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The Tehran Conviction

By Tom Gabbay - Published 2009



The third novel to feature Gabbay’s CIA sleuth, Jack Teller, pivots between Teller’s 1953 assignment in Iran and his return in 1979. In 1953 ...Read Review

The Crack in the Lens: A Holmes on the Range Mystery

By Steve Hockensmith - Published 2009



  This book, the fourth in a series, answers the question “What would it be like if Sherlock Holmes was a cowpoke in 1890...Read Review

Mrs. Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans

By Emily Brightwood - Published 2007



Emily Brightwood is at the top of her game in this, the twenty-second in the Mrs. Jeffries series of cozy mysteries. Her Victorian ...Read Review

Season of the Burning Souls

By Ken Hodgson - Published 2007



If most historical fiction is a glass of milk, Season of the Burning Souls is a tiki drink made out of 150-proof rum ...Read Review

Adopted Son: Washington, Lafayette, and the Friendship that Saved the Revolution

By David A. Clary - Published 2007



This is one of those stories where life is stranger than fiction. A young French nobleman is orphaned by a British bullet that ...Read Review

The Castle in the Forest

By Norman Mailer - Published 2007



Mailer never rests on his laurels and never fails to shock and surprise. In this novel, the 84-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner describes the ...Read Review

The Better Angels of Our Nature

By S.C. Gylanders - Published 2006


Biographical FictionMilitary

The title, a phrase from Lincoln’s 1861 inaugural address, haunts the brutal Civil War that followed. The phrase also describes the young orphan ...Read Review

The Taos Truth Game

By Earl Ganz - Published 2006


Biographical Fiction

  Ganz, retired chairman of the MFA program at the University of Montana, resurrects the forgotten writer Myron Brinig and imagines his introduction ...Read Review

The Price of Pride

By Donna MacQuigg - Published 2006



  Brace yourself. MacQuigg launches The Price of Pride with a double murder and charges toward a shootout ending that makes the gunfight ...Read Review

Grave Review

By Cynthia Thomason - Published 2005



Gwen Barrow, the heroine of this novel, is easy to like. Although only in her twenties, Gwen successfully takes on most of the ...Read Review