BOOK REVIEWS

Here are links to all the reviews listed on Fictionophile.

Also included are links to a few reviews I wrote for publication on Gumshoe Review.

They are listed alphabetically, by author surname.

350 reviews and counting…

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5 stars = ★★★★★      4.5 stars=★★★★☆      4 stars=★★★★      3.5 stars=★★★☆              3 stars=★★★               2.5 stars=★★☆            2 stars=★★

In other words RED = Highly recommended ; BLUE = Recommended ;
GREEN = Recommended with a few reservations ; PINK = Not really recommended

A

The barter” by Siobhan Adcock (★★★– reviewed March. 2016)

The purity of vengeance” by Jussi Adler-Olsen (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2014)
The Alphabet House” by Jussi Adler-Olsen (★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

Five night stand” by Richard J. Alley (★★★★★ – reviewed June. 2015)

Breaking light” by Karin Altenberg (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2017)

Shadow” by Karin Alvtegen (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2011)

The truth and other lies” by Sascha Arango (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2015)

Nantucket sawbuck” by Steven Axelrod (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2014)

B

A man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2014)
My grandmother asked me to tell you she’s sorry” by Fredrik Backman (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2015)
Britt-Marie was here” by Fredrik Backman (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)
And every morning the way home gets longer and longer” by Fredrik Backman (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2016)
The deal of a lifetime” by Fredrik Backman (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)
Beartown” by Fredrik Backman  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

Dark water” by Sara Bailey (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2016)

Sewing the shadows together” by Alison Baillie  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2017)
A fractured winter” by Alison Baillie  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2018)

The good neighbor” by A.J. Banner  (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2016)
“The twilight wife” by A.J. Banner  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2016)

The perfect ghost” by Linda Barnes (★★ – reviewed Feb. 2015)

The truth according to us” by Annie Barrows  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2017)

The house sitter” by Jill Barry  (★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

The widow” by Fiona Barton  (★★★★★ – reviewed Apr. 2016)

The shut eye” by Belinda Bauer  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)
The beautiful dead” by Belinda Bauer  (★★★★★ – reviewed Mar. 2017)

Dare to remember” by Susanna Beard  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2017)

Kissing Christmas goodbye” by M. C. Beaton  (★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2007)
Death of a ghost” by M.C. Beaton (★★☆ – reviewed May 2017)

“Home” by Amanda Berriman (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

Under the harrow” by Flynn Berry (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2016)

Bittersweet” by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore  (★★★★☆ – reviewed July 2014)

The readers of Broken Wheel recommend” by Katarina Bivald  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

That darkness” by Lisa Black (★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)

Stella’s Christmas wish” by Kate Blackadder (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

The forgotten girls” by Sara Blaedel  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2016)

Lonely graves” by Britta Bolt (★★★★ – reviewed June 2014)

Dead woman walking” by Sharon Bolton  (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2017)
Daisy in chains” by Sharon Bolton  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2016)
Little black lies” by Sharon Bolton (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2015)
Now you see me” by Sharon Bolton  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2014)

Three weeks dead” by Rebecca Bradley (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

All things cease to appear” by Elizabeth Brundage (★★★★ – reviewed April 2017)

On cats” by Charles Bukowski (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2015)

Homecoming” by Tanya Bullock (★★★★★ – reviewed Apr. 2016)

Pieces like pottery” by Dan Buri (★★★★☆ – reviewed June 2017)

A siege of bitterns” by Steve Burrows  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2017)

After the crash” by Michel Bussi (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

Lost for Words” by Stephanie Butland (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2017)

C

Heartsick” by Chelsea Cain  (★★★☆ – reviewed Sept. 2007)

The twilight time” by Karen Campbell  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2012)

“The stolen child” by Lisa Carey  (★★★★★ – reviewed Mar. 2017)

Death at Whitewater Church” by Andrea Carter  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)

Hell with the lid blown off” by Donis Casey (★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2014)

Left for dead” by Jane Casey (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

The after house” by Michael Phillip Cash (★★☆ – reviewed Apr. 2015)

Exposed” by Carla Cassidy (★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

Cold mourning” by Brenda Chapman  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2014)

Black Rabbit Hall” by Eve Chase (★★★★★ stars – reviewed Feb. 2016)
The Wildling sisters” by Eve Chase  (★★★★★ stars – reviewed April 2018)

“The suicide plan” by Emma Clapperton (★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

Swimming at night” by Lucy Clarke (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2013)

Lamentation” by Joe Clifford  (★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2015)

“Where it hurts” by Reed Farrel Coleman  (★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2017)

Confined space” by Deryn Collier  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2012)

Malagash” by Joey Comeau  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2017)

The darkest lies” by Barbara Copperthwaite  (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

Now that you’re gone” by Julie Corbin  (★★★★ – reviewed July 2015)

The last bridge” by Teri Coyne  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2009)

Call of the undertow” by Linda Cracknell  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2017)

The girl with no past” by Kathryn Croft  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2015)

The haunting of Haelstrom Cottage” by Tabatha Cross (★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

D

“The white shepherd” by Annie Dalton  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2017)

This little piggy” by Bea Davenport  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2014)

Forests of the night” by David Stuart Davies  (★★★★ – reviewed June 2014)

Of sea and seed” by Annie Daylon  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2016)
“At the heart of the missing” by Annie Daylon  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2017)

The mourning hours” by Paula Treick DeBoard  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)

Melancholy Manor” by Ellie Defarr  (★★★ – reviewed March 2015)

“Christmas at the Beach Cafe” by Lucy Diamond (★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

Sight lines” by Michelle DiCeglio  (★★☆ – reviewed Apr. 2016)

Broken Grace” by E.C. Diskin  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2018)

The euthanist” by Alex Dolan  (★★ – reviewed Aug. 2015)

Bad things happen” by Harry Dolan  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2009)

Summit Lake” by Charlie Donlea  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2016)
The girl who was taken” by Charlie Donlea  (★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2017)

Local girl missing” by Claire Douglas  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2017)

The Nightingale girls” by Donna Douglas  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2014)

Nowhere girl” by Ruth Dugdall  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)
The woman before meby Ruth Dugdall  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

My sister’s grave” by Robert Dugoni  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2015)

Deadline” by John Dunning  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2013)

“Dark murder” by Helen H. Durrant  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2017)
Dead wrong” by Helen H. Durrant  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2016)
“His third victim” by Helen H. Durrant  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

Under your skin” by Sabine Durrant (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2014)
Lie with me” by Sabine Durrant (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

E

From the cradle” by Mark Edwards and Louise Voss (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

The Dungeon House” by Martin Edwards  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2015)

Field of graves” by J.T. Ellison  (★★★★ – reviewed June 2016)
No one knows” by J.T. Ellison  (★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2016)

The room beyond” by Stephanie Elmas  (★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2014)

The guise of another” by Allen Eskens  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

A place for us” by Harriet Evans  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2015)

This is your life, Harriet Chance!” by Jonathan Evison  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Mar. 2017)

F

The yellow house” by Patricia Falvey (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)

The wacky man” by Lyn G. Farrell  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)

The hanging shed” by Gordon Ferris  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2011)

She’s not there” by Joy Fielding  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2016)

“After the lie” by Kerry Fisher  (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2017)

Threshold” by G. M. Ford  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2015)

Abigale Hall” by Lauren A. Forry  (★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2017)

“Death in profile” by Guy Fraser-Sampson  (★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2016)

Evergreen Falls” by Kimberley Freeman  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2015)

Blue Monday” by Nicci French  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

The secret place” by Tana French  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2014)

Christmas in Killarney” by S. Furlong-Bolliger  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2017)

G

Blood in the water” by Gillian Galbraith  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2010)

The cuckoo’s calling” by Robert Galbraith  (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2015)

A place called Winter” by Patrick Gale  (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2017)

The mysterious disappearance of the reluctant book fairy” by Elizabeth George

The thing is” by Kathleen Gerard (★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2017)

Playing with fire” by Tess Gerritsen  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

The missing ones” by Patricia Gibney  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2017)

Like family” by Paolo Giordano  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)

The postbox murders” by Edmund Glasby (★★ – reviewed May 2016)

Safe as houses” by Susan Glickman  (★★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2016)

“The widow’s house” by Carol Goodman  (★★★★ – reviewed July 2017)

Now you see him” by Eli Gottlieb  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2008)

The goldfish bowl” by Laurence Gough  (★★★★ – reviewed Apr. 2017)

Lacey’s house” by Joanne Graham  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2014)
To the edge of shadows” by Joanne Graham  (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2015)

“A Cornish Christmas” by Lily Graham  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

In a cottage in a wood” by Cass Green  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

The golden hour” by T. Greenwood  (★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

The secret diary of Hendrik Groen 83 1⁄4 Years Old” by Hendrik Groen  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

At the water’s edge” by Sara Gruen  (★★★ – reviewed May 2015)

Missing pieces” by Heather Gudenkauf  (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2016)

Notes from a public typewriter” by Michael Gustafson  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)

H

“How to stop time” by Matt Haig (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

How to wash a cat” by Rebecca M. Hale  (★★ – reviewed June 2014)

Our kind of cruelty” by Araminta Hall  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2018)

Tell me no lies” by Lisa Hall  (★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2016)

The girl in the red coat” by Kate Hamer  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2016)
The doll funeral” by Kate Hamer  (★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2017)

The lock artist” by Steve Hamilton  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2010)

Wylding Hall” by Elizabeth Hand  (★★★★ – reviewed July 2015)

The shimmering blond sister” by David Handler  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2010)

A game for all the family” by Sophie Hannah  (★★★ – reviewed July 2016)

A shameful murder” by Cora Harrison  (★★★★ – reviewed July 2015)

The last child” by John Hart  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2011)
Redemption Road” by John Hart  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2016)

Before the fall” by Noah Hawley  (★★★☆ – reviewed July 2016)

Unspoken” by Samantha Hayes  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2009)
What you left behind” by Samantha Hayes  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2015)

The fear at Rockbridge Hall” by Tim Heath  (★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2016)

Rainy day sisters” by Kate Hewitt  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2017)
A Cotswold Christmas” by Kate Hewitt  (★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

Close to the broken hearted” by Michael Hiebert  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2014)

The devotion of suspect X” by Keigo Higashino (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2015)

If anything should happen” by Bonnie Hearn Hill  (★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

Secrets we keep” by Faith Hogan  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2017)

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine” by Gail Honeyman (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

What kills good men” by David Hood  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

Magpie murders” by Anthony Horowitz  (★★★★ – reviewed June 2017)

The liar’s girl” by Catherine Ryan Howard  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)

A matter of mercy” by Lynne Hugo  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2014)

I

Before it’s too late” by Jane Isaac  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2015)
The truth will out” by Jane Isaac  (★★★☆ – reviewed June 2014)
“Beneath the ashes” by Jane Isaac  (★★★☆ – reviewed June 2017)

J

Snared” by Ed James  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2015)

Blackwater Lake” by Maggie James  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

The mistletoe murder, and other stories” by P.D. James  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2016)
Sleep no more: six murderous tales” by P.D. James   (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

Defending Violet” by Jennifer L. Jefferson  (★★★ – reviewed June 2014)

In her wake” by Amanda Jennings  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2016)

Seas of snow” by Kerensa Jennings  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2017)

The sister” by Louise Jensen  (★★★★☆ – reviewed July 2016)
The gift” by Louise Jensen  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2017)

“I found you” by Lisa Jewell  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2017)
The girls in the garden” by Lisa Jewell  (★★★★☆ – reviewed June 2016)
Then she was gone” by Lisa Jewell  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

Shadows on our skin” by Jennifer Johnston  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2014)
The old Jest” by Jennifer Johnston (★★★★ – reviewed March 2017)
The railway station man” by Jennifer Johnston (★★★★☆ – reviewed March 2018)

The love song of Miss Queenie Hennessey” by Rachel Joyce  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2015)
The music shop” by Rachel Joyce  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2017)
Perfect” by Rachel Joyce  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2013)
A snow garden” by Rachel Joyce  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2016)

The murder of Halland” by Pia Juul  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2016)

K

The boy in the suitcase” by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2013)

Falling” by Emma Kavanagh  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2014)

Bitter crossing” by D. A. Keeley  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2014)

A killing in the hills” by Julia Keller  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2013)

Lilac girls” by Martha Hall Kelly  (★★★★★ – reviewed Apr. 2016)

Twillyweed” by Mary Anne Kelly  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

You” by Caroline Kepnes  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2016)

Bradstreet Gate” by Robin Kirman  (★★ – reviewed Oct. 2017)

Disclaimer” by Renee Knight  (★★★★★ stars – reviewed June 2015)

A welcome grave” by Michael Koryta  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2015)

The drop zone” by Bob Kroll  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2015)

Ordinary grace” by William Kent Krueger  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2013)

L

The couple next door” by Shari Lapena  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2016)

Family inheritance” by Terri Ann Leidich   (★★ – reviewed Dec. 2014)

Alex” by Pierre Lemaitre  (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2016)

“My sweet friend” by H.A. Leuschel  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

Too close to home” by Susan Lewis  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2015)

Some women” by Emily Liebert  (★★★☆ – reviewed Apr. 2016)

Wilde Lake” by Laura Lippman  (★★★★ – reviewed March 2017)

Where the devil can’t go” by Anya Lipska (★★★ – reviewed July 2014)

Dear daughter” by Elizabeth Little  (★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2014)

“Christmas in the park” by Laura Lockington  (★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2016)

The two-family house” by Lynda Cohen Loigman  (★★★★☆ – reviewed May 2016)

The madwoman upstairs” by Catherine Lowell  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

Dark game” by Rachel Lynch  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)

Valentina” by S.E. Lynes  (★★★★☆ – reviewed June 2016)

M

“A dark so deadly” by Stuart MacBride  (★★★★★  – reviewed May 2017)

“Don’t believe a word” by Patricia MacDonald  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2017)

I let you go” by Clare Mackintosh  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)
I see you” by Clare Mackintosh  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2017)
Let me lie” by Clare Mackintosh  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

What she knew” by Gilly MacMillan
Odd child out” by Gilly MacMillan

Beyond the wild river” by Sarah Maine  (★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2017)

The devil you know” by Elisabeth de Mariaffi   (★★ – reviewed June 2016)

Dark winter” by David Mark

Bad things” by Michael Marshall (★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2009)

Dear Mother” by Angela Marsons

Three graves full” by Jamie Mason

Dangerous minds” by Priscilla Masters
Recalled to death” by Priscilla Masters

Delivering the truth” by Edith Maxwell  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2017)

The blackhouse” by Peter May
“Entry Island” by Peter May
I’ll keep you safe” by Peter May

Precious thing” by Colette McBeth  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2014)

Hound” by Vincent McCaffrey  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2009)

Countdown to death” by Iain McChesney  (★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2016)

Little girl lost” by Brian McGilloway  (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2011)

The daughters of Red Hill Hall” by Kathleen McGurl  (★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2016)

The weight of blood” by Laura McHugh  (★★★★ – reviewed Apr. 2014)

Hello from the Gillespies” by Monica McInerney  (★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2015)

Tyringham Park” by Rosemary McLoughlin  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2013)

A line of blood” by Ben McPherson  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

The day she died” by Catriona McPherson  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2014)
Quiet neighbors” by Catriona McPherson  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)
The child garden” by Catriona McPherson  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2015)
House. Tree. Person” by Catriona McPherson  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2017)

The skeleton road” by Val McDermid  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2015)

Every seven years” by Denise Mina  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2015)

Secrets of the lighthouse” by Santa Montefiore  (★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2014)

Quick and the dead” by Susan Moody  (★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2017)

Gracelin O’Malley” by Ann Moore  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2015)

Beside myself” by Ann Morgan  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

Tainted” by Brooke Morgan (★★★★ – reviewed May 2010)

The forgotten garden” by Kate Morton  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2010)
The lake house” by Kate Morton  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2015)

The last resort: a short story” by Rajib Mukherjee (★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

The lady vanished” by Gretta Mulrooney  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2016)
Out of the blue” by Gretta Mulrooney  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2017)

The stopped heart” by Julie Myerson  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2016)

N

The memory box” by Eva Lesko Natiello   (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2016)

Unsound” by Toby Neal  (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

Those we left behind” by Stuart Neville  (★★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2016)

The Paderborn connection” by William A. Newton (★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2015)

Hanover House” by Brenda Novak  (★★★☆ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

Size matters” by Cathryn Novak  (★★★ – reviewed May 2017)

O

The dead house” by Billy O’Callaghan (★★★★☆ – reviewed March 2018)

One of us” by Tawni O’Dell  (★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2014)

This must be the place” by Maggie O’Farrell  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)

Startup” by Glenn Ogura  (★★★☆ – reviewed April 2014)

The secrets of Roscarbury Hall” by Ann O’Loughlin  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2018)

Cloudland” by Joseph Olshan  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2012)

Hidden” by Karen E. Olson  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Oct. 2015)
Shadowed” by Karen E. Olson  (★★★★ – reviewed July 2016)

P

Keep her safe” by Richard Parker (★★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

She’s not there” by P.J. Parrish  (★★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

Disturbing the dead” by Sandra Parshall  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2014)

Commonwealth” by Ann Patchett  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2016)

Medium dead” by Paula Paul (★★★☆ – reviewed April 2015)

Girl unknown” by Karen Perry (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2018)

The language of dying” by Sarah Pinborough  (★★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2016)

In a vertigo of silence” by Miriam Polli  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2015)

In their blood” by Sharon Potts  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2009)

Orchids and stone” by Lisa Preston  (★★★★ – reviewed Apr. 2016)

Devil’s Kitchen” by Stephen Puleston  (★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

The dead key” by D. M. Pulley (★★★ – reviewed March 2015)

Q

Miller’s Valley” by Anna Quindlen  (★★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2016)

R

The trap” by Melanie Raabe  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2016)

The travelling companion” by Ian Rankin  (★★★☆ – reviewed May 2016)

The bird tribunal” by Agnes Ravatn  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2017)

Breaking measures” by Emma Raveling  (★★★ – reviewed May 2016)

Taking on water” by David Rawding  (★★★★ – reviewed May 2017)

Ruthless” by John Rector (★★ – reviewed June 2015)

The guardian stones” by Eric Reed  (★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

I’m thinking of ending things” by Iain Reid (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2016)

Dark corners” by Ruth Rendell  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

What she left” by T.R. Richmond  (★★★★☆ – reviewed April 2015)

Soft in the head” by Marie-Sabine Roger  (★★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2016)

Lillian Boxfish takes a walk” by Kathleen Rooney  (★★★☆ – reviewed April 2017)

Devil’s trumpet” by Mary Rosenblum  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2017)

Stray bullets” by Robert Rotenberg  (★★★★☆ – reviewed April 2012)

East Fortune” by James Runcie  (★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2013)

S

Redferne Lane” by Sarah Scholefield  (★★★☆ – reviewed May 2018)

Try not to breathe” by Holly Seddon (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2016)

The stepmother” by Claire Seeber  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2016)

The boy from Zion Street” by Geoffrey Seed  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Apr. 2016)

The birdwatcher” by William Shaw  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2017)

The boy who shoots crows” by Randall Silvis  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2012)
Two days gone” by Randall Silvis  (★★★★ – reviewed July 2017)

Convalescence” by Maynard Sims (★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

Cop town” by Karin Slaughter  (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2014)
Pretty girls” by Karin Slaughter  (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2016)

Red means run” by Brad Smith  (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2012)

Evensong by Kate Southwood  (★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2017)

The Shivering Turn” by Sally Spencer  (★★★★☆ – reviewed Dec. 2017)

The broken girls” by Simone St. James  (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

House of secrets” by Lynda Stacey  (★★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2016)

No going back” by Lyndon Stacey  (★★★★ – reviewed Dec. 2010)

Missing, presumed” by Susie Steiner  (★★★★★ – reviewed July 2016)
Persons unknown” by Susie Steiner  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2018)

Down by the river” by Lin Stepp  (★★★ – reviewed June 2014)

The help” by Kathryn Stockett  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2011)

My name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout  (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2016)

Still mine” by Amy Stuart  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2016)

The kind worth killing” by Peter Swanson  (★★★★ – reviewed Aug. 2016)
Her every fear” by Peter Swanson  (★★★★★ – reviewed Feb. 2017)

The second girl” by David Swinson  (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2016)

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Daughter of ashes” by Marcia Talley (★★★☆ – reviewed Aug. 2015)

“Before the storm” by Leslie Tentler (★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

The collector” by Anne-Laure Thieblemont (★★☆ – reviewed Jan. 2017)

What lies in the dark” by C. M. Thompson (★★☆ – reviewed Nov. 2015)

The detective’s daughter” by Lesley Thomson   (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

Coercion” by Tim Tigner (★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

Lacy eye” by Jessica Treadway  (★★★★ – reviewed April 2015)

The ice twins” by S.K. Tremayne  (★★★★★ – reviewed May 2015)

The chalk man” by C.J. Tudor (★★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

U

In the blood” by Lisa Unger   (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2013)

V

What the waves know” by Tamara Valentine (★★★★ – reviewed May 2016)

Then she was gone” by Luca Veste   (★★★★ – reviewed Sept. 2016)

From the cradle” by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards (★★★★★ – reviewed April 2018)

W

Walt” by Russell Wangersky (★★★★★ – reviewed March 2015)

Mrs. Sinclair’s suitcase” by Louise Walters   (★★★★ – reviewed Oct. 2015)

The little stranger” by Sarah Waters

Into the shadows” by Shirley Wells

Six stories” by Matt Wesolowski

14 days to die” by A.B. Whelan  (★★★★ – reviewed Jan. 2018)

The sleeper” by Gillian White

The sound of glass” by Karen White

The forgotten room” by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig

Gone” by Randy Wayne White (★★★★ – reviewed Nov. 2016)

Strange things done” by Elle Wild (★★★☆ – reviewed June 2017)

The house on Seventh Street” by Karen Vorbeck Williams (★★☆ – reviewed Sept. 2015)

XYZ

Stasi child” by David Young (★★★★☆ – reviewed Sept. 2016)

The storied life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin (★★★★★ – reviewed June 2014)

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