Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 3)

GLOW OF DEATH by Jane K. Cleland
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A cozy replete with antiques lore, likable characters, and a more complex mystery than usual."
An antiques appraiser get scammed, gets mad, and gets even. Read full book review >
The Varangian by Bruce Macbain
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"While some portions lack literary zeal, this book still delivers a highly entertaining Viking adventure."
This third installment of a historical fiction series focuses on a bold Viking's daunting mission in the 11th century C.E. Read full book review >

WHEN ALL THE GIRLS HAVE GONE by Jayne Ann Krentz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A terrific read by a stellar author."
When her stepsister disappears, Charlotte teams up with a private investigator to find her only to discover years' worth of deception and secrets. Read full book review >
SLIPPING by Lauren Beukes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Utterly bizarre and equally addictive, these pieces demonstrate that Beukes has only tapped the surface of her prodigious and wide-ranging talent with her novels."
An art installation so tactile as to feel alive, a ghost that lurks alongside a promising architecture student, a girl gutted from the inside to make a premiere athlete: all stitched together into a punk tapestry of stories and other short pieces. Read full book review >
STORM RISING by Douglas Schofield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"Schofield continues the unlikely merger of hard-boiled and fantasy he launched in Time of Departure (2015, etc.). There's probably more here for detective fans than paranormal buffs but still enough for both camps."
A cop's widow tries to clear her late husband's name. Read full book review >

TO CAPTURE WHAT WE CANNOT KEEP by Beatrice Colin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A novel of soaring ambitions, public and private."
A French engineer working on the construction of the Eiffel Tower meets a Glaswegian widow, and their romance is as risky as the tower project itself. Read full book review >
NORMAL by Warren Ellis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2016

"A crackling, funny, and frightening horror story from a unique voice in genre lit."
After a futurist has a nervous breakdown in Rotterdam, he's taken to a secret hospital in rural Oregon that may not be what it seems on the surface. Read full book review >
VICTORIA by Daisy Goodwin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Fun, romantic, and suited for both adult and teenage readers. On its way to PBS in January 2017."
The teenage Queen Victoria, raging against her mother, crushing on her prime minister, and not impressed by her loser cousin Albert. Read full book review >
Size Matters by Cathryn Novak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Like a slice of a favorite dessert, thoroughly enjoyable, but gone too soon."
Two peculiar loners bond over the culinary arts in this debut novel. Read full book review >
THE DARE AND THE DOCTOR by Kate Noble
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"Not to be missed."
An amateur horticulturalist from Lincolnshire travels to London to show off her hybrid roses—and to visit a handsome doctor who has been writing her letters. Read full book review >
I'LL TAKE YOU THERE by Wally Lamb
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"There's a novel in here somewhere, buried under film trivia, corny commentary, a convoluted premise, and a 17-page article about the Miss Rheingold contest."
An aging film scholar is visited by elegant Hollywood ghosts bearing interactive home movies of his childhood. Read full book review >
CONCLAVE by Robert Harris
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2016

"An illuminating read for anyone interested in the inner workings of the Catholic Church; for prelate-fiction superfans, it is pure temptation."
Harris, creator of grand, symphonic thrillers from Fatherland (1992) to An Officer and a Spy (2014), scores with a chamber piece of a novel set in the Vatican in the days after a fictional pope dies. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >