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The Thursday Murder Club: A Novel (A Thursday Murder Club Mystery #1) by Richard Osman - Book Review

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$26.00
ISBN: 9781984880963
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Published: Pamela Dorman Books - September 22nd, 2020

Four Senior Citizens, two incompetent cops, and one dead man. Put them all together and you get the Thursday Murder Club! A laugh out loud mystery, filled with twists and turns from first time writer Richard Osman, known for his humor and wit. TMC is a wonderful introduction to the mystery genre for those who are wary, and will make anyone want to dust off their detective equipment and solve a murder themselves. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


April in Spain by John Banville - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781335471406
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Published: Hanover Square Press - October 5th, 2021

Garret Quirke, the author's irritable, alcoholic Dublin pathologist, is trying not to enjoy a holiday in Spain when he notices a woman he thought was murdered years ago. April Latimer had been a close friend of Quirke's daughter, but he had only seen her once before on a boozy night in Ireland. April's brother confessed to killing her and concealing her body before he committed suicide. The potential scandal posed a threat to the political career of their influential uncle. Quirke summons his daughter to verify his suspicion that the woman, who now calls herself Angela Lawless, is really her supposedly dead friend. Powerful people, however, are determined that April Latimer remains dead--one way or another. This literate mystery is as irresistible as a chilled glass of txakoli, a local wine that even the cranky Dr. Quirke admits is delightful. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


An Elderly Lady Must Not Be Crossed by Helene Tursten - Book Review

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By Helene Tursten, Marlaine Delargy (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781641291675
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Published: Soho Crime - October 5th, 2021

Diabolically clever interwoven stories about a sweet, 88-year old Swede named Maud. Everyone is very fond of her, but when she's around, all through her life, someone always seems to wind up badly hurt, or dead. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Such a Quiet Place: A Novel by Megan Miranda - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982147280
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 13th, 2021

Hollow’s Edge seems like a quaint little cul de sac neighborhood on the lake...except for things like a couple being found dead from carbon monoxide poisoning and another neighbor, Ruby Fletcher, getting convicted for murdering them. Fourteen months later, the conviction is thrown out due to technicalities, and Ruby is a free woman again. Where does she go? Right back to Hollow’s Edge. But why would she ever return to the neighborhood that turned against her and practically threw her in prison? And what other dark secrets is this neighborhood hiding? This was a surprisingly addicting read, with lots of paranoia, suspicion and an in-depth look at the damage a too-close neighborhood can do to the people living there. ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


The Night She Disappeared: A Novel by Lisa Jewell - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982137366
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Published: Atria Books - September 7th, 2021

As always, Lisa Jewell fails to disappoint me. The Night She Disappeared was thoroughly enjoyable to read, absorbing your interest with every fleeting chapter. Set in three different timelines and narratives (a classic Jewell-style of storytelling) we follow the disappearance of two young parents, Tallulah and Zach, in the summer of 2017, and the ripple effects this has over their community a year later. Jewell is an expert on delivering real human characters, even ones without a narrative, and I especially loved hearing from Tallulah’s perspective before she disappeared. Best part of the book? Every little piece of the puzzle matches up perfectly near the story’s end, and yet Jewell still finds a way to conclude her newest thriller with a head-spinning shock of a finale. Loved, loved, LOVED! ~ Reviewed by Kirstin Swartz


These Silent Woods: A Novel by Kimi Cunningham Grant - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250793393
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Published: Minotaur Books - October 26th, 2021

This emotionally charged novel follows the journey of a single father who raises his young daughter in the isolated woods of the Appalachian mountains. Visited only by an eccentric neighbor, and annually by an old friend, all is quiet and peaceful for years. But when an unexpected stranger ventures into their woods, and sets off a series of irreversible events, everything Cooper has done to ensure a safe life for him and his daughter is suddenly at stake, and may end up costing them everything. Warning: you will not want to put this one down, and you will need tissues! ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


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