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  • FICTION

    ENEMY OF MINE

    JAN. 15, 2013

  • FICTION

    OFFICE GIRL

    JULY 17, 2012

FICTION

OFFICE GIRL

by Joe Meno

A sweetheart of a novel, complete with a hazy ending. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE BURN PALACE

    FEB. 7, 2013

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE BURN PALACE

by Stephen Dobyns

Nicely done—and you may never look at doctors the same way again. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE GREAT CHARLES DICKENS SCANDAL

    NOV. 13, 2012

NONFICTION

THE GREAT CHARLES DICKENS SCANDAL

by Michael Slater

A sexy story resting on a bed of comprehensive scholarship and pursued with Sherlock-ian imagination. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE RIGHT HAND

    NOV. 13, 2012

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE RIGHT HAND

by Derek Haas

It’s not the game, but how well you play it, and Haas plays it very well indeed in what clearly seems a series launch. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE LAST GIRLFRIEND ON EARTH

    JAN. 22, 2013

FICTION

THE LAST GIRLFRIEND ON EARTH

by Simon Rich

Now we know what happens to all those SNL sketches that Lorne Michaels shoots down. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    UNNATURAL ACTS

    DEC. 24, 2012

FICTION

UNNATURAL ACTS

by Kevin J. Anderson

As exhaustingly inventive and jokey as Dan’s debut. Think of the entire first season of True Blood on fast forward. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    38 NOOSES

    DEC. 4, 2012

HISTORY

38 NOOSES

by Scott W. Berg

A captivating tale of an oft-overlooked, morally ambiguous moment in American history. Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE CHILD'S CHILD

    DEC. 4, 2012

THRILLER & SUSPENSE

THE CHILD'S CHILD

by Barbara Vine

The overwhelming sadness of the events in both stories is leavened by the matter-of-fact firmness with which Vine measures... Full review >

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  • FICTION

    THE DROWNING HOUSE

    JAN. 15, 2013

FICTION

THE DROWNING HOUSE

by Elizabeth Black

Black’s tempered pace and moody vulnerability creates a rich debut: both sensitive and sensational. Full review >

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