Fatal Option

Title: Fatal Option Author: Chris Beakey Publisher: Post Hill Press Pub. Date: 21 February 2017 Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Recommended, Fiction   Hang on to your seats, people! This is a fast-paced wild ride from the very first page. It would be difficult to unfold the plot without giving some serious spoilers, which I do not…

Everything You Want Me To Be

Title: Everything You Want Me To Be Author: Mindy Mejia Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books Pub. Date: 3 January 2017 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Contemporary, YA   Question: How many secrets can be exposed during an investigation into a young girl’s murder?   Answer: As many as it takes to make a gripping and satisfying mystery….

(Robert Parker’s) Slow Burn

Title: Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub. Date: 3 May, 2016 Series: Spenser #44 Genre: Suspense, Hard-Boiled, Crime Fiction   Throughout the twisted case that develops as the Boston P.I. pursues a serial arsonist, Spenser and his friends are in control and smooth as ever. In this new novel Ace Atkins…

Dodgers

Title: Dodgers Author: Bill Beverly Publisher:  Crown Pub. Date: 5 April, 2016 Genre: Gritty, Contemporary, Urban Fiction, Adventure, Coming-of-age   This book came out in April and it has been sitting on my shelf since before then because I wasn’t sure I was going to like it enough to add to the conversation about it….

The Last Detective

Title: The Last Detective Author: Peter Lovesey Publisher: Soho Crime Pub. Date: 19 August, 2014  (first published 1991) Series:  Peter Diamond #1 Genre: British Crime Drama, Police Procedural, Sassy/Grumpy Detective   Peter Diamond is constantly butting heads with the new forensic methods replacing the tried and true investigative techniques. When a body shows up and…

The Genius Asylum

Title: The Genius Asylum Author: Arlene F. Marks Publisher: Edge-Lite Pub. Date: 25 April, 2016 Series: Sic Transit Terra #1 Genre: Sci-fi,  Space Caper, Hard-Boiled, Crime Drama, Intergalactic Espionage Drew Townsend is dispatched to a remote station for punishment, to solve a crime, or to do a wholly different job for which he, as a…

The Far Empty

Title: The Far Empty Author: J. Todd Scott Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Pub. Date: 7 June 2016 Genre: Contemporary Western Crime Fiction, thriller   Sheriff Ross is a powerful man. There is no doubt in the minds of his deputies, the citizens of border-town Murfee, Texas, and the rest of the country.  A hero. But…

The Infidel Stain

Title: The Infidel Stain Author: M.J. Carter Publisher: Penguin Random House, March 29th, 2016 Series: The Blake and Avery Mystery Series Genre: Historical, Mystery, Crime, Suspense This title is a stand alone novel in the series and does not release until march 29th, so while you are waiting you should read the first in the…

Death Spiral

Title: Death Spiral Author: Leena Lehtolainen Translator: Owen F. Witesman Date Published: December 8th 2015 (translation) First published 1997. Publisher: AmazonCrossing Genre: Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Series: Maria Kallio #5 A young figure skater is murdered with her own skates and seven-month pregnant police investigator Maria Kallio is on the trail of the brutal killer….