For some strange reason, this little-known book by a new author shot to the top of the best-seller lists this summer and our hold list has not yet recovered. Is it as good as the author’s previous works? That’s up for debate, but Cuckoo’s Crossing has received good reviews and is worth the read if you like a good mystery.
If you need something while you’re waiting on the hold list, or if you’ve read it and want something similar, here are a few titles you might enjoy.
In Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael Koryta, private investigators Lincoln Perry and Joe Pritchard are hired to investigate an apparent murder/suicide, with the primary problem being that the supposed murder victims are no where to be found. This debut novel won the Private Eye Writers of America Prize for Best First Private Eye Novel.
Private detective Brodie Jackson starts to see connecting threads between three seemingly distinct cases in Case Histories by Kate Atkinson. A tight mystery with a humorous off-beat detective will keep you coming back for more.
In Hardcase by Dan Simmons, Joe Kurtz has just been released from prison but quickly resumes PI work in this dark hardboiled crime thriller. Ignoring his parole officer, Joe manages to encounter the brother of the man he murdered, a black Muslim Group, along with the mob in this action-packed tale.
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