Police Procedural Books

The best police procedural eBooks and eBook reviews for kindle, nook, iBooks and more, including both new and established writers.

Bailey's Law

Bailey’s Law, an Intelligent and Immersive Crime Novel by Meg Lelvis

The Bottom Line: An intelligent, immersive police procedural that will leave you pining for another Jack Bailey novel. Police Lieutenant Jack Bailey is an emotionally broken man. In an effort to escape his past, he has left his hometown of Chicago for the insufferable heat of Richmond, Texas, where he keeps to himself. Dedicated to […]

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Never Go Alone by Denison Hatch

Never Go Alone, a Must-Read Crime Thriller by Denison Hatch

The Bottom Line: The return of Denison Hatch’s unruly NYPD detective Jake Rivett is something to celebrate. Criminality in the Information Age has become a new frontier of Jake Rivett, the best undercover cop in the NYPD. After spending six months infiltrating a biker gang who rob banks by expertly blowing up ATM’s, Easton finally […]

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Kept Woman Karin Slaughter

The Kept Woman, a Satisfying New Crime Thriller by Karin Slaughter

The Bottom Line: Even when Slaughter’s not at her best, she still brings heated emotions to the contemporary police procedural like few of her peers. Husbands and wives. Mothers and daughters. The past and the future. Secrets bind them. And secrets can destroy them. The author of Pretty Girls returns with an electrifying, emotionally complex […]

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Death & Taxes

Death & Taxes, a Quintessentially American Crime Thriller by Richard Rupp

The Bottom Line: A smart, morally complex and quintessentially American crime thriller. An IRS auditor is found dead at work from a gunshot wound with a small-caliber pistol. Was it suicide, or murder? That’s the question posed to FBI agent Dick Hartmann, head of San Francisco’s Violent Crime Squad. Readers know far more from the […]

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Shattered Triangle

Shattered Triangle, a Well-Characterized Murder Mystery by William P. Messenger

The Bottom Line: An uncommonly well-characterized murder mystery about the friendship between a politician, a priest and a police lieutenant. When a leading candidate for the U.S. Senate returns to his Los Angeles home, he finds his wife, two teenage daughters and eleven-year old son murdered. To investigating lieutenant and close family friend Tom Moran, […]

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The Accidental Vigilante, a Crime Novel by Robert Sterling Hecker

The Bottom Line: An impressive debut about vigilante justice that establishes author Robert Sterling Hecker among the most promising new crime novelists. When rookie detective Jeremy Porter is transferred to New Orleans’ Child Abuse Section, his initial exuberance quickly gives way to revulsion. He’s shocked to discover that extremely dangerous sex offenders live with little […]

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NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson

Book Review: NYPD Red 4, a new Crime Thriller by James Patterson

The Bottom Line: A rock solid crime thriller from one of the best in the business. Say what you will about the fact that James Patterson has published as many as 15 books in a year, and that more than 20 co-authors in fact do much of the writing. Patterson is a business, man, and business is […]

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Career of Evil Robert Galbraith

Book Review: Career of Evil, a new Crime Thriller by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

The bottom line: The third in Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series is an intriguing and invigorating crime novel with defined and gruesome characters: the perfect balanced read for connoisseurs of modern detective fiction who aren’t afraid of a little brutality in their search for an imaginative read. Arguably the most gruesome Galbraith novel (and for the […]

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The Body Market by DV Berkom

Book Review – The Body Market: A Leine Basso Thriller by D.V. Berkom

The Bottom Line: Taken fans will be overjoyed with this gritty thriller about a desperate race against the clock to locate a missing teenage girl. If you’re seeking an unambiguously righteous heroine to root for, look no further than the third installment in D.V. Berkom’s Leine Basso series. The Body Market finds the ex-assassin on […]

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Pretty Girls by Karen Slaughter

Book Review: Pretty Girls, a new Crime Thriller by Karen Slaughter

The Bottom Line: After completely slaying us with the greatness of  Cop Town, Karen Slaughter manages to top herself with Pretty Girls. Prepare to have thy sleep disturbed by this chilling police procedural. Highly recommended. More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and […]

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