Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 7)

ANOTHER MAN'S GROUND by Claire Booth
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"The second in Booth's regional crime series (The Branson Beauty, 2016) is both an excellent police procedural and a surprisingly humorous look at politics and family feuds."
Politics rears its ugly head when a sheriff investigates multiple murders. Read full book review >
BETRAYAL AT IGA by Susan Spann
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"The two unlikely sleuths (The Ninja's Daughter, 2016, etc.) once again solve a difficult crime, this one with the extra kick that comes from their own personal stake in its outcome."
A return to his home is a painful experience for a shinobi assassin. Read full book review >

CHINA STRIKE by Matt Rees
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Rees' second ICE thriller (The Damascus Threat, 2016), long on action, moves at breakneck speed."
A bizarre international incident triggers the hunt for an elusive and dangerous cybercriminal. Read full book review >
TORNADO WEATHER by Deborah E.  Kennedy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A cacophonous debut."
Class, race, and natural disaster collide in this first novel. Read full book review >
DARK SKY by Mike Brooks
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Brooks once again delivers an undemanding, up-tempo space adventure peopled with dashing, flamboyant, entertaining, and irreverent characters in a humorous but exceedingly violent romp that is both touching and laced with profanity."
Former pirate and current smuggler Capt. Ichabod Drift is hired, along with the multiracial crew of the starship Keiko, to deliver a gift and retrieve sensitive information on the grim mining planet Uragan. Read full book review >

UNCLE BRUCKER THE RAT KILLER by Leslie Peter Wulff
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A promising premise that stumbles on the basic components of storytelling."
In a debut fantasy novel, Wulff imagines an epic conflict between humans and a neighboring dimension populated entirely by rats. Read full book review >
DARK SATURDAY by Nicci French
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A welcome return to form after the heroine's overwrought, undernourishing last adventure (Friday on My Mind, 2016), even if the continuing villains smack more than ever of a soap opera that just won't end."
Pressed to investigate a suspect cop's handling of an ancient case, psychotherapist Dr. Frieda Klein ends up finding out a whole lot more. Read full book review >
A TALENT FOR MURDER by Andrew Wilson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Not worth bothering with, even for die-hard fans of Dame Agatha."
Bestselling mystery writer Agatha Christie's real-life 1926 disappearance is reimagined as fiction by biographer Wilson (Alexander McQueen, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
FITNESS JUNKIE by Lucy Sykes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"You'll breeze through this one like you would a Saturday spin class with the most fabulous playlist and the promise of brunch cocktails after."
Unofficial rule of the New York fashion industry: if you must buy the bruffin, you absolutely cannot be seen eating said bruffin. Read full book review >
THE WITCHES OF NEW YORK by Ami McKay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"A sprawling tale of persecution and hysteria set in the vivid world of New York City's Victorian era."
Old New York shows its magic and its darkness in McKay's (The Virgin Cure, 2012, etc.) latest novel. Read full book review >
DICHRONAUTS by Greg Egan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Hard to imagine much of an audience outside math brainiacs and Egan enthusiasts."
Egan (The Arrows of Time, 2014, etc.) specializes in inventing seriously strange worlds; this one might well be his weirdest yet. Read full book review >
PERISH FROM THE EARTH by Jonathan F. Putnam
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Enough historical accuracy to satisfy a Civil War re-enactor and enough courtroom proceedings to reveal the author as the Harvard-trained attorney that he is. A mystery for history buffs and legal eagles."
Kentucky gentleman Joshua Speed teams up with his friend Abraham Lincoln for the second time (These Honored Dead, 2016) to bring justice to a Mississippi riverboat in 1837. 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 >