Books by Carol Goodman

BLYTHEWOOD by Carol Goodman
Released: Oct. 3, 2013

"It's a long and winding road that leads Ava toward the answers to her questions, and readers are likely to agree that it's a journey well worth taking. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Readers looking to lose themselves in a beautifully told fantasy, ripe with magic, forbidden love and unspeakably dark forces, will find a happy home at Blythewood, a boarding school for girls. Read full book review >
ARCADIA FALLS by Carol Goodman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 1, 2010

"Passably engaging, principally for its meditations on the ever-shifting challenges facing women artists."
Goodman's latest melding of faux folklore and neo-gothic melodrama (The Night Villa, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >
THE NIGHT VILLA by Carol Goodman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"The ancient diary is marginally more entertaining than the contemporary romantic mystery, which is neither very romantic nor mysterious."
On the Isle of Capri, classical scholars compete against cult members searching for a long-lost Pythagorean manuscript in the latest from Goodman (The Sonnet Lover, 2007, etc.), who specializes in mysteries polished with a patina of highbrow culture. Read full book review >
THE SONNET LOVER by Carol Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2007

"The richly imagined setting will appeal to Tuscan sun worshippers, but the mystery suffers from lack of a credible murder motive."
A literature professor unveils the grim secret of a Tuscan villa in Goodman's florid fifth (The Ghost Orchid, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
THE GHOST ORCHID by Carol Goodman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"More of the same from Goodman: not half bad, not all that good."
The ghost of Daphne du Maurier was probably consulted during the writing of Goodman's latest romantic suspenser (The Drowning Tree, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >
THE DROWNING TREE by Carol Goodman
THRILLERS
Released: July 1, 2004

"A touch overwrought, a touch didactic, but haunting nonetheless."
Cerebral mystery from classy bestseller Goodman (The Seduction of Water, 2003, etc.). Read full book review >
THE SEDUCTION OF WATER by Carol Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Much too long, and tending to cliché, but a pretty good romantic suspenser nonetheless."
There's enough plot for two or three Robert Ludlum potboilers in this agreeably overstuffed second from Goodman (The Lake of Dead Languages, Jan. 2002). Read full book review >
THE LAKE OF DEAD LANGUAGES by Carol Goodman
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 2, 2002

"Trash, despite the highfalutin Latin and classic references—and not very sexy trash at that."
A woman returns to the boarding school where her roommates committed suicide 20 years earlier and faces a rash of new deaths: a gothic, unconvincing debut replete with incest, homoeroticism, and murder. Read full book review >