Category Archives: Psychological Mystery

A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming

Charles Cumming is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.  His spy novels, in particular, are grounded fully in reality without the fancy equipment, car chases or thrilling daring do.  They are in the tradition of John Le Carré with meticulous … Continue reading

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The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson

Two strangers, a man and a woman, meet in an airport bar and begin a conversation. When their flight is called they realize they are on the same flight and adjust their seating assignments so they can sit together on … Continue reading

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Wilde Lake by Laura Lippman

When Luisa Brant became the newly elected state’s attorney she thought she had reached the pinnacle of her dreams. Her father had been state’s attorney for the same suburban district of Maryland, which included the planned utopian community of Columbia … Continue reading

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The Trespasser by Tana French

If you have not yet read Tana French you are missing out on something quite amazing. Considered by the Washington Post to be “one of the most important crime novelists to emerge in the last ten years,” French’s novels are … Continue reading

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Under The Harrow by Flynn Berry

Nora was looking forward to visiting her sister. It had been a while since they had seen each other, and Nora is excited to tell Rachel about the artist’s residency she has received starting in the middle of January. Rachel … Continue reading

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You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

When I was younger I used to watch ABC’s Wide World of Sports which had the famous tagline; “Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport! The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat!” The shows … Continue reading

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The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

Karin Slaughter is one of my favorite authors and I have been following her characters, Will Trent, a cop with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Dr. Sara Linton the GBI’s coroner for awhile now.  I am always excited to … Continue reading

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