Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

BREWING REASON by Edward W. Grey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 22, 2016

"An intriguing brief against religion set in a stiff and uninvolving romance."
Sparks fly when a fundamentalist Christian boy and a militant atheist girl fall in love in this debut novel of free-thinking ideas. Read full book review >
THE IGUANA PROJECT by Dale Arden
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Sci-fi and criminology deftly merge in this well-paced tale."
In this debut novel, a lawyer hopes that cutting-edge techniques in suspended animation can solve his problems with the Mafia. Read full book review >

IMHOTEP by Jerry Dubs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 20, 2016

"An intelligently constructed and exciting peek into the distant past.



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In this historical thriller, three Americans find themselves transported to ancient Egypt and thrust into the political intrigue of the day. Read full book review >
PARADIGM LOST by R. Roderick Rowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 26, 2017

"An inventive tribal tale hampered by problematic racial attitudes and extraneous details."
In this novel, a young man in a future Pacific Northwest finds his purpose in a homoerotic culture that combines Native American-derived spirituality with militarism. Read full book review >
A GAME OF DECEIT by Kim Davis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 19, 2017

"An impressive thriller by an author worth following."
Falling for the wrong man could prove life-threatening for an interior designer in this debut novel. Read full book review >

HOUSE OF SPIES by Daniel Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Another chilling glimpse inside global terror networks from a gifted storyteller."
Gabriel Allon is back in the field. Read full book review >
ICE HUNTERS by Neil Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 15, 2017

"A taut cat-and-mouse game with potent characters."
An Australian's solitary fishing trip on an isolated New Zealand island takes a frightening turn when he witnesses a murder and becomes the killers' next target in Roberts' debut thriller. Read full book review >
SING, UNBURIED, SING by Jesmyn Ward
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"Not as strong as its predecessor, but expertly written all the same, proving Ward's position at the forefront of modern Southern letters."
Ward (Men We Reaped, 2013, etc.) follows her excellent, National Book Award-winning novel Salvage the Bones with her third book-length work of fiction, a searching study of all the ways in which people damage each other, sometimes without meaning to. Read full book review >
FADE TO BLACK by
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 26, 2017

"A somber but thoroughly gripping detective story and an extraordinary villain."
In this debut thriller, a former actor turned sleuth searches for a serial murderer whose victims may point to the private eye himself as the killer's ultimate goal. Read full book review >
THE SNOW GLOBE by Tony Faggioli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A bleak but gripping tale with an impressive protagonist."
A woman comes face to face with an obsessed ex-fiance when he threatens someone she loves in Faggioli's (One Plus One, 2016, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
THE DEATH OF LOIS JANEWAY by Vanderzee Robert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2017

"A reluctant but absorbing detective headlining an equally entertaining story."
In this thriller, a man tries beating a murder rap by helping cops take down a mobster laundering money. Read full book review >
ARKANSAS SUMMER by Anne Moose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 9, 2017

"An often powerful novel about courage and integrity in the face of hate."
In this gripping novel of romance and social consciousness, a white California teenager encounters the effects of racial prejudice in the segregated South of the 1950s. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >