Perfectly Us by Jaclyn Osborn

General

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

Mystery Fiction Novel General

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

Mystery Fiction Novel General

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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

Thriller Fiction Novel
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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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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

Thriller Novel
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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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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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