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Saint X
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Saint X

SAINT X Alexis Schaitkin’s debut novel, Saint X, opens with the languid ennui of a mid-winter Caribbean vacation. An omniscient narrator sets scenes filled with

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Blackout
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Blackout

BLACKOUT You probably shouldn’t read (as I did) Marc Elsberg’s thriller, Blackout, while cable news is concentrating on the catastrophic outcomes of a spreading coronavirus.

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Star of the North
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Star of the North

STAR OF THE NORTH D.B. John’s thriller, Star of the North, pulls back the curtain on North Korea’s secretive milieu. The novel explores the terrain

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A Tale of Two Murders
Mystery
Ann Ronald

A Tale of Two Murders

A TALE OF TWO MURDERS Heather Redmond has begun writing a new detective series featuring a youthful Charles Dickens pursuing multiple murderous clues and figuring

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Edinburgh Twilight
Fiction
Ann Ronald

Edinburgh Twilight

EDINBURGH TWILIGHT As soon as I discover I’m reading a mystery that involves a serial killer, especially if the murders sound gruesome, I put the

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A Woman of Two Minds
Mystery
Ann Ronald

A Woman of Two Minds

A WOMAN OF TWO MINDS Somehow, I never imagined the author of the three-book Red Queen mystery series would next turn her attention to science

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Hiding Place
British Authors
Ann Ronald

The Hiding Place

THE HIDING PLACE I could review C. J. Tudor’s novel, The Hiding Place, in just four words. Rosemary’s Baby on Steroids. Except that wouldn’t be

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Mystery
Ann Ronald

The Other Woman

THE OTHER WOMAN Emblazoned across the cover of Sandie Jones’ novel, The Other Woman, are words foreshadowing its amazing plot: “fiendishly clever with a twist

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THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW
Fiction
Ann Ronald

The Woman in the Window

THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW Imagine binge-watching a series of Hitchcock noir films, all night long, while drinking far too much merlot. Might this create

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Crime
Ann Ronald

Night School

NIGHT SCHOOL – JACK REACHER AND CLASSMATES? Night School, Lee Child’s twentieth Jack Reacher novel, isn’t the first I’ve reviewed for “Bookin’ with Sunny’ and

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Crime
Ann Ronald

The Travelers

The Travelers is the third thriller by Chris Pavone that I’ve reviewed for “Bookin’ with Sunny.” Pavone’s latest is every bit as thrilling as its

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Fiction
Ann Ronald

Tahoe Dark

TAHOE DARK, AN OWEN MCKENNA MYSTERY Todd Borg’s latest Lake Tahoe mystery thriller, Tahoe Dark, follows a pattern beloved by his avid readers. Something bad

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Fiction
Sunny Solomon

Tahoe Blue Fire

Tahoe Blue Fire – An Owen McKenna Mystery Thriller I’ve been reviewing Owen McKenna Tahoe mysteries for several years now and almost all have been

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