“Carlaftes’s compendium is a hysterical and delightful excursion into the American presidency from the time Andrew Jackson dove into the River Styx to avoid the Grim Reaper until President
The thing about a smorgasbord is that you don’t need to savor every offering to feel happily fed.
“Overall, this is a reasonably good story that could have been much stronger. . . . The ending ties everything together but feels too pat and maybe a little too cute.
“a story of an obsessive friendship that is strong enough to survive death—and what happens in its aftermath.”
“This book is slated as the start of a new series and holds great promise to be a good one.”
Amid the screaming, bloody chaos of war, what’s one more dead body?
James L. May has written a remarkable debut novel that brings to life one of the worst periods of soviet history.
This contemplative thriller commences in the summer of 1986 in Opal Beach, New Jersey, when posters dotted the area of a missing girl named Maureen Haddaway.
To keep blood pumping through the veins of a dead novelist’s characters can be a risky undertaking, especially when those characters are as beloved as Robert B.
“In the Shadow of Spindrift House is filled with a creeping sense of dread culminating in a climax that will leave the reader with incipient sadness.”
“As the rhetoric coach to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Brandreth has no need to ‘brush up on his Shakespeare,’ and his allusions and turns of phrase prove it.”
“Celtic Empire hits all the right notes for lovers of classic adventure.
“Metropolis is Kerr’s and Bernie’s swan song—a brilliant Berlin opera of Gothhe proportion with an intricate and riveting plot.
“Throw Me to the Wolves is a powerful story of media manipulation and how otherwise decent people can be corrupted by the power of money and influence.”
“Coben is a masterful story teller who switches smoothly between sets of characters, keeping the reader engaged and intrigued.”
“What is wrong and what is right these days? It was getting awfully hard to tell in California.”
If you think the age of the Knight of the Round Table is over, not to worry. He lives on.
Jane Hawk, one of the brightest former FBI agents, is now a much-sought-after fugitive.
It’s 24 degrees below zero in Oslo, Norway, as police detective Lena Stigersand watches a corpse being pulled from the harbor, in contrast to the Christmas decorations around the market area.
Joseph Olshan succeeds in crafting an enthralling mystery set in snowy Vermont, at the center of which is the disappearance during winter break of Luc Flanders, a student at Carleton College (reall
“A frighteningly realistic, yet often Runyonesque version of the life of a gangster.”
The generally accepted wisdom in fiction, particularly in novels involving action and crime, is to keep turning the screws on the main characters, tighter and tighter, until the reader can’t imagin
“For any who love Ludwig von Beethoven’s music, this novel is a must for its biography. For everyone else, it’s a great mystery story set against a background of actual history.”
Some titles capture the book’s contents well. This is one of them, as the whole murder mystery revolves around being an English gentleman in 1924.
“The Pharaoh Key is a bouncing, page-turning camel ride across an exotic landscape we thought had been left behind a century ago . . .”
“Nobody blends together suspense, technology, science fiction, and fantasy, and converts it to an almost unbearably exciting adventure story like Preston and Child.”