Contemporary Mysteries and Thrillers

Contemporary mysteries and thrillers ranging from the mid 1900s (plus or minus) to the present time

Review of The Sleeping Car Murders by Sébastien Japrisot – coming soon

If I hadn’t already known I was reading an English translation of a French murder mystery, I would have figured it out anyway by the fourth paragraph of The Sleeping Car Murders.  That’s the paragraph where Pierre, the railroad employee whose job it is to check over the just-arrived Phocéen train, and thus the man …

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Review of City of the Dead by Jonathan Kellerman – coming in February, 2022

Another enjoyable outing for Alex Delaware and Milo Sturgis… I only recently started reading Jonathan Kellerman’s Alex Delaware/Milo Sturgis series and I’ve really liked the books I’ve read so far.    (You can read my review of Kellerman’s currently-most-recent title, Serpentine, here.)     And I definitely enjoyed Kellerman’s upcoming series title, City of the Dead, as well. …

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Review of The Inugami Curse by Seishi Yokomizo

A classic inheritance mystery – set in Japan… Before I read Seishi Yokomizo’s The Inugami Curse, I had previously read one of the few other books of his that have been translated into English, The Honjin Murders.   That was a very recognizable classic locked room mystery.  (See my review here.)  And The Inugami Curse is …

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Review of The Burning by Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman – coming soon

The fire seems like the main character… I had never read anything by Jesse Kellerman, so I was happy to receive an advance review copy of the latest title in his Clay Edison series, The Burning, written in partnership with his father, Jonathan Kellerman.    And I’m glad I got the chance to read it.  As …

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Review of The Case of the Borrowed Brunette by Erle Stanley Gardner – e-book coming soon

Nice to get back in touch with Perry Mason and crew… Erle Stanley Gardner was one of the first mystery authors whose books I read after I realized there WERE mystery authors other than Agatha Christie.    And way back then, while I was in graduate school, Gardner’s books were perfect for the limited leisure reading …

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Stone’s Throw (Jesse Stone series) by Mike Lupica – coming soon

A nice continuation of the Jesse Stone series… I’m often not a fan of continuations of popular series after the original author passes away.   But whoever is in control of the estate of Robert B Parker has done a pretty good job, IMO, of selecting authors to continue his Spenser, Jesse Stone, and Sunny Randall …

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Review of Shills Can’t Cash Chips by Erle Stanley Gardner

My favorite Erle Stanley Gardner series… Erle Stanley Gardner is the super-famous author of more than 80 Perry Mason mysteries, which, in addition to being best-selling books in their own right, were also spun off into a long-running TV series and several movies.   Few people, however, are aware that he also wrote almost 30 titles …

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