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  • The Tattooed Muse
    In Kent Harrington's (The American Boys) The Tattooed Muse, a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, a writer's group goes haywire when one of its members, a struggling, skateboarding novelist, attempts murder and then commits suicide.
  • The Rat Machine
    CIA operatives Alex Law and Butch Nickels, previously paired in Harrington’s The Good Physician (2008), begin their association in this sprawling, cynical thriller that opens in 1980 and includes a backstory involving Nazi Germany.
  • Dia de los Muertos = Day of the Dead
    Part of the problem is that Harrington's (Dark Ride) protagonist, DEA agent Vince Calhoun, creates all his own trouble; when his already-rotten life shatters like a slow-motion pinata, most readers won't care.
    Set in Guatemala, Harrington's entertaining noir political thriller boasts a hero, Russell Cruz-Price, whose biography bears some not-so-coincidental parallels to the author's.
  • The American Boys
    Harrington understands that good suspense novels work because they are not about events, but about the people embroiled in the action.
  • Dark Ride
    Herky-jerky plotting and the habit of signaling his intentions tarnish Harrington's otherwise impressive first novel, a hard-boiled crime yarn in the manner of Jim Thompson and James M.
  • Last Ferry Home
    San Francisco native Harrington uses his trademark narrative jumps to heighten the suspense in this long-awaited return to his dark hometown turf.
  • The Good Physician
    All the moral incongruities and conundrums that complicate the war on terror are on almost palpable display in this searing thriller from Harrington (Red Jungle ), set largely in Mexico City.
  • Mystery Notes
    (Red Hen , $17.95 paper 264p ISBN 1-888996-46-3) In Kent Harrington's (The American Boys) The Tattooed Muse, a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, a writer's group goes haywire when one of its members, a
  • Crime Scene: Mysteries and Thrillers 2017–2018
    For instance, the publisher acquired eight Kent Harrington titles, whose rights had reverted to the author, along with a new manuscript, Last Ferry Home, which it will release in March 2018.Matt Martz, publisher at Crooked Lane, says he looks to the Big Five as a source for

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