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Review: Enchantment Lake by Margi Preus

Adolescence is the time in our lives when we search. We have to uncover who we are and who we want to be. YA literature often approaches this topic in a more symbolic than literal manner. Young characters go on physical quests ...
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Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death

Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death is the first installment of James Runcie‘s Grantchester Mysteries series, featuring the title character as a vicar/detective who finds himself in the middle of some intriguing cases...

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Introducing the Flavia de Luce Mysteries

There’s nothing as cozy as a Flavia de Luce mystery. Normally I shy away from genre fiction, spurn series, and tire quickly of child narrators – and yet I find the Flavia de Luce novels positively delightful. Why? Well, Canadia...
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Review: The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887 in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery novel A Study in Scarlet. For decades Doyle entertained readers with the wit and cynicism of the famous Baker Street detective. Over a century lat...

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Review: The Fever by Megan Abbott

High school provides all the drama. Classrooms and hallways house gossip, proclamations of sex, and scandals. Secrets spill from tightly sealed lips, and loyalties break in an instant. When you think about it, isn’t a high scho...

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Review: Lonely Graves by Britta Bolt

I love a good mystery, thriller, or crime series. In author Britta Bolt’s novel Lonely Graves, I get all three. One of the best novels I have read in a while, Lonely Graves offers a whopping dose of excitement, and becaus...
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Review: Saint Brigid’s Bones, Philip Freeman

Early sixth century A.D. A monastery clinging to life. First a fire destroys the monastery’s outpost, then someone steals the bones of the monastery’s beloved saint. And on the trail of a deepening mystery is bard-turned-nun Si...

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Review: An Untamed State by Roxane Gay

“Once upon a time, in a far-off land, I was kidnapped by a gang of fearless yet terrified young men with so much impossible hope beating inside their bodies it burned their very skin and strengthened their will right through th...
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Review: Bliss House by Laura Benedict

Laura Benedict has written several books and is known for her publication Surreal South, an anthology of Short Fiction. Her newest novel is titled Bliss House, and in this work, Benedict draws inspiration from the surreal. In B...

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Review: The Devil’s Workshop by Alex Grecian

Alex Grecian’s latest novel, The Devil’s Workshop, is the third in his Scotland Yard Murder Squad series. Like the previous two books, The Devil’s Workshop features Inspector Walter Day and Constable Nevil Hammersmith as protag...
The Outcast Dead
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Review: The Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths

British author Elly Griffiths has found great success with her Ruth Galloway mystery books. Her sixth installment in the series, The Outcast Dead, was released earlier this year. While it may seem inconceivable that a forensic ...

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Zack’s Choice: Review

Harry E. Gilleland, Jr., is the author of several collections of poetry and five books of prose, including A Wandering Warrior, which was released in 2013. Earlier this year, Gilleland published a new book titled Zack’s Choice....
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The Medea Complex
The Medea Complex

The Medea Complex by Rachel Florence Roberts

In the ancient Greek play Medea by Euripides, the title character slaughters her children in retribution for her husband abandoning her. At the end of the play, a dragon-pulled chariot spirits Medea away, and she goes unpunishe...

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Review: The Seeker by R.B. Chesterton

For anyone who has ever visited Concord, Massachusetts, the words “murder,” “mystery,” and “suspense” are not usually the terms associated with the sleepy little place that was once home to such notable greats as Henry David Th...
 
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Utterly Heartless by Jan Underwood

The town of Bridges, the fictional Pacific Northwest setting of Utterly Heartless, is a bizarre place. The winter rains fall so heavily that streets become canals; entire murders of crows descend upon the town regularly; intoxi...