Byline: By OLINE H. COGDILL

Anderson delivers unconventional mystery

5/7/18

The road stretches long – and hard  – in a remote area of Utah that trucker Ben Jones has been traveling nearly 20 years. It’s not exactly a Jack...

Young adult author Christi Daugherty’s debut as a writer of adult mysteries launches a series about a Savannah, Ga., crime reporter haunted by her...

Laura Lippman’s versatility as a writer ascends to a new level with her excellent 22nd novel, Sunburn, which ignites as a classic hard-boiled...

Dodging and Burning is a riveting debut by John Copenhaver. It tackles a story that’s seldom explored in mysteries – life for gay men and lesbians...

‘If I Die’ shows people on edge

3/17/18

Crimes aren’t committed in a vacuum but have the potential to cause ripples throughout a community. And that community can quickly turn on one of...

Series, or sequels to a novel, work because the stories have a continuity that invests the reader in the characters’ next adventures. Interest can...

Childhood affects development into adulthood, as C.J. Tudor fervently illustrates in her compelling debut, The Chalk Man. The discovery more than...

‘Map of the Dark’ is solid police tale

1/16/18

Childhood violence can breed violence. But for Elsa Myers, a violent childhood gave her an insight that she uses daily as an FBI special agent in...

‘Y is for Yesterday is Sue Grafton’s projected penultimate novel in her alphabet series about intrepid California private investigator Kinsey...

For some people, the idea of unconditional love is fraught with conditions, especially when a relationship has been built on lies and secrets as...

The Quiet Child is 6-year-old Danny McCray, who is indeed quiet. He doesn’t speak, though doctors have said he can but has “elective mutism.” Danny...

‘Paradise Valley reaches the same level of frightening realism that made C.J. Box’s The Highway so terrifying. A sequel to that novel, Paradise...

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