5 Books to Read for Fans of James Lee Burke

12 Oct 2023

5 Books to Read for Fans of James Lee Burke

From gripping crime narratives to richly textured settings, these books echo the spirit of Burke’s acclaimed works. These new mystery and thriller books are an irresistible blend of suspense, intrigue, and the adrenaline-pumping excitement of solving a puzzle. Happy reading!

Partners in Crime (Daniel Pike Legal Thriller Series Book 7)

by William Bernhardt

Release Date: September 26, 2023

Someone dressed as the Grim Reaper is leaving a bloodstained trail of victims from one coast to the other. Every clue points to a West Coast murder conviction—and a motion that might prevent a major injustice. Reluctantly, Daniel Pike and Ben Kincaid agree to represent the defendant who might hold the answers—or might make them the next victims.

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Last Heist (Emma Last FBI Mystery Series Book 5)

by Mary Stone

Release Date: October 5, 2023

There’s nothing like an old-fashioned bank robbery to get the D.C. FBI office moving, even as half the team are sidelined with the flu. But this isn’t a normal heist, and Special Agent Emma Last is no typical FBI operative, something her partner, Leo Ambrose, is quickly realizing. And he doesn’t know the half of it…

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Into the Night (Olivia Knight FBI Mystery Thriller Book 11)

by Elle Gray & K.S. Gray

Release Date: October 6, 2023

When a teen is found dead, and her body displayed in a ritualistic killing, FBI agent Olivia Knight is called to the town of Hollow Nest. Fall marks the beginning of the town’s many festivities, and no town celebrates Halloween quite like Hollow Nest.
With the brutal death of a teen girl dressed in a black cat costume sparking many strange speculation and rumors.
It’s up to Olivia and Brock to discern the truth and solve one of the most bizarre cases yet.

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Brotherhood of the Goat (Alex Mason Book 10)

by David Archer & Blake Banner

Release Date: September 19, 2023

When a leading international financier is murdered in his Beverly Hills mansion, at first it looks like just another daemon at work in the City of Angels. But when the ritual nature of the killing emerges, the FBI take an interest. And then the international connections start to emerge: the European Commission, high ranking officials in Hong Kong…and Iran. That’s when the file gets passed to ODIN, and Alex Mason.

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A Body in the Cottage (The West Wales Murder Mysteries Book 5)

by P.F. Ford

Release Date: October 3, 2023

A battered body. A missing handbag. A false confession? The call comes on Monday afternoon. Workmen are about to demolish a row of derelict cottages. They discover a body of a young woman in the bedroom of Number 9. She’s expensively dressed in designer clothes. She’s been badly beaten. No handbag or phone is found. So her identity remains a mystery. Then an elderly man comes forward, who used to live in the cottage. He says he’s the killer. Case closed, it would appear. But there are holes in the old man’s story. And when a second body is discovered in a skip behind the cottages, Detective Norman knows he must find the real killer.

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