The characters in Alison Stine's new novel, her second, have names like Trillium, Rattlesnake Master, Shanghai, Miami, and Coral, a young woman who was abandoned by her mother and who has lost her
“From the first page, As the Wicked Watch, told in first person through the eyes of Jordan Manning, straps readers in and takes them on a breathless and bumpy ‘whodunit’ ride that
That Jonathan Franzen has large ambitions as an author is not news. Nor is it news that his success has been large.
“Stine’s writing is clear, unadorned, and honest yet electrifying, much like her characters, and the story is a pleasure to read.”
Trauma can have long-term and devastating effects on one’s mind, body, and spirit. In Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi’s novel Savage Tongues, the author explores the aftermath of trauma.
At age 50, Amberrose Murphy lives the good life as a meteorologist in Palm Springs, California.
“For mystery readers looking for an entertaining read with a character who is off the beaten path, Grave Reservations will be a pleasing entry.”
“Colleen Cambridge has done her homework on English society and provides us with a clear picture of her characters, where they live, and how they act.”
Tasha Jenkins is somewhat lonely, residing in a studio apartment in Vista Peak, Colorado, with her cat, Milo, and many debts mounting.
“Silverview is a gift to scholars, aficionados of the genre, and readers at large eager for one last look at the creative mind of an acknowledged master.”
“For those familiar with Williams' work, her latest short story collection How High?—That High is more of the same: oft-perplexing, oft-illuminating.”
How many people do not live with some regret or the desire to have done things differently? It is 1995, and 15-year-old Maggie Dawes believes she lives in the shadow of her older sister, Morgan, wh
Piret Raud is back! Readers may recall Raud’s The Ear (reviewed here in February 2019), a darling story about an ear that specializes in listening.
“Marked Man presents strong writing, interesting crimes, evocative settings, dark realities, and diverse, plausible characters.”
“‘Every private eye from Sherlock Holmes to Matt Scudder needs a line into the factory. Sam Spade had his tame sergeant, Tom Polhaus.
Innovative British author Anthony Horowitz is up to his usual intertextual antics in A Line to Kill, a sequel to The Word Is Murder and The Sentence Is Death.
Once Upon a Wardrobe tells the story of the inspirational threads author C. S. Lewis wove together in his 1950 fantasy novel for children, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
“What author Kalani Pickhart has achieved is a novel that is at once tragic and beautiful.”
"Our research has proved that the chicken came not just before the egg, but before anything else in the known universe."
“the suspenseful action and Hausman’s engaging prose make Sleepless worth the effort.”
“In this debut, Huisman has already given her readers a richly textured portrait of an enthralling woman you might love as a dinner companion—but never as your mother.”
“Beard’s writing brings the premise of each chapter to life, allowing the reader to become the protagonist of the moment, experiencing the situation in which she finds herself.”
“Strout, once again, demonstrates that she certainly knows human nature.”
Web-design expert Lindy Carmichael is trying hard to prove herself with a project assigned at her company Media Blast.
“Archer proves once again that he is a creative storyteller who moves his tale without distractions or asides that create diversions.