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Blood Lies
**
Marianne MacDonald
Thomas Dunne, $23.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 8/19/02 (AP)

Road Kill
**
Marianne Macdonald
Thomas Dunne, $23.95, V
Suspense
Reviewed 9/29/00 (AP)

Smoke Screen
****
Marianne Macdonald
Thomas Dunne, $23.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 12/27/99 (AP)

Not Guilty
****
Patricia MacDonald
Pocket, $7.50, GV
Suspense
Reviewed 7/31/03 (JF)

Angle of Impact
* * **
Bonnie MacDougall
Ballantine, $6.99, V
Legal Thriller
Reviewed 12/15/98 (DA)

The Other Extreme
**
T. J. MacGregor
Pinnacle, $6.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 4/1/02(AP)

Total Silence
****
T. J. MacGregor
Kensington, $6.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 1/12/05 (TL)

Berried to the Hilt
****
Karen MacInerney
Midnight Ink, $14.95, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 12/24/10 (JMW)

The Fallen
*****
Jassy MacKenzie
Soho, $25, V
Private Detective
Reviewed 3/17/12(AP)

Louisa & the Missing Heiress
***
Anna MacLean
Signet, $5.99, NV
1854 US
Reviewed 8/8/04 (JP)

Blood Ballad
****
Rett MacPherson
Worldwide, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 5/16/09 (JMW)

Comedy of Heirs
*****
Rett MacPherson
St. Martin's, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 9/26/00 (KL)

A Misty Mourning
****
Rett MacPherson
St. Martin's, $6.50, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 12/31/01 (KL)

Last Wool & Testament
***
Molly MacRae
Obsidian, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 10/6/12 (JMW)

The Probability of Homicide
***
Ada Madison
Prime Crime, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 3/17/12 (JMW)

The Cadger's Curse
***
Diane Gilbert Madsen
Midnight Ink, $14.95, NV
Literary Cozy
Reviewed 12/6/09 (JMW)

Hunting for Hemingway
***
Diane Gilbert Madsen
Midnight Ink, $14.95, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 12/24/10 (JMW)

The Cluttered Corpse
***
Mary Jane Maffini
Prime Crime, $6.99, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 7/3/08 (JMW)

Death Loves a Messy Desk
***
Mary Jane Maffini
Prime Crime, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 5/16/09 (JMW)

The Icing on the Corpse
**
Mary Jane Maffini
RendezVous, $10.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 2/25/02(TD)

Little Boy Blues
**
Mary Jane Maffini
Rendezvous, $10.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 1/26/03 (JMW)

The Murdered House
***
Pierre Magnan
Minotaur, $25.99, V
Reviewed 12/6/09 (AP)

Chelsea Mansions
*****
Barry Maitland
Minotaur, $14.99, V
British Police
Reviewed 11/25/12 (AP)

High Wire
***
Kam Majd
Dell, $5.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 4/20/02 (JMW)

A Fatal Winter
****
G. M. Malliet
Minotaur, $24.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 1/13/13 (JMW)

Death, Bones & Stately Homes
***
Valerie S. Malmont
Worldwide, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 8/8/05 (JMW)

The Man from Beijing
****
Henning Mankell
Knopf, $25.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 2/21/10 (AP)

The Troubled Man
****
Henning Mankell
Random House, $27, V
Swedish Police
Reviewed 1/3/12 (TD)

A Matter of Roses
**
David Manuel
Warner, $6.99, V
Police
Reviewed 9/10/01 (JD)

Fatal Flip
***
Peg Marberg
Prime Crime, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 4/18/09 (JMW)

Supreme Justice
****
Phillip Margolin
Harper Collins, $25.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 5/9/10 (JS)

Last Will
*****
Liza Marklund
Atria, $25, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 6/17/12 (AP)

Red Wolf
****
Liza Marklund
Atria, $25.95, V
Swedish Thriller
Reviewed 3/27/11 (AP)

Bestiary
**
Robert Marsello
Berkley, $7.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 11/26/06 (AP)

The Complaint of the Dove
***
Hannah March
Signet, $5.99, V
1760 London
Reviewed 6/29/03 (LD)

A Distinction of Blood
**
Hannah March
Signet, $5.99, NV
Georgian England
Reviewed 8/8/04 (JMW)

The Associate
****
Philip Margolin
Harper, $7.99, V
Legal Thriller
Reviewed 11/3/02 (AP)

Death's Half Acre
***
Margaret Maron
Grand Central, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 8/23/09 (JMW)

The Secret Keepers
**
Julie Mars
GreyCore, $23, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 5/8/00 (AP)

Dark Alley
***
Evan Marshall
Severn House, $26.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 4/17/10 (JMW)

Hanging Hannah
*
Evan Marshall
Kensington, $20, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 7/19/00 (KWB)

Icing Ivy
****
Evan Marshall
Kensington, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 1/3/04 (JMW)

Missing Marlene
** **
Evan Marshall
Kensington, $20, V
Cozy
Reviewed 6/16/99 (AP)

The Alternate
*****
John Martel
Signet, $6.99, V
Legal Thriller
Reviewed 5/13/01 (TD)

Death of a Myth Maker
***
Allana Martin
St. Martin's, $23.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 3/10/00 (JMW)

A Crazy Little Thing Called Death
****
Nancy Martin
NAL, $21.95, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 6/25/07 (JMW)

Dead Girls Don't
Wear Diamonds
**
Nancy Martin
Signet, $6.50, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 7/22/03 (LD)

How to Murder a Millionaire
***
Nancy Martin
Signet, $6.50, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 11/9/02 (LD)

Fan Mail
****
P. D. Martin
MIRA, $7.99, V
FBI/Police
Reviewed 7/25/09 (TD)

It's a Mod, Mod, Mod Murder
***
Rosemary Martin
Signet, $6.50, NV
1964 NYC
Reviewed 4/16/05 (JMW)

Twist & Shout Murder
****
Rosemary Martin
Signet, $6.99, NV
1960s NYC
Reviewed 5/28/06 (JMW)

Double Tap
****
Steve Martini
Jove, $7.99, V
Legal Thriller
Reviewed 12/26/05 (LD)

The Finishing School
****
Michele Martinez
Wm. Morrow, $23.95, V
Suspense
Reviewed 2/1/06 (SS)

Most Wanted
***
Michele Martinez
Wm. Morrow, $23.95, V
Suspense
Reviewed 3/21/05 (SS)

Critical Mass
* * **
Steve Martini
Putnam,$23.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 11/25/98 (LD)

Blood & Ice
****
Robert Masello
Bantam, $24, V
Thriller
Reviewed 6/12/09 (AP)

The Medusa Amulet
****
Robert Masello
Bantam, $26.00, V
Thriller
Reviewed 4/30/11 (AP)

Three Graves Full
***
Jamie Mason
Gallery, $24.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 4/4/13 (AP)

Murder Is a Girl's Best Friend
****
Amanda Matesky
Berkley, $6.50, NV
1950s US
Reviewed 9/20/04 (JMW)

Murderers Prefer Blondes
****
Amanda Matetsky
Berkley, $5.99, NV
1954 US
Reviewed 6/22/03 (JMW)

The Girl at the
End of the Line

**
Charles Mathes
Worldwide, $4.99, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 5/8/00 (JMW)

Death's Domain
**
Alex Matthews
Intrigue, $23.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 3/4/02(JMW)

Wanton's Web
**
Alex Matthews
Intrigue Press, $22.95, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 4/14/99 (AP)

The Alibi Club
****
Francine Mathews
Bantam, $24, V
Spy Thriller
Reviewed 9/30/06 (TD)

Blown
****
Francine Mathews
Bantam, $24, V
Spy Thriller
Reviewed 9/10/05 (TD)

The Cutout
****
Francine Matthews
Bantam, $6.99, V
Espionage
Reviewed 9/24/01 (TD)

Bannerman's Ghosts
**
John R. Maxim
Wm. Morrow, $24.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 5/5/03 (TD)

Whistler's Angel
***
John R. Maxim
Wm. Morrow, $25, V
Thriller
Reviewed 6/22/01 (TD)

Shadow and Silk
* *
Ann Maxwell
Romantic Suspense
Zebra, $6.50, V
Reviewed 4/4/97 (LD)

The Blackhouse
*****
Peter May
Silver Oak, $24.95, V
Scottish Police
Reviewed 11/25/12 (AP)

The Critic
****
Peter May
Poisoned Pen, $24.95, NV
Reviewed 11/25/07 (JMW)

The Disposable Man
***
Archer Mayor
Warner $22, NV
Police
Reviewed 12/1/98 (TD)

Deadly Row
**
Casey Mayes
Prime Crime, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 9/6/10 (JMW)

A Grid for Murder
***
Casey Mayes
Prime Crime, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 11/25/12 (JMW)

Gatekeeper
***
Archer Mayor
Warner, $6.99, V
Police
Reviewed 1/29/05 (LD)

Occam's Razor
****
Archer Mayor
Mysterious, $23.95, V
Police
Reviewed 3/10/00 (KWB)

The Surrogate Thief
****
Archer Mayor
Mysterious, $24.95, NV
Police
Reviewed 12/13/04 (AP)

Tucker Peak
****
Archer Mayor
Warner, $23.95, V
Police
Reviewed 11/18/01 (AP)

Murderously Incorrect
***
Henry F. Mazel
Crime & Again, $12.95, V
Detective
Reviewed 3/1/99 (TD)

Money, Money, Money
*****
Ed Mc Bain
Simon & Schuster, $25, V
Police
Reviewed 12/20/01 (DP)

Cold Granite
****
Stuart MacBride
St. Martin's, $24.95, V
Police
Reviewed 10/31/05 (LD)

Flesh House
****
Stuart McBride
Minotaur, $15.99, GV
Scottish Police
Reviewed 10/27/09 (AP)

The Good Girl's Guide to Murder
**
Susan McBride
Avon, $6.99, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 4/11/05 (JMW)

Overkill
***
Susan McBride
Mayhaven, $14.95, NV
Police
Reviewed 4/15/02 (JMW)

And Then She Was Gone
**
Susan McBride
Mayhaven, $14.95, V
Police
Reviewed 6/28/99 (TD)

The Lone Star Lonely Hearts Club
***
Susan McBride
Avon, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 3/3/06 (JMW)

Night of the Living Deb
***
Susan McBride
Avon, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 4/14/07 (JMW)

Storm Warning
****
Dinah McCall
Mira, $6.50, V
Romantic Suspense
Reviewed 6/17/01 (JM)

The Case of Cabin 13
**
Sam McCarver
Signet, $5.99, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 4/14/99 (AP)

The Case of the 2nd Seance
***
Sam McCarver
Signet, $5.99, V
early 20th century
Reviewed 11/22/00 (JMW)

The Case of Compartment 7
****
Sam McCarver
Signet, $5.99, V
early 20th century
Reviewed 2/13/00 (JMB)

The Case of the Ripper's Revenge
*
Sam McCarver
Signet, $5.99, V
Early 20th century
Reviewed 12/10/01 (JD)

To Die or Not to Die
***
Sam McCarver
FiveStar, $25.95, NV
1919 England
Reviewed 11/8/03 (JMW)

Illusion of Murder
****
Carol McCleary
Forge, $24.99, NV
1889
Reviewed 6/26/11 (JMW)

Oyster Blues
***
Michael McClelland
Pocket, $6.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 6/5/04 (JMW)

Blue Wolf
***
Lise McClendon
Walker, $24.95, V
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 7/30/01 (DG)

Nordic Nights
****
Lise McClendon
Walker, $12.95, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 1/9/00 (KWB)

One O'Clock Jump
***
Lise McClendon
St. Martin's, $23.95, NV
1939 US
Reviewed 3/25/01 (JMW)

Double Deal
**
Michael McClister
Thos. Dunne, $23.95, V
Suspense
Reviewed 12/6/00 (TD)

Death in Show
***
Judi McCoy
Obsidian, $9.99, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 8/14/10 (JMW)

Fashion Faux Pas
***
Judi McCoy
Obsidian, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 5/6/12 (JMW)

> Hounding the Pavement
***
Judi McCoy
Obsidian, $6.99, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 5/2/09 (JMW)

The Ballad of Frankie Silver
** ***
Sharyn McCrumb
Dutton, $23.95, GV
Police
Reviewed 2/15/99 (SK)

Malice Domestic 7
** **
Sharyn McCrumb (Intro)
Avon Twilight, $5.99, NV
Cozy Anthology
Reviewed 11/9/98 (CS)

Conferences Are Murder
****
Val McDermid
Spinsters Ink, $12, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 4/5/99 (JW)

The Grave Tattoo
*****
Val McDermid
St. Martin's, $24.95, V
Reviewed 1/28/07(AP)

The Last Temptation
***
Val McDermid
St. Martin's, $24.95, GV
Suspense
Reviewed 1/1/03 (JD)

A Place of Execution
***
Val McDermid
St. Martin's, $24.95, NV
British Police
Reviewed 9/2/00 (JMW)

Vanishing Point
*****
Val McDermid
Grove/Atlantic, $25, NV
Reviewed 10/6/12 (AP)

Empire of Gold
***
Andy McDermott
Bantam, $9.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 11/26/11 (AP)

The Hunt for Atlantis
***
Andy McDermott
Bantam, $7.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 11/7/09 (TD)

Abandoned
*** *
Cody McFadyen
Bantam, $25.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 11/26/09 (AP)

Shadow Man
***
Cody McFadyen
Bantam, $6.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 4/14/07 (LD)

The Big Gamble
***
Michael McGarrity
Onyx, $6.99, NV
Police
Reviewed 11/8/03 (AP)

Everybody Dies
****
Michael McGarrity
Onyx, $6.99, V
Police
Reviewed 8/8/04 (TD)

The Judas Judge
***
Michael McGarrity
Dutton, $23.95, V
Police
Reviewed 9/15/00 (JMW)

Serpent Gate
****
Michael McGarrity
Pocket, $6.50, V
Police
Reviewed 12/17/99 (JW)

Angel Interrupted
****
Chaz McGee
Prime Crime, $7.99, NV
Paranormal Police
Reviewed 9/13/10 (JMW)

Desolate Angel
***
Chaz McGee
Prime Crime, $6.99, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 8/23/09 (JMW)

Borderlands
****
Brian McGilloway
Thos. Dunne, $23.95, GV
Irish Police
Reviewed 8/31/08 (AP)

Scene of Crime
****
Jill McGowan
Ballantine, $22.95, V
British Police
Reviewed 4/23/01 (DG)

Dead Line
***
Brian McGrory
Atria, $25, V
Suspense
Reviewed 5/16/04 (LD)

Murder Most Maine
****
Karen McInerney
Midnight Ink, $13.95, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 12/14/08 (JMW)

The Ablative Case
****
Ralph McInerny
FiveStar, $25.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 5/30/03 (AP)

Heirs and Parents
**
Ralph McInerny
St. Martin's, $23.95, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 7/12/00 (AP)

Irish Tenure
****
Ralph McInerny
St. Martin's, $22.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 3/1/00 (JMW)

Death By Chocolate
****
G. A. McKevett
Kensington, $22, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 12/31/02 (JMW)

Poisoned Tarts
****
G. A. McKevett
Kensington, $22, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 5/16/08 (JMW)

Sour Grapes
****
G. A. McKevett
Kensington, $6.50, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 2/25/02 (KL)

Sugar and Spite
****
G. A. McKevett
Kensington, $20, NV
Private Detective
Reviewed 1/30/00 (MP)

Buttercream Bump Off
****
Jenn McKinlay
Prime Crime, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 2/6/11 (JMW)

Due Or Die
****
Jenn McKinlay
Prime Crime, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 5/6/12 (JMW)

Going, Going Ganache
***
Jenn McKinley
Prime Crime, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 4/28/13 (JMW)

The Red Velvet Revenge
****
Jenn McKinlay
Prime Crime, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 9/3/12 (JMW)

Sprinkle With Murder
****
Jenn McKinlay
Prime Crime, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 4/4/10 (JMW)

Where There's Smoke
***
Mel McKinney
St. Martin's, $22.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 12/27/99 (TD)

The Edge of Justice
****
Clinton McKinzie
Dell, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 4/26/03 (LD)

Point of Law
****
Clinton McKinzie
Dell, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 6/15/03 (LD)

Under Fire
*****
Margaret McLean
Forge, $24.99, V
Reviewed 6/5/11 (AP)

Angel Trumpet
****
Ann McMillan
Penguin, $5.99, NV
Civil War US
Reviewed 5/22/01 (JMW)

Chickahominy Fever
**
Ann McMillan
Viking, $22.95, NV
Civil War America
Reviewed 6/21/04 (JP)

Civil Blood
***
Ann McMillan
Penguin, $6.99, NV
Civil War US
Reviewed 9/22/03 (JMW)

Fair Game
***
Evan McNamera
Jove, $7.99, V
Police
Reviewed 5/24/06 (TD)

Night Whispers
** **
Judith McNaught
Pocket, $22, V
Romantic Suspense
Reviewed 12/4/98 (JM)

Dandy Gilver & the Proper Treatment of Blood Stains
****
Catriona McPherson
Minotaur, $23.99, NV
1926 Scotland
Reviewed 11/27/11 (JMW)

Deadly Row to Hoe
****
Cricket McRae
Midnight Ink, $14.95, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 1/13/13 (JMW)

Something Borrowed,
Something Bleu

****
Cricket McRae
Midnight Ink, $14.95, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 11/21/10 (JMW)

Spin a Wicked Web
****
Cricket McRae
Midnight Ink, $13.95, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 4/18/09 (JMW)

Shadow Waltz
****
Amy Patricia Meade
Midnight Ink, $13.95, NV
Depression Era US
Reviewed 5/24/08 (JMW)

Well-Offed in Vermont
***
Amy Patricia Mead
Midnight Ink, $14.95, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 12/18/11 (JMW)

Murder at Medicine Lodge
* ***
Mardi Oakley Medawar
St. Martins, $23.95, NV
Native American historical
Reviewed 2/22/99 (JW)

The Witch of the Palo Duro
* ***
Mardi Oakley Medawar
Berkley, $5.99, NV
Native American historical
Reviewed 2/6/99 (JW)

Back to School Murder
**
Leslie Meier
Kensington. $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 9/20/98 (CS)

Father's Day Murder
***
Leslie Meier
Kensington, $22, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 6/29/03 (JMW)

New Year's Eve Murder
***
Leslie Meier
Kensington, $22, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 1/1/06 (JMW)

Star Spangled Murder
**
Leslie Meier
Kensington, $22, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 7/5/04 (JMW)

Valentine Murder
** **
Leslie Meier
Kensington, $20, V
Cozy
Reviewed 3/17/99 (KB)

Wedding Day Murder
***
Leslie Meier
Kensington, $22, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 12/31/01 (JMW)

The Blackstone Key
***
Rose Melikan
Touchstone, $14, NV
18th Century England
Reviewed 10/19/08 (JMW)

The Inner Circle
***
Brad Meltzer
Grand Central, $26.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 3/13/11 (TD)

The Tenth Justice
**
Brad Meltzer
Warner, $7.99, V
Legal Thriller
Reviewed 9/20/98 (TD)

Fast Forward
* * * *
Judy Mercer
Pocket, $5.99, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 5/28/97 (DA)

Slow Fire
***
Ken Mercer
Minotaur, $25.99, GV
Police
Reviewed 4/17/10 (AP))

Murder by the Book
***
D. R. Meredith
Prime Crime, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 5/24/06 (JMW)

Murder in Volume
***
D. R. Meredith
Berkley, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 12/17/99 (JMW)

Murder Past Due
*
D. R. Meredith
Berkley, $5.99, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 6/16/01 (LJ)

The Advocate
***
Bill Mesce & Steven Szilagyi
Bantam, $6.50, V
Suspense
Reviewed 8/7/01 (LD)

Free Love
**
Annette Meyer
Mysterious, $23.95, NV
Roaring 20s NY
Reviewed 10/15/99 (MP)

Reaper
* **
Ben Mezrich
Harper, $6.99, V
Techno Thriller
Reviewed 6/8/99 (SN)

Dead of Summer
**
Mark Miano
Kensington, $20, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 3/15/99 (JW)

Other Worlds
***
Barbara Michaels
Harper, $23, NV
19th century America
Reviewed 7/5/99 (KC)

Maggie Needs an Alibi
****
Kasey Michaels
Kensington, $22, NV
Amateur Sleuth/Time Travel
Reviewed 8/19/02 (LD)

Where to Choose
** **
Penny Mickelbury
Simon & Schuster, $22, V
Suspense
Reviewed 3/8/99 (GO)

Bermuda Grass
****
Keith Miles
Poisoned Pen, $24.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 5/23/02 (AP)

Saint's Rest
***
Keith Miles
Walker, $24.95, NV
1930s America
Reviewed 8/16/99 (JW)

A Mischief in the Snow
***
Margaret Miles
Bantam, $5.99, NV
18th Century America
Reviewed 6/16/01 (JMW)

Too Soon For Flowers
**
Margaret Miles
Bantam, $5.99, NV
18th century America
Reviewed 10/25/99 (KC)

Zero Hour
***
Benjamin E. Miller
Onyx, $6.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 4/28/03 (AP)

Inside Out
****
John Ramsey Miller
Bantam, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 7/17/05 (TL)

The Last Day
****
John Ramsey Miller
Bantam, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 1/24/09 (JMW)

Upside Down
****
John Ramsey Miller
Bantam, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 8/8/05 (lm)

The Scent of Blood
****
Raymond Miller
Toby Press, $19.95, V
Private Detective
Reviewed 11/11/07 (JD)

Sherlock Holmes &
the Secret Alliance

***
Larry Millett
Penguin, $6.99, NV
1899 Minnesota
Reviewed 1/26/03(JMW)

Tight Rope
** **
Deanie Francis Mills
Signet, $6.99, NV
Romantic Suspense
Reviewed 2/2/99 (SS)

Torch
****
Deanie Francis Mills
Signet, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 12/17/99 (AP)

Lords of Corruption
**
Kyle Mills
Vanguard, $25.95, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 5/16/09 (JS)

Rising Phoenix
* **
Kyle Mills
Harper, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 9/20/98 (JB)

The Second Horseman
**
Kyle Mills
St. Martin's, $7.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 6/25/07 (AP)

Storming Heaven
* **
Kyle Mills
Harper Collins, $25, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 9/28/98 (lm)

The Beryllium Murder
****
Camille Minichino
Worldwide, $5.99, V
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 12/2/01 (JD)

The Helium Murder
***
Camille Minichino
Worldwide, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 3/3/04 (AP)

The Lithium Murders
****
Camille Minichino
Wm. Morrow, $24, V
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 8/18/99 (MM)

Ancient Ones
***
Kirk Mitchell
Bantam, $23.95, GV
Suspense
Reviewed 8/20/01 (LD)

Katie's Gold
**
Tom Mitcheltree
Worldwide, $5.99, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 10/4/04 (JMW)

Katie's Will
***
Tom Mitcheltree
Worldwide, $4.99, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 12/27/99 (AP)

Rules of Command
***
C. A. Mobley
Berkley, $6.99, V
Military Thriller
Reviewed 10/18/98 (SN)

Be Mine
***
Rick Mofina
Pinnacle, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 6/27/04 (AP)

The Dying Hour
*****
Rick Mofina
Kensington, $6.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 10/9/05 (TL)

If Angels Fall
***
Rick Mofina
Pinnacle, $6.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 5/16/00 (TD)

The Jekyl Island Club
****
Brent Monahan
St. Martin's, $13.95, NV
Late 19th century Georgia
Reviewed 7/13/01 (JMW)

The Sceptred Isle Club
****
Brent Monahan
St. Martin's, $24.95, NV
early 20th century London
Reviewed 9/22/02 (JMW)

Lost in Translation
*****
Nicole Mones
Dial, $12.95
General Fiction
Reviewed 10/4/99 (njs)

Must the Maiden Die
****
Miriam Grace Monfredo
Berkley, $21.95, V
American Historical
Reviewed 9/8/99 (KC)

The Stalking Horse
***
Miriam Grace Monfredo
Berkley, $6.50, NV
American historical
Reviewed 1/14/99 (JF)

Cold Blood
****
Theresa Monsour
Pocket, $24.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 8/8/04 (TD)

Kiss of Evil
**
Richard Montanari
Wm. Morrow, $25, V
Police
Reviewed 6/16/01 (AP)

Bird Lives!
***
Bill Moody
Worldwide, $5.99, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 7/28/00 (TD)

Looking For Chet Baker
***
Bill Moody
Walker, $24.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 4/1/02 (AP)

Habitat
***
Skye Kathleen Moody
Worldwide, $5.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 4/20/01 (JE)

Medusa
*
Skye Kathleen Moody
Worldwide, $5.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 4/11/05 (JMW)

Wildcrafters
* **
Skye Kathleen Moody
St. Martins, $23.95, GV
Suspense
Reviewed 11/14/98 (MP)

Remembering Sarah
****
Chris Mooney
Pocket Star, $7.99, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 5/29/05 (AP)

Stigma
***
Adam Moore
Port Town, $12.95, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 5/2/02 (JMW)

The Lady Godiva Murder
*
Laurie Moore
5 Star, $25.95, V
Police
Reviewed 3/23/03 (JD)

I Will Survive
***
Miriam Ann Moore
Avon, $5.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 11/5/99 (WC)

The Weedless Widow
***
Deborah Morgan
Berkley, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 12/15/02 (JMW)

Till Death Do Us Part
**
Morgan & Greenburg, eds.
Berkley, $6.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 1/13/99 (MP)

Willful Neglect
* **
Mary Morgan
Worldwide, $4.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 2/15/99 (JW)

They Did It with Love
****
Kate Morgenroth
Plume, $14, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 2/3/08 (JMW)

Burnt Sienna
***
David Morrell
Warner, $7.50, V
Thriller
Reviewed 12/30/01 (TD)

Scavenger
*****
David Morrell
Vanguard, $24.95, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 4/29/07 (AP)

The Shimmer
*****
David Morrell
Vanguard, $25.95, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 8/22/09 (AP)

The Spy Who Came for Christmas
***
David Morrell
Vanguard, $15.95, V
Reviewed 12/14/08 (JMW)

The Lonely Places
**
J. M. Morris
Dell, $6.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 4/15/03 (JMW)

The Ark
****
Boyd Morrison
Pocket Star, $7.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 2/20/11 (AP)

Rumpole Rests His Case
****
John Mortimer
Penguin, $24.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 2/9/03 (JD)

Grinning in
His Mashed Potatoes

****
Margaret Moseley
Berkley, $6.50, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 6/28/99 (SS)

A Little Traveling Music, Please
***
Margaret Moseley
Berkley, $6.50, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 8/13/00 (SS)

Fearless Jones
****
Walter Mosley
Little Brown, $24, V
Suspense
Reviewed 12/15/01 (GO)

Cyanide Wells
***
Marcia Muller
Warner, $24.95, V
Suspense
Reviewed 12/30/03 (LD)

Listen to the Silence
****
Marcia Muller
Warner, $6.99, NV
Private Detective
Reviewed 8/19/01 (JMW)

A Walk Through Fire
****
Marcia Muller
Mysterious, $23, NV
Private Detective
Reviewed 4/29/99 (JW)

While Other People Sleep
****
Marcia Muller
Mysterious, $6.99, NV
Private Detective
Reviewed 5/3/99 (SS)

Bad to the Bone
***
Katy Munger
Avon, $5.99, V
Private Detective
Reviewed 7/1/00 (KWB)

Money to Burn
****
Katy Munger
Avon, $5.99, NV
Private Detective
Reviewed 8/10/99(MP)

Overnight Float
***
Clare Munnings
Penguin, $5.99, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 11/9/01 (LD)

A Friendly Game of Murder
***
J.J. Murphy
Obsidian, $7.99, NV
1920s US
Reviewed 2/17/13 (JS)

Cat Playing Cupid
**
Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Avon, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 2/12/10 (JMW)

Cats to the Dogs
***
Shirley Rousseau Murphy
Avon, $6.50, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 11/22/00 (JMW)

Farewell Performance
****
Donna Huston Murray
St. Martin's, $5.99, V
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 4/9/00 (WC)

Score to Settle
* **
Donna Huston Murray
St. Martin's, $5.99, V
Cozy
Reviewed 5/4/99 (KB)

Murder Your Darlings
***
J. J. Murphy
Obsidian, $6.99, NV
1920s Manhattan
Reviewed 3/13/11 (JMW)

A Ton of Trouble
**
Lynne Murray
St. Martin's, $21.95, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 8/19/02 (JF)

Painted Veil
****
Beverle Graves Myers
Poisoned Pen, $22.95, NV
18th Century Venice
Reviewed 5/1/05 (JD)

Come Sundown
* * * *
Helen R. Myers
Mira, $5.99, NV
Romantic Suspense
Reviewed 4/10/98 (TD)

Lost
***
Helen R. Myers
Mira, $5.99, V
Romantic Suspense
Reviewed 3/29/00 (LD)

Estate of Mind
***
Tamar Myers
Avon, $6.50, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 1/9/00 (JMW)

The Hand That Rocks
the Ladle

**
Tamar Myers
Signet, $5.99, NV
Culinary
Reviewed 3/4/00 (MP)

Too Many Crooks
Spoil the Broth

** **
Tamar Myers
Signet, $5.99, V
Cozy
Reviewed 3/31/99 (KB)

Innkeeping With Murder
**
Tim Myers
Berkley, $5.99, V
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 6/16/01 (LJ)

Murder Checks Inn
***
Tim Myers
Berkley, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 9/22/03 (JMW)

Room For Murder
***
Tim Myers
Berkley, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 10/12/03 (JMW)

Statue of Limitations
***
Tamar Myers
Avon, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 7/21/04 (JMW)

The Fund
****
H. T. Narea
Forge, $24.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 6/5/11 (JS)

The Girls He Adored
***
Jonathan Nasaw
Pocket, $6.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 6/15/02 (JF)

Count Your Enemies
**
Paul Nathan
Worldwide, $5.99, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 7/9/00 (JMW)

The Bible of Clay
**
Julia Navarro
Bantam, $7.50, V
Thriller
Reviewed 7/25/09 (JMW)

The Unnatural
***
Alan Nayes
Forge, $27.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 11/24/03 (AP)

Blanche Passes Go
****
BarbaraNeely
Penguin, $5.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 7/1/01 (GO)

**
Carla Neggers
Mira, $7.99, V
Romantic Suspense
Reviewed 2/15/09 (TD)

Finding Satan
****
Andrew Neiderman
Pocket, $7.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 12/24/06 (AP)

The Hunted
**
Andrew Neiderman
Pocket, $7.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 2/1/06 (LD)

A Dangerous Road
****
Kris Nelscott
ST. Martin's, $6.50, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 12/15/01 (GO)

Revenge of the Gypsy Queen
****
Kris Neri
Rainbow, $20, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 8/30/99 (MP)

The Devil's Star
*****
Jo Nesbo
Harper, $25.99, V
Norwegian Police
Reviewed 4/4/10 (TD)

Phantom
*****
Jo Nesbro
Knopf, $25.95, GV
Norwegian Thriller
Reviewed 1/13/13(AP)

The Redbreast
*****
Jo Nesbo
Harper Collins, $24.95, V
Reviewed 12/22/07 (AP)

The Snowman
****
Jo Nesbo
Knoop, $25.95, GV
Norway Police
Reviewed 7/4/11 (TD)

Mind's Eye
**
Hakan Nesser
Pantheon, $22.95, V
SwedishPolice
Reviewed 1/24/09(AP)

The Return
**
Hakan Nesser
Vintage, $13.95, V
Swedish Police
Reviewed 6/8/08 (JD)

Woman with Birthmark
**
Hakan Nesser
Pantheon, $23.95, V
Swedish Police
Reviewed 11/22/09 (AP)

The Icon Thief
****
Alec Nevala-Lee
Signet, $9.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 4/21/12 (AP)

Cursed in the Blood
***
Sharan Newman
Forge, $23.95, GV
Medieval historical
Reviewed 3/23/99 (LD)

Heresy
****
Sharan Newman
Forge, $24.95, NV
12th century France
Reviewed 4/15/03 (JMW)

Outcast Dove
****
Sharan Newman
Forge, $25.95, NV
Medieval Europe
Reviewed 1/20/04 (JMW)

The Shanghai Tunnel
***
Sharan Newman
Forge, $24.95, NV
1868 Portland
Reviewed 3/30/08(JMW)

The Wandering Arm
****
Sharan Newman
Forge, $14.95, NV
Medieval France
Reviewed 1/13/02 (JMW)

To Wear the White Cloak
****
Sharan Newman
Tor, $24.95, NV
Middle Ages-France
Reviewed 10/22/00 (JMW)

The Witch in the Well
***
Sharan Newman
Forge, $24.95, NV
12th Century France
Reviewed 3/4/05 (JP)

Run Time
****
Chris Niles
Berkley, $5.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 11/15/99 (AP)

Fly-Off
**
Bob Norris
Harper, $6.99, V
Military Thriller
Reviewed 11/28/99 (TD)

Trust Me
**
Brenda Novak
Mira, $6.99, GV
Romantic Suspense
Reviewed 6/22/08 (TD)

Hush
** **
Mark Nykanen
St. Martin's, $6.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 4/12/99 (KB)

Black Gold
***
Charles O'Brien
Poisoned Pen, $24.95, NV
18th century England
Reviewed 9/22/02 (JMW)

Make Them Cry
***
Kevin O'Brien
Pinnacle, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 8/11/02 (JMW)

Watch Them Die
***
Kevin O'Brien
Pinnacle, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 6/22/03 (TD)

Crashing Down
* **
Meg O'Brien
Mira, $5.99, NV
Romantic Suspense
Reviewed 4/29/99 (SS)

The Final Kill
*
Meg O'Brien
Mira, $7.99, V
Romantic Suspense
Reviewed 8/19/06 (TD)

Southern Poison
****
T. Lynn Ocean
St. Martin's, $24.95, V
Reviewed 11/22/08 (SK)

The Shell Game
***
Carol O'Connell
Berkley, $6.99, V
Police
Reviewed 9/15/00 (JMW)

Missing Persons
****
Clare O'Donohue
Plume, $15, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 8/26/11 (JMW)

Erased From Memory
****
Diana O'Hehir
Prime Crime, $23.95, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 3/4/07 (JMW)

Murder Never Forgets
***
Diana O'Hehir
Prime Crime, $22.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 10/9/05 (JMW)

The Fax of Life
****
Leslie O'Kane
Fawcett, $5.99, V
Cozy
Reviewed 8/3/99 (KB)

Ruff Way to Go
****
Leslie O'Kane
Fawcett, $6.50, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 3/29/00 (WC)

The School Board Murders
***
Leslie O'Kane
Fawcett, $6.50, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 6/12/00 (JMW)

When the Fax Lady Sings
****
Leslie O'Kane
Fawcett, $6.50, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 4/3/01 (EM)

Friends and Enemies
***
Susan Oleksiw
Worldwide, $5.99, NV
Police
Reviewed 7/17/03 (JF)

Moody Forever
**
Steve Oliver
St. Martin's, $5.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 1/30/00 (TD)

A Wicked Snow
***
Gregg Olsen
Pinnacle, $6.99, V
Reviewed 6/25/07(LD)

The Missing Ink
***
Karen E. Olson
Obsidian, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 9/27/09 (JMW)

Death Takes Up
a Collection

**
Sr. Carol Ann O'Marie
St. Martin's, $5.99, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 3/1/00 (KWB)

Requiem at the Refuge
****
Sr. Carol Ann O'Marie
St. Martin's, $23.95, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 3/20/00 (JMW)

Final Note
**
Dorothy P. O'Neill
Avalon, $21.95, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 10/31/05 (JMW)

Reduced Circumstances
****
Vincent H. O'Neil
Worldwide, $7.99, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 12/18/11 (JMW)

The Devil's Cure
****
Kenneth Oppel
Hyperion, $24.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 9/7/01 (MR)

Bundle of Trouble
***
Diana Orgain
Prime Crime, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 9/5/09 (JMW)

Formula for Murder
***
Diana Orgain
Prime Crime, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 4/16/11 (JMW)

Motherhood is Murder
***
Diana Orgain
Prime Crime, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 3/20/10 (JMW)

Diamonds for the Dead
***
Alan Orloff
Midnight Ink, $14.95, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 5/9/10 (JMW)

Killer Routine
***
Alan Orloff
Midnight Ink, $14.95, NV
Reviewed 7/18/11 (JMW)

The Roofer
*****
Erica Orloff
Mira, $12.95, V
Suspense
Reviewed 5/16/04 (SS)

Evil Intentions
**
Denise Osborne
Perseverance, $13.95, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 9/10/05 (JMW)

Keeper of the Keys
****
Perri O'Shaughnessy
Delacorte, $26, NV
Reviewed 3/30/07(AP)

Positioned to Die
***
Denise Osborne
Berkley, $5.99, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 10/12/02 (JMW)

Show No Fear
***
Perry O'Shaughnessy
Pocket, $25, V
Reviewed 1/24/09 (AP)

Sinister Shorts
***
Perri O'Shaughnessy
Delacorte, $21, NV
Short Stories
Reviewed 5/24/06 (AP)

Unlucky in Law
****
Perry O'Shaughnessy
Delacorte, $25, NV
Legal Thriller
Reviewed 12/5/04 (AP)

Writ of Execution
***
Perri O'Shaughnessy
Delacorte, $24.95, NV
Legal Thriller
Reviewed 9/24/01 (AP)

'Til Dice Do Us Part
****
Gail Oust
Obsidian, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 5/9/10 (JMW)

Whack 'N" Roll
**
Gail Oust
Obsidian, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 9/27/09 (JMW)

Death Wore the Emperor's
New Clothes

***
Orland Outland
Berkley, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 1/24/00 (JF)

Divorce Can Be Murder
****
Victoria Pade
Dell, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 3/25/99 (MP)

The Body in the Big Apple
****
Katherine Hall Page
Avon, $6.50, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 3/1/01 (JMW)

The Body in the Bonfire
****
Katherine Hall Page
Wm. Morrow, $23.95, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 3/4/02 (JMW)

The Body in the Bookshelf
****
Katherine Hall Page
Avon, $6.50, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 12/3/99 (JMW)

Death at Rottingdean
***
Robin Paige
Prime Crime, $5.99, NV
Victorian historical
Reviewed 2/19/99 (JF)

Death on the Lizard
***
Robin Paige
Prime Crime, $24.95, NV
Edwardian England
Reviewed 4/23/06 (JMW)

Corpse de Ballet
****
Ellen Pall
Minotaur, $23.95, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 8/7/01 (JMW)

Delirious
*****
Daniel Palmer
Kensington, $25, V
Thriller
Reviewed 2/27/11 (AP)

Love is Murder
***
Linda Palmer
Berkley, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 6/21/04 (JMW)

Fatal
****
Michael Palmer
Bantam, $24.95, V
Medical Thriller
Reviewed 6/15/02 (AP)

The Last Surgeon
*****
Michael Palmer
St. Martin's, $26.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 3/12/10 (JS)

Miracle Cure
** **
Michael Palmer
Bantam, $7.50, V
Medical Thriller
Reviewed 3/8/99 (AP)

The Patient
****
Michael Palmer
Bantam, $7.50, V
Medical Thriller
Reviewed 8/20/01 (AP)

Second Opinion
*****
Michael Palmer
St. Martin's, $25.95, V
Medical Thriller
Reviewed 3/8/09 (JS)

The Society
****
Michael Palmer
Bantam, $25, V
Medical Thriller
Reviewed 11/13/04 (AP)

Danger Zone
**
Shirley Palmer
Mira, $23.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 1/12/03 (LD)

Ark of Fire
**
C. M. Palov
Berkley, $7.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 12/31/09 (JMW)

The Templar's Code
***
C. M. Palov
Berkley, $9.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 11/21/10 (AP)

Sketch Me If You Can
***
Sharon Pape
Prime Crime, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 9/25/10 (JMW)

The Dark of Day
*****
Barbara Parker
Vanguard, $25.95, GV
Reviewed 9/7/08 (SK)

Suspicion of Betrayal
***
Barbara Parker
Dutton, $23.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 5/17/99 (JW)

Bitter Medicine
***
Sara Paretsky
Dell, $6.99, V
Private Detective
Reviewed 6/28/99 (KB)

Suspicion of Deceit
***
Barbara Parker
Signet, $6.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 5/27/99 (AP)

Roshomon Gate
*****
I. J. Parker
St. Martin's, $24.95, NV
11th Century Japan
Reviewed 11/9/02 (JD)

Hugger Mugger
****
Robert B. Parker
Berkley, $7.99, V
Private Detective
Reviewed 8/7/01 (MR)

Night and Day
*****
Robert B. Parker
Putnam, $25.95, NV
Police
Reviewed 3/8/09(JMW)

Trouble in Paradise
*****
Robert B. Parker
Jove, $6.99, V
Police
Reviewed 11/11/99 (JMW)

California Girl
***
T. Jefferson Parker
Wm. Morrow, $24.95, V
Suspense
Reviewed 11/29/04 (LD)

Cold Pursuit
****
T. Jefferson Parker
Hyperion, $23.95, V
Police
Reviewed 6/22/03 (TD)

The Fallen
*****
T. Jefferson Parker
Wm. Morrow, $24.95, V
Police
Reviewed 4/16/06 (LD)

Iron River
**
T. Jefferson Parker
Dutton, $26.95, GV
Police/ATF
Reviewed 3/21/10 (JS)

Silent Joe
*****
T. Jefferson Parker
Hyperion, $23.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 6/17/01 (LD)

Faces of the Gone
*****
Brad Parks
Minotaur, $25.99, V
Reviewed 2/21/10 (AP)

Pitch Black
****
Leslie Parrish
Eclipse, $7.99, V
Romantic Suspense
Reviewed 9/26/09 (SK)

Dead of Winter
****
P. J. Parrish
Pinnacle, $6.99, V
Police
Reviewed 5/8/01 (AP)

Paint It Black
***
P. J. Parrish
Pinnacle, $6.99, V
Police
Reviewed 4/1/02 (LD)

The Tavernier Stones
****
Stephen Parrish
Midnight Ink, $14.95, NV
Reviewed 5/31/10 (AP)

Faded Coat of Blue
****
Owen Parry
Avon, $6.99, V
US Civil War
Reviewed 9/15/00 (LD)

Disturbing the Dead
****
Sandra Parshall
Poisoned Pen, $24.95, NV
Reviewed 9/13/07 (JMW)

2nd Chance
*****
James Patterson
with Andrew Gross
Little Brown, $26.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 3/12/02 (DP)

Mary, Mary
***
James Patterson
Little, Brown, $27.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 1/16/06 (LD)

NYPD Red
****
J. Patterson & M. Karp
Little Brown, $7.99, V
Police
Reviewed 11/4/12 (JMW)

Pop Goes the Weasel
****
James Patterson
Little Brown, $26.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 1/15/00 (LD)

The Postcard Killers
****
J. Patterson & L. Marklund
Little Brown, $27.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 9/13/10 (JS)

Private
****
James Patterson
Little Brown, $27.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 6/27/10 (JS)

Private Games
****
James Patterson & Mark Sullivan
Little, Brown, $27.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 3/18/12 (JS)

Step On a Crack
**
J. Patterson & M. Ledwidge
Little, Brown, $27.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 5/19/07 (LD)

Violets are Blue
***
James Patterson
Little, Brown, $27.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 12/10/01 (DP)

When the Wind Blows
* ** **
James Patterson
Little Brown,$25, V
Thriller
Reviewed 11/29/98 (lm)

The Family Man
***
Michael S. Patterson
MacAdam/Cage, $24, V
Thriller
Reviewed 8/7/01 (MR)

No Safe Place
** **
Richard North Patterson
Knopf, $25.95, V
Political Thriller
Reviewed 9/23/98 (lm)

Protect and Defend
*****
Richard North Patterson
Random House, $26.95, NV
Political Thriller
Reviewed 5/8/01 (lm)

Bone Rattler
***
Eliot Pattison
Counterpoint, $26, V
Colonial America
Reviewed 6/8/08 (JD)

Symptoms of Death
****
Paula Paul
Berkley, $5.99, NV
Victorian England
Reviewed 9/22/02 (JMW)

Bones
* **
John Paxson
Worldwide, $4.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 4/23/99 (JW)

A Golden Trail of Murder
**
John Paxson
Avalon, $19.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 9/7/01 (JMW)

Murder at Bertram's Bower
****
Cynthia Peale
Dell, $6.50, NV
1892 Boston
Reviewed 6/15/02 (JMW)

The White Crow
**
Cynthia Peale
Dell, $6.50, NV
Turn of the Century Boston
Reviewed 7/17/03 (JD)

The Camel of Destruction
*
Michael Pearce
Poisoned Pen, $24.95, V
1910 Cairo
Reviewed 12/15/02 (JD)

The Technologists
*****
Matthew Pearl
Randon House, $26, V
1868 Boston
Reviewed 4/21/12 (AP)

Giotto's Hand
****
Iain Pears
Berkley, $6.50, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 4/15/00 (JMW)

Instance of the Fingerpost
** ***
Iain Pears
Berkley, $7.99, V
17th Century England
Reviewed 4/21/99 (KC)

The Titian Committee
****
Iain Pears
Berkley, $5.99, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 10/3/99 (AP)

Beyond Recognition
****
Ridley Pearson
Hyperion, $6.99, GV
Police
Reviewed 9/26/98 (TD)

The First Victim
****
Ridley Pearson
Hyperion, $23.95, V
Police
Reviewed 8/3/99 (KB)

Parallel Lies
*****
Ridley Pearson
Hyperion, $23.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 12/2/01 (TD)

The Sweet Forever
****
George Pelecanos
Dell, $6.50, GV
Thriller/Crime
Reviewed 11/15/99 (AP)

Cooks Overboard
** **
Joanne Pence
Harper, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 12/14/98 (MP)

Something's Cooking
****
Joanne Pence
Harper, $5.99, NV
Cooking Mystery
Reviewed 9/17/99/98 (KB)

To Catch a Cook
***
Joanne Pence
Avon, $5.99, NV
Culinary Mystery
Reviewed 2/4/01 (WC)

Two Cooks- A Killing
***
Joanne Pence
Avon, $6.99, V
Cozy
Reviewed 11/24/03 (WC)

Cruel as the Grave
***
Sharon Kay Penman
Henry Holt, $22, NV
Medieval mystery
Reviewed 10/26/98 (PO)

The Invisible Ones
**
Stef Penney
Berkley, $16, V
Reviewed 12/28/12 (AP)

The Brutal Telling
*****
Louise Penny
Minotaur, $24.99, V
Canadian Police
Reviewed 10/4/09 (AP)

A Rule Against Murder
*****
Louise Penny
Minotaur, $24.95, NV
Canadian Police
Reviewed 1/3/09(AP)

Five Days in Summer
***
Kate Pepper
Onyx, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 7/5/04 (WC)

One Cold Night
****
Kate Pepper
Onyx, $6.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 5/24/06 (WC)

Daughter of God
****
Lewis Perdue
Forge, $21.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 10/22/00 (TD)

The Seventh Sin
**
Eben Paul Perison
Onyx, $6.99, GV
Suspense
Reviewed 9/26/00 (JMW)

Hoare & the Matter of Treason
****
Wilder Perkins
St. Martin's, $22.95, NV
1800 England
Reviewed 7/1/01 (JMW)

Second Advent
**
Tony Perona
Five Star, $24.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 1/12/03 (AP)

A Breach of Promise
****
Anne Perry
Fawcett Columbine, $25, NV
Victorian mystery
Reviewed 10/23/98 (LD)

A Christmas Grace
****
Anne Perry
Ballantine, $18, NV
Victorian England
Reviewed 11/23/08 (JMW)

A Christmas Secret
****
Anne Perry
Ballantine, $16.95, NV
Victorian England
Reviewed 11/26/06 (JMW)

Treason at Lisson Grove
***
Anne Perry
Ballantine, $26, NV
Victorian England
Reviewed 6/26/11 (JMW)

Death Benefits
****
Thomas Perry
Random House, $24.95, V
Suspense
Reviewed 8/20/01 (AP)

The Face Changers
* ****
Thomas Perry
Random House, $24.00, V
Suspense
Reviewed 9/30/98 (SN)

Pursuit
***
Thomas Perry
Random House, $24.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 2/5/02 (DP)

Blind Rage
****
Terri Persons
Doubleday, $24.95, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 6/22/08 (SK)

Blind Sight
****
Terri Persons
Doubleday, $24.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 9/5/09 (SK)

The Ape Who Guards the Balance
****
Elizabeth Peters
Avon, $24.00, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 9/23/98 (SS)

Children of the Storm
****
Elizabeth Peters
Wm. Morrow, $25.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 5/30/03 (SS)

The Falcon at the Portal
****
Elizabeth Peters
Avon, $24, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 7/16/99 (SS)

The Golden One
***
Elizabeth Peters
Wm. Morrow, $25.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 5/5/02 (SS)

He Shall Thunder in the Sky
****
Elizabeth Peters
Wm. Morrow, $25, V
Suspense
Reviewed 8/19/00 (SS)

Laughter of Dead Kings
****
Elizabeth Peters
Wm. Morrow, $25.95, GV
Reviewed 9/14/08 (SK)

Lord of the Silent
****
Elizabeth Peters
Wm. Morrow, $25, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 5/21/01 (SS)

Summer of the Dragon
***
Elizabeth Peters
Avon, $6.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 4/20/01 (JMW)

First to Kill
****
Andrew Peterson
Dorchester, $6.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 10/19/08 (JS)

Back From the Dead
****
Chris Petit
Knopf, $23, V
Suspense
Reviewed 10/26/01 (MR)

False Fortune
***
Twist Phelan
Poisoned Pen, $24.95, NV
Reviewed 11/11/07 (JMW)

Fall From Grace
***
Clyde Phillips
Pocket, $6.50, V
Police
Reviewed 8/18/99 (MM)

The Ice Harvest
***
Scott Phillips
Ballantine, $19.95, V
Suspense
Reviewed 10/27/00 (AP)

Dreams in the Key of Blue
***
John Philpin
Bantam, $6.50, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 10/22/00 (JMW)

The Murder Channel
*****
John Philpin
Bantam, $6.50, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 8/7/01 (MR)

The Blue Corn Murders
* **
Nancy Pickard
Dell, $5.99, V
Cooking Mystery
Reviewed 5/18/99 (KB)

The Truth Hurts
**
Nancy Pickard
Pocket, $6.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 10/26/03 (LD)

The Whole Truth
*****
Nancy Pickard
Pocket, $22.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 2/26/00 (JMW)

The Mark
***
Jason Pinter
Mira, $7.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 7/30/07 (AP)

The Guilty
***
Jason Pinter
Mira, $7.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 4/27/08 (AP)

A Curtain Falls
****
Stephanie Pintoff
Minotaur, $24.99, NV
Turn of 20th century NY
Reviewed 7/17/10 (JMW)

In the Shadow of Gotham
***
Stefanie Pintoff
Minotaur, $24.95, V
Turn of 20th Century NY
Reviewed 9/20/09 (TD)

The Secret of the White Rose
*****
Stephanie Pintoff
Minotaur, $24.99, NV
Turn of the Century Manhattan
Reviewed 8/29/11 (JMW)

The Borgia Betrayal
***
Sara Poole
Griffin, $14.99, NV
1493 Italy
Reviewed 9/23/11 (JMW)

Fat Chance
****
Rhonda Pollero
Pocket, $14, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 5/17/09 (JMW)

Meltdown
**
James Powlik
Dell, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 3/12/02 (AP)

If Looks Could Kill
* * *
Heather Graham Pozzessere
Romantic Suspense
Mira, $5.99, V
Reviewed 7/23/97 (CS)

Comes the Dark
**
Michael Prescott
Signet, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 2/9/99 (JW)

Last Breath
***
Michael Prescott
Signet, $6.99, V
Thriller
Reviewed 12/30/01 (TD)

Stealing Faces
*****
Michael Prescott
Signet, $6.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 11/24/99 (JF)

The Book of the Dead
****
D. Preston & L. Child
Warner, $25.95, V
Thriller
Reviewed 7/22/06 (AP)

Cemetery Dance
*****
D. Preston & L. Child
Grand Central, $26.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 6/12/09 (JS)

Cold Vengeance
*****
D. Preston & L. Child
Grand Central, $26.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 8/7/11 (JW)

The Monster of Florence
*****
Douglas Preston &
Mario Spezi
Grand Central, $25.99, V
Non Fiction Thriller
Reviewed 9/7/08 (AP)

Perhaps She'll Die
****
M. K. Preston
Worldwide, $5.99, V
Suspense
Reviewed 12/31/02 (JMW)

Cobra Event
** **
Richard Preston
Ballantine, $7.99, GV
Techno Thriller
Reviewed 9/23/98 (SN)

Two Graves
****
Douglas Preston &
Lincoln Child
Grand Central, $26.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 2/17/13 (JS)

Dirty Deeds
***
Suzanne Price
OBsidian, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 8/31/08 (JMW)

Notoriously Neat
**
Suzanne Price
Obsidian, $6.99, NV
Amateur Sleuth
Reviewed 5/25/09 (JMW)

Blue Lonesome
****
Bill Pronzini
Walker, $8.95, V
Suspense
Reviewed 8/3/99 (TD)

A Wasteland of Strangers
***
Bill Pronzini
Walker, $8.95, NV
Suspense
Reviewed 6/23/99 (JW)

Almost Night
***
Ann Prospero
Dutton, $23.95, V
Police
Reviewed 5/8/00 (AP)

Bad Blood
****
Suzanne Proulx
Fawcett, $5.99, NV
Medical Suspense
Reviewed 9/30/99 (AP)

Bad Luck
**
Suzanne Proulx
Fawcett, $6.50, NV
Medical Suspense
Reviewed 8/4/00 (JMW)

The Hangman's Row Enquiry
****
Ann Purser
Prime Crime, $6.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 6/27/10 (JMW)

Murder on Monday
****
Ann Purser
Berkley, $5.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 1/3/04 (JMW)

Threats at Three
****
Ann Purser
Prime Crime, $23.95, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 1/3/11 (JMW)

Tragedy at Two
**
Ann Purser
Berkley, $23.95, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 1/31/10 (NM)

The Wild Wood Enquiry
***
Ann Purser
Prime Crime, $7.99, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 6/16/12 (JMW)

Wife of the Gods
***
Kwei Quartey
Random House, $24, V
Ghana Police
Reviewed 7/7/09 (AP)

Dog On It
****
Spencer Quinn
Atria, $25, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 2/15/09 (JMW)

Thereby Hangs a Tail
****
Spencer Quinn
Atria, $25, NV
Cozy
Reviewed 2/12/10 (JMW)

The 500
***
Matthew Quirk
Reagan Arthur, $25.99, GV
Thriller
Reviewed 7/22/12 (JS)


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Review Key
*****Outstanding
****Recommended
***Acceptable
**Think Twice
*Don't Bother
Violence Ratings
NV - Non Violent.
V - Standard Violence - but nothing too graphic.
GV - Graphic Violence - descriptive and potentially disturbing.
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