DEATH ON DEMAND by Jim Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Sensitive, meaty, and varied, although, as so often before (At Death's Window, 2015, etc.), Kelly is more invested in laying out multiple intriguing plots than in tying all the loose ends together."
DI Peter Shaw, of the West Norfolk Constabulary, battles his boss for the privilege of investigating what seems like a particularly gratuitous murder. Read full book review >
AWAY IN A MANGER by Rhys Bowen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"Although this heartwarming story of the Christmas spirit doesn't rank with Molly's best cases, it details the deplorable conditions poor children suffered a century ago."
As Christmas 1905 approaches in New York City, the fates of two children hang in the balance. Read full book review >

WHISPERS IN THE READING ROOM by Shelley Gray
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"The last in Grey's Chicago World's Fair mysteries (Deception on Sable Hill, 2015, etc.) uses an anemic mystery and a far-fetched love story to explore her continuing theme of mismatched couples."
An unlikely pair finds love in the shadows of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Read full book review >
SWEETHEART DEAL by Linda Joffe Hull
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2015

"Hull's third Frugalicious entry does for shopping what Joanne Fluke does for pastry, making sure the busy reader doesn't have to choose between a mystery, a wedding planning manual, and a guide to timeshare investments by putting everything into one volume."
Maddie Michaels, reality TV's Mrs. Frugalicious (Eternally 21, 2013, etc.), takes her show south of the border to teach America how to plan a destination wedding, complete with corpse.Read full book review >
SECOND SKIN by Michael Wiley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2015

"Satisfyingly doom-and-gloomy, even though many readers will balk at the last round of dark revelations and the last spasm of violence that accompanies them."
A second dose of murderous troubles that hit all too close to home for Jacksonville homicide detective Daniel Turner and his family. Read full book review >

HIS RIGHT HAND by Mette Ivie Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"This second case for Linda (The Bishop's Wife, 2014, etc.) does a wonderful job of parting the curtain on many of the Mormon Church's mysteries."
A Mormon bishop's wife questions tenets of her faith and searches for clues to her own identity while hunting a murderer. Read full book review >
The Old Inn at Punta de Sangre by Theresa Donovan Brown
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2015

"A satisfying crime read with a memorable heroine."
Brown (The Social Sex, 2015, etc.) offers a thrilling crime novel about a real estate agent trying to sell an inn that's surrounded by conflict, intrigue, and murder.Read full book review >
RUN BABY RUN by Michael Allen Zell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2015

"Despite the rising body count, Zell (Errata, 2012) keeps this shaggy series debut as mellow as a pipe dream. Only the torrent of local geographical detail will threaten your blood pressure."
A criminologist lately returned to New Orleans finds that the criminals he's supposed to identify are the least of his problems in this sweetly wrought fable of criminal consequences. Read full book review >
QUICKSAND by Carolyn Baugh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 22, 2015

"Baugh (The View from Garden City, 2008) launches a new series featuring a strong heroine and plenty of action."
An Egyptian-American police officer fights for respect. Read full book review >
THE WHITE GHOST by James R. Benn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Billy's 10th case (The Rest Is Silence, 2014, etc.) features a delicious premise, a full-bodied portrait of young JFK, and a beautifully textured look at military life in World War II."
When young Jack Kennedy stands accused of murder, it falls to Billy Boyle to exonerate the future president of the U.S. and find the real killer. Read full book review >
STRENGTH TO STAND by Sheyna Galyan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"Galyan's inside look at clerical life offers an eight-page glossary to help readers understand her characters' Hebrew but little help navigating the tangle of stereotypes (why do men become progressively more physically unattractive as their level of observance increases?) that inhabit her Jewish world."
Pressures both professional and personal test a Twin Cities rabbi. Read full book review >
THE CAVEMAN by Jorn Lier Horst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2015

"After a case in which he was very much the main story (The Hunting Dogs, 2014), it's good to see Wisting cast once more as the dogged detective in this solid, unspectacular procedural."
Veteran Chief Inspector William Wisting of the Larvik Police Department is faced with a pair of unusual cases: two men who were dead for four months before anyone so much as missed them. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >