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“Lee Markham’s The Truants is a welcome and memorable addition to the vampire subgenre, full of original ideas and some nightmarishly vivid imagery.”

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“Atlanta Noir could well turn out to be Akashic’s best work to date.”

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“We can only hope that Bouman has enough creative capital . . . to produce a better effort next time around.”

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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

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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.

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“a graphic portrayal of a dirty, ugly slice of life . . . Recommended for anyone seeking to know more about the drug cartels that threaten society.”

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“there ought to have been more to Less than the sum of its parts.”

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“Private investigator Makana is a breath of fresh air, filled with humanity and empathy . .

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“A cautionary tale of mining life for one’s art. And of giving one’s fantasies too much free rein.”

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“an adventure with family, love, and destiny at its core, and an authentic and unique triumph of skill and imagination.”

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“a police procedural with a supernatural story of a love overcoming the bonds of death.”

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“a brilliantly conceived, colorfully and forcefully written, and very different Western novel . . .”

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“Compass educates us, even as we marvel at its obscurity.”

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Spoonbenders is a ripe peach. Something you yearn for.

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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.

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“a poignant work and a must-read this summer.”

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“a grown-up fable, a charming, though bloody, fairytale for adults.”

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“a suspense novel with a hovering expectation of supernatural dread . . .”

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“[this] debut fiction could possibly become, in its own way, as much of a classic as the novel it honors.”

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“a positive and highly successful attempt at helping readers grasp the enormity of the refugee problem . . . by pinpointing one individual’s struggles.”

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“a tense psychological drama chronicling survivor’s guilt as well as one woman’s struggle to maintain normalcy after experiencing a traumatic event.  . . .”

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“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.”

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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.

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“a super-engaging and thoughtful book, just fine for a quick and casual read, but better for a lingering one.”

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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

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