The edition of Siegfried Follies by Richard Alther that this reviewer recently read could use a thorough revision.
(Simon & Schuster, October 2009)
Mike Angley is a retired Special Agent, formerly with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. That background allows him to bring the reader another real-life story about an investigator w
There are writers who, like certain songwriters, can be admired more than they can be enjoyed.
Dublin’s private investigator, Ed Loy, is back and in top form in Declan Hughes’ new crime mystery, City of Lost Girls.
“I could always heal the birds,” he admits. . . . Echo takes his hand, “Joseph says that birds are the only creatures that have blind faith. This is why they are able to fly.”
Dolly, the narrator of Dolly City, opens with a matter-of-fact, detailed description of cutting up a goldfish and eating it. Dolly states, “I took a plastic cup and fished out the corpse. . . .
One of Mo Willems' most wonderful talents is that he can tell a story in words that stands alone perfectly well without illustrations, and vice versa: he can tell a story in pictures that need no t
In Last Night’s Scandal, Loretta Chase evokes a classic romantic theme: the unexpected transformation of a childhood friendship into a love story.
Illumination Arts, September 2005 In this heartwarming story, a young father welcomes his newborn daughter into his heart on the day she is born.
In post-apocalyptic Africa in the Seven Rivers Kingdom, there are two peoples: the Nuru and the Okeke.
Desdemona was born a witch. For as long as she can remember, her mom, Callida, has dragged her and their beloved feline, Devalandnefariel—who is also her mom’s familiar—all over the globe.
Imagine a world with no sunlight, where groceries stores, clean running water and electricity exist almost exclusively in your memories.
Ms. Glass’s talent lies in writing about the complexities of family dynamics. The Widower’s Tale is her fourth novel and takes place in an idyllic, suburban Boston community.
Vampires are hot. Looking at recent incarnations of them in movies or on television might lead a reader to think this was a new craze. Not true.
What is G. F. Skipworth’s The Simpering, North Dakota Literary Society?
He’s back, the daring pulp avenger from Atlanta, GA, in six new, thrilling tales of mystery and mayhem.
The Postcard Killers by James Patterson and Liza Marklund is not a typical thriller. The riveting prologue sets the stage for promises the book is quick to deliver.
The successful franchise series can be a double-edged sword for the ambitious writer.
Sixteen-year-old Mason Rice is on the top of the world.
As the highly anticipated second book in the wildly popular Iron Fey series, The Iron Daughter continues the journey of Meghan Chase; half human, half faery royalty, she is also just a yo
The Brown Decision in 1954 by the Supreme Court ordered an end to segregation. Schools were mandated to integrate. Eight years later, 1962, nothing had changed in Jackson, Mississippi.
Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books, February 2010 “Zeke’s tree wouldn’t speak to him.” This is one of the most intriguing opening lines I’ve ever read.
It’s sometimes hard to find a decent, thorough, self-contained fantasy novel, but The Charlatan’s Boy manages to accomplish all that and more.
The first thing one notices about The Boneshaker is its eye-catching cover art. It’s vibrant, intricate, and unusual. It immediately draws in the reader.