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Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Long Bright River came out in paperback in December 2020, but is receiving renewed attention because of the number of best-of-the-year lists it appears on. Apparently, Barack Obama called it one of his favourites. There are really three main characters in Liz Moore’s novel. The…
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Some Die Nameless

Written by Wallace Stroby — Ray Devlin is a middle-aged ex-mercenary whose deepest wish is to be left alone. He lives in a houseboat in Florida, and has as little as possible to do with his old world. Devlin knows a visit out of the blue…
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The 8th Circle

Written by Sarah Cain — We keep hearing that journalists are a dying breed. If that’s so then Danny Ryan must be the most endangered of them. He might seem a strange choice – after all, this guy won the Pulitzer Prize and has his face emblazoned on buses all…
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Shutter Man

Written by Richard Montanari — When the Rousseau family are found dead in their suburban Philadelphia home – and Mrs Rousseau is minus her face – homicide cop Kevin Byrne, no stranger to horror, is appalled. There are no obvious clues, no prints, no forensics,…
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Lost Touch

Written by David Terruso — Lina Colella has a gift. A gift that is both wonderful and terrible at the same time. By touching objects associated with murder victims, she can sense things about their deaths that are hidden from police experts. One day, she…
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Blind Moon Alley

Written by John Florio — We first met Jersey Leo in Sugar Pop Moon, reviewed here. A mixed race albino, he’s a Philadelphia inhabitant unlike any other. The year is 1931 and his adventures with moonshine (aka Sugar Pop) in the previous novel behind him,…
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The Killing Room

Written by Richard Montanari — Winter grips Philadelphia. Ice floes clunk in the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, but Detectives Kevin Byrne and Jessica Balzano of  the Homicide Unit have, for once, a clean plate. Three recent cases – three suspects in custody. All seems good,…
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