Nightmares Unhinged by Joshua Viola
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 11, 2015

"A slew of gloriously disturbing, well-told tales to unnerve readers."
Viola (Luna One, 2014, etc.) amasses a series of blistering horror stories, including a few of his own, from authors who tell of vampires, demons, killers, and things better left hidden in the dark.Read full book review >
JOYLAND by Stephen King
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2013

"A satisfyingly warped yarn, kissing cousins of Blue Velvet. Readers may be inclined to stay off the Tilt-a-Whirl for a while after diving into these pages."
Great. First we have to be afraid of clowns. Now it's the guy who runs the Ferris wheel. Read full book review >

ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"The latest from a generation of literary novelists who are erasing the distinction between art and pulp."
The zombie genre provides unlikely inspiration for the author's creative renewal. Read full book review >
BAITED BLOOD by Sue Ann Jaffarian
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"Although killing the undead is no joke, this second entry in Jaffarian's latest series offers both humor and heart."
A spate of grisly stakings sends shock waves though L.A.'s vampire community. Read full book review >
THE LAST WEREWOLF by Glen Duncan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 2011

"Duncan's writing is quirky and brilliant—and definitely not for kids."
Duncan continues the long tradition of werewolf literature in this harrowing novel of lupine transformation. Read full book review >

I'LL NEVER GET OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIVE by Steve Earle
THRILLERS
Released: May 12, 2011

"Already well-respected for both his music and his acting, Earle can now add novelist to an impressive résumé."
A thematically ambitious debut novel that draws from the writer's experience yet isn't simply a memoir in the guise of fiction. Read full book review >
THE MEDUSA AMULET by Robert Masello
THRILLERS
Released: April 26, 2011

"Great writing and rich detail combine for a gripping read."
A bookish librarian encounters danger and intrigue when he sets out in search of a lost Renaissance masterpiece rumored to possess strange powers, in Masello's latest novel (Blood and Ice, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
THE FALLEN BLADE by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 27, 2011

"Pounce on this one."
Alternate-world fantasy from the talented and versatile author of End of the World Blues (2007), wherein Marco Polo's family founded the dynasty that rules Venice. Read full book review >
BLOODSHOT by Cherie Priest
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 25, 2011

"A refreshing and addictive lure for readers uninterested in fangs, bats, capes and hissing."
A 100-year-old vampire thief runs afoul of secret biological experimenters—first of an urban fantasy series from the versatile author of Boneshaker (2009). Read full book review >
HANDLING THE UNDEAD by John Ajvide Lindqvist
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"A philosophical story about fears to which no beating heart is immune."
Bright lights in a big city herald the return of the dead in Swedish horrorist Lindqvist's second novel, after Let the Right One In (2007), a vampire tale that was later turned into a movie. Read full book review >
THE SHAKE by Mel Nicolai
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Sept. 27, 2010

"An utterly readable fusion of vampire fiction and labyrinthine whodunit powered by a highly intelligent narrative containing deep existential speculation and numerous philosophical references; Anne Rice meets Dashiell Hammett at a Zen Buddhist monastery."
A philosophically inclined vampire turns gumshoe and investigates an unsolved murder. Read full book review >
THE GHOSTS OF BELFAST by Stuart Neville
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"Harsh and unrelenting crime fiction, masterfully done."
The IRA may have made peace with England, but decades of violence still haunt a former terrorist. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Eric Dyson
February 2, 2016

In Michael Eric Dyson’s rich and nuanced book new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson writes with passion and understanding about Barack Obama’s “sad and disappointing” performance regarding race and black concerns in his two terms in office. While race has defined his tenure, Obama has been “reluctant to take charge” and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial woes, determined to remain “not a black leader but a leader who is black.” Dyson cogently examines Obama’s speeches and statements on race, from his first presidential campaign through recent events—e.g., the Ferguson riots and the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston—noting that the president is careful not to raise the ire of whites and often chastises blacks for their moral failings. At his best, he spoke with “special urgency for black Americans” during the Ferguson crisis and was “at his blackest,” breaking free of constraints, in his “Amazing Grace” Charleston eulogy. Dyson writes here as a realistic, sometimes-angry supporter of the president. View video >