Recent Starred Reviews and Readlike Suggestions

 

Over the last month we have had a great batch of reviews, including three stars and helpful readalike suggestions. So take a look and see if anything takes your fancy.

STARRED REVIEWS

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“Part of the pleasure of reading the Shaw and Valentine series, now in its seventh installment, comes from Kelly’s use of setting, the way he transforms an actual town, Hunstanton, on the Norfolk coast of England, into a landscape awash in beauty, peril, and hiding places. Engrossing and wonderfully atmospheric”

Booklist Starred ReviewRead the full review

 

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Louise’s Lies by Sarah R. Shaber

Shaber’s winning sixth WWII mystery is her best yet. Shaber does a fine job portraying the plight of alien residents in wartime Washington, besides conveying the hectic atmosphere of a city whose resources are stretched to the limit by an influx of new workers”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review – Read the full review

 

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The Principals by Bill James

“James’ latest moves away from crime fiction, but finds the veteran novelist at his satirical best. A droll, delightful, skillfully written piece of academic satire”

Booklist Starred Review – Read the full review

 

 

9780727886392High praise was also received for The Killing Ship by Simon Beaufort:

“In this taut, pulse-pounding action thriller. . . Beaufort offers up a dark, dangerous, cleverly plotted adventure thriller that is as terrifying and nightmare-inducing as it is gripping and mesmerizing” Booklist – Read the full review

 

 

READALIKES

Booklist said of The Iron Water by Chris Nickson Recommend this one to fans of Anne Perry’s Charlotte and Thomas Pitt series” and Dead or Alive by McCoy was considered A solid choice for Peter Robinson and Reginald Hill fans” by Library Journal. Booklist said To the Last Drop by Sandra Balzo should be suggested to fans of Chris Cavender’s Pizza mysteries, Elizabeth J. Duncan’s Penny Brannigan series, and Laura Child’s Tea Shop mysteries.

As always, something for everyone.

For more information on these titles, use the links below:

Deathship by Jim Kelly

Louise’s Lies by Sarah R. Shaber

The Principals by Bill James

The Killing Ship by Simon Beaufort

The Iron Water by Chris Nickson

To the Last Drop by Sandra Balzo

Dead of Alive by Ken McCoy

 

 

 

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