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1st To Die Book Review
1st to Die is the first installment in James Patterson's popular Women's Murder Club series. It's worth reading, and fun. Introducing the main characters that will be in the subsequent novels, this is the book in the series to start with.
A Discovery of Witches Book Review
Diana Bishop, a historian, calls up a book from the Oxford Bodleian Library and breaks a spell that generates interest from witches, daemons, and vampires who have been searching for the book. Diana, a witch, is threatened by many of these other creatures, and must rely on a vampire to help her.
A Time To Kill Book Review
John Grisham's first novel is a must read for legal thriller fans. Carl Lee Hailey, a black decorated Vietnam Vet, shoots two white rednecks who repeatedly raped and beat his 10-year-old daughter and left her for dead in the middle of the road. The story is about the shocking trial.
Along Came A Spider Book Review
James Patterson introduces Alex Cross in the first installment of his widely popular series. Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper and Cross is assigned to rescue two of his victims and bring Soneji to justice.
Backfire Book Review
Savich and Sherlock are back in Catherine Coulter's popular FBI Series where they travel to San Francisco to solve the attempted murder of a friend, Judge Ramsey Hunt, after Dillon received a note threatening those he loves. The thriller is fast moving with several unexpected twists and turns.
Bomber Boy Rise of the Underwear Bomber Review
This short e-book novella is an interesting look into the mindset of a terrorist suicide bomber. It is not particularly serious, and can be read in just an hour or two.
Cain's Blood Book Review
Imagine that the most infamous serial killers are cloned so that they can be studied for a government project. What if those clones escape from the institution where they are being housed and begin raping and killing as their infamous counterparts?
Compelling Evidence Book Review
Meet Paul Madriani in the first of the series of fascinating legal thrillers by Steve Martini. Paul is representing a former lover who is charged with the murder of her husband, Paul's friend and former law partner.
Cross Bones Book Review
In this historical/forensic thriller, medical examiner Tempe Brennan and Detective Andrew Ryan become involved in a murder that involves traveling to Israel and studying 2000-year-old bones to find an evil murderer.
Dead Until Dark Book Review
Sookie Stackhouse can read almost everyone's mind, except Bill Compton's, who is a new Vampire in town. She rescues him from an unscrupulous couple who have been "Vampire Draining" to sell his blood on the black market, and they team up to solve several murders in the town.
Deal Breaker Book Review
Myron Bolitar, sports agent, is introduced, and while negotiating a contract for his most famous client, Christian Steele, a football quarterback, ends up investigating the disappearance of Christian's girlfriend and the murder of her father.
Differences between Mystery, Suspense &Thrillers
Do you know the difference between a mystery novel, a suspense novel, and a thriller novel? Here's a way to find out.
Discretion Book Review
Christel is a supernatural voice inside Colin Wyles head that helps him in all aspects of his life. Christel first appears when Colin's girlfriend is kidnapped and is the reason that he is able to rescue her. The kidnapping goes unsolved and Colin must work to find the perpertrators.
Double Whammy Book Review
Carl Hiaasen's Satiric Thriller is an invitation to learn everything there is to know about bass fishing and cheating in bass fishing tournaments; it's very funny and hard to put down.
Fade Away Book Review
Myron Bolitar, sports representative, is hired to find a former rival who is missing just before the NBA playoffs. This novel is one of the most humorous of the Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar series and is definitely worth the read.
Flashback Book Review
Michael Palmer has written a fascinating "can't-put-down" novel that makes readers look at what is really happening in the medical world. When an 8 year old child begins to have flashbacks from a routine surgery, Zackary Iverson, a neurologist, tries to find the reason for the baffling problem.
Gallows View Book Review
In this first novel of the Inspector Banks series, there is a Peeping Tom in the small town of Yorkshire, as well as several burglaries, and the murder of an elderly woman. Banks works hard to solve the crimes, and takes the reader through some very suspenseful scenarios.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Review
Harry Potter, et al, are introduced in this first novel of the phenomenal series that has become a modern-day classic. It is a must read, and is well-written, charming, and absolutely wonderful reading for both adults and young adults alike.
Hide & Seek Book Review
In this second novel of the Inspector John Rebus series, Rebus investigates an overdose that turns out to be murder. The investigation leads to suspected corruption in the police department, as well as in the political hierarchy of Edinburgh, where the story takes place.
Killing Floor Book Review
Lee Child introduces Jack Reacher in this intriguing novel. Jack is arrested for a murder in the small town of Margrave, GA and must get involved in the investigation to find the real perpretrators and expose the corruption in the town.
Knots & Crosses Book Review
John Rebus is introduced in this first novel of Ian Rankin's bestselling series. Rebus is assigned to investigate a case where young girls are being abducted and murdered. Rebus is also receiving anonymous crank notes containing knotted strings or crosses, but is too busy to check them out.
Life Support Book Review
Tess Gerritsen's second novel, Life Support, is about a doctor who gets tied up in an investigation only to find her medical license and her life are both in jeopardy.
Merry Christmas Alex Cross Book Review
Alex Cross is called to work on Christmas Eve to help resolve a hostage situation; as he is celebrating Christmas with his family, he is called again to find Hala Al Dossari, who is still at large from his last novel and is plotting evil terror to the residents of Washington, D.C.
Mitch Rapp Fans Mourn the Death of Vince Flynn
Vince Flynn, author of the internationally bestselling suspense/thriller Mitch Rapp series has passed away.
Myron Bolitar Series - Characters & Booklist
Curious about the characters in Harlan Coben's bestselling Myron Bolitar series? Here is a list of the series in order of publication as well as a short paragraph on each of the main characters.
New York Dead Book Review
This is the first novel in Stuart Woods' popular Stone Barrington series. Stone witnesses a body falling from a 12 story building, and becomes the lead detective to solve what becomes a murder case. Stone is forced to retire on a medical and must solve the case on his own.
Nighttime Is My Time Book Review
Jean Sheridan is an honoree at a 20-year class reunion in a small town where all of her high-school friends except one have previously died. Other honorees include a group of previous high-school nerds who have become successful over the years, and one is a cold-blooded murderer.
One for the Money Book Review
Stephanie Plum has just lost her job, had her car repossessed, and is down on her luck. Her cousin Vinnie agrees to give her a chance as a bounty hunter to bring in Joseph Morelli, a cop who skipped bail on a murder charge. This is her story.
Orchid Beach Book Review
Orchid Beach is the first installment in the Holly Barker series where Stuart Woods introduces the characters. Holly is hired as the Deputy Chief of the Orchid Beach PD, and her first day on the job not only discovers a murder, but must also find who shot her now boss, the chief of police.
Post-Mortem Book Review
Post Mortem is the first installment in the popular Kay Scarpetta Suspense/Thriller Series, and is a fun, fast read.
Presumed Innocent Book Review
Rusty Sabich, a P.A. in Kindle County, is accused of murdering a co-worker and former lover, Carolyn Pohlemus. Circumstantial evidence exists, and as Rusty tries to find the murderer and redeem himself, he becomes involved in political intrigue and a seemingly impossible situation.
Relic Book Review
FBI Special Agent Pendergast is introduced in this novel about several murders that have occurred during the planning of a special exhibit in New York's Museum of Natural History. The exhibit features the statue of a strange creature from the Amazon which is supposed to be extinct - but is it?
Rules of Prey Book Review
Rules of Prey is the first installment in John Sanford's popular Lucas Davenport Series. Lucas is up against a vicious murderer who is smart, organized, and has his own written rules. This is a must read for anyone who wants to start the series at the beginning, and all fans of John Sandford.
Shadow of Night Book Review
Matthew and Diana from A Discovery of Witches are back, having traveled in time to the 1500's, not only to get away from those trying to kill Diana, but also to find a witch to teach her the craft. They are also searching for Ashmole 782, the book that brought attention to Diana in modern times.
Shutter Island Book Review
Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island follows Teddy Daniels in his search for a missing patient at the Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane in this surreal dark thriller. Nothing is as it seems, and fans of the bizarre will love this novel.
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Silent Night Book Review
It's Christmas Eve in New York and when Catherine and her young sons are in Rockefeller Center, Brian follows a girl who picks up his mother's wallet when she unknowing drops it. Unfortunately the 7-year old gets kidnapped by a murderer while trying to get to the wallet. The suspense never ends.
Sleep No More Book Review
In his novel, Sleep No More, Greg Iles writes of a happy family man who gets tangled up in big trouble when he notices a woman mouthing the word, "soon." as he leaves his daughter's soccer game.
The Accidental Assassin Book Review
Victor Green, is mistaken for a world famous mob assassin when he falls from a tree onto a vicious mobster and accidentally kills him. This starts a cycle of mob hits that Victor becomes inadvertently involved in. You won't want to miss this hilarious spoof of the suspense/thriller novel.
The Bat Book Review
Harry Hole, a policeman from Oslo, is sent to Australia in order to observe the investigation of the murder of a Norwegian girl. The nuances of the Aboriginal culture as well as the suspense make this a must-read book for thriller lovers.
The Black Box Book Review
Detective Harry Bosch is in true form in this thriller as he works to solve a murder that he started investigating over 20 years ago.
The Black Echo Book Review
Harry Bosch is introduced in the first novel of the popular series. He is called to investigate a dead body and finds he knows the victim, who has ties to a huge bank vault robbery. Bosch and an FBI agent are in danger throughout the novel, and barely stay alive long enough to solve the case.
The Bone Bed Book Review
Kay Scarpetta is back with a body she's pulled out of the bay and 2 missing persons who she thinks may be connected; an attractive FBI agent is after Benton, and Kay's jealous. Marino is suspected in the murder of a woman he doesn't know, and Kay's job is to make sense of it all. Whew!
The Bone Collector Book Review
The first novel in the popular Lincoln Rhyme series by author Jeffery Deaver, is a thriller that will not be easily put down.
The Bookseller Book Review
Mark Pryor introduces Hugo Marston in this novel that is set in Paris. Marston witnesses his good friend, and bouquiniste, Max, kidnapped at gunpoint just after selling him a rare book. Marston teams up with a beautiful journalist to find Max and solve the subsequent murders of other bouquinistes.
The Cove Book Review
The Cove is the first in the popular FBI Thriller series. Catherine Coulter, a popular romance novel author, introduces new characters who will be featured in the subsequent novels. This novel is a little heavy on the romance.
The English Girl Book Review
Gabriel Allon, spy and assasin, is hired to find a kidnapped English girl with strong political connections. However, when he pays the ransom to the suspected kidnappers, they blow up the car she is in and she is killed. Allon must find the kidnappers and bring them to justice.
The First Counsel Book Review
Michael Derrick, a white house lawyer, has a date with the first daughter, Nora. He is so infatuated that he goes along with her antics, in ditching the Secret Service, Barhopping, following Michael's Boss, and stealing blackmail money. Michael tries to protect her and ends up a murder suspect.
The Forgotten Book Review
John Puller is back in The Forgotten, David Baldacci's thriller novel set in Paradise, Florida, where he goes to visit his Aunt and ends up investigating her suspicious death as well as other strange happenings in the town.
The Hunger Games Book Review
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are the tributes from District 12; they will go to the capital in The Hunger Games to fight to the death to be the single victor in the country.
The Impossible Dead Book Review
Malcolm Fox is investigating three cops who may have covered up and tampered with evidence in a case against fellow police officer Paul Carter. During this time, the case involves suicides and murder, as well as danger for Fox.
The Innocent Book Review
David Baldacci introduces a new character, Will Robie, who is an assassin for several US Government entities in The Innocent. When Will refuses to carry out an assasination, it causes major problems, including threats to his life.
The Kill Artist Book Review
Daniel Silva's first novel in the Gabriel Allon series is a must read for spy/espionage thriller fans who want to read a well-researched, well-written series. Prepare to enter the world of one of the most celebrated art restorers who just happens to be an Israeli spy.
The Last Man Book Review
Mitch Rapp, finds himself in Afghanistan searching for a kidnapped friend and fellow operative, Joe Rickman.
The Lions of Lucerne Book Review
Brad Thor's debut novel introduces his character, Scot Harvath, and takes him through an exciting search for bad guys who kidnapped the president.
The Lost Symbol Book Review
Dan Brown's book, The Lost Symbol, is the third in the Robert Langdon series, and is definitely recommended reading for anyone who loves a good thriller.
The Racketeer Book Review
Malcolm Bannister knows who killed an important federal judge, but is presently in a federal prison serving time for a crime he didn't commit. Can he make a deal with the feds that will release him from prison and also bring the perpetrator to justice?
The Redbreast Book Review
Highly Acclaimed Norwegian author Jo NesbÝ won the prestigious Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel for The Redbreast; this is a great novel and definitely worth reading.
The Silent Girl Book Review
Rizzoli & Isles are back in a fascinating novel that takes place in Boston's Chinatown. A professional assassin is found murdered, and a 19 year old mass murder is re-investigated with a shocking outcome.
The Summons Book Review
Two brothers are summoned to their dying father's home for what they assume is to explain the settlement of his estate. Before the meeting however, the father dies, and the older brother finds millions of dollars that he feels obligated to find the source of before his brother finds out.
The Woman who Couldn't Remember Book Review
Non-violent, level-headed, Sylvie Deroque, executive of a sustainable resources division in a large company, has just shot two men with a gun taken from a security guard's holster. Charged with attempted murder, psychological issues, courtroom drama, and family conflicts are just the beginning.
Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer Book Review
This is the first installment in John Grisham's Theodore Boone series. Theodore Boone is 13 years old, wants to be a lawyer, and gives legal advice to his schoolmates. He is very interested in a murder trial that is going on, is convinced the suspect is guilty, but is worried he will get off.
When the Bough Breaks Book Review
Jonathan Kellerman introduces Alex Delaware in the first novel of the popular series. This book is a fast read, and fans of psychological thrillers will enjoy this and the subsequent novels.
Wild Justice Book Review
A violent drug addict doctor threatens a nurse who turns up dead along with several others, and when it goes to court, the doctor gets off due to a cop who lies under oath. When new bodies are discovered, Amanda Jaffe is called in for the defense of the doctor's wife who is accused of the murders.
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