Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 6)

EAT ONLY WHEN YOU'RE HUNGRY by Lindsay Hunter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A savage tale of parenthood and squandered hope from an author whose unsparing eye never ceases to subvert the mundane."
A man goes in search of his addict son only to end up lost in his own relentless crises. Read full book review >
A KIND OF FREEDOM by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"A well-crafted—and altogether timely—first novel."
A multigenerational exploration of systemic racism in America. Read full book review >

A NEST OF VIPERS by Andrea Camilleri
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Expect the ending to make you squirm, though you have to admire Camilleri's ability to disarm horror with his particular charm; the town of Vigàta quietly soldiers on."
When you're a loan shark with an open liking for younger women, the occasional death threat maybe isn't so alarming. Read full book review >
BIBLIOMYSTERIES by Otto Penzler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"No matter. Readers who love books will love reading about books, the people who love them, the people who kill for them, and the people who kill with them—often the very same people."
Indefatigable mystery bookseller/editor Penzler (The Big Book of Jack the Ripper, 2016, etc.) has assembled—wait for it—a collection of 15 stories linking murders to books, originally commissioned between 2011 and 2013 as feuilletons distributed by the Mysterious Bookshop. Read full book review >
HOLLYWOOD HOMICIDE by Kellye  Garrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 8, 2017

"Veteran TV writer Garrett uses her Cold Case experience to inform her debut, which sets up more than one charming character and isn't afraid to go cynical on all things LA."
A stone-broke actress struggles to land the reward for solving a cold case. Read full book review >

THE BLACK KACHINA by Jack Getze
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"An engaging thriller with heroic and villainous characters that readers will enjoy."
A U.S. Air Force officer teams up with a reporter to recover a missing missile before someone uses it to destroy the Hoover Dam in Getze's (Big Shoes, 2015, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >
DRINKS WITH DEAD POETS by Glyn Maxwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Within the loose format of a campus novel lurks a peculiar but not unpersuasive agglomeration of ideas, opinions, and imaginings about poets and their work."
Dream, fantasy, coma, or afterlife? One of these surely explains why an established poet wakes up one day to find himself in a tiny English village teaching a poetry course and enjoying visits from Keats, Whitman, Dickinson, and other literary geniuses. Read full book review >
THE AMBER SHADOWS by Lucy Ribchester
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 7, 2017

"Ribchester (The Hourglass Factory, 2016) convincingly re-creates wartime life and the enclosed world of code-breaking and plays out the suspense in a Hitchcock homage almost worthy of the master."
Mysterious parcels that may connect a British World War II typist with her past make a dangerous gift. Read full book review >
OVERKILL by Niels de Terra
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 3, 2017

"An ambitious but somewhat confusing graphic novel that seeks to vindicate Teilhard's works."
De Terra explores the work and reputation of controversial French Jesuit priest and paleontologist Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) in this debut graphic novel. Read full book review >
GOOD DAYS, BAD DAYS by Stew Mosberg
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2017

"Often engrossing tales of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances."
Mosberg's (In the Shadows of Canyon Road, 2015) collection offers a series of mostly tragic stories set at different points in history.Read full book review >
ASTRODIAC by Eric Kitchen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An often riveting tale that develops its characters as well as it does its steadily paced narrative."
In Kitchen's debut fantasy-adventure, a supernaturally gifted, elite few become targets for murder. Read full book review >
CRIME SCENE by Jonathan Kellerman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"First of a series apparently aimed at readers willing to invest their time and attention in the hope of more excitement down the road."
Kellerman Senior (Heartbreak Hotel, 2017, etc.) and Junior (Potboiler, 2012, etc.) team up again in this tale of a case so cold it's been marked solved for years. 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 >