Fiction & Literature Book Reviews

BIOHAZARD LEVEL 4 by David Lyons
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A tightly packed bioweapon story provides momentum and plenty of obstacles for the recurring protagonist to overcome."
The latest in Lyons' (Waters of Oblivion, 2014, etc.) Jock Boucher thriller series finds the retired judge facing off against his nemesis, who plans to unleash plague-infested mosquitoes in the United States.Read full book review >
SURRENDER TO THE HIGHLANDER by Lynsay Sands
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 30, 2018

"A sexy, delightful must-read for historical romance fans."
When Niels Buchanan realizes Lady Edith Drummond is being targeted by an unknown assassin, he vows to protect her, but the stakes get even higher once he acknowledges that he loves her. Read full book review >

THE ADULTERANTS by Joe Dunthorne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2018

"A domestic comedy that explodes the myths of manhood with joyful pandemonium."
Dunthorne (Wild Abandon, 2012, etc.) forsakes his erstwhile examinations of the adolescent mind to tackle one man's full-on fear of adulthood. Read full book review >
THE LIFE TO COME by Michelle de Kretser
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 13, 2018

"A thought-provoking novel of both beauty and brains."
An aspiring novelist moves through a circle of friends, lovers, and acquaintances, all navigating fraught relationships with each other and with their homelands. Read full book review >
DEATH OF AN HONEST MAN by M.C. Beaton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2018

"One of the most convoluted and striking in this venerable series (Death of a Ghost, 2017, etc.), whose fans will relish the newest complications in the hero's chaotic life."
Honesty may not be the best policy if it makes your acquaintances want to kill you. Read full book review >

THE SPARSHOLT AFFAIR by Alan Hollinghurst
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018

"A novel full of life and perception; you end the book not minding that the actual Sparsholt affair gets just the barest of outlines."
A man's inability to be honest about his sexuality has scandalous, and brutally public, consequences for several generations. Read full book review >
A DEADLY DISCOVERY by Ed Day
FICTION & LITERATURE

"Not earthshaking, but an often entertaining discovery that ably sets up a sequel."
The inventors of a world-changing technology flee for their lives from those who want it for themselves in Day's debut thriller. Read full book review >
DEATH POSTPONED by Gustaf Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2017

"An often entertaining mystery with a satisfying ending despite a few too many subplots."
In Berger's debut novel, a human-interest journalist for a small New York City weekly finds herself unexpectedly investigating a 14-year-old insurance scam related to the World Trade Center attacks. Read full book review >
THE CAMEL AND THE SCORPION by C.C. Rising
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 22, 2017

"A nerve-wracking, vibrantly dramatic tale with an empathetic protagonist."
In Rising's debut thriller, a Texas college professor in 1977 tries to prove the innocence of her young student, a suspected terrorist imprisoned in Israel. Read full book review >
MULE SHOES TO SANTA FE by Jim L.  Hickman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2017

"This tried-and-true Western yarn delivers a strong hero but hits mostly familiar notes along its journey."
A debut historical novel follows an enterprising young man as he makes his way across the Santa Fe Trail in the 1840s. Read full book review >
TASTE AND SEE by Vikram  Kolmannskog
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2017

"A lyrical study of passion, both religious and carnal."
A gay man finds spiritual exaltation in the realm of the senses in this debut poem. Read full book review >
THE LAST STAGE TO BOSQUE REDONDO by Gary L. Stuart
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2017

"A Western tale packed with intriguing historical issues but lacking fully developed characters."
This third installment of a series revives Marshal Angus Esperraza for another eventful ride, this time joining a research expedition retracing the forced relocation of the Navajo. 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 >