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The Demon Crown by James Rollins

James Rollins, a veterinarian turned author, has another chapter in his Sigma Force science-fiction series, "The Demon Crown" (William Morrow, 441 pages). The premise of this thriller is based on the scientific fact that insects will kill one person out of 60 every year. Mosquitos alone ...

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The Body In The Casket by Katherine Hall Page

Katherine Hall Page's latest book, "The Body in the Casket," is another serving of her acclaimed mystery series featuring caterer/amateur detective Faith Fairchild. (William Morrow, 238 pages). Max Dane, retired producer/director of a number of Broadway hit musicals, hires Faith Fairchild to ...

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‘The Body In The Casket’ by Katherine Hall Page

Katherine Hall Page's latest book, "The Body in the Casket," is another serving of her acclaimed mystery series featuring caterer/amateur detective Faith Fairchild. (William Morrow, 238 pages). Max Dane, retired producer/director of a number of Broadway hit musicals, hires Faith Fairchild to ...

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‘The Demon Crown’ by James Rollins

James Rollins, a veterinarian turned author, has another chapter in his Sigma Force science-fiction series, "The Demon Crown" (William Morrow, 441 pages). The premise of this thriller is based on the scientific fact that insects will kill one person out of 60 every year. Mosquitos alone ...

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Act of Betrayal

Matthew Dunn continues his series featuring the former CIA/MI6 operative, Will Cochrane, in his latest novel of high stakes espionage, "Act of Betrayal." (William Morrow, 299 pages) Will Cochrane is a wanted man, having been accused of killing several federal agents. But his latest worries ...

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The Tiger’s Prey

Wilbur Smith continues his adventure series centering on the Courtney clan in his latest swashbuckler, "The Tiger's Prey" (William Morrow, 426 pages). Tom Courtney, son of the naval hero Sir Hal Courtney, has been banished from England for having killed his brother, Black Billy. Having ...

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Killing Season

Prolific author Faye Kellerman has written what may be her most ambitious novel. Her latest work, "Killing Season" (William Morrow, 696 pages) was originally published as a three-part serialized e-book, but is now available in a paperback edition. The story centers on Ben Vicksburg, a ...

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Keep Her Safe

Bestselling author Sophie Hannah (who has the honor of having been authorized by the Estate of Agatha Christie to write two Hercule Poirot novels) has written a thoughtful thriller which will keep the read engaged to the very last sentence. Hannah's "Keep Her Safe" (William Morrow, 344 ...

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The Names of Dead Girls

Erik Rickstad has published a sequel to his popular crime thriller "The Silent Girls," which introduced the characters Frank Rath and Sonja Test, detectives in the small Vermont town of Canaan. In his latest work, "The Names of Dead Girls," (William Morrow, 434 pages) Frank Rath is called out ...

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The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes

David Handler's latest mystery features the elegant Stewart (Hoagy) Hoag, a one-time successful novelist, turned ghostwriter and amateur sleuth, who solves crimes with style and panache with the help of his faithful sidekick, his anchovy loving basset hound, Lulu. "The Girl with Kaleidoscope ...

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Cat Shining Bright

Shirley Rousseau Murphy's mystery series featuring the brave feline detective, Joe Grey, and his friends continues in "Cat Shining Bright" (William Morrow, 294 pages.) In the beautiful coastal city of Molena Point, California, a select group of human friends of Joe Grey and his beloved Dulcie ...

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The Quiet Child

John Burley's "The Quiet Child" (William Morrow, 288 pages) is a gripping, psychological thriller that will hold the reader's attention in this novel about suspicion within a family and among people living in a small town. Michael and Kate McCray live in a quiet hamlet in Northern California ...

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The Blinds

In ancient Greek mythology there are five rivers in the underworld. One of these rivers is the Lethe which imparts forgetfulness or oblivion to the soul after death. In Adam Sternbergh's novel "The Blinds" (Ecco Books/382 pages), the removal of memories is done to humans still very much ...

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Deep Black

Tom Locke must track a missing Saudi prince deep inside ISIS territory in “Deep Black,” the second military action thriller from the authors of Shadow War. (William Morrow, 322 pages). Disillusioned after a mission in Ukraine goes tragically wrong, military contractor Tom Locke is on the ...

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Every Day Above Ground

Glen Erik Hamilton has his third chapter in his much acclaimed Van Shaw series, "Every Day Above Ground." (William Morrow/ 365 pages) Van is the grandson of the late Donovan "Dono" Shaw, a man who had earned quite a reputation as a skilled thief. Mickey O'Hasson, a terminally ill ex-con who ...

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The Painted Queen

In 2013, Barbara Mertz died. Mertz had earned her doctorate in Egyptology from the acclaimed Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Writing under the pen name Elizabeth Peters, she created the popular mystery series featuring archeologist Radcliffe Emerson and his wife, Amelia ...

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The Himalayan Codex

Bill Schutt and J. R. Finch continue the adventures of naturalist R. J. "Mac" MacCready in his latest trek which leads him on a search for the mythological Yeti in this well done science fiction thriller, "The Himalayan Codex." (William Morrow, 384 pages) In 1946, just after the devastating ...

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You’ll Never Know, Dear

Hallie Ephron's latest novel of suspense, "You'll Never Know, Dear" (William Morrow, 290 pages), blends elements of the macabre with a strong dash of soap opera. Elizabeth "Lis" Strenger, nee Lissie Woodham, has been haunted by the loss of her little sister Janey, who mysteriously ...

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The Force

No less an authority than New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica heaps praise on “The Force” (William Morrow). “He comes out of Staten Island, Don Winslow does, as do so many of the cops do in his new novel, and will immediately take its place with the great police novels, about New ...

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“Letterman: The Last Giant Of Late Night”

What makes Dave Letterman tick? New York Times comedy critic Jason Zinoman makes a great attempt with the new book, “Letterman: The Last Giant Of Late Night” (Harper). Zinoman covers the quirky comedian and late-night television talk-show host from his college days in Indiana to his ...