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March 27, 2013

The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen

In The Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen introduced Detective Carl Mørck, a deeply flawed, brilliant detective newly assigned to run Department Q, the home of Copenhagen’s coldest cases. The result wasn’t what Mørck—or readers—expected, but by the opening of Adler-Olsen’s shocking, fast-paced follow-up, Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking up long-cold leads. …

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May 3, 2012

The Coldest City by Antony Johnston

November 1989. Communism is collapsing, and soon the Berlin Wall will come down with it. But before that happens there is one last bit of cloak & dagger to attend to. Two weeks ago, an undercover MI6 officer was killed in Berlin. He was carrying information from a source in the East — a list …

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March 20, 2012

Interview with Sheryl Steines

Please enjoy this interview with Sheryl Steines, author of the urban fantasy novel, The Day of First Sun. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including $450 in Amazon gift cards, a Kindle Fire, and 5 autographed copies of the book.   If you could travel in …

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March 19, 2012

Day of First Sun by Sheryl Steines

Please enjoy this excerpt from the urban fantasy novel, The Day of First Sun. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including $450 in Amazon gift cards, a Kindle Fire, and 5 autographed copies of the book. [learn_more caption="Read an Excerpt from Day of First Sun"] Sturtagaard …

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February 16, 2012

The Placebo Effect by David Rotenberg

I received an ARC of this book from Simon & Schuster Canada through the Goodreads Giveaways Program. Decker Roberts has the dangerous gift of detecting the truth. For years this talent proved to be a lucrative sideline to his acting teaching. Only his closest friends know, and he keeps his identity secret from the companies …

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January 16, 2012

You Against Me by Jenny Downham

If someone hurts your sister and you’re any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother’s been accused of a terrible crime and you’re the main witness, then you banish all doubt and defend him. Isn’t that what families do? When Mikey’s sister claims a boy assaulted her at a party, his world …

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December 11, 2011

The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon

London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war in the remote Lake District, life could be worse: He’s not cutting sugar cane in the West Indies, and he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own. But Jamie Fraser’s quiet existence is coming apart at the seams, interrupted first by dreams of his …

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October 12, 2011

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

When I first came across The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen, I noticed that it was packaged in such a similar way to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. I was curious about the book, and when I saw that it was on sale at Chapters I jumped at the …

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October 4, 2011

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

I received an ARE of The Apothecary by Maile Meloy during a visit to the Penguin offices in New York. At first I put off reading it because I didn’t feel tugged by the jacket synopsis, but once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. This was one of those rare books that made …

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August 18, 2011

Weathering "The House at Sea's End" by Elly Griffiths

The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths is a clever murder mystery, reaching all the way back to the war years and the threat of a German invasion of Britain. In the third installment of this series, Dr. Ruth Galloway and Detective Chief Inspector Nelson return to solve a murder case decades in the …

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