Mystery

Joe Country (Slough House #6) by Mick Herron - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Joe Country (Slough House #6) Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781641290555
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Soho Crime - June 11th, 2019

The sixth installment of the Slough House series shows that Herron is still on top of his game. Jackson Lamb's bureau of misfit agents are reeling from the slaughter of their colleagues and a new recruit who may possibly be a psychopath. Then their nemesis makes an untimely reappearance. The chase is on, and it soon becomes clear that the hunted may very well be the hunter. Thanks to Herron's garrote-tight plotting and kill-the-hostages sense of humor, the tension is only relieved by the reader's laughter. Another winner. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel (A Department Q Novel #1) by Jussi Adler-Olsen - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
The Keeper of Lost Causes: The First Department Q Novel (A Department Q Novel #1) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780452297906
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Dutton - July 31st, 2012

After using his partner's body as a human shield, Copenhagen homicide detective Carl Morck is assigned to deal with cases that aren't so much cold as in deep freeze. With the surprisingly resourceful help-meet Assad, the two-man department investigate a Danish politician who boarded a ferry and was never seen again. Once Adler-Olsen's pieces are in place, take a sick day, because the first novel in his Department Q series is nigh unstoppable. A satisfyingly complex mystery that's a cut above the usual Scandinavian fare (and not too grisly). ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Dead Lions (Slough House #2) by Mick Herron - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Dead Lions (Slough House #2) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781616953676
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Soho Crime - April 8th, 2014

Goddamn, this is a great spy series. Slough House is where disgraced MI6 agents go to be ignored until they die. Led by the corpulent and incorrigible spymaster (and utter bastard) Jackson Lamb, however, international mischief ends up abounding. The death of a Cold War relic leads to the discovery of a sleeper cell that has been slumbering for longer than most spies can remember. What does this have to do with the arrival in London of a mysterious Russian oligarch? Herron's plotting keeps the reader guessing until the knuckles goes white, but ultimately it's his characters who win the day. The screw-ups of Slough House might not be the spooks you want to raise a pint with, but they are as entertaining a crew as thrillers have to offer. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Nothing Can Hurt You by Nicola Maye Goldberg - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Nothing Can Hurt You Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781635574883
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - June 23rd, 2020

Nothing Can Hurt You is a propulsive thriller that has “Netflix limited series” written all over it. Based on a true story, this tangled web of murder, revenge, resignation, and intrigue is a winner. Each chapter presents new wrinkles and insights into the aftermath of a small-town murder that has echoed across decades. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


A Bitter Feast: A Novel (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #18) by Deborah Crombie - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
A Bitter Feast: A Novel (Duncan Kincaid/Gemma James Novels #18) Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062271662
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: William Morrow - October 8th, 2019

The latest from an author that has become a favorite of mine. What starts as a simple, and rare, family vacation for the British detective couple morphs into a fatal accident that leads to murder. Set in idyllic Cotswolds with its gorgeous countryside replete with sheep and border collies, local pubs, amazing food and libations. The author has developed multiple storylines and points of view in the story which I never felt confused by, only intrigued. Marvelous storytelling, deep and complex characters. You will be absorbed in the story to the very end. ~ Reviewed by Tambra Johnson Reap


Someone We Know: A Novel by Shari Lapena - Book Review

Staff Pick Badge
Someone We Know: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525557654
Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Published: Pamela Dorman Books - July 30th, 2019

How well do you think you know your neighbors? In a small suburb, a teenager has been sneaking into houses, and a woman is found murdered. Smiles come undone, dark secrets are exposed and everybody becomes a suspect in this classic whodunit mystery.
Lapena does a wonderful job showing the perspectives from each character, the lies they tell - and the truths they keep. Like a real life Clue game, you sift through the stories and evidence alongside the detectives, trying to figure out the truth before Lapena spills the beans for you.
Fast-paced and twisting; I read this entire book in one day. I couldn't put it down! ~ Reviewed by Angela Turon


Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Mystery
Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Sun-Thu 10am-7pm Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Sun-Thu 10am-7pm Fri-Sat 10am-9pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs