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Leaving Berlin by Joseph Kanon: Cold War East Berlin Spy Thriller

Cross Cultural
Leaving Berlin

When I saw the publisher’s description for international bestselling author Joseph Kanon’s newest novel, Leaving Berlin, I realized I hadn’t read a sneaky spy thriller in a long time and that I had only rarely read anything about the Berlin split after World War II. I was intrigued by the concept of this novel, which […]

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The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley: An Abandoned Bank Hides Dark Secrets

Fiction
The Dead Key

When I saw the publisher’s blurb about D.M. Pulley’s debut novel, The Dead Key, it looked like one of those creepy abandoned building mysteries that give me chills. I was absolutely right about that part but what I didn’t know was that it was inspired by Ms. Pulley having worked as an engineer on a […]

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The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen: Thriller Review & Giveaway

Bestsellers
The Alphabet House

When I read Jussi Adler-Olsen’s The Keeper of Lost Causes, Book #1 in his Department Q series, I quickly realized why he is an international bestselling and award-winning author – and I was hooked. Although I guess it’s predictable that Scandinavian thriller authors all get compared to Stieg Larsson, Jussi Adler-Olsen has his own unique […]

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The Magician’s Daughter by Judith Janeway: Book Review & Giveaway

Crime Story
The Magician's Daughter

I knew The Magician’s Daughter by Judith Janeway was a mystery novel when I chose it, but the title kept making me think of a fantasy novel so I kept expecting paranormal creatures to suddenly appear. Of course I had the flu at the time. A kind of flu-induced delirium could explain my persistently weird […]

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Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King: Book Review & Multi-Book Giveaway

Crime Story
Dreaming Spies

I am a long-time fan of bestselling author Laurie R. King and have read every novel she’s written. When I learn she has a new novel of any kind coming out, I get really excited. Her fun historical Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series, however, is quite special for a number of reasons. I jumped […]

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Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm: Book Review & Giveaway

Cross Cultural
Unbecoming

As often is the case, the book cover for Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm drew me in. How could I resist that mysterious face? Who was this person and why the dots? I thought the publisher’s brief description of the concept sounded really interesting, and that was that for me. Unbecoming is a suspense novel that […]

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