Blood Defense Marcia Clark

Blood Defense, a new Samantha Brinkman Legal Thriller by Marcia Clark

Samantha Brinkman, an ambitious, hard-charging Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, is struggling to make a name for herself and to drag her fledgling practice into the big leagues. Sam lands a high-profile double-murder case in which one of the victims is a beloved TV star—and the defendant is a decorated veteran LAPD detective. It promises […]

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Book Review: Lottery, a Psychological Thriller by Kimberly Shursen

The Bottom Line: A top rate ripped-from-the-headlines psychological thriller that crackles with tension. Two friends agree to split lottery ticket winnings if they hit it big. What could go wrong? We’ve all seen this nightmare played out in the American legal system, but as novelist Kimberly Shursen demonstrates with the first entry in her Lottery […]

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Book Review: Luckiest Girl Alive, a new Mystery by Jessica Knoll

The Bottom Line: So much more than just “women’s fiction” (as the marketing would have you believe), Luckiest Girl Alive is a clever and highly suspenseful romp through the skeleton-filled closet of a most unreliable narrator. As a teenager at the prestigious Bradley School, Ani FaNelli endured a shocking, public humiliation that left her desperate to reinvent […]

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Book Review: The 14th Colony, a new Cotton Malone novel by Steve Berry

The Bottom Line: As usual, Berry finds a genius “what if” scenario and shapes it into an addictive white knuckle ride. Another highly recommended outing with Cotton Malone. What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? That’s a question that’s well worth exploring. Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department […]

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Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel

Book Review: Journey to Munich: A Maisie Dobbs Novel by Jacqueline Winspear

The Bottom Line: A true potboiler set in Nazi Germany, featuring a substantially improved heroine in Maisie Dobbs. Working with the British Secret Service on an undercover mission, Maisie Dobbs is sent to Hitler’s Germany in this thrilling tale of danger and intrigue. It’s early 1938, and Maisie Dobbs is back in England. On a fine […]

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Flash Crash by Denison Hatch

Book Review: Flash Crash, a new Crime Thriller by Denison Hatch

The Bottom Line: An absolute bullseye, reinventing the heist thriller for the information age. When a rogue quantitative programmer intentionally crashes the gold index, it seems that Wall Street’s worst nightmare has come true. In truth, the crisis has just begun. Across town, an armored truck filled with $120M of gold bullion is hijacked by […]

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The Last Empire by Joe Hart

The Last Girl, a new Sci-Fi Thriller by Joe Hart

A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than 1 percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but twenty-five years later there is no cure, and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than a thousand […]

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Book Review: Exonerated, a Legal Thriller by S.A. Dymond

The Bottom Line: An absorbing legal procedural that shines a bright light on the egos and strategic maneuverings behind a high-profile homicide. When the sister of a local cop is brutally murdered, the entire community of Schenectady, New York feels as if it has lost one of its own. By the time the mayor calls […]

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Book Review: Analogue, a Medical Thriller by Jack Rohrer

The Bottom Line: A medical thriller that is timely, gripping and actually important. Highly recommended. For terminal cancer patients wishing for an escape from reality, a Las Vegas hospice care facility licensed to administer LSD seems like a godsend. But when a chemistry lab explosion kills a scientist at a local university responsible for manufacturing the […]

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Murder and More

Murder and More, a Mystery by Gerald W. Darnell

Carson’s feud with a local crime reporter continues, and then suddenly the husband of his client is brutally murdered – a husband he’s been hired to investigate. Mysterious characters weave a web of blackmail and suspense, while leaving Carson with more clients than he can handle. The Memphis police have warned Carson to back off, […]

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