“the kind of comics that kept the nightlights on and made children check under their beds.”
“a preposterous, fun, but perilous escapade, written in an easy-to-read narrative, with a slight stream-of-consciousness air . . .”
Set in Oxford (home to more murders per capita than any other city on the planet, it seems) in 1985, a student and wealthy heiress is found with her throat cut in the rooms of a college tutor.
Lars Martin Johansson, retired head of the Swedish National Criminal Police, stops at a well-known hotdog kiosk for a quick bite to eat before heading home.
“Dragon Teeth is an effective, page-turning combination of historical fact and fast-paced fiction.”
For dedicated fans of Richard Russo these four stories mark a break with his usual “blue-collar” territory.
“a beautiful story of pioneer hardiness and the determination to survive.”
“a taut, tight, fast-moving thriller with a plethora of intriguing characters.”
War is hell. War is also peace. Hate is hate, but hate is also love.
Inheritance from Mother is a novel for the connoisseur by an author regarded as one of the most important writers in Japan today.
Eliza and Adam Stanley are parents to two precocious twin sons, Max and Luke.
The debut novel Lilli de Jong is almost a feminist version of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, targeting the treatment of women in the 1880s rather than slaughterhouses in the early 2
Eighty-two-year-old Margaret Doud Maguire is in the hospital recovering from a heart attack. With the Christmas season approaching, all she wants is to be home.
In Anne Boleyn: A King’s Obsession, author Alison Weir takes well-known figures from history and offers their story in a fictional presentation.
“an action-packed thriller with an exotic Hong Kong setting . . .”
“The mind bends, recoils, and shudders at the beasts within.”
“an uncomplicated, entertaining thriller that’s easy to read and hard to put down.”
"The thing forces its way out of the president-elect's body, through his unbuttoned shirt, and unfurls down his body.
What’s life like inside a fashionable apartment building in New York City?
“I had a friend once. Indeed, at the time, I only had one friend. His names was Andrés and he lived in Paris and, much to my his delight, I travelled to that city to see him.
Absurd and atypical anecdotes pair up with bewildered drawings in Leonora Carrington’s The Milk of Dreams. A good choice for young readers looking for something different.
Each year, the stories nominated for the annual Nebula Awards are collected into an anthology and published all together, and this year's collection is very good.
“enthralling . . . a seductive and mesmerizing thriller.”
“All the twists and turns and deliberate obfuscation of characters names and identities and piled on bizarre coincidences in overly descriptive scenes, only add to the Byzantian complexity
Reading Saints for All Occasions is like walking into the kitchen of the big Irish family at the center of this new novel by bestselling author J.