Books by Carol Goodman

THE METROPOLITANS by Carol Goodman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 14, 2017

"This historical hodgepodge begs the question, what is this book really about? (Historical adventure. 10-14) "
What happens when a small group of misfits collide in the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the day Pearl Harbor is attacked? They stumble haphazardly into an Arthurian mystery that has Nazi ties, and it is somehow up to them to save New York from a Nazi terrorist attack, of course. Read full book review >
RIVER ROAD by Carol Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"A tired plot and the cliché of a heroine who does exactly what the police have asked her not to do make this a thin read."
A series of deaths on a snowy road plunges a college professor into the middle of a mystery. Read full book review >
HAWTHORN by Carol Goodman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"A satisfying end to an epic trilogy. (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
Having just recently saved Blythewood School for Girls from the evil Shadow Master Judicus van Drood, Avaline Hall is looking forward to relaxing and enjoying her senior year. As if. Read full book review >
RAVENCLIFFE by Carol Goodman
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 2, 2014

"Rife with atmosphere, adventure and romance, this is a fantasy world worth getting lost in for a while. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Half-breed Darkling Avaline Hall makes a triumphant return in the second installment of the Blythewood series. Read full book review >
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 >