Detective Joe Tanner is investigating five cold-case
murders of young women that occurred in the Los Angeles
area several years back. When he uncovers a hidden clue at
the last crime scene that connects all the cases, he knows
there's a serial killer out there who could strike Read more...
Now out of a deep coma after being abducted and nearly
drowning, Claire Morgan has retrograde amnesia and only
recalls her past up to before she came to the Lake of the
Ozarks area five years ago. Her lover, psychiatrist Nick
Black, has been caring for her in his opulent Read more...
On a dark and rainy night, Paul Borntrager is heading home
from town with his three young children when their horse
and buggy are broadsided by a speeding vehicle that leaves
the scene and never calls for help. The horse, Paul and two
of his children do not survive while Read more...
Ex-Detroit cop Alex McKnight is living a quiet life in
Paradise, Michigan, since leaving the force after the death
of his partner and surviving being shot himself. One of his
closest friends is concerned that Alex is becoming almost
reclusive, so he forces Alex to attend a card game Read more...
In Depression-era Chicago 1931, Harper Curtis is destitute
and in need of shelter. When he finds a key in an old coat
he steals, he is drawn to a boarded-up, dilapidated house
in a rundown part of town. What he discovers when he
unlocks the door and enters Read more...
Eight years ago, Tate Holloway was a respected San Diego
homicide detective handling a high-profile serial-killer
case with his partner and close friend Jack. When Jack was
killed in a confrontation with the serial killer, known as
The Eye, Tate had no qualms about killing the deranged
killer Read more...
In 1206 Eastern China, Cí Song lives a humble and dreary
existence with his family working his brother's farm. It is
quite different from life in the bustling city of Lin'an,
where Cí had been pursuing his dream of a university
education in law. All that changed when Read more...
The mother was repeatedly stabbed to death, her teenage
daughter's throat was slashed, while the father was knocked
unconscious -- and the surviving daughter is the one to
discover the scene of the horrific crime. Why was Lydia
spared while her twin sister Laura and their mother killed?
And why Read more...
When Ranjit Singh, a disgraced Sikh Indian Army captain,
escaped India, he was hoping to make a better life for his
wife and young daughter in Boston. Instead, they met with
prejudice and heartache. Leaving Boston to find work on
Martha's Vineyard, Ranjit soon becomes caretaker for
several vacation Read more...
It is a close political race between incumbent Sen. Porter
Smalls and newcomer Taryn Grant, a filthy rich heiress
ruthlessly in pursuit of the position. It is a very close
race in the final days to election with Smalls having a
slight lead. When a young volunteer for Smalls
inadvertently Read more...
Melissa Walker grew up in a small Texas town, the
illegitimate daughter of the town prostitute. On her 17th
birthday, a covetous psychopath abducted her, keeping her
prisoner for 83 days in total darkness. She endured
unspeakably atrocious acts as he continually raped and
brutally tortured her. Believing he had Read more...
Rachel Vasquez didn't know what she wanted to do after
graduating high school, but the job she was offered by
tough little private detective Clayton Guthrie was very
promising. She now has a licensed gun she knows how to use
quite well, thanks to Guthrie's training, but the Read more...
Dismas Hardy is a highly skilled and extremely clever
defense attorney, and he will need all of those attributes
and more to defend his wife's brother, Moses McGuire, when
Moses is accused of murdering the man who abused and raped
his daughter Brittany, who's also Dismas' niece.
It Read more...
London's MI5 agents-in-disgrace end up at Slough House for
the rest of their careers, unless they can redeem
themselves somehow. It's not easy when they aren't trusted
with anything important. Dubbed "slow horses" as slang for
their workplace location, their biggest problem is working
together Read more...
Eve Duncan has finally come to terms with the kidnapping
and murder of her young daughter Bonnie, especially since
Bonnie's spirit is always with her. Eve has become a world-
renowned forensic sculptor striving to bring closure to
other parents who've lost children. Eve currently resides
in a Read more...
Juniper Song grew up reading noir fiction, losing herself
in the exploits of Philip Marlow when her own life was too
much to handle. As an adult, she finds comparing her
handling of life experiences to his brings prospective to
her sometimes out-of-sync decisions. This is never truer Read more...
Martin Talbot is the only child of Judy Cooper Talbert, aka
The Black Stiletto, but he's the only one who knows about
her crime-fighting alter-ego of the 50s and 60s, except for
an elderly retired FBI agent who would never tell anyone.
Knowing his mom's terrible Read more...
Lawyer and amateur sleuth Thora Gudmundsdottir is brought
in by a local bank to handle legal ramifications of an
unusual situation. Icelandic contractor Berg Technology is
doing preliminary studies and constructing infrastructure
facilities for Arctic Mining for a mining operation in the
wilderness of eastern Greenland. People have been there Read more...
From the outside, the Denbes appear to be the perfect,
loving family. Good-looking and affluent Justin, Libby and
15-year-old Ashlyn seem to have it all, until the night
they're brutally abducted from their pricey home in an
elite neighborhood of Boston. The crime scene is a Read more...
Widow and nurse Sophie Brinkmann lives in a quiet suburb of
Stockholm with her teenage son Albert. It's a boring,
uneventful life for them until one of Sophie's patients at
the hospital takes a special interest in her. Spaniard
Hector Guzman is recuperating from a broken leg sustained Read more...
In the nearly 20 years I've been
reviewing books, my reading preferences
have changed, as you'll see from my
list of reviews. I went from historical
romance to contemporary romance to
romantic suspense to sci-fi/fantasy to
my current fave -
mystery/suspense/thriller. I used to be
game for just about anything, but I've
gotten more set in my ways lately. One
thing hasn't changed - my love of