Indie Book Reviews (page 625)

THE GHOSTS OF VARNER CREEK by Michael Weems
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"A well-crafted balance of history and supernatural mystery."
At 87, Solomon "Sol" Mayfield is taken on an otherworldly journey to discover what really happened to his family. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"An understandable, highly informative guide for nonfinancial professionals engaged in development work and community improvement."
A comprehensive guide to the basics of funding and finance for development projects. Read full book review >

ARCHIMEDES' CLAW by Theodore Morrison Homa
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"A fascinating, if flawed, blend of suspense, history, time travel and shades of steampunk."
A disjointed time-travel romp through the ages authored by a physician turned first-time novelist. Read full book review >
NEXT YEAR IN JERUSALEM by L.D. Bergsgaard
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"A fast-paced, informed action/adventure story that holds the reader's attention from cover to cover."
Preying on the fears of Americans, militant Islamic factions plot the downfall and overthrow of America from within. Read full book review >
AGELESS FABLES by Seldon Thomas Childers
Released: Aug. 10, 2011

"A jaunty lot of advice, sound as ever and told with good cheer."
In their illustrated book of children's poetry, Childers and Buck present new takes on old parables, set to rhyme. Read full book review >

SPIRIT'S PATH by Lisi Mayer
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"An expansive, uneven work that would benefit from a narrower focus."
Through the character of Karla, debut author Mayer chronicles her life, from a traumatic childhood in Austria through her retirement from successful psychiatry practice in the United States. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Good thwarts evil in a simple, relatable way in Morrison's morality tale that entertains while avoiding saccharine moralizing."
A warm adventure story featuring man's best friends and a very special cat. Read full book review >
BUTTERFLY STORM by Suzanne Maxwell
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Heartwarming tale of a woman's physical transformation and spiritual journey."
An accident victim visits heaven in her dreams. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: Aug. 8, 2011

"Nash has produced a surprising, entertaining tale of pulp intrigue that will leave readers clamoring for more."
Nash's debut novel is a straight-forward pulpy tale of revenge and espionage set in Southwest Florida. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2011

"An intimate portrait of an imperfect family, offered as a tribute to its late matriarch."
Part memoir, part family history and driven by love for an absent mother. Read full book review >
THE GENITALIA SCROLLS by Barry E. Gaines
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 7, 2011

"Creatively powered silliness with cautionary undertones."
Aliens bring bad news for sexy earthlings in this otherworldly, tongue-in-cheek romp. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 6, 2011

"A clouded window onto a future that robots will love."
Consumerism will impel us toward a marvelous machine-made world, according to this ambitious treatise on economics and technological change. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sara Paretsky
author of BRUSH BACK
July 28, 2015

No one would accuse V. I. Warshawski of backing down from a fight, but there are a few she’d be happy to avoid. High on that list is tangling with Chicago political bosses. Yet that’s precisely what she ends up doing when she responds to Frank Guzzo’s plea for help in Brush Back, the latest thriller from bestselling author Sara Paretsky. For six stormy weeks back in high school, V.I. thought she was in love with Frank. He broke up with her, she went off to college, he started driving trucks for Bagby Haulage. She forgot about him until the day his mother was convicted of bludgeoning his kid sister, Annie, to death. Stella Guzzo was an angry, uncooperative prisoner and did a full 25 years for her daughter’s murder. Newly released from prison, Stella is looking for exoneration, so Frank asks V.I. for help. “Paretsky, who plots more conscientiously than anyone else in the field, digs deep, then deeper, into past and present until all is revealed,” our reviewer writes. View video >