“One True Sentence,” by Craig McDonald: Murder and sex in the City of Lights

Looking for a riveting stew of murder, sex, history and literature? "One True Sentence," by Craig McDonald, offers that and a lot more. The novel, part of a series featuring writer Hector Lassiter, is set in Paris during the 1920s. Lassiter, who writes stories for crime magazine Black Mask while pondering more literary ambitions, is …

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“Captain Cut-throat,” a tale of spying during the Napoleonic Wars

 "Captain Cut-throat." The title might lead you to believe this is a pirate adventure, but it's not. The author, John Dickson Carr, might lead you to expect a murder mystery, but it is not quite that, either. Carr wrote many good old-fashioned detective stories, many of the locked-room variety, but there really is not much …

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