THE VAULT OF DREAMERS by Caragh M. O'Brien
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A fast, satisfying psychological thriller. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Strange things are afoot at an elite school for artistic geniuses that is also the setting for a reality television show. Read full book review >
THE MEANS by Douglas Brunt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"A Machiavellian political thriller that makes Heilemann and Halperin's nonfiction Game Change look sedate by comparison."
A reluctant politician learns that codes of honor never survive the vicious process of electing an American president. Read full book review >

BROKEN MONSTERS by Lauren Beukes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Beukes gave us a time traveling serial killer in The Shining Girls, and the monsters in her latest tale, whether they're real or imagined, will keep you up all night."
A genuinely unsettling—in all the best ways—blend of suspense and the supernatural makes this a serial-killer tale like you've never seen. Read full book review >
LIFE DELUXE by Jens Lapidus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 2014

"Through it all, Lapidus wastes no opportunity to explore the labyrinthine affinities between his heroes and villains. Better put aside the whole weekend for this guided tour of his Swedish hell."
The conclusion to Lapidus' monstrously ambitious Stockholm Noir trilogy (Never Fück Up, 2013, etc.) is every bit as dark, sprawling, rambunctious and volcanic as you'd expect.Read full book review >
NIGHT OF THE JAGUAR by Joe Gannon
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Considering its level of mayhem, it's remarkable that so few mystery writers have drawn on Nicaragua as a fictional setting. So Gannon's dank, dense, tangled debut is doubly welcome."
Journalist/teacher Gannon's first novel takes readers back to 1986, when Nicaragua is torn by civil war, American intervention, mass executions and the odd serial killer. Read full book review >

ULTIMATUM by Simon Kernick
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"A fast and satisfying read. Thank goodness it's only fiction."
A British thriller filled with bloodcurdling action and suspense. Read full book review >
GANGSTERLAND by Tod Goldberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Clever plotting, a colorful cast of characters and priceless situations make this comedic crime novel an instant classic."
Targeted by both the feds and his bosses in the Chicago mob after messing up on the job, a prolific hit man hides out in Las Vegas as, of all things, a rabbi. Read full book review >
VIRTUE FALLS by Christina Dodd
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Intense and suspenseful, with touches of romance, humor and mysticism."
When geologist Elizabeth Banner returns to her hometown of Virtue Falls two decades after her father was convicted of murdering her mother, long-buried secrets will put her in the sights of a serial killer after an earthquake hits and uncovers them. Read full book review >
TOKYO KILL by Barry Lancet
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Lancet hits a few bumps the second time around, but his series remains highly distinctive."
Tokyo-based PI and antiques dealer Jim Brodie, introduced in Japantown (2013), is targeted by a lethal gang for investigating the brutal home-invasion murder of two elderly men and their families. Read full book review >
THE DISTANCE by Helen Giltrow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2014

"Well done overall. A pleasurable, complex read that runs a touch long—and, as Giltrow reminds us, "It is all about distance.""
A literate though gritty thriller by Oxford-based mysterian Giltrow. Read full book review >
THE LONELY by Ainslie Hogarth
THRILLERS
Released: Sept. 8, 2014

"An initially promising psychological thriller that ultimately fails to deliver. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
This debut novel chronicles a disturbed teen girl's descent into madness. Read full book review >
THE BARTER by Siobhan Adcock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 4, 2014

"A tale of troubled souls far too easily resolved."
A ghost, hungry for a love she was too proud to seize, haunts a young mother. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Lawrence Wright
September 15, 2014

Lawrence Wright has written books that investigate Scientology, al-Qaida, religion in America and the psychology of twinship, among other topics. He received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for The Looming Tower. His new book, Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David is about “one of the great diplomatic triumphs of the twentieth century,” when an unpopular president was able behind the scenes to convince two proud, intransigent leaders of the Middle East to compromise. We ask Wright about uncovering the details of the story in this Kirkus TV interview. View video >