Police Procedural Books

The best police procedural book reviews. A subgenre of crime fiction, police procedurals focus on the methods and tactics used by law enforcement to solve cases and catch criminals.

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Book Review: Death by Romance, a Mystery by Anne Kennison

The Bottom Line: Death by Romance has it all: a deliciously devious criminal enterprise, a loathsome antagonist and a detective that will have you quickly wrapped around his finger. Janet Evanovich fans will find their new obsession in Anne Kennison. Richmond Homicide Detective Ryan Hamlin may be just a few months from the mandatory retirement age, but he’s hardly looking forward to spending his golden …

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Book Review: Cornered, a Crime Thriller by Alan Brenham

The Bottom Line: A high-stakes police procedural that thrills while packing a hefty emotional punch.   When the typically quiet town of Temple, Texas is terrorized by the disappearance of seven beautiful young women, local Detective Matt Brady is tasked with tracking down the abductors. Is Brady up against a psychopath, or a sophisticated criminal organization? As in Alan Brenham’s gripping crime thriller Price of …

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Radius by Gustavo Florentin

Book Review: The Schwarzschild Radius, a new Crime Thriller by Gustavo Florentin

The Bottom Line: Suspense fans looking for the next Gone Girl have found their new up-all-night page turner in The Schwarzschild Radius. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”162007611X” cloaking=”default” height=”42″ key=”tall-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”120″] [hr] A rope, an axe, a propane torch, leather masks, and video equipment. What do all those things have in common? You’ll have to read Gustavo Florentin’s brilliant new crime …

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The Best Thriller Books of 2014 – The Definitive List

Looking for a list of 2014’s best thriller books? First published back in early summer as “The Best of 2014 So Far,” we’ve updated this post as our reviewers have finalized their year-end lists. Whether you learn toward sci-fi thrillers, conspiracy fiction, medical thrillers, hard-boiled mysteries, vatican thrillers or are somewhere on the political end of the spectrum, there’s something here for you. Did we miss something great? Have …

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Random Targets by James Raven

Book Review: Random Targets, a New Crime Thriller by James Raven

The Bottom Line: James Raven plunges us into a believable, terrifying catastrophe for which there are no easy answers. Random Targets is a fiery thrill ride featuring a hero that you can’t help but root for. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”0719813662″ cloaking=”default” height=”42″ key=”tall-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”120″] [hr] In 2002, the so-called Beltway Snipers – Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad – …

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Whiskey You're the Devil by Liliana Hart

Whiskey, You’re The Devil – a new Addison Holmes Mystery by Liliana Hart

Things are looking up for Addison Holmes. She’s about to take her P.I. exams, she’s living in sin with the man of her dreams, and she hasn’t had a phone call from her mother in three whole days. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1494936410″ cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DBvBWQKQL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”100″]But she should have known things were too good to last. When Rosemarie Valentine’s fingerprints …

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Cold and broken hallelujah

A Cold and Broken Hallelujah, a Crime Thriller by Tyler Dilts

This one is generating some serious heat on Amazon, with pre-orders putting it at #1 the last time we checked. Check it out.[easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00IMOUZCO” cloaking=”default” height=”160″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/515xIo53gKL._SL160_.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”107″] On a sweltering September night, Long Beach Homicide Detective Danny Beckett is called to a grisly crime scene at the mouth of the Los Angeles River. A defenseless homeless man …

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Murder In The First (O’Malley Mysteries #1), a new Mystery from Karl Jones

A young girl, murdered in the grounds of a private sanatorium catering to those with emotional and addiction problems. [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”1499354894″ cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/514-h5FZQgL.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”324″]For newly promoted Detective Inspector Patrick Augustine O’Malley it is the worst possible case to be placed in charge of. The director of the hospital is well connected and wants a quick result that …

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Rain Girl, a Suspense Thriller by Gabi Kreslehner

Veteran homicide detective Franza Oberwieser prefers her job in the winter. Summer is for growing, not for dying. So when the body of a beautiful young woman is found on the autobahn, dressed in a glittering party dress and bathed in June rain, Franza is determined to give her justice. Revealing victims’ hidden lives is part of the job, but as Franza and her partner, …

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Cop Town by Karin Slaughter

Book Review: Cop Town, a Crime Thriller by Karin Slaughter

The Bottom Line: A highly original, smothering crime novel set in 1970s Atlanta. On part with the best Dennis Lehane novels, you’ll fall in love with Kate, the cop who leads us into Slaughter’s urban heart of darkness. [easyazon_cta add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00FO5YFUW” cloaking=”default” height=”28″ key=”small-orange” localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”120″] [hr] [easyazon_image add_to_cart=”default” align=”left” asin=”B00FO5YFUW” cloaking=”default” height=”500″ localization=”default” locale=”US” nofollow=”default” new_window=”default” src=”//ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51t0%2BVGQSmL.jpg” tag=”bestthricom-20″ width=”329″]Atlanta, 1974: …

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