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The Sandman: A novel (Joona Linna #4) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525433057
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - January 8th, 2019

Swedish husband and wife Alexander and Alexandra Ahndoril are the authors of the internationally bestselling Joona Linna series. It's been five years since we've had the pleasure of  new novel in the US and "The Sandman" was well worth the wait. Gut-clenching Nordic crime at its best, atmospheric and populated with complex, compelling characters. 

Review by Deborah

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Bluebird, Bluebird (A Highway 59 Mystery #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316363273
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Mulholland Books - August 28th, 2018

Imagine a detective novel written with all the modern criticisms of policing while also casting its protagonist, Darren Matthews, as a unapologetically black, Texas Ranger determined to use his badge to counteract racism in America. In Attica Locke's Bluebird Bluebird, she not only manages to create unique characters, but she also crafts a beautifully written mystery that is attentive to social issues and extremely exciting down to the very last page. Ranger Matthews is a combination of Longmire's true grit plus Luther's uncanny ability to suss out the puzzle that makes a murder so intriguing. Are you a part-time gumshoe? Well then, this book is for you!

Review by Josiah