Picks and Pans Review: Great Reads

updated 10/20/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/20/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

EXIT MUSIC by Ian Rankin
About to retire, Inspector Rebus lands a case that proves he's still got his crime-solving chops. A fitting end to a fine series.

A MOST WANTED MAN by John le Carré
More heady intrigue and espionage from the master, this time probing the moral complexities of the war on terror.

THE BRASS VERDICT by Michael Connelly
Connelly unites sleuth Harry Bosch and The Lincoln Lawyer's Mickey Haller. Satisfying fireworks ensue.

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