LEGENDS OF THE RIF by Joe  O'Neill
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 25, 2015

"Another entertaining action-adventure installment, albeit one with a few too many plot strands."
In O'Neill's (Wrath of the Caid, 2014, etc.) third volume of his YA Red Hand Adventures series, the Moroccan resistance prepares to battle a power-hungry warlord who's allied himself with the French army.Read full book review >
The Quarry at the Crossroads by Kim Ekemar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 25, 2015

"Once again, Ekemar's well-drawn, realistic characters and wild, suspenseful plot render this an absolute must-read for series fans."
In the third book of Ekemar's (Where the Bones of a Buried Rat Lie, 2014, etc.) planned tetralogy, Matthias Callaghan finds that loose threads in his web of lies threaten to unravel his subterfuge. Read full book review >

THE LAST BOOK EVER WRITTEN by Jonah Kruvant
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 28, 2015

"A bit familiar, but exciting nonetheless."
In a future dictatorship, detective Victor Vale starts questioning authority when, to infiltrate a dissident cell, he goes undercover as a writer. Read full book review >
DEAD IN DUBAI by Marilynn Larew
THRILLERS
Released: April 30, 2015

"Lee's charm and tenacity can conquer any obstacle, even an unsteady premise."
Former CIA analyst Lee Carruthers returns in Larew's (The Spider Catchers, 2013) thriller, this time searching for a murderer in Dubai and stepping into the middle of a war between arms dealers. Read full book review >
CASINO QADDAFI by Graham Tempest
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"Like 007 with a CPA card—who knew accounting could be so wild?"
Taking place largely in Libya in 2011—just weeks after the assassination of Moammar Gadhafi—Tempest's (Casino Excelsior, 2012, etc.) third financial mystery/thriller featuring forensic accountant Oliver Steele revolves around his mission to locate an illegitimate son of the slain leader. Read full book review >

Understanding Mental Disorders by American Psychiatric Association
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: May 1, 2015

"A well-organized, nontechnical overview of recognized psychiatric disorders and methods for treating them."
A plainly written guide to psychiatric conditions, intended for nonspecialist readers. Read full book review >
GREEN DEVIL by David Saperstein
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2015

"One hell of a ride, even though the devils in these details are more comic book than cosmic."
An ancient, fallen archangel will ruin North America with nuclear toxins unless a multicultural force of holy men and heroes can smite the supernatural menace. Read full book review >
SAVING GRAPES by J.T Lundy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2015

"A memorable, unexpectedly heartwarming romp."
Lundy's (Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy, 2013) amusing tale of two hapless Illinoisans trying to raise quick cash in French wine country. Read full book review >
The Accidental Truth by Lauri Taylor
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"A fascinating journey into an enigmatic case and equally elusive parent."
An Orange County woman details her four-year investigation into the violent death of her mother in Mexico in this debut memoir. Read full book review >
Psychedelic  Bubble Gum by Bobby Hart
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 12, 2015

"A highly detailed autobiography by a unique figure in American cultural history, which will interest historians and pop-culture aficionados alike."
Hart, in his debut, tells of how his jagged path through the music industry led to heartbreak—but also to happiness. Read full book review >
BREAKING PRECEDENT by Charles B. Lewis
Released: May 15, 2015

"An extremely well-executed courtroom novel, with a hero readers will want to meet again."
A fast-paced legal thriller turning on questions of sex, self-defense and murder. Read full book review >
Walk-Up Music by Paul Watsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2015

"Refreshing poetry that has a little something for everybody."
Watsky (Telling the Difference, 2010, etc.) does the work of 10 poets in this excellent, slim collection. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >