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Review: Jeff Lindsay has entertaining new thriller

“Just Watch Me,” Dutton, by Jeff Lindsay Riley Wolfe gets his kicks executing spectacular robberies that no one else would even contemplate. His victims are always the super-rich, wh...

'Good Man Gone Bad' is dark, brooding tale

"Good Man Gone Bad: An Aaron Gunner Mystery," Prospect Park Books, by Gar Anthony Haywood Twenty years ago, novelist Gar Anthony Haywood abandoned private eye Aaron Gunner to focus o...

'Blood in the Water' a fast-paced yarn of violence, intrigue

"Blood in the Water: a Thriller," Minotaur, by Jack Flynn Nothing legal or illegal moves through Boston Harbor without the say-so of Cormack O'Connell, its longtime harbor master. Fo...

Review: 'A Dangerous Man' is suspenseful, tightly written

"A Dangerous Man: An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Robert Crais Joe Pike is about to climb into his Jeep on Los Angeles' Miracle Mile when he sees a man for...

Review: 'Lost You' is psychological thriller

"Lost You: a Novel" (Crown), by Haylen Beck Surrogacy — in which a woman agrees to carry a baby for another person or couple — is a legal swamp in America, and in this, veteran crime...

Review: 'The Russian' is a preposterous thriller

"The Russian: a Novel" (St. Martin's Press), by Ben Coes When two American politicians are assassinated by the Russian mafia, the sitting U.S. president whips out a supersecret codic...

Review: 'Deep Dive' is suspenseful and fast-paced

"Deep Dive" (The Permanent Press), by Chris Knopf Sam Acquillo's past lives as a professional boxer, negligent husband and corporate engineer have long been in his rearview mirror. H...

'This Side of Night' is suspenseful, thought-provoking

"This Side of Night" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by J. Todd Scott In Texas' Big Bend country, Sheriff Chris Cherry, the protagonist of J. Todd Scott's previous two novels, may finally have...

Review: 'Evergreen' is a textured, emotionally charged tale

"Evergreen," by Howard Owen (Permanent Press) When Willie Black was 15 months old, his father, Artie Lee, was killed in an apparent automobile accident. That's all Willie — police re...

Review: Old friends return in Doiron's 'Almost Midnight'

"Almost Midnight," by Paul Doiron (Minotaur) In nine previous crime novels, Paul Doiron's protagonist, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch, has made more than his share of friends and en...

Review: Barron's 'Black Mountain' stars his ex-mob enforcer

"Black Mountain," by Laird Barron (Putnam) Like a lyricist, Laird Barron excels at manipulating the tones and cadence of language. Like a Gothic novelist, the mood he creates is ofte...

Review: A vile conspiracy is taken down in novel 'Big Sky'

"Big Sky," by Kate Atkinson (Little Brown) Former soldier and policeman Jackson Brodie, who last appeared nine years ago in "Started Early, Took My Dog," makes his long-anticipated r...

Review: Laird Barron returns with an often bleak novel

"Black Mountain" (Putnam), by Laird Barron Like a lyricist, Laird Barron excels at manipulating the tones and cadence of language. Like a Gothic novelist, the mood he creates is ofte...

Review: Jon Land's fans are in for another wild ride

"Strong as Steel" (Forge), by Jon Land Jon Land's insubordinate, trigger-happy Texas Ranger Caitlin Strong is back again in another action-packed thriller in "Strong as Steel." ...

Review: After a slow start, Max Allan Collins' novel soars

"Girl Most Likely" by Max Allan Collins (Thomas & Mercer) For a novel with a grisly murder in the short first chapter, Max Allan Collins's new mystery, "Girl Most Likely," gets o...