated for the past six months – life without him is hard.
Clarice shares her other love, for contemporary ceramics, with the charming Lady Vita Fayrepoynt...

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The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse by Katie Ginger

Fiction General

The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse by Katie Ginger, Amelia loves her life in Paris. But with the surprise inheritance of her childhood home, Meadow Farmhouse, she has no choice but to return to the small village of Meadowbank to restore her great-aunt’s old farmhouse. However returning to Meadowbank means she has to confront her past, including old flame Adam...

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LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtry

Historical Fiction Novel

Lonesome Dove  by Larry McMurtry, the novelist who put the American West on the literary map through his works, best known for his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel Lonesome Dove, has died at the age of 84. The death was confirmed by Amanda Lundberg, a spokeswoman for the family. No cause was specified.

Lonesome Dove  by  Larry McMurtry,  Spanning a career of over f...

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Paladin’s Strength by T. Kingfisher

Mystery Fiction

Paladin’s Strength  by T. Kingfisher,   He’s a paladin of a dead god, tracking a supernatural killer across a continent. She’s a nun from a secretive order, on the trail of the raiders who burned her convent and kidnapped her sisters.

Paladin’s Strength  by T...

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The Source by Sarah Sultoon

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The Source by Sarah Sultoon, Former CNN journalist Sarah Sultoon has won awards for covering major stories across the globe. But in her first foray into crime fiction writing she sticks closer to home. With a tale centered firmly in the British establishment, set in the late 20th century and the start of the 21st.

Marie is an assistant producer at Nine News, a nati...

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Henry Oxshott by Simon Fraser

Young Adult Mystery

Henry Oxshott by Simon Fraser, It is the 1980s. Henry Oxshott is a cat of medium intelligence, lazy but well bred. He lives in a flat which was left to him by one of his relatives who spent most of her time buying antiques and paintings which now fill the flat. He has no job, no income and is down to his last few pounds...

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The Housewife by Alex Kane

Thriller Fiction

The Housewife by Alex Kane,  Even perfect mothers have secrets…
Leah. She’s the perfect mum to ten-year-old Samuel, wife to loving husband Thomas, head of the PTA. But her closet is full of skeletons – and if the truth gets out, her world could be destroyed.
Annie. She’s the gangster’s moll with a brain...

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On the Radar: A drop of the Irish

Mystery Fiction General

On the Radar: A drop of the Irish, Scottish crime fiction is booming, Wales is getting its own national crime fiction festival and this week we’re kicking off our news column with a new novel by one of Ireland’s finest and most respected crime authors, Ken Bruen. So it seems as though crime fiction from the Celtic fringe is in rude health...

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The Dare by Lesley Kara

Thriller Fiction

The Dare by Lesley Kara,  As a child, it was just a game. As an adult, it was a living nightmare.  ‘This time it’s different. She’s gone too far now.  She really has.’
When teenage friends Lizzie and Alice decide to head off for a walk in the countryside, they are blissfully unaware that this will be their final day together – and that only Lizzie will...

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Talk of the Town by Joan Smith

Historical Romance Mystery

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Talk of the Town by Joan Smith,  Daphne Ingleside’s visit to her Aunt Effie in London was meant to add a little spark to her placid country life. And it did—once the two women decided to write Effie’s memoirs. For Effie, a faded divorcée, had been the beauty of London in her day, and many of the ton feared their misbehavior would be disclosed.

The Duke o...

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Hop ‘Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin

Mystery Fiction

 Hop ‘Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin

 I am excited to share my thoughts about Hop ‘Til’ You Drop !


Hop ‘Til You Drop

When an Easter egg hunt becomes a crime scene, it’s up to Jules and Bun to crack the case . . .

Juliette “Jules” Bridge is devoted to rabbit rescue and rehabilitation on her beloved Fur Bridge Farm in rural New Hampshire...

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Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse

Thriller Fiction
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The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse.  High up in the Swiss Alps perches Le Sommet, a luxury hotel which used to be a sanatorium for tuberculosis patients. In the late-19th and early-20th centuries Switzerland had numerous sanatoria where people with long-term illnesses were sent to recover in the clean, crisp mountain air.

It is in this remote setting that British poli...

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Future Perfect by Felicia Yap

Thriller Fiction

Future Perfect by Felicia Yap,  What if today was your last day…A bomb has exploded during a fashion show, killing a beautiful model on the catwalk. The murderer. is still at large… and he may strike again. Yet this is the least of Police Commissioner Christian Verger’s worries. His fiancée Viola has left him. He has to keep his tumultuous past a secret...

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The Missing Queen by Sally Watson

Fantasy Historical Fiction

The Missing Queen  by Sally Watson,  King Tutankhamon is dead. The possibly-divine ivory cat Nefru is still (perhaps) putting a paw into royal Egyptian affairs.  Lord Ay wants a royal wife-Tut’s widow, actually-to give him the blood-right to the throne. She flees marriage with him and finds long-lost relatives...

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A Game of Cones by Abby Collette

Mystery Fiction


            A Game of Cones (An Ice Cream Parlor Mystery) by Abby Collette

A Game of Cones by Abby Collette.  In this charming mystery series set in an ice cream shop, no case is too cold to crack!

A Game of Cones by Abby Collette, Bronwyn Crewse is delighted that Crewse Creamery, the ice cream shop her family has owned for decades, is restored to its former ...

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A Prince and a Spy by Rory Clements

Historical Fiction
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A Prince and a Spy by Rory Clements. At the centre of the intrigue in each of Rory Clements’ World War II espionage novels sit true historical events.  A Prince and a Spy by Rory Clements,  Cambridge history professor Tom Wilde’s task is to step in and save the world from the iron glove of Nazi tyranny. One false move and the consequences will be lethal.

No p...

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Under the Bridge by Jack Byrne

Historical Mystery Fiction
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Under the Bridge by Jack Byrne, A debut crime novel with a title echoing that of a Red Hot Chilli Peppers song. Must be set in Los Angeles, then? Nope, put all thoughts of the US aside, because this Under the Bridge refers to a part of Garston, a run down docklands area of Liverpool.

We arrive there in 2004, as developers are starting to tear down the old and repla...

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The Left Behind Bride by Mahrie Reid

Historical Fiction

The Left Behind Bride by Mahrie Reid, Maggie Conrad’s husband of ten days is sent overseas in WW1 and never comes home. A second suitor is lost at sea in Nova Scotia’s August Gale. Turning thirty, and on her own, she resolves to make a life for her herself and her younger brother, Ivan.

Against her wishes, Ivan goes to work for the rum runners and operates a ...

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The Abduction by A.A. Chaudhuri 

Thriller Fiction

The Abduction by A.A. Chaudhuri;  Kramer and Carver are back…for the next thriller.

The Abduction by A. A. Chaudhuri; Madeline Kramer has finally got her life back on track at top City law firm Sullivan, Blake, Monroe.   Two armed, masked men burst into a conference room one lunchtime...

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Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson

Mystery Fiction

Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson;  Christmas comes with chaos—and a murder—in the fifth book in the Down South Café cozy mystery series!

Fruit Baskets and Holiday Caskets by Gayle Leeson;  Amy Flowers thinks her biggest problem is going to be creating an enormous cake dummy to mount atop her car for Winter Garden’s upcoming Christmas parade...

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Edge of the Grave by Robbie Morrison

Historical Fiction
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Edge of the Grave by Robbie Morrison, Glasgow has a hard reputation, as anyone who has been ‘kissed’ by one of its residents will tell you.  In his first novel he takes us back to the 1930s.. The city and its denizens are at the heart of Edge of the Grave, the debut crime novel by Robbie Morrison.  Shipbuilding was still a booming industry on the Clyde...

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If I Fall by Merilyn Davies 

Mystery Fiction

If I Fall by Merilyn Davies, We were told to meet at a rooftop bar.
Four friends, bound by one terrible secret.
No one knew why we were there.
Then we saw a woman, watched as she fell from the edge and plunged to her death.
The police think it’s suicide, but I know better.
Someone is sending a message.
Now they’re coming for us.


My Thoughts

If I Fall by Meri...

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Float Plan by Trish Doller

Young Adult Fiction

Float Plan by Trish Doller,  Anna Beck is still grieving the death of her fiance, Ben Braithwaite, by suicide some months before the book begins. He had been fixing up a sailboat, an Alberg (as yet unnamed) and planning on sailing it from their home in Fort Lauderdale to the Turks and Caicos Islands, a journey of some 1700 nautical miles...

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Deadly Darkness by Kate Parker

Mystery Fiction

Deadly Darkness: A World War II Mystery (Deadly Series)
by Kate Parker

Deadly Darkness by Kate Parker, As Britain prepares for an imminent invasion, the murder of a celebrated Arctic explorer leads to the discovery of a web of Nazi spies on the south coast.

July, 1939...

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Angelino Heights by Adam Bregman

Thriller Fiction
Angelino Heights by Adam Bregman front cover

Angelino Heights by Adam Bregman, Quirky thrillers that don’t follow typical hero’s journey plotting have great appeal. You really don’t know what’s coming next. Adam Bregman’s debut thriller is one of these books, with the quirkiness intensified by the characters’ passion for the Los Angeles of decades ago...

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Moral Compass by Danielle Steel

Moral Compass by Danielle Steel, “at an elite private school in Massachusetts, a wide circle of lives will be forever changed by devastating events in Danielle Steel’s riveting novel.”

“Saint Ambrose Prep is where the wealthy send their children for the best possible education...

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Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel

Beauchamp Hall by Danielle Steel,   “Winona Farmington once dreamed of graduating from college and moving to New York City.   Then real life got in the way and she returned to her small Michigan hometown to care for her sick mother.”

“Years later, Winnie is stuck in a dead-end job and an unsatisfying relationship...

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Passenger 23 by Sebastian Fitzek 

Thriller Fiction

Passenger 23 by Sebastian Fitzek,  Five years ago Martin Schwarz, a police psychologist, lost his wife and son. They were holidaying on a cruise ship when they simply vanished. A lack luster investigation was unable to shed any light on what happened – murder-suicide being the coroner’s verdict...

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Return To Us by Corinne Michaels

Romance Fiction

Return To Us by Corinne Michaels

“What’s that saying about if something is right for you, you should let it go?”
“And if it’s meant to be, it might just come back.”

SQUEEEEE!!! I absolutely loved this book!

It’s a second chance romance with a single dad hero and it has all the angsty feels that I was hoping for.

I’ve always loved second chance love st...

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Farm to Trouble by Amanda Flower

Farm to Trouble by Amanda Flower,  Coming home to a run-down farm, gossipy neighbors, and a shady investor is a lot to handle… but a murderer on the loose is the final straw!

Shiloh Bellamy cashed in her big city job and 401K to return home to Michigan to save the family farm, but turning Bellamy Farms into a sustainable, organic operation—complete with a farm-t...

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Opposites Attract by Camilla Isley

Romance Fiction

Opposites Attract by Camilla Isley, First law of magnetism: opposite poles attract. Single mom Vivian has been burned by love once before. Her job as a divorce lawyer has presented enough evidence to convince her there are no good men left in New York City.
The worst offender is her new neighbor: Dr...

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Spring Upon a Crime by ML Erdahl

Spring Upon a Crime  by ML Erdahl(A Seattle Wilderness Mystery)

I am excited to shine my Spotlight on Spring Upon a Crime today!

About Spring Upon A Crime

Spring Upon a Crime by ML Erdahl, Wilderness guide Crystal Rainey leads a group of college students to a private campground amidst the awe-inspiring Olympic Rain Forest...

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The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths

Thriller Fiction
The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths front cover

The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths,   I kept putting off opening the latest Elly Griffiths book. Not because I didn’t want to read it – on the contrary, I was itching to get started. But I just felt the need to delay, for a little longer, that moment when I arrived once more in North Norfolk...

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Children of Chicago by Cynthia Pelayo

Thriller Fiction
Children of Chicago by Cynthia Pelayo front cover

Children of Chicago by Cynthia Pelayo,  Lauren Medina is a mess, but just how much of a mess this 25 year old Chicago homicide detective is will only be revealed as the novel unfolds. We first meet her at Lake Humboldt Park, where a crime has taken place...

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Uncoupling by Lorraine Brown

Romance Fiction

Uncoupling by Lorraine Brown, Could one split second change her life forever?
Hannah and Si are in love and on the same track – that is, until their train divides on the way to a wedding. The next morning, Hannah wakes up in Paris and realises that her boyfriend (and her ticket) are 300 miles away in Amsterdam!
But then Hannah meets Léo on the station platform,...

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Smoke Screen by Thomas Enger & Jørn Lier Horst

Thriller Fiction

Smoke Screen by Thomas Enger & Jorn Lier Horst, Oslo, New Year’s Eve. The annual firework celebration is rocked by an explosion and the city is put on terrorist alert.
Police officer Alexander Blix and blogger Emma Ramm are on the scene, and when a severely injured survivor is pulled from the icy harbour, she is identified as the mother of two-year-old Patricia...

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The Little Lies by Valerie Keogh

Thriller Fiction
The Little Lies by Valerie Keogh front cover

The Little Lies by Valerie Keogh,  An eye-catching cover showing two sweet, tiny, baby shoes in the palest blue sets out the stall for this psychological thriller. The ‘little secrets’ of the title must include an infant, right?

But Valerie Keogh is such a tease! She wrong-foots the reader from the off, with an opening chapter depicting a happy domestic scene ...

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Bridgerton: A Discussion, Part I

Historical Mystery

Bridgerton: A Discussion, Part I, Please welcome my friend Layla, who is joining DA as an additional book reviewer. When we were watching Bridgerton, Layla and I texted back and forth about it. It was so much fun that we decided to write a series of posts that included our thoughts on different aspects of the show. –Janine

Production Values / Worldbuilding

Janin...

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The 2021 Summer Horror Winners Are Here

General

The 2021 Summer Horror Winners Are Here,  Whether you’re a huge fan of all things horror or are ready to dip your toes into the world of horror, the Summer Scares list is an excellent way to experience the incredible depths of these books. This year’s slate of 2021 Summer Scares winners is especially exciting, as it was open to international authors as well as U.S...

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The Kiss by Danielle Steel

The Kiss

By

Danielle Steel

The Kiss by Danielle Steel,  “Isabelle Forrester is the wife of a prominent Parisian banker who has long since shut her out of his heart.  For years, Isabelle has lived a life of isolation, caring for her desperately ill son and her teenage daughter...

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The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart

Mystery Fiction

The Cupid Caper by Larissa Reinhart, She uses her criminal past to catch crooks. He wants her back. In the grift. And in his life. Can Finley Goodhart convince Lex that doing good is the greatest hustle of all?

Ex-grifter Finley Goodhart may try to stay on the straight and narrow, but walking that thin line becomes wobbly when she believes her friend Penny was murd...

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Space Hopper by Helen Fisher

Young Adult Fiction

About The Book

Space Hopper by Helen Fisher, Although Faye is happy with her life, the loss of her mother as a child weighs on her mind even more now that she is a mother herself. So she is amazed when, in an extraordinary turn of events, she finds herself back in her childhood home in the 1970s...

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The Foreign Girls by Sergio Olguin

Thriller Fiction
The Foreign Girls by Sergio Olguin front cover

The Foreign Girls by Sergio Olguin, Translated by Miranda France — Investigative journalist Veronica Rosenthal in on holiday in Tucuman when she meets the foreign girls of the title, Frida and Petra. A chance encounter in a bar leads to Veronica inviting the backpackers to stay with in her holiday villa...

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Just Friends by Holly McCulloch

Romance Fiction

About The Book

Just Friends by Holly McCulloch,  It’s easy to put someone in the friend zone. But what happens if you change your mind? Bea isn’t happy. Desperate for a change, she looks to her friends for inspiration. Every single one of them is paired off, perhaps that’s what she needs too.
So, she starts dating again...

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18 1/2 Disguises by Larissa Reinhart

Romance Mystery Fiction

About 18 1/2 Disguises 


18 1/2 DISUISES  BY  LARISSA REINHART,  MAIZIE’S AFTER A COSTUMER’S KILLER WHO’S SEW EVIL, IT’S SHEAR MADNESS…

18 1/2 Disguises by Larissa Reinhart, Detectiving Maizie Albright might have once played a (teenage) private investigator on TV, but she’s now living the part. Her (mother’s) name is on her business cards...

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Interview: Eloísa Díaz

Interview Historical Thriller
Spanish crime fiction author Eloisa Diaz

On 24 March 1976, three generals overthrew the government of Argentina and began ruling the country as a military dictatorship, waging the Dirty War against their political opponents. Thousands disappeared – trade unionists, university students, members of left-wing political parties – and were tortured and killed by right-wing death squads...

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Timepiece by Merinda Brayfield

Historical Fiction

Timepiece by Merinda Brayfield, Frank Martin used to be a police officer, with a wife and two children. It was neither a great life, nor a happy one, but he did well enough. Now, he’s a corporal in the English army fighting in the deadliest war ever recorded...

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On the Radar: Your source for crime fiction news

General

One thing we’ve noticed over the past nine years since we started Crime Fiction Lover is that publishing schedules vary quite a bit. Some weeks, the big publishing companies go head to head with their leading writers – a battle royale of bloodletting, so to speak...

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