“Lee Markham’s The Truants is a welcome and memorable addition to the vampire subgenre, full of original ideas and some nightmarishly vivid imagery.”
“Atlanta Noir could well turn out to be Akashic’s best work to date.”
“We can only hope that Bouman has enough creative capital . . . to produce a better effort next time around.”
This collection of nine short stories by Man Booker Prize–shortlisted British author Sarah Hall has a focus on the female experience—particularly of love and sex, pregnancy and motherhood—and the w
Book one of the Waning Moon Duology introduces us to five sister-princesses who discover that their lavish life in the palace is not everything they think it is.
“a graphic portrayal of a dirty, ugly slice of life . . . Recommended for anyone seeking to know more about the drug cartels that threaten society.”
“there ought to have been more to Less than the sum of its parts.”
“Private investigator Makana is a breath of fresh air, filled with humanity and empathy . .
“A cautionary tale of mining life for one’s art. And of giving one’s fantasies too much free rein.”
“an adventure with family, love, and destiny at its core, and an authentic and unique triumph of skill and imagination.”
“a police procedural with a supernatural story of a love overcoming the bonds of death.”
“a brilliantly conceived, colorfully and forcefully written, and very different Western novel . . .”
“Compass educates us, even as we marvel at its obscurity.”
Spoonbenders is a ripe peach. Something you yearn for.
Mystery writer Agatha Christie disappears for 11 days in 1926, but seldom speaks about it and omits entirely any mention of it in her autobiography.
“a poignant work and a must-read this summer.”
“a grown-up fable, a charming, though bloody, fairytale for adults.”
“a suspense novel with a hovering expectation of supernatural dread . . .”
“[this] debut fiction could possibly become, in its own way, as much of a classic as the novel it honors.”
“a positive and highly successful attempt at helping readers grasp the enormity of the refugee problem . . . by pinpointing one individual’s struggles.”
“a tense psychological drama chronicling survivor’s guilt as well as one woman’s struggle to maintain normalcy after experiencing a traumatic event. . . .”
“plenty of intrigue to delight mystery genre enthusiasts, enough historical accuracy to placate any history buff, and sufficient courtroom drama to satisfy any legal eagle.”
Bob Howard of Her Majesty’s Secret Occult Services, aka the Laundry section of the Special Operations Executive, is having a bad day—and it’s only going to get worse.
“a super-engaging and thoughtful book, just fine for a quick and casual read, but better for a lingering one.”
Novelists are not immune to what’s going on around them and clearly author Brian Platzer, who lives in the largely black and gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, has drawn on hi