Little Comfort

Little Comfort

In a brilliantly twisted debut set among Boston?s elite, Edwin Hill introduces unforgettable sleuth Hester Thursby?and a missing persons case that uncovers a trail of vicious murder... Harvard librarian Hester Thursby knows that even in the digital age, people still need help finding things. Using her research skills, Hester runs a side business tracking down the lost. Usua In a brilliantly twisted debut set among Boston?s elite, Edwin Hill introduces unforgettable sleuth Hester Thur...

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Title:Little Comfort
Author:Edwin Hill
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:http://www.kensingtonbooks.com/book.aspx/36701
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Format Type:ebook
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Little Comfort Reviews

  • Kari
    Jan 28, 2019

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

  • Lisa Eirene
    Dec 03, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

    I had a great time with this. I loved all the characters, even (or especially) the bad ones, and they are baaaad. It?s a terrific, suspenseful, scary book. One warning: Calling it a ?Hester Thursby Mystery? makes it sound like a cozy one?and whatever this book is, cozy it isn...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    Great book! I can't wait for the next book! ...

    Excellent and clever mystery. ...

    This was an interesting little mystery thriller. Hester is a librarian at the Harvard Library. As a side job, she's also a kind of private investigator who finds people. Her new client, Lila, asks her to find her long lost brother, Sam, who ran away with his childhood friend, Gabe, aft...

  • Lesa
    Aug 21, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

  • Linda Baker
    Sep 01, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

    I had a great time with this. I loved all the characters, even (or especially) the bad ones, and they are baaaad. It?s a terrific, suspenseful, scary book. One warning: Calling it a ?Hester Thursby Mystery? makes it sound like a cozy one?and whatever this book is, cozy it isn...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    Great book! I can't wait for the next book! ...

    Excellent and clever mystery. ...

    This was an interesting little mystery thriller. Hester is a librarian at the Harvard Library. As a side job, she's also a kind of private investigator who finds people. Her new client, Lila, asks her to find her long lost brother, Sam, who ran away with his childhood friend, Gabe, aft...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

  • Maine Colonial
    Aug 03, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

  • Carlissa
    Jul 27, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

  • Bracken
    Mar 31, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

    I had a great time with this. I loved all the characters, even (or especially) the bad ones, and they are baaaad. It?s a terrific, suspenseful, scary book. One warning: Calling it a ?Hester Thursby Mystery? makes it sound like a cozy one?and whatever this book is, cozy it isn...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    Great book! I can't wait for the next book! ...

    Excellent and clever mystery. ...

    This was an interesting little mystery thriller. Hester is a librarian at the Harvard Library. As a side job, she's also a kind of private investigator who finds people. Her new client, Lila, asks her to find her long lost brother, Sam, who ran away with his childhood friend, Gabe, aft...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    Hester Thursby is a character that I want to know more about. Not only is she a member of my favorite profession, she's a quarter of an inch away from little person status (and sick to death of the assumptions people make about her because of her diminutive size. She lives with Morgan,...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

    Review forthcoming, but you should all pre-order this book NOW! ...

  • Linda Atkinson
    Nov 10, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

  • Libby
    Sep 19, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

  • Judy Lesley
    Aug 17, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

  • Cathy Cole
    Aug 19, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

    I had a great time with this. I loved all the characters, even (or especially) the bad ones, and they are baaaad. It?s a terrific, suspenseful, scary book. One warning: Calling it a ?Hester Thursby Mystery? makes it sound like a cozy one?and whatever this book is, cozy it isn...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    Great book! I can't wait for the next book! ...

    Excellent and clever mystery. ...

    This was an interesting little mystery thriller. Hester is a librarian at the Harvard Library. As a side job, she's also a kind of private investigator who finds people. Her new client, Lila, asks her to find her long lost brother, Sam, who ran away with his childhood friend, Gabe, aft...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    Hester Thursby is a character that I want to know more about. Not only is she a member of my favorite profession, she's a quarter of an inch away from little person status (and sick to death of the assumptions people make about her because of her diminutive size. She lives with Morgan,...

  • Katrina
    Nov 25, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

    I had a great time with this. I loved all the characters, even (or especially) the bad ones, and they are baaaad. It?s a terrific, suspenseful, scary book. One warning: Calling it a ?Hester Thursby Mystery? makes it sound like a cozy one?and whatever this book is, cozy it isn...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    Great book! I can't wait for the next book! ...

  • Elaine
    Sep 22, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

  • Katie
    Jul 16, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

  • Katie
    Jul 16, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

  • Joann Garrido
    Sep 14, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

    I had a great time with this. I loved all the characters, even (or especially) the bad ones, and they are baaaad. It?s a terrific, suspenseful, scary book. One warning: Calling it a ?Hester Thursby Mystery? makes it sound like a cozy one?and whatever this book is, cozy it isn...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

  • Charlotte Larocca
    Nov 24, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

    I had a great time with this. I loved all the characters, even (or especially) the bad ones, and they are baaaad. It?s a terrific, suspenseful, scary book. One warning: Calling it a ?Hester Thursby Mystery? makes it sound like a cozy one?and whatever this book is, cozy it isn...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    Great book! I can't wait for the next book! ...

    Excellent and clever mystery. ...

  • AD
    Sep 05, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

    I had a great time with this. I loved all the characters, even (or especially) the bad ones, and they are baaaad. It?s a terrific, suspenseful, scary book. One warning: Calling it a ?Hester Thursby Mystery? makes it sound like a cozy one?and whatever this book is, cozy it isn...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

  • Linda Quinn
    Nov 25, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

  • Diane Hernandez
    Aug 27, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

  • Tiffany PSquared
    Aug 12, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

  • Also Alice
    Aug 31, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

  • Gail C.
    Jul 28, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

  • Patricia Romero
    Jul 23, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

    I had a great time with this. I loved all the characters, even (or especially) the bad ones, and they are baaaad. It?s a terrific, suspenseful, scary book. One warning: Calling it a ?Hester Thursby Mystery? makes it sound like a cozy one?and whatever this book is, cozy it isn...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    Great book! I can't wait for the next book! ...

    Excellent and clever mystery. ...

    This was an interesting little mystery thriller. Hester is a librarian at the Harvard Library. As a side job, she's also a kind of private investigator who finds people. Her new client, Lila, asks her to find her long lost brother, Sam, who ran away with his childhood friend, Gabe, aft...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

  • Jenny
    Aug 08, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

  • Jenny
    Aug 08, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

  • Beth Castrodale
    Oct 11, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

    I had a great time with this. I loved all the characters, even (or especially) the bad ones, and they are baaaad. It?s a terrific, suspenseful, scary book. One warning: Calling it a ?Hester Thursby Mystery? makes it sound like a cozy one?and whatever this book is, cozy it isn...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    Great book! I can't wait for the next book! ...

    Excellent and clever mystery. ...

    This was an interesting little mystery thriller. Hester is a librarian at the Harvard Library. As a side job, she's also a kind of private investigator who finds people. Her new client, Lila, asks her to find her long lost brother, Sam, who ran away with his childhood friend, Gabe, aft...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    Hester Thursby is a character that I want to know more about. Not only is she a member of my favorite profession, she's a quarter of an inch away from little person status (and sick to death of the assumptions people make about her because of her diminutive size. She lives with Morgan,...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

  • Susan Kahn
    Sep 21, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

    I had a great time with this. I loved all the characters, even (or especially) the bad ones, and they are baaaad. It?s a terrific, suspenseful, scary book. One warning: Calling it a ?Hester Thursby Mystery? makes it sound like a cozy one?and whatever this book is, cozy it isn...

    First in what I hope is a long series. Hester Thursby is a Boston librarian with a basset hound named Waffles. Despite these trappings, this is far from a cozy mystery, alternating between multiple perspectives. I think it's one of the best I've read this year. ...

    At about the halfway point of this book I realized that I didn?t want to put it down. A thoroughly entertaining read. Can?t wait for more in this series!! ...

    Great book! I can't wait for the next book! ...

    Excellent and clever mystery. ...

    This was an interesting little mystery thriller. Hester is a librarian at the Harvard Library. As a side job, she's also a kind of private investigator who finds people. Her new client, Lila, asks her to find her long lost brother, Sam, who ran away with his childhood friend, Gabe, aft...

    The first thing I want to say about the debut novel, Little Comfort, is that it was not what I expected. The description ticked specific boxes: librarian, amateur sleuth, missing person, New England setting. All those boxes indicated a straightforward, undemanding, somewhat escapist my...

    Harvard Librarian Hester Thursby is sidelined when her boyfriend's sister Daphne, leaves her 3-year-old daughter on their doorstep and disappears. Hester has no idea what to do with a toddler and doesn't think this is something she would want to do full-time. Her specialty is findin...

    Hester Thursby is a character that I want to know more about. Not only is she a member of my favorite profession, she's a quarter of an inch away from little person status (and sick to death of the assumptions people make about her because of her diminutive size. She lives with Morgan,...

    There?s so much I love about this novel. The biggest thing, for me, is that it?s more than just a thrilling page-turner. It offers a window into the psyches of both the villains and the heroine (Hester Thursby), helping readers understand what makes them tick?and wonder what they...

    Review forthcoming, but you should all pre-order this book NOW! ...

    It?s not often that I?m this conflicted about a book. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to gobble it up quickly and at the same time slow down and savor it. Looking forward to the next one! ...

  • Chase Hackett
    Oct 01, 2018

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...

    Looking forward to book 2 ...

    I had a great time with this. I loved all the characters, even (or especially) the bad ones, and they are baaaad. It?s a terrific, suspenseful, scary book. One warning: Calling it a ?Hester Thursby Mystery? makes it sound like a cozy one?and whatever this book is, cozy it isn...

  • AMY
    Jan 13, 2019

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as a ...

    A huge thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for providing me with an advanced digital copy of Little Comfort by Edwin Hill, one of the best books I?ve read all year. As the book opens, you settle in, thinking the mystery and its solution is going to take place through the act...

    Little Comfort by Edwin Hill reminds of a box of Cracker Jacks. It has a little something for everyone along with a surprise waiting for you at the end. 4' 9-3/4", Hester Thursby, may be small in stature but she is a feisty force of nature. She is on leave from her full-time job as ...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard Universi...

    Edwin Hill creates some great characters in 'Little Comfort.' Hester Thursby is on leave from her job at the Harvard Library. Sometimes she helps find people...like the biological parents of adopted children, etc., but Lila Blaine wants her to find her kid brother Sam, who disappeared ...

    Debut novels are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get. With this book you'll get interesting characters and an enjoyable summer read. I definitely recommend this book and look forward to more from this author. My thanks to Netgalley, the publisher, and the author...

    I should have been suspicious of Little Comfort when I saw all the positive reviews. I wanted to like this one; any series with a strong female lead gets my attention. But I disliked this way more than I expected. ** Minor spoilers ahead ** Hester Thursby is a librarian in...

    Thanks to the publisher, Kensington Books, for lending me a digital ARC via Netgalley. I picked this book on impulse, because I liked the idea of a librarian private detective, but it turns out that I?ve now found a brand-new favorite main character. Hester Thursby is 4?9??w...

    "...and as much as Hester fought for independence, nothing frightened her more than the thought of being abandoned." Hester Thursby may be small in stature, but she's big on moxie! When she's not working at Harvard's Widener library, she's a people-finder and she's working a case fo...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for a digital galley of this novel. This novel kept me guessing for quite a long time regarding which type of thriller I was going to find. As the story began to unfold I was intrigued by what purpose some of the characters had in the plot...

    The independent and spirited missing person's detective Hester Thursby has helped fill the hole in my heart left by the absence of new Sue Grafton books featuring Kinsey Milhone. While Kinsey is a California gal and Hester has a background as a reference librarian at Harvard University...

    Ahhhhhh! This was so, so good. I?d go so far as to say it is one of the best books I?ve read this year (and I read a lot of books). Partway through I realised I was reading something special that I had to force myself to slow down and savour it. I knew I would be forlorn when it en...

    I'm not into creepy characters and thrillers. Occasionally, I read one, sometimes by accident. And, I don't like women and children in jeopardy books. If you like books with menacing atmospheres and intense scenes, you might want to try Edwin Hill's debut mystery, Little Comfort. He...

    It is amazing such an accomplished thriller with multiple plot lines was written by a debut author. Kudos to Edwin Hill for the marvelous PI/thriller/family drama, Little Comfort! Hester lives in a separate apartment in the same building as her boyfriend Morgan. Morgan?s twin sist...

    I'm always on the hunt for good mysteries that have strong female detectives. I had high hopes for Little Comfort and was pleasantly surprised with the book. It's the first book in a series featuring Hester Thursby who is a Harvard librarian who uses old fashioned research to find lost...

    This fast-paced thriller pits a kickass reference librarian against a pair of serial killers. What?s different about this book is the nuanced characterizations of the killers that will keep your emotions unbalanced for the entirety of the book. ...

    just finished reading it. i read the entire book in one day -- it was THAT GRIPPING. ...