“searing writing . . . quietly masterful.”
Louisa Treger opens her historical novel about the life of intrepid reporter Nellie Bly in 1887 as she arrives on Blackwell Island, home of the notorious women’s insane asylum.
Cork O’Connor is back in his 19th mystery, set at the edge of the Boundary Waters wilderness in Minnesota: “a million acres of trees and lakes and rivers and no people.”
“Cercas has molded this police procedural into a fine literary novel.”
Plot points abound at the beginning of Hays’ Pesticide: rioters attack police in central Bern, resulting in a murder; police officer Giuliana Linder deals with accidental homicide while re
“Not since Tolkien has a fantasy wordsmith wielded English like a rapier rather than a broadsword.”
Far from the marshland where her family grew up and that claimed her father’s life, Loni Mae Murrow has found a quiet niche where she creates intricate life-like drawings of birds for the Smithsoni
“A Case of the Zaps is zany robot fun for all the humans among us.”
Debbie Macomber has once again given readers a delightful story, relatable and likeable characters, and the perfect level of tension.
“Fair warning: Lock your doors and turn on ALL the lights before you sit down to read. This book starts out with a bang.”
This novel is an insightful tale of an unnamed young woman venturing into the field of medicine.
“As an exploration of misogyny and violence, this story hits with relevance and a timely anger.”
True crime podcaster Rachel Krall arrives in Neapolis, a small resort town on the Atlantic Ocean, to cover the trial of Scott Blair—a local hero—a swimming star who may be destined for Olympic glor
“readers are treated to a solid police procedural set in a town rarely represented in the mystery genre but well worthy of a close read.”
“lyrical beauty of Manfredi’s prose . . . at its heart, The Empire of Dirt is a rich puzzle impossible to resist.”
“this is a lovely, five-star-worthy novel for young readers that is well written and deserves full applause.”
“a thoroughly realized, fast-paced, delightfully told story that secures the author’s position as a top-of-the-line writer in the genre mystery/crime thriller.”
“This is a very funny, easy to read novel that has an edge thanks to its main character’s charade.”
“tightly crafted women’s fiction, with a sensitive look at love, conscience, and loyalty.”
“What makes this an exceptionally good read is that Schellman does not distract or deviate from the premise of the story.”
“It would not be surprising in the least, and very much welcome, if The Bruising of Qilwa were to eventually grow into a full-length novel.”
C. J. Carey’s novel, Widowland, couldn’t be more chilling—or dystopian—given the frightening political landscape confronting women in America and elsewhere.
“Barton’s story is magical and deep, and within this beautiful story hope and help can be found.”