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Review: `Widowmaker' by Paul Doiron is fast-paced tale
In the first few pages of Paul Doiron's "Widowmaker," game warden Mike Bowditch seizes an illegal animal (10 percent dog and 90 percent wolf) from a violent, drug addled couple; is stabbed in the back for his trouble; gets into a fight with his girlfriend; discovers he has a half brother; and learns that this newfound relative has violated his probation on a sex-offense conviction.
 
Lisa McInerney won the Baileys Women's Prize for fiction Wednesday with "The Glorious Heresies," a funny and ferocious novel about struggling characters in financial-crisis Ireland.
 
Review: Meltzer's 'The House of Secrets' disappoints
Brad Meltzer, one of the best historical thriller writers in the business, teams up with acclaimed author Tod Goldberg for "The House of Secrets," and the result is somewhat mixed.
 
Review: 'Ink and Bone' is a tale of horror and mystery
Lisa Unger returns to the small town of The Hollows with "Ink and Bone," another gut-wrenching tale of horror and mystery.
 
"Rich and Pretty" (Ecco), by Rumaan Alam
 
An online resource for literary content is hoping to create the publishing equivalent of Rotten Tomatoes.
 
Review: 'Before the Fall' by Noah Hawley
At first blush, "Before the Fall" appears to be on track to be a typical action-packed thriller wrapped around the horrific crash of a private jet. But author Noah Hawley soon veers his highly entertaining novel into an insightful look at families, revenge and media intrusion by delving deeply into each character's story.
 
Caro returns to old high school to give award
On the headmaster's lawn he once mowed as punishment for violating the dress code, breach of decorum and other transgressions, Robert Caro is presenting a writing award his old high school has named for him.
 
Review: `Before the Fall' by Noah Hawley
At first blush, "Before the Fall" appears to be on track to be a typical action-packed thriller wrapped around the horrific crash of a private jet. But author Noah Hawley soon veers his highly entertaining novel into an insightful look at families, revenge and media intrusion by delving deeply into each character's story.
 
Review: Alan Furst's `A Hero of France' lacks intensity
In Alan Furst's new novel, "A Hero of France," the setting is German-occupied France in 1941. The proud tricolor nation had fallen to the Nazi invasion the previous year and a fledgling resistance had begun to foment as the action of the story begins.
 
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