Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

MOLE HILLS by Jeanie Herold
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A readable but occasionally awkward set of starter poems."
A heartfelt debut collection of poetry and photography. Read full book review >
Time out of Mind by Linda Morgan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"Beneath the psychic babble lies an entertaining, surprisingly deep story, particularly for a debut novel."
Morgan's debut novel follows the adventures of a budding psychic. Read full book review >

CARE GIVER by Richard Blanchard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"Beautiful, heartbreaking, and deceptive; this fine novel taps into real mystery."
In this deeply affecting short novel, a nursing home's paperboy becomes intertwined with a dying old man and his memories of a lost love. Read full book review >
Kill The Lights: A Mystery by David Wahlberg
Released: May 20, 2013

"A dizzyingly fun array of characters and twists, perfect for a one-sitting read."
In Wahlberg's debut thriller, a vigilance committee in Venice tries to thwart a criminal organization involved in counterfeiting, prostitution, and murder. Read full book review >
Wandering Boy by Ronni Kern
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A funny, endearing tale anchored by an impeccably drawn narrator."
Kern tells the story of country music through the eyes of an unlikely producer in this debut novel. Read full book review >

MEMORIAS DE UN CAMALEON by Miguel De La Cruz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2013

"A creative, evocative mix of stories."
A debut collection of short fiction, mostly in Spanish, addressing aspects of the Mexican and Mexican-American experiences. Read full book review >
THE RULES OF DREAMING by Bruce Hartman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 19, 2013

"An exciting, original take on the literary mystery genre."
A mind-bending marriage of ambitious literary theory and classic murder mystery. Read full book review >
Discovery by Jennifer Collins
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: May 19, 2013

"Tensions are high and it's anybody's guess whether Syney will live long enough to unseat the scheming queen."
Once Collins gets the plot rolling in her YA fantasy debut, it's almost nonstop peril for her young heroine. Read full book review >
Riding the Dragon by Chris Taylor
NATURE & TRAVEL
Released: May 19, 2013

"An intriguing but overreaching effort that struggles to become more than a mess of details."
The sum of two years' travel, Taylor's ambitious travelogue considers the complex history and vagaries of contemporary China. Read full book review >
The Shadow of the Gauntlet by Casey Caracciolo
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 18, 2013

"An impressive magical beginning for the legend of Scargen and his motley crew."
In this high-tech fantasy, young Thomas Scargen finds himself embroiled in a magical war while searching for his missing father. Read full book review >
SCALDING DECEIT by Cori Lynn Arnold
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 18, 2013

"Covers the bases of a murder mystery, but the characters and relationships are what stand out."
Poisonings rock Rochester, N.Y., and bungled evidence threatens to set a killer free in Arnold's (Frigid Deceit, 2012) second thriller featuring detectives Louis Baker and Robert Hicks. Read full book review >
The Summertime  Adventures of the Seward School Bombers by J.E. Tooley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 18, 2013

"A robust and often hilarious, if somewhat slow-paced, bildungsroman."
Tooley's comic debut novel follows the anarchic misadventures of a gang of boys coming-of-age in Arizona's Sonora Desert in the late 1960s. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >