When “the brass upstairs decided to promote a brown-nosing pile of crap and my least favorite partner ever, a fellow by the name of Paul Kramer, to be my boss . . .
“Christie was a great writer . . .
“If you like your thrillers fast-paced, intelligent, tough and good to the last drop, The Deserter is right up your alley.
“This balance, between nihilism and delight, is the great power of Fly Already.
“Gorgeous graphics and a neat idea cannot save what eventually becomes a tragically flawed effort.”
The braided narrative is not a new novel form. Authors have long used interwoven but seemingly disparate plotlines to achieve a whole that is greater than its parts.
“The Dead Beat Scroll is a delicious casserole of crime noir.
Lulu is a black Labrador who was recruited into a CIA dog-training program. She had a nose for everything. That’s how she ended up at the police dog academy.
“Walt Longmire is one of the most beloved lawmen in contemporary American crime fiction.”
“Martin Edwards crafts vivid descriptions of both character and setting that embed the reader into the scene in a way few writers can achieve.”
“Peopled with strong female characters, A Single Thread is a tribute to those women who defied convention and dared to find happiness in a world that had nothing left to offer them
“Reading Night Boat to Tangier, one might hear echoes of Talking Heads’ singing ‘Once in a Lifetime,’ and you ask yourself, ‘How did I get here?’”
“Gripping and spine-tingling, What Rose Forgot is sure to raise the hackles of lovers of psychological thrillers.”
“Linwood Barclay delivers another high-octane thriller with enough red herrings to serve a dinner party of 12 . . .”
The second novel in Amber Lynn Natushch’s Hometown Antihero series, Don’t Say a Word, plunges the reader into the action from the first sentence as narrator Kylene Danners wakes up in a ho
“Fans of Smile and Sisters will find this an equally compelling read, full of wisdom, humor, and Telgemeier’s engaging visual storytelling.”
“All families will appreciate the message of how crazy-much parents love their children.”
To appreciate this surrealistic story, you should know something about the realities of urban renewal worldwide, the city planner Le Corbusier devoted to the use of cement in his “Brutalist” struct
“DeDakis, a former journalist, can’t decide whether he’s writing a mystery, a political roman à clef or a YA book, and the result is none of the above.”
“Tash Aw pulls no punches.”
“At times Stealing the Scream is laugh-out-loud funny, but it is always filled with enough mystery to encourage the reader to keep turning the page.”
“In the end the mind-blowing art can’t save a book that fails to deliver on the promise of its premise.”
“Trelease’s tale deftly weaves together fantasy, history, sisterly conflict, and young love into a rich tapestry. Her story brims with lovely, vivid descriptions . . .”
“I Am a Thief! is a cute picture book with an ambivalent message.
“Brief and beautiful, Druillet’s genius shines through in this madcap adventure across post-apocalyptic wastes.”