Contemporary Mysteries and Thrillers

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

Review of Serpentine by Jonathan Kellerman (coming Feb 2, 2021)

A smooth as silk mystery that kept me reading late into the night… I am not fond of psychological thrillers.   And so, having read somewhere that Jonathan Kellerman’s main character in his main series is a psychologist, Alex Delaware, I just sort of wrote the series off, assuming that these were psychological thrillers.   And you …

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Review of A Curious Incident by Vicki Delany

A classic cozy with a nice Sherlockian background… Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories were some of the earliest mysteries I remember reading after I “graduated” from the Nancy Drew and Encyclopedia Brown books I read in grade school.  And I really liked the Holmes books, so I was happy to receive an advance …

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Review of The Second Life of Inspector Canessa by Roberto Perrone

A wild ride of a thriller, with a few minor flaws… Pushkin Press has made a bit of a business translating foreign-language mysteries into English and I tend to enjoy reading mysteries written from an international point of view.   So I was happy to receive an advance reading copy of The Second Life of Inspector …

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