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Depeschen mit dem Leitwort Donna Leon

  • The Ghost Riders of Ordebec by Fred Vargas
  • Take Five by Jack Batten
  • The Golden Egg by Donna Leon
  • The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die by Colin Cotterill

Margaret Cannon with four new crime fiction novels. Her reviews of books by Fred Vargas, Jack Batten, Donna Leon and Colin Cotterill you can read at The Globe and Mail.

  • The Golden Egg by Donna Leon
  • The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne
  • Deadly Virtues by Jo Bannister
  • Breaking Point by C. J. Box

In The Golden Egg, Donna Leon’s latest Venetian mystery, Commissario Guido Brunetti looks into the suspicious death of the deaf and mentally disabled man who worked for his neighborhood dry cleaner. Marilyn Stasio with a review, also about new crime fiction books by Lisa Ballantyne, Jo Bannister and C. J. Box. Read more The New York Times.

  • Return of the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  • Books to Die For: The World’s Greatest Mystery Writers on the World’s Greatest Mystery Novels edited by John Connolly and Declan Burke
  • Disappearing Shanghai: Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life by Howard W. French (Photographer)
  • Venetian Curiosities by Donna Leon
  • The Grand Tour: Around the World With the Queen of Mystery edited by Mathew Prichard
  • The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 edited by Robert Crais and Otto Penzler

Tom Nolan recommends mystery books for the holiday season. His recommendations at wsj.com.