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In City of Saviors, LAPD Detective Sergeant Elouise “Lou” Norton—the protagonist in Rachel Howzell Hall’s series—is broken, both physically and emotionally. Even so, people are still being murdered and Lou’s job is finding and arresting the killers

 

 

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In Augustus Rose’s debut crime fiction novel, The Readymade Thief, it’s 17-year-old Lee Cuddy against secret societies, conspiracies, stolen artwork, an underground city-within-a-city, physics, chemistry, a jailhouse breakout—and Marcel Duchamp

 

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Van Shaw, the protagonist of Every Day Above Ground by Glen Erik Hamilton, is conflicted. He has the perfect skillset—as well as the family tradition—for being a successful career criminal. But Van is just not sure breaking the law for a living is right for him…

 

 

Right now, though, Van doesn’t have the time to contemplate the philosophical, existential questions of his work. Lives are on the line and it’s up to him to save them

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Helena, the protagonist of The Marsh King’s Daughter, Karen Dionne’s recently published suspense novel, is the daughter of a brutal sociopath and the woman he kidnapped and raped. And the story just gets darker from there

 

 

Photo of Karen Dionne ©Robert Bruce Photography

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In The Force, the new crime fiction novel by Don Winslow, Detective Sergeant Danny Malone thinks he can beat The System and be a good cop, in spite of the fact he occasionally—well maybe more than occasionally—does bad things

 

 

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In Dangerous Ends, Alex Segura’s third Pete Fernandez mystery novel, Pete’s new case—investigating the purported innocence of a former Miami police detective serving time for murdering his wife—collides with events in Pete’s family’s past as Cuban emigres in Miami

 

 

 

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Investigative reporter Rebekah Roberts is back in Conviction, Julia Dahl’s third crime fiction novel. Like the previous two novels, the story is set in Brooklyn, this time toggling between the past—when the borough was not as salubrious as it is now—and the present

 

 

Photo of Julia Dahl ©Chasi Annexy

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