Fiction & Literature Book Reviews (page 8)

DOC DOC ZEUS by Thomas Keech
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A complex, multilayered, and psychologically acute tale about a predatory physician: well done."
As a narcissistic gynecologist targets his next vulnerable patient, he comes under suspicion by the state medical board's inexperienced investigator in this novel. Read full book review >
THE SECRET OF THE INDIA ORCHID by Nancy Campbell Allen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A clever, engaging, India-set Regency romance."
After the man of her dreams breaks her heart, Sophia Elliot heads to India for a change of scenery and perhaps to find a husband, but she becomes embroiled in a murder mystery being investigated by her former beau. Read full book review >

THE LOST VAMPIRE by Kate Baxter
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"An incredibly fun paranormal romance with a heroine who gives as good as she gets."
An ancient vampire looking for his mate finds his beloved in the form of a soul-stealing fae being kept in servitude by a powerful mage. Read full book review >
A BOY IN WINTER by Rachel Seiffert
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"All the notes of the Holocaust song, including the rare ray of hope, are played in this spare, fast-moving novel."
Three very bad days in the Ukraine, November 1941. Read full book review >
THE FALL OF LILITH by Vashti Quiroz-Vega
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A well-written, descriptive, and dark creation story."
Fallen angels battle for survival in Quiroz-Vega's (The Basement, 2013) fantasy novel. Read full book review >

MOTHEREST by Kristen Iskandrian
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A powerfully perceptive story written with love, realism, and humor and that feels fresh despite the familiar terrain."
Conventional wisdom says that when a teenager has a baby, her life is ruined. Read full book review >
NEW HAVEN NOIR by Amy Bloom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The stories Bloom chooses share a strong sense of place, detailing the quirks that make every corner of New Haven distinctive. But it's the lucid writing and clear, compelling storylines that make her dark tales shine. Maybe she offers a noir version of Light and Truth after all."
In an Ivy League town, Bloom (Lucky Us, 2014, etc.) turns Yale's motto—Lux et Veritas—on its head, finding darkness and deceit in every corner of New Haven. Read full book review >
MURDER IN DISGUISE by Mary Miley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"The murders are only the tip of the iceberg in this densely plotted tale. Despite its busy program of felonies, you can't help cheering on the brave heroine and her young helper, both of whom have faced a life of adversity."
A woman with a shady past continues to prove a capable amateur sleuth. Read full book review >
BEYOND ABSOLUTION by Cora Harrison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Beneath the entertaining historical tidbits, Harrison (A Shocking Assassination, 2016, etc.) provides a puzzle that will challenge the most dedicated mystery reader."
The murder of a beloved priest sends shock waves through Cork. Read full book review >
STUDENT BODY by Susan Rogers  Cooper
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Lively and mysterious: above average for this brashly comic series."
A romance writer and part-time sleuth has to work a case much too close to home. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S CUP by Alys Clare
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"As usual, Clare (A Rustle of Silk, 2016, etc.) provides a pleasurable combination of mysticism and historical fact. The secret of that evil object makes this one of her better mysteries."
A turbulent time in British history draws to a shocking end. Read full book review >
HOLDING by Graham Norton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"A bright, quick-paced novel, especially inviting because of its tongue-in-cheek wit."
A quiet Irish town is rocked by the discovery of a body. 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 >