Kingdom Books, Mysteries - Reviews
Mysteries and crime fiction reviewed here with knowledge and delight. Classic to cutting edge.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Anne Perry Addict? Good Choice! Here's Her 2019 Title ... TRIPLE JEOPARDY
[ originally published in the New York Journal of Books ] “ Triple Jeopardy shows emphatically that Perry’s best ...
Espionage Thriller With Bioengineered Female Lead: Karen Robards Pulls It Off in THE FIFTH DOCTRINE
[ Originally published in the New York Journal of Books ] "The trouble with being a sort of Wonder Woman is, once people know you...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Victim or Murderer? A Tango of Turmoil in THE THIRD MRS. DURST, Ann Aguirre
Ann Aguirre leaves behind her twists of speculative fiction to craft a more straightforward "marriage to murder" plot in her ne...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
James Bond, Move Over for Bianca St. Ives, from Karen Robards
[ Originally published in the New York Journal of Books ] The trouble with being a sort of Wonder Woman is, once p...
David Downing's Stand-Alone Thriller, in 1938 Germany
[ Originally published in the New York Journal of Books ] Retelling wartime history as spy fiction is Downing’s de...
Provocative and Entertaining Dystopian Novel: EARLY RISER from Jasper Fforde
[ Originally published in the New York Journal of Books ] Taking Early Riser into the summer reading stack will b...
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Fresh Espionage Fiction Set in 1992 Warsaw: Timothy Jay Smith, THE FOURTH COURIER
Suddenly 1992 and the end of the Soviet bloc and Communist era are practically historical fiction -- more than 25 years ago. In Timothy Ja...
Tuesday, March 05, 2019
Crime Novel from Calabria, Italy, BLACK SOULS, New from Soho Crime
[ Originally published in the New York Journal of Books ] Across the decades of the narrator’s life, Black Souls ...
Deep and Probing Novel from Charles Fergus, A STRANGER HERE BELOW
What makes an author choose to write a particular book? It's a topic that can lead to strange new worlds. For Charles Fergus , a Vermo...
Sunday, February 24, 2019
New Series from Helene Tursten Opens, with HUNTING GAME
Helene Tursten's Irene Huss series , featuring a Swedish detective inspector, added a delightful holiday item with the short-story col...
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Ex-Detective Writes Terrific Crime Fiction, in THE MURDER BOOK by Lissa Marie Redmond
"A gritty dark edge that sparkles with a hint of possible redemption." The cover's simple, even basic, but Lissa Marie Re...
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