"Victoria Glendinning’s historical novel, The Butcher’s Daughter, offers a richly textured chronicle set in Tudor England . . ."
Extravagant and demonic, the second novel by Christian Kracht opens with the most precise description of the act of committing hari-kari that you will ever read. Precision is central to The De
Jacinda Bourne and her two sisters supported themselves and to some extent their amiable but financially reckless Uncle Ernest, as partners in the Bourne Matrimonial Agency.
“a delightful fantasy about the woman who became one of the United Kingdom’s most famous monarchs”
“The Mitford Murders is the first in what promises to be an absorbing mystery series.”
When Navajo Tribal Police officer Bernadette Manuelito reluctantly arrives to speak at an outdoor character-building program for teens in the El Malpais badlands, she discovers that one of the youn
“an exploration into the mystery that is the human mind, pointing out that real-life devils live among us.”
“Interesting, intriguing, and informative, Fools and Mortals is highly recommended.”
Interesting, Intriguing, Informative
“An excellent read from a remarkable storyteller.”
Clara Kelley is not who they think she is. She’s not the experienced Irish maid who was hired to work in one of Pittsburgh’s grandest households.
Book Three of Tony Schumacher’s alternate history of WWII Britain pits Detective John Rossett against a rogue Nazi assassin called the Bear and a group of Nazi officers colluding with British Resis
The election of Donald Trump as America’s president has shed new light on something called the “deep state.” This term, which was first widely used in the case of the Republic of Turkey, specifical
“Havana Libre works well as a sociological commentary, but as a mystery novel or a thriller, it’s a dud.”
“like Hans Christian Andersen’s tales, these stories seem more than fairy tales, the twist of their endings staying with the reader long after the book is closed.”
“the most frightening book to be published this year . . . Lizzie Borden . . . reminds one that the scariest monster is always a human one.”
What happened to the amazing Jennifer Egan who wrote the genre-bending, Pulitzer Prize-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad and the intricately haunting bestseller The Keep?
Forest Dark, Nicole Krass’ fourth and most interior, introspective, cerebral, and autobiographical novel to date, is about two Jewish-American characters.
“a character study of the changes love in its various forms makes in individuals accustomed to lives of violence . . .”
“A white-knuckle adventure from the start, . . . thoroughly entertaining historical mystery page-turner . . . filled with bountiful amounts of action and adventure.”
“the best, most exciting novel published this year. Action, suspense, heroism, sacrifice for a cause greater than the individual . . .”
“The Bedlam Stacks is an adventure, perhaps a fable, but definitely an intriguing flight of historical fantasy.”
". . . the nonlinear narrative style takes a long time to arrive at whodunit, howdunit, and why."
“a delightful, sometimes amusing, always exciting steampunk adventure. . . . For those who like their history heavily dipped in fantasy or their science fiction a bit historical . .
What a strange, bizarre, wandering, surreal, hard-to-explain but easy-to-feel book Shadowbahn is.
“Kamm calls on his vast experience with the L.A. County Fire Department . . . to insert the reader into the midst of all the action. . . .