Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

THE IN-LAWS by G.X. Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2018

"Another tale of incisive sleuths that's short but thoroughly enjoyable."
In Chen's (An Intangible Affair, 2017, etc.) latest series installment, Bostonian amateur detective and biologist Ann Lee sets out to prove the innocence of a friend accused of murder.Read full book review >
INSIDE SAM LERNER by Gwen Banta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2018

"A conventional but sometimes entertaining noir whodunit."
In Banta's (The Fly Strip, 2016) latest novel, a retired, 40-something Los Angeles police detective returns to his hometown of New Orleans only to become embroiled in a case of a dead sex worker. Read full book review >

ALTERED SEASONS by Paul Briggs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 2018

"This epic story of global pandemonium wisely centers on accessible characters."
A near-future world struggles to survive after the melting Arctic ice cap triggers devastating worldwide climate change in the start of Briggs' (Locksmith's Journeys, 2016, etc.) series. Read full book review >
A TASTE FOR VENGEANCE by Martin Walker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2018

"Walker's latest is replete with incident, but like the frequent dinners his hero prepares for friends, paying guests, and the occasional visiting FBI agent, its abundance seems just one more testimony to the richness of the region."
A promotion comes with a host of challenges for the Périgord region's Bruno Courrèges (The Templar's Last Secret, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >
LITTLE BIG LOVE by Katy Regan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"An endearing tale of perseverance and forgiveness."
A 10-year-old boy is on a mission to find his absentee father in this tender and humorous British family drama. Read full book review >

OCEAN LIGHT by Nalini Singh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"Another intricately plotted, vividly sensual love story from a romance favorite."
With life-threatening injuries, Bowen Knight is spirited away to a lab deep in the ocean where he meets Kaia, a BlackSea changeling who considers him the enemy despite the disconcerting attraction they share. Read full book review >
THE PHARAOH KEY by Douglas Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"When the end of a book with a dying hero makes the reader laugh, that's a neat trick. This is a great cap on the series."
Doomed by a fatal illness, Gideon Crew embarks on one wild, series-ending adventure (Beyond the Ice Limit, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >
SECRETS, LIES, & CRAWFISH PIES by Abby L. Vandiver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"Vandiver's debut, which launches a character-driven series, has plenty of local color and interesting tidbits on Creole history though not much of a mystery."
A small-town girl returning to her roots becomes a reluctant sleuth. Read full book review >
BEARSKIN by James A. McLaughlin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"An intense, visceral debut equal to the best that country noir has to offer."
A fugitive from a Mexican cartel takes refuge in a forest preserve in the wilds of Virginia. Read full book review >
NIGHT FALL by Simon R. Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"A splendid riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, conveyed with trademark wisecracking humor, and carried out with maximum bloodshed and mayhem. In a word, irresistible."
This finale—as in final, last, ultimate, never-to-be-another—wraps up two of Green's popular and successful fantasy series, the Secret Histories (Moonbreaker, 2017, etc.) and the Nightside (The Bride Wore Black Leather, 2012, etc.).Read full book review >
MORE THAN WORDS by Mia Sheridan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"Beautiful and worth staying up late to finish."
A history-loving heroine saves her first love from a downward spiral in this emotional contemporary romance. Read full book review >
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 12, 2018

"A sparkling, robust young hero with a distinctive voice—a real winner."
In this novel, a 5-year-old girl (whose father is a minor Jane Austen character) makes unexpected discoveries while adventuring through Europe in search of Utopia. 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 >