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The Continental Op Finally Gets the Book He Deserves

The 28 stories and two novels of Dashiell Hammett's iconic hardboiled detective are now compiled into a long-overdue, accessible paperback.

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Last Rituals by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

In contrast with, say, The Da Vinci Code's continuous allegro vivace, with every chapter a cliffhanger, Last Rituals proceeds at just the right tempo: moderato.

Frank Wilson
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The Engagement by Georges Simenon

It is a mark of Simenon's artistry that he can devise so compelling a tale out of such unappealing material.

Frank Wilson
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Killing's not the key to these Swedish novelists

the aftermath of murder is what absorbs these writers

Peter Rozovsky [The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT)]

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