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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mystery reviews from MYSTERIOUS GALAXY

ISBN-13: 9781569479810
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Soho Crime, 11/2011
For those who like their mysteries Dark and Danish! Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse in Copenhagen, is asked to do a favor for an old friend. Karin leaves Nina a key to a train station locker, and when Nina retrieves the suitcase in the locker, she finds a little boy inside, naked, barely alive and obviously drugged. She encounters a violent man at the train station lockers, leaving her confused, afraid, and hesitant to contact the police. She sets out to discover the boy’s identity and the reason he’s being smuggled into the country. You can look forward to a suspenseful thriller with intriguing characters, a surprising twist and definitely a sequel with nurse Nina. We will have copies with a tipped-in page signed by Lene Kaaberbol, who translated the book from Danish to English as well as co-authoring. -- LNT
ISBN-13: 9780857682871
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Hard Case Crime, 9/2011 
They say “don’t judge a book by its cover,” but...c’mon. What is one to assume when one sees an image of a nude woman concealing a large knife behind her back as a couple prepares to get intimate?
Happily, one’s assumptions would be correct in this case. Getting Off by Lawrence Block (who here has dusted off his old pseudonym, “Jill Emerson”) is a full-strength dose of depravity. Protagonist Katherine (don’t get too used to the name because she changes it every few days) has one small quirk—she likes to pick up men and kill them post-coitus. Well, usually post. In fact, she decides that she is really bothered by the fact that there are still a half-dozen or so men out there who have “known” her but are still drawing breath. Well, a girl needs a project.
Rest assured that Block pulls no punches and leaves no perversion off the table. Getting Off is the first entry in the Hard Case Crime Series to merit a hardcover edition, and it is easy to see why. Incredibly, you will find yourself rooting for Katherine as she slowly crosses names off her list, with more than a few deadly dalliances along the way. -- MC

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