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Super in the City by Daphne Uviller
Super in the City

cosifan, January 5, 2009

Talk about art imitating life, to impressive effect. New Yorker Daphne Uviller, author of the new novel Super in the City, was a grad student who couldn’t get a job, so she took over as superintendent of her family’s Greenwich Village brownstone--which gave her a great idea for a mystery series. It’s a sensational book, full of laughs and sex and lovely writing and repair tips.

Get your hands on 27-year-old protagonist Zephyr Zuckerman while she’s still the newest thing on the block.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

cosifan, August 31, 2008

After a diet of serial killers, apocalyptic scenarios, burned-out private detectives and the usual crop of honest or bent federal agents and cops, it's like a blast of cold, fresh air to read this latest entry in the booming Swedish crime fiction sweepstakes.
Larsson's debut features at its center two unique and fascinating characters: a disgraced financial journalist and the absolutely marvelous 24-year-old Lisbeth Salander -- a computer-hacking Pippi Longstocking with pierced eyebrows and a survival instinct that should scare the meatballs out of anyone who gets in her way.
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The Fifth Floor by Michael Harvey
The Fifth Floor

cosifan, August 31, 2008

By choosing to continue down the traditional private-eye route he explored so well in "The Chicago Way," Harvey joins the Raymond Chandler firm by creating a familiar core around which he can spin a million dark dreams. Michael Kelly, his resourceful ex-police officer, can still crack wise with the best of them and bed anything that looks female. But he also can bring you to tears with memories of old loves and hates—especially when a case involving wife and child abuse touches some old wounds:

"I thought about the guy who once called himself my father. The death of quiet inside an apartment. A footfall on the doorstep and voices down a hallway. A quiet, dangerous sort of rumble. Something you developed an instinct for. Ten years old and creeping through the kitchen as the voices got closer. Out the back door and into the fading sunlight."
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Good People by Marcus Sakey
Good People

cosifan, August 31, 2008

The best thriller yet from Chicago's Sakey -- about a couple very much like us who suddenly find some much-needed cash and decide to keep it. The trouble is that the thieves who stole it originally are extremely BAD people.
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The Last Enemy (Soho Crime) by Grace Brophy
The Last Enemy (Soho Crime)

cosifan, June 7, 2008

Soho is reprinting Brophy's highly-lauded first book about Umbrian police officer Commissario Cenni - a worthy addition to the mysteries of Donna Leon and the sadly-late Magdalen Nabb.
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