Review of The Island

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Adrian McKinty’s latest novel is the best thriller I’ve read so far this year. I’m familiar with this novelist, having read every title in his gritty Sean Duffy series that was set in his home town of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The setting of this book is thousands of miles away from Belfast–a small, rugged island off the coast of southeastern … Read More

New Fiction to Read–or Not

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Phillip Kerr is as good a crime writer as Michael Connelly, and this new one is set in Athens in 1957 and involves greedy ex-Nazis, missing Jewish gold, and a killer who shoots his victims in both eyes.