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Review: A hider of people is hunted in 'Left-Handed Twin'

Nov. 15, 2021 11:30 AM EST

“Left-Handed Twin” by Thomas Perry (Mysterious Press) Since she married a wealthy surgeon, Jane Whitefield has been trying to leave her old life behind, but when a friend sends a terrified young woman named Sara to her, Jane feels compelled to help. ...

Review: Undercover investigation goes awry in 'Gated Prey'

Oct. 25, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

“Gated Prey” by Lee Goldberg (Thomas & Mercer) A string of home invasions have Los Angeles County’s rich and famous on edge, so the sheriff’s department sets up an undercover investigation to put an end to it. However, things don’t go...

Clinton and Penny team up to write novel 'State of Terror'

Oct. 11, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As U.S. forces left Afghanistan this summer and the Taliban seized control, Hillary Rodham Clinton responded not just as a former secretary of state but in a capacity she never imagined for herself — as a novelist seeing her first work of fiction anticipate current events....

Sue Grafton's alphabet novels headed to television

Oct. 07, 2021 20:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A TV adaptation of the late Sue Grafton's million-selling Kinsey Millhone mystery novels, a prospect the author once swore she would return from the dead to prevent, is now the works. A+E Studios announced this week that it had acquired rights to...

Review: Soyinka writes a crime thriller and political satire

Oct. 04, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

“Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People on Earth,” by Wole Soyinka (Pantheon) With “Chronicles From the Land of the Happiest People on Earth,” Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka has created an exceedingly unique tale, one that feels as if it has a tone and...

Review: 'Echoes of the Dead' is a fast-paced thriller

Sep. 21, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

“Echoes of the Dead,” by Spencer Kope (Minotaur) When four wealthy men, one of them a congressman, disappear on their annual fishing trip to the Upper Kern River near Bakersfield, California, Magnus “Steps” Craig of the F.B.I. Special Tracking Unit senses real...

Review: Johnson explores violence against Native Americans

Sep. 21, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

“Daughter of the Morning Star,” by Craig Johnson (Viking) Cheyenne Tribal Police Chief Lolo Long’s niece, Jayla, star of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team, is in danger. The girl has been getting credible death threats, so Long asks her friend,...

Review: Whitehead’s loving ’60s-era homage to noir and NYC

Sep. 13, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

“Harlem Shuffle,” by Colson Whitehead (Doubleday) Ray Carney is the kind of outlaw you want to root for because he’s kind, generous, loves his wife and family, and is “only slightly bent when it came to being crooked.” He’s the hard-working, upwardly...

Retired Olivet Nazarene professor releases 3 new books

Sep. 11, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — After 50 years of teaching geology at Olivet Nazarene University, Dr. Max Reams is continuing to take his knowledge outside of the classroom and is sharing it with readers everywhere. Just this year, the Bourbonnais resident has added three new...