The Turnout
Megan Abbott
Dick Lochte
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Dick Lochte

When we first meet sisters Dara and Marie Durant in Megan Abbott’s new work of deliciously disturbing fiction, they’ve been operating the family’s school of dance with Charlie, their adopted brother an

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The Turnout
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Abbott
The Next Wife
Kaira Rouda
Hank Wagner
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Hank Wagner

Kaira Rouda’s The Next Wife is a tale of corporate intrigue, featuring two ambitious and compelling women, middle-aged Kate Nelson, ex-wife but still business partner of John Nelson (CEO and public

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The Next Wife
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Rouda
Mr. Cannyharme: A Novel of Lovecraftian Terror
Michael Shea
Hank Wagner
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Hank Wagner

Michael Shea’s Mr. Cannyharme: A Novel of Lovecraftian Terror, edited by H.P. Lovecraft scholar S. T. Joshi, brings to light a manuscript Shea created in 1981, telling the stories of the denizens of

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Mr. Cannyharme: A Novel of Lovecraftian Terror
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Shea
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino
Hank Wagner
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Hank Wagner

I really enjoyed Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, savoring it for its “inside Hollywood” knowingness and its wishful recreation of the horrific events occurring on Cielo Dr

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
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The Comanche Kid
James Robert Daniels
Hank Wagner
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Hank Wagner

James Robert Daniels’ The Comanche Kid is a winning Western that recalls classics like Alan LeMay’s The Searchers, Charles Portis’ True Grit, Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove, as well as Shakespeare’s

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The Comanche Kid
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Murder Always Barks Twice
Jennifer Hawkins
Robin Agnew
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Robin Agnew

I was a newcomer to Jennifer Hawkins’ chatty corgi series, though as this is only the second one, it was easy to catch up. Following the cozy tropes, heroine Emma has left a finance job in London to

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Murder Always Barks Twice
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Hawkins
Deadly Summer Nights
Vicki Delaney
Robin Agnew
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Robin Agnew

Another aspect of the cozy mystery that’s vastly underappreciated is, quite simply, pacing. One of the writers whose skill is practically unmatched in this department is Vicki Delany, who launches ye

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Deadly Summer Nights
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The Rocky Road to Ruin
Meri Allen
Robin Agnew
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Robin Agnew

In Meri Allen’s inaugural series outing, The Rocky Road to Ruin, heroine Riley Rhodes is returning to her small New England hometown after her stint as an undercover CIA operative (as a librarian) went horrib

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The Rocky Road to Ruin
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The Trees
Percival Everett
Katrina Niida Holms
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Katrina Niida Holms

At once mordantly funny and intensely affective, Percival Everett’s The Trees spotlights America’s long history of institutional racism and violence against people of color. Set in Money, Mississippi

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The Trees
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Canyonlands Carnage
Scott Graham
Katrina Niida Holms
Wednesday, 22 September 2021
Katrina Niida Holms

Outdoor enthusiasts, environmentalists, and history buffs will all find something that satisfies in Canyonlands Carnage. Scott Graham’s seventh National Park Mystery (after 2020’s Mesa Verde Victim) s

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Canyonlands Carnage
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