A weekly alert for followers of crime, mystery, and thriller fiction.
The Harvest Man (Putnam), Alex Grecian’s fourth historical thriller about Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad, finds an injured Inspector Walter Day searching for a psychologically haunted killer who carves couple’s faces off their skills, while ex-Sergeant Nevil Hammersmith turns to
Victorian London’s criminal fraternity to help find the newly loosed Jack the Ripper. Robert B. Parker’s Kickback, by Ace Atkins (Putnam), has Boston private eye Spenser and his bone-breaking sidekick, Hawk, investigating a judge whose extreme sentences for youthful offenders in an old mill town may be connected to the crooked operators of several private New England prisons.
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