“A work of fiction is an excellent place for a confession.”
FIRST-TIME AUTHOR WRITES INSIDER’S VIEW OF NEWSPAPER BUSINESS would be the headline for The Imperfectionists, which begins each chapter with a different heading (some humorous and others m
Mullaby, North Carolina, is a sleepy town full of the rich scent of barbecue and the sound of closely kept secrets, secrets that glow in the dark and smell of sparkling sugar and vanilla.
Sam Millar could be labelled Northern Ireland’s answer to Edward Bunker.
There’s a new sheriff in town, well, actually he’s a new hero created by a successful author of several action/mystery novels involving the FBI.
When a book boasts the monumental declaration, The Best American Noir of the Century, it damn well better stand up to scrutiny—all prodigious 752 pages of it.
To define Hazie Coogan’s relationship with legendary actress Katherine Kenton is no easy task. She is more than a personal assistant, companion, housemaid, or even number-one fan.
Still Missing is Chevy Stevens’s debut novel—it is that good. Stevens writes as if she has been doing it for years.
Readers be warned: this review of Bryan Batt’s She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother, will violate the first rule of book reviewing laid down by John Updike: “Try to understand what the author
Reading Russian Winter is like savoring a ripe August plum. The first bite is a lovely surprise—sweet on the tongue.
Road Closed is the second crime novel by Leigh Russell, featuring Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel.
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.