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Review: “Silenced,” Nicole Givens Kurtz

Pros: Interesting worldbuilding Cons: Rough writing; needs another edit Rating: 3 out of 5 Nicole Givens Kurtz’s Silenced: A Cybil Lewis Novel (Cybil Lewis Mysteries) introduces us to Cybil Lewis, “private inspector and all around snoop”. This story takes place

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Review: “The Devil You Know,” Terry Tyler

Pros: Great concept executed well! Cons: Some stereotypes; a whole lot of misogyny Rating: 4 out of 5 Terry Tyler’s The Devil You Know approaches the serial killer thriller from a new direction. In a British town, there’s a serial

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Short Take: “The Long Sleep,” William Meikle

Pros: Delightful short mystery Cons: … Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Mostly I’ve read William Meikle’s creature-features and cosmic horrors. This time I decided to read one of his Sherlock Holmes tales: The Long Sleep: A Weird Sherlock Holmes Adventure.

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Review: “Into the Dark,” J.A. Schneider

Pros: Second half Cons: First half Rating: 3.5 out of 5 J.A. Schneider’s INTO THE DARK is a thriller/mystery about art history teacher Annie Lamb and her psychiatrist husband, Ben. Before Annie married Ben, he was married once before–and his

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Review: “The Goodall Mutiny,” Gretchen Rix

Pros: High anxiety; interesting mystery Cons: Utterly bizarre style; small problems Rating: 2 out of 5 I’m not entirely sure what to make of the experience of reading Gretchen Rix’s The Goodall Mutiny (The Goodall Mysteries) (Volume 1). Lieutenant Joan

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Review: “Queen of Roses,” Elizabeth McCoy

Pros: Fascinating main character Cons: A bit slow Rating: 4 out of 5 Elizabeth McCoy’s Queen of Roses takes place on a cruise ship–spaceship, to be precise. It is run by two artificial intelligences, Pilot and Sarafina. The AI that

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Review: “Connections in Death,” J.D. Robb

Pros: Vintage Robb style; wonderfully quotable text Cons: … Rating: 5 out of 5 My assessments of the “in Death” books by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) tend to range from 3 out of 5 to 5 out of 5; they

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Review: “Killing Spree,” Various Authors

Pros: A great way to find some new authors Cons: Wildly varying quality Rating: 3.5 out of 5 After trying to read a nice bloody serial killer book only to have it turn out to be horrible, I turned to

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Review: “The Shredded Veil Mysteries,” Leah R. Cutter

Pros: Fascinating take on ghosts; creative and original Cons: Needs more worldbuilding; one unsatisfying story Rating: 4 out of 5 Leah R. Cutter’s The Shredded Veil Mysteries is a collection of six ghostly tales. In 2012, the Great Unraveling happened,

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Review: “Fiction River: Fantastic Detectives,” ed. Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Pros: Some really enjoyable stories Cons: Anthologies are almost always variable in quality Rating: 4 out of 5 Kristine Kathryn Rusch, an excellent author and editor, picked the stories for Fiction River: Fantastic Detectives (Fiction River: An Original Anthology Magazine

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