All posts tagged: Crime Fiction

Book Review: Forty Words For Sorrow

DETAILS Title: Forty Words For Sorrow [John Cardinal #1] Author: Giles Blunt Publisher: Vintage Canada ISBN: 9780735273542 Genre: Police Procedural | Mystery BACK COVER BLURB When four teenagers go missing in the small northern town of Algonquin Bay, the extensive police investigation comes up empty. Everyone is ready to give up except Detective John Cardinal, an all-too-human loner whose persistence only serves to get him removed from homicide. Haunted by a criminal secret in his own past and hounded by a special investigation into corruption on the force, Cardinal is on the brink of losing his career—and his family. Then the mutilated body of thirteen-year-old Katie Pine is pulled out of an abandoned mineshaft. And only Cardinal is willing to consider the horrible truth: that this quiet town is home to the most vicious of serial killers. With the media, the provincial police and his own department questioning his every move, Cardinal follows increasingly tenuous threads towards the unthinkable. Time isn’t only running out for him, but for another young victim, tied up in a …

Book Review: Shell Game

DETAILS Title: SHELL GAME [#19] Author: Sara Paretsky Publisher: William Morrow ISBN: 9780062868237 Genre: Mystery | Detective BACK COVER BLURB When V. I Warshawski gets word that her closest friend and mentor Lotty Herschel’s nephew has become a suspect in a murder, the legendary detective will do everything she can to save him. The cops found Felix Herschel’s name and phone number on the unknown victim’s remains, but Felix insists he doesn’t know why. As Vic digs deeper, she discovers that the dead man was obsessed with Middle Eastern archeology—the first clue in a bewildering case that leads to a stolen artifact and a shadowy network of international criminals. But the trouble multiplies when Vic’s long lost niece, Reno, goes missing. A beautiful young woman with a heartbreaking past and a promising future, Reno is harboring a secret that may cost her, her life. V. I. can hear the clock ticking on her niece’s safety and is frantic in her efforts to find her. Vic won’t leave any stone unturned until these very personal cases are …

Snippets Of News

I didn’t have a post planned for today, as I was supposed to be out, but we had to reschedule, also my hair appointment was moved to later today. So, here I am, throwing together a quick post to share with you some snippets of news, as found over on Twitter. First up Louise Penny is sharing the good news that her 15 book, A BETTER MAN, will be released later this year, on August 27th. For more news about her work and the loss of her beloved dog, Bishop, you can check out her March newsletter. I also found out after tweeting with the wonderful Kathleen Kent, author of the crime thriller, THE DIME, which I reviewed here, that her second book, THE BURN—also featuring Detective Betty Rhyzyk—is finished. With ARCs being made available during Bouchercon this autumn, with a planned released in Feb 2020. Gawd, can I wait that long? So, there you have it. My review of SHELL GAME by Sara Paretsky will be up on Monday, till then, have a great …