The corpse of a horribly tortured and murdered Russian man is found on the front lawn of the British embassy in Moscow, with an arm missing, fingerprints burned off, and face obliterated by a shot
Take every bit of fact, fiction, or myth uttered about The Beatles as a group or as individuals and throw it aside.
It’s 1982, and Chloe Ellefson has returned to her family roots in southern Wisconsin to restart her life as the collections curator at Old World Wisconsin, an outdoor museum with many buildings and
Is Anne Tyler feeling her age? Arriving at her late sixties after four decades of writing exquisitely observed novels about the challenges and triumphs of middle class families, Ms.
Migration is a grand name for what turns out to be a pretty intimate and small-scale story, despite the epic setting.
Emphasis shifts from Paige (our detective protagonist in the first novel) to Junna (her long-lost sister) and from mind reading to demonic possession in Left in the Dark, the second instal
A 21-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, Susan Hasler begins a new career as a novelist with this brilliantly written satirical thriller and blatant, all-out attack on her former emplo
One of the best things about not reading anything about a book until after you read the story in it is that you get to come to a story completely blind, totally unspoiled.
“The person I used to be could have only made one choice; the grown-up (me) might have made a different one. That was how life was. You only figured out the right thing after you were old.”
Marta Scheider’s life story begins in the early 1900s, a period of hard times in Europe and in her Swiss homeland in particular.
The guys from T.A.P.S. are delving into the scariest territory of all: adolescence.
If a sign of a well-crafted historical novel is when you rise up from the pages, startled by a sound, to discover it’s not the clatter of horses’ hooves that interrupted you—but rather the irritati
Family Life is the second of the Inspector Starrett mysteries set in the town of Ramelton in County Donegal.
“Most of our fears are petty and small. . . .
What child does not wonder what he or she will grow up to become? Dreams to Grow On will inspire as a young girl daydreams of what she will one day be.
Robin Cook’s latest release, Cure, offers the reader intrigue and suspense, as well as in-depth insight into the world of international organized crime and scientific medical research.
Topical, intriguing, and suspenseful—all apt descriptions for Michael Angley’s Child Finder. His debut novel in the mystery trilogy about the perennial horror of child abductions could alm
Think back to your childhood friendships. Did you ever do or say anything that resulted in the death of a childhood friend? In K. D.
Bloodroot stabs at the heart. Its sap drips blood red with beauty, and, if you use it right, poison.
It takes supreme confidence in one’s ability to put on the cover: “The book everyone is talking about.” Not to mention Dirk Vandereyken is shown sticking out his tongue in his author photo.
There is nothing more frightening than a woman scorned, especially if said woman also has access to the Internet and boasts a very colorful vocabulary to boot.
Across the “pond” and beyond, A Thousand Cuts, by Londoner Simon Lelic not only emulates the headlines, it dissects them by exploring the views and theories of those observers and amateur
A Chesapeake Shores Christmas, book number four in Ms. Woods’s series, examines the lives of Mick and Megan O’Brien, a middle-aged couple, divorced for several years.
A leading Spanish postmodernist novelist paraphrases, summarizes, and cites James Joyce’s modernist “mistresspiece,” most-loved of all that Irishman’s works.
Pets make an indelible impression on the lives of their owners. Their antics and quirks become part of family lore.