Aloysius Archer has always been a sucker for fast dames and fast cars. They’ve both landed him in jail before, but he can’t resist their siren calls.
“Nava is an impassioned writer who has once again created a fascinating picture of Los Angeles at an earlier, less enlightened time, centering on gay men trying to shed the shame they have
“When a Stranger Comes to Town will give you the very best of what crime fiction should deliver. Means, opportunity, and obsession—right?”
Lynette’s alarm goes off at 3:15 a.m. She is 30 years old. She wears ten-year-old sweats and wool socks to bed. Her room’s warmth depends on a portable heater; it doesn’t work very well.
“Along with its humor, every chapter of Stung offers both the cost of taking moral action, and the deep suspense of being human. “
“Siger’s novel is an enjoyable first step for appreciating this special foreign locale [Naxos, Greece].”
“When the Stars Go Dark is an intriguing, harrowing story that suggests we should never grow comfortable in a false sense of security . . .
“If you have nothing to do over a nice, rainy weekend, pick up this book. You won’t put it down until Monday rolls around.”
“With such dark and treacherous secrets, the men of The Lamplighters echo the force of the seas around them.
The story is narrated by Khalil, a young man from Morocco whose family has settled in Belgium where he grew up.
“2034 is a haunting, disturbing, cautionary tale about what can easily happen if international conflict is allowed to reach the boiling point.”
“Flynn Berry landed major awards for her two earlier thrillers, and Northern Spy merits more of the same.”
“A delightful cozy romance and mystery, set in the middle of a decade when times might be changing but the motives for murder remained surprisingly the same.”
Set in the criminal shadow world behind luxury hotels, Eve Out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi follows four friends in their attempt to transcend the poverty and violence of their surroundings
“a tightly paced, well thought out cyberpunk thriller that entices after the very first chapter.”
An echo of Stephen King’s The Stand. A flash of James Dickey’s Deliverance.
“Win is the type of spin-off novel that will be wildly popular with Coben’s fan base as an extension of what they already know and love.”
“Singh’s brilliant book hooks us from the beginning and doesn’t let go. The descriptions are vivid, the setting is intriguing, and the plot provides twists.”
“Transient Desires is a captivating, elegant novel that will delight Donna Leon’s many fans.”
“a coming-of-age novel rich in Americana.”
“Fast Ice is good entertainment.”
Creative nonfiction, that is, nonfiction with lots of fiction blown into it, has a double benefit for the reader: learning more about a real event, but enjoying the characters and dialogue made up
“Winterkill is a disappointment.”
13 Days to Die is a riveting international thriller touching on a threat that is very relevant today: a virus from China, used as a weapon to create a pandemic.