Indie Book Reviews (page 6)

The Carswell Covenant by Steve Fisher
Released: July 8, 2016

"Some intriguing elements, but this sometimes-off-putting adventure lacks the zip a thriller needs."
In this debut thriller set in the early 2000s, an IT expert searches for a tomb explored by his Egyptologist grandfather and discovers startling revelations. Read full book review >
How to Make Money with Global Macro by Javier Gonzalez
Released: July 7, 2016

"A provocative consideration for the thoughtful investor."
A convention-busting reappraisal of global macroeconomics. Read full book review >

The Song of Orpheus by Tracy Barrett
Released: July 7, 2016

"Accessible and entertaining, these stories provide a thoughtful, fresh take on a classic subject."
Seventeen lesser-known Greek myths get an energetic retelling in this collection for readers 12 and up. Read full book review >
All But Normal by Shawn Thornton
Released: July 5, 2016

"A religious debut memoir that carefully brings an engaging, complex family to life."
A pastor examines his childhood living with a disabled parent. Read full book review >
Life After Juliet by Shannon Lee Alexander
Released: July 5, 2016

"A successful story of a young woman's journey through grief."
In this YA coming-of-age novel, a teenage girl who's lost her best friend must learn how to open her heart again. Read full book review >

The Sixth Man by Ron Lealos
Released: July 5, 2016

"A fresh, enjoyable crime novel that mixes its characters' base, murderous motivations with a twist of intrigue and history."
The specter of the Communist regime and the ghost of the Vietnam War loom large over this murder mystery set in present-day Vietnam. Read full book review >
Rosyland by Doug Ingold
Released: July 5, 2016

"A skillfully written novel with plenty of intrigue, plot twists, and romance."
The need for revenge runs deep in Ingold's (Square, 2014, etc.) latest mystery/thriller.Read full book review >
Made Men by Bradley Ernst
Released: July 4, 2016

"A haunting historical backdrop provides a base for a triad of curious but irresistible characters."
Three boys, products of a Nazi geneticist's experiment, break free from their confines, with one of them becoming a proficient killer, in the second of Ernst's (Inhumanum, 2016) thriller series.Read full book review >
Divorce by Rosanne DeTorres
Released: July 4, 2016

"A compact and straightforward guide to a well-planned divorce."
In this short handbook, a family law attorney offers advice, checklists, and worksheets on preparing for and dealing with divorce. Read full book review >
Cold Spring '94 by Peter Riley
Released: July 4, 2016

"A rousing, globe-trekking conspiracy tale, with the budding detective inspector the main attraction."
Detectives from Scotland Yard and the U.S. collaborate to track down a couple of men in America with possible ties to terrorist bombings in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
Released: July 2, 2016

"A useful, if somewhat eccentric, guide to making oneself less vulnerable."
Eastman calls for a greater awareness of one's individual surroundings, both physical and digital, in this debut work of self-improvement. Read full book review >
Adventure by Brian Deason
Released: July 2, 2016

"A boisterous, persistently fun adventure story."
A debut fantasy about an Illinois grad student who goes to various places that share more than a few similarities with familiar movies and TV shows. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >