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Review: Bombings and a disappearance fuel Parker's new novel

Aug. 10, 2020 9:45 AM EDT

“Then She Vanished,” by T. Jefferson Parker (Putnam) With each new book in T. Jefferson Parker’s series featuring San Diego private detective Roland Ford, the less the yarns resemble private eye novels and the more they bring to mind apocalyptic James Bond thrillers. Fans of detective...

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Book Review: Hank Phillippi Ryan teeters on the improbable

Aug. 3, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

“The First to Lie,” by Hank Phillippi Ryan (Forge) The first liar we meet in Hank Phillippi Ryan’s “First to Lie” is Nora, a pharmaceutical representative whose job is to push Monifan, a drug that can increase fertility in women who have difficulty conceiving. But Nora is...

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Review: Jon Land channels James Bond with new thriller

Jul. 27, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

“Strong from the Heart,” by Jon Land (Forge) Fans of Jon Land’s thrillers featuring fifth-generation Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong will be pleased to hear that the new book in the series is a lot like the first 10 as the hero, a cross between Wild Bill Hickok and Wonder Woman, dispatches a...

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An eventful year for Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead

Jun. 30, 2020 8:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even sheltering in place, Colson Whitehead has had an eventful year. Whitehead became the first fiction writer to win Pulitzers for back to back novels, “Underground Railroad” and “The Nickel Boys,” which won the Pulitzer in May and comes out in paperback this...

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Review: Paul Doiron cranks up a suspenseful, fast-paced plot

Jun. 29, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

“One Last Lie,” by Paul Doiron (Minotaur) Fifteen years ago, a young Maine game warden went undercover to investigate a poaching ring in Maine’s north woods and was never heard from again; so his mentor, retired warden Charlie Stevens, is stunned when he stumbles onto the missing...

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Floyd’s death hastens shift in police pop culture portrayals

Jun. 13, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gary Phillips, a prize-winning crime novelist from Los Angeles, grew up on TV shows that showed a world nothing like the one he lived in. "I watched them all, ‘Dragnet,’ ‘Adam 12,’ ‘The Wild, Wild West,’ ‘Mannix,’...