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'Good Man Gone Bad' is dark, brooding tale

Oct. 14, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

"Good Man Gone Bad: An Aaron Gunner Mystery," Prospect Park Books, by Gar Anthony Haywood Twenty years ago, novelist Gar Anthony Haywood abandoned private eye Aaron Gunner to focus on other characters, but now the South Central Los Angeles sleuth is back in a wrenching tale of violence, betrayal and family...

'19th Christmas' a good fit for mysteries and chick-lit fans

Oct. 8, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

"The 19th Christmas" (Little, Brown and Co.) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro James Patterson's newest book, written with Maxine Paetro, is like the socks your favorite aunt gave you a few years ago in your Christmas stocking. "The 19th Christmas" is comfort underneath its cover. Sticking with the fuzzy socks...

Review: 'Blues in the Dark' is compelling crime novel

Oct. 7, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

"Blues in the Dark: a Thriller," Arcade Books, by Raymond Benson A movie producer who moves to Los Angeles and stumbles upon a story sparks Raymond Benson's look at a turbulent Hollywood of the 1940s with ramifications in the present in "Blues in the Dark." Karissa Glover has just arrived in Los Angeles when she...

'Blood in the Water' a fast-paced yarn of violence, intrigue

Sep. 23, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

"Blood in the Water: a Thriller," Minotaur, by Jack Flynn Nothing legal or illegal moves through Boston Harbor without the say-so of Cormack O'Connell, its longtime harbor master. For decades, he has taken a cut from every ton of smuggled cargo, including every ounce of illegal drugs. The authorities know that...

Akron true crime author turns sleuth with new nonprofit

Sep. 7, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — For more than 15 years, Akron author James Renner has been writing about Northeast Ohio's most infamous unsolved cases in newspapers and books. He once tracked a suspect in the murder of 10-year-old Amy Mihalijevic to Key West, Florida, where he interviewed him and returned home still...