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On a Clear Day, I Can Read Forever · 2W ago

Past crimes

P.D. James’ The Mistletoe Murders was an unexpected holiday treat last year. This year, it’s Sleep No More (Knopf, digital galley), which collects six more tales from the late writer best kn...
On a Clear Day, I Can Read Forever · 4W ago

History meets mystery

Infamous Cambridge spy Guy Burgess had a cameo earlier this year in Joseph Kanon’s Cold War novel Defectors, but he practically steals the show in John Lawton’s excellent new Inspector Troy ...
On a Clear Day, I Can Read Forever · 1M ago

Witch book?

Halloween is coming, and I’m in the mood for something mysterious and magical and kind of marvelous, something by Alice Hoffman, like Blackbird House or Seventh Heaven or Practical Magic. Fo...
On a Clear Day, I Can Read Forever · 2M ago

Windfalls

When Hurricane Irma made a mess in Central Florida last month, I ran away to the Circus. Cambridge Circus, that is, headquarters for John le Carre’s legendary British Secret Service and spie...
On a Clear Day, I Can Read Forever · 3M ago

Stranger things

The solar eclipse was cool, wasn’t it? Even if you saw only a partial, like what we experienced here in Central Florida, it was memorable. The light was strange, darker but still somehow bri...
On a Clear Day, I Can Read Forever · 4M ago

The heat is on

I’m still recovering from Karin Slaughter’s gripping Pretty Girls in 2015, and now here’s The Good Daughter (William Morrow, digital galley) to give me nightmares. In the prologue, teenage s...
On a Clear Day, I Can Read Forever · 4M ago

Novel summer

The title of Rachel Khong’s pithy first novel, Goodbye, Vitamin (Henry Holt, digital galley) doesn’t make sense until you read the book, and then it makes perfect sense. So do the neon-color...
On a Clear Day, I Can Read Forever · 5M ago

Chillers, thrillers

  I needed a night light after reading Meg Gardiner’s scary good UNSUB (Dutton, digital galley), which was inspired by the infamous Zodiac Killer. This “unknown subject” was dubbed the Proph...
On a Clear Day, I Can Read Forever · 5M ago

Beachward ho!

Beatriz Williams Cocoa Beach (William Morrow, digital galley) has sun, sand, mangroves and mosquitoes, as well as mystery and romance. And it’s appropriately steamy — no AC in 1922, which is...
On a Clear Day, I Can Read Forever · 5M ago

Riddle me this

Did she fall or was she pushed? Did he fall or was he pushed? The first mystery concerns the death of the housekeeper of the manor house Pye Hall. The second refers to the author of the nove...