“Alice Simpson’s debut novel promises to be an interesting read [but] Ballroom doesn’t quite deliver on the promise.”
“The Betrayers succeeds by combining thought provoking ethical dilemmas with dramatic tension in an engaging prose style and is enthusiastically recommended.”
“In this sparkling new entry in M. C.
“Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a finger-popping slice of history that offers a peep-hole into the little-known world of a female jazz players of the 1920s.”
“Chief Superintendent Peter Diamond is a warm, witty, and wonderful creation by one of England’s most talented crime writers.”
“Coelho has written with great passion and empathy about how our lives may be perfect examples of doing everything necessary to get the opposite of what we want.”
“Tita is not an exercise in blind nostalgia for a lost past. It is a rich and warm, yet open-eyed portrait of a place and time just beyond our current reach.
“Sophie Hannah . . . turns in a respectfully written story that pays reverent tribute to Christie’s elaborate plotting.”
“. . . a rare work of deep reflection, imbued with a sense of what is right, even when one struggles for identity and meaning.
“The illustrator, making her American debut, shows a deft touch with pacing, as the tender story moves from morning to night.”
“ . . . a mélange of the ways politics not only makes strange bedfellows but also spawns recurrent cycles of deceit and murder . . .”
“. . . unfortunately, those stories are nowhere near finished.”
“J. D. Robb continues to do a fine job balancing Eve the woman against Eve the career homicide detective. . . .
“Adrian McKinty mixes historical figures with fictional characters to create a mystery that reminds the reader of works by both Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville.”
“Emily St. John Mandel writes of a world that we will, with luck, never know—one that is dreamlike . . .
“A deeply felt story of human survival; of friendship that endures and abides the twists of fate; and the ability to see beauty in the world as it is, no matter what degradation of the plan
“The book itself ranks up there with any of the great volumes produced about the heritage or legendary brands with the appropriately perfect photography and reproduction qu
“The series is renowned for its accurate and often devastating presentation of Victorian London—a world of stark polarities between rich and poor.”
“Rainey Royal is a tough novel with a tender heart—a very good story that flirts with being a great one.
“As a meandering collection of facts, stories, curiosities, and oddities in mathematics, The Grapes of Math is as entertaining as it is enlightening.”
“How to Ruin a Queen and the Diamond Necklace Affair is a book that can be read again and again, each reading providing another layer of understanding.”
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“Kamm calls on his vast experience with the L.A. County Fire Department . . . to insert the reader into the midst of all the action. . . .
“F cuts to the chase with impatience and too rapidly presents the solution to its own enigma. Haste makes waste, as the saying goes. True in life, true in literature.”
“The Miniaturist is a novel that could easily be read again and again, with awe and surprise stemming not just from the story, but from the author’s brilliant writing and her abili