Kim Devoe

Crooks, murderers, detectives, and spies — a lover of mystery and suspense, Kim is a crime novel enthusiast.

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ISBN: 9780525954958
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Published: Dutton Books - September 19th, 2017

The Scarred Woman features the cantankerous Carl Morck’s unusual and likable cold-case team, Department Q. In this book Copenhagen’s Department Q is tasked with investigating the murder of an elderly woman that is suspiciously similar to a cold case from a decade ago. Concurrently, a hit-and-run murderer of young women on welfare is on the loose, and Department Q’s smart and erratic Rose has a breakdown and disappears. The plot lines come together as Carl and his team investigate these cases and frantically search for Rose, before it is too late to save her. This book touches on a number of themes, including welfare system abuse, prostitution, physical disability, psychological abuse, and mental illness, but it is also laced with dark humor, kindness and love. For fans of Nordic noir, cranky detectives, dark humor, and social satire. – Kim

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By Joe Ide
ISBN: 9780316267779
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Published: Mulholland Books - October 17th, 2017

Favorites of 2017 I — a wild thrill-ride of a sequel to IQ, my favorite of 2016, featuring the one and only Sherlock Holmes of the 'hood.

— Sarah & Kim

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ISBN: 9781250066190
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Published: Minotaur Books - August 29th, 2017

Best of 2017 [Mystery] — enny won the Anthony award and the Agatha award five times each for this stellar series - enough said.

— Kim


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By Jo Nesbo, Neil Smith (Translator)
ISBN: 9780385352161
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - May 9th, 2017

Best of 2017 [Thriller] — Harry Hole vs. a deranged vampirist serial killer - Nordic noir meets Stephen King.

— Kim