Tag Archive: mystery

Akashic Noir: Brussels Noir, edited by Michel Dufranne

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Yet again the Akashic Noir series curates an entertaining genre-bending anthology of dark tales, bad decisions, and charismatic characters.

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Translation Tuesdays: In the Cafe of Lost Youth, by Patrick Modiano @ NYJB

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Patrick Modiano goes beyond the checklist accuracies of historical fiction, fashioning a lush fever dream filled with glamor, mystery, and despair.

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CCLaP Fridays: Live To Air, by Jeffrey L. Diamond

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“Live To Air” by Jeffrey L. Diamond will be a fun beach read this summer.

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Zagreb Noir, by Ivan Srsen @ NYJB

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“Zagreb Noir,” edited by Ivan Sršen, is yet another international addition to the long-running Akashic Noir series.

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CCLaP Fridays: The Tenth Witness, by Leonard Rosen

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This week Karl Wolff reviews “The Tenth Witness,” by Leonard Rosen, a mystery about an engineer digging deep into the mysterious wealth of a German family and his attempt to salvage a gold-laden ship that sank off the Dutch coast in 1799.

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CCLaP Fridays: Dire Salvation, by Charles Neff

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This week, Karl Wolff reviews a mystery set in a small town in Washington state involving designer drugs, a Native American social worker, and a suspicious computer hacker.

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CCLaP Fridays: Venice Noir, edited by Maxim Jakubowski

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The new Akashic anthology “Venice Noir,” edited by Maxim Jakubowski. Says reviewer Karl Wolff, “There is something for everyone in this [book], a delicious sampling of tastes, styles, and stories.”

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Black Swan: A Sam Acquillo Hamptons Mystery (Book 5) by Chris Knopf

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Chris Knopf begins Black Swan with an epic set piece.  During a ferocious October storm off the coast of Long Island, Sam Acquillo pilots the Carpe Mañana to safety with the help of… Continue reading

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Dead Center by Joanna Higgins

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Joanna Higgins crafts a novel that extends beyond the normal genre boundaries of the murder mystery and courtroom drama.  Dead Center revolves around the Weber family.  Dr. Benjamin Weber is a beloved pediatrician… Continue reading

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