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26 new reviews were recently posted to MostlyFiction.com. Click on the book cover to read the review; click on reviewer's name to learn more about the reviewer.
In an unprecedented move, I am publishing three reviews of the same book on MostlyFiction.com, since each reviewer impressed upon me how highly they recommend this novel. So much, so, that I couldn't help but read it myself. And obviously agree.
The transformation of Diego de la Vega into the legendary great hero, Zorro.
St. Louis Attorney David Hirsch is the protagonist in this thoughtful, touching, and suspenseful legal thriller.
Set in Venice in the immediate aftermath of World War II, the author creates a stimulating mystery about crime and punishment that turns the city itself into a major character.
Underlying this compelling novel set in southwest Georgia during the 1940's, 50's, and 60's is the brutal racism endemic to the Deep South during that period, and the hope of change brought by the burgeoning civil rights movement.
Cecil Durgin, a twelve-year-old African-American orphan, witnesses the perverse buildup to a brutal murder at an exclusive hunting camp in 1958. Decades later, the shame and guilt are still haunting him when fissures start forming in the lives of several characters unwittingly connected by a young woman's body buried deep in the West Alabama woods.
One of the most original and delightful novels of the year, it is simultaneously a literary thriller, a parody of the detective story, and an anti-detective story.
The fifth Victor Carl book, is another excellent legal thriller set in the Philadelphia area.
Michael Lawson’s debut political thriller features Joe DeMarco, a lawyer and troubleshooter for the powerful Speaker of the House, who is asked by the Homeland Security chief to look into an assignation attempt on the president.
All children should believe they are special. But the students of Hailsham, an elite school in the English countryside, are so special that visitors shun them, and only by rumor and the occasional fleeting remark by a teacher do they discover their unconventional origins and strange destiny.
MacIver is an 80-year-old retired Colombia University history professor. He was easy-to-anger, a “crotchety old Scotsman” who did not, as they say, suffer fools gladly. He is dying in stoic solitude. A widower with no immediate family, he has retreated alone to a small family cottage on Cape Cod.
Here's a new one for fans of "Janet Evanovich-like" novels.
The latest in the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. If you are new to this series, as I am, you'll be surprised to find out that it is set in Botswana!
Irina Denezhkina is something of a literary star in Russia. At the age of 20, after her short stories were published on the Internet, she came to prominence, and has since become an international sensation, writing about youth.
A tale of burgeoning adolescence, narrated by thirteen year-old Jasira Maroun, the product of an inter-cultural marriage. Her mother, an American Irish Catholic and her father, a Lebanese Christian, now divorced.
A complex and intricate plot. Joe O'Loughlin is a psychologist with secrets. He is trying to hide his Parkinson's disease from the world, and his wife suspects he's having an affair. That the psychologist consistently withholds key information from the police, his wife--everyone--and all evidence points at him -- makes him the key murder suspect.
LAPD detective Harry Bosch is back on the force after a two-year retirement. Assigned to the Open Unsolved (cold cases) unit and teamed with former partner Kiz Rider, Harry's first case back involves the killing of a high school girl 17 years before, reopened because of a DNA match to blood found on the murder gun.
Twenty-seven year old Jane Laine is the manager of a New York art gallery; she has the boss from hell, a mother with four miniature Schnauzers, a boyfriend who is about to stray, and the man of her dreams right under her nose.
A Kurdish refugee's death in a dreary housing estate leads Edinburgh's Insp. John Rebus into a labyrinthine plot involving a modern-day version of the slave trade.
A novella-length study of an artist painting a three-part portrait of the most famous art critic in England in the years of 1910 - 1913, a man with whom he has had a significant history over many years.
“I have come to believe that living your well-read life is measured not by the number of books read at the end of your life but by whether you are in book love today, tomorrow, and next week," writes author Steve Leveen.
Also, these reviews of paperback books, which have been out for awhile but well worth the read:
Happy SUMMER reading!