Indie Book Reviews (page 7)

GHOST DETECTIVE by Janet C.K.
THRILLERS
Released: March 30, 2015

"A delightful mystery even if it seems more like a series introduction than its own distinct story."
In C.K.'s debut thriller, aliens save a detective who then continues to work cases—despite the fact that he turns into a ghost every night. Read full book review >
A Wolf at the Gate by Mark Van Steenwyk
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 28, 2015

"A visually stunning work addressing themes of peace, generosity, and forgiveness."
Van Steenwyk (The Unkingdom of God, 2013, etc.) offers an illustrated chapter book about an angry red wolf who encounters a saintly beggar king. Read full book review >

THE HOMEPORT JOURNALS by A. C. Burch
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2015

"An often vivid portrait of Provincetown life and May-December friendships, despite a bland main character."
An elderly woman and her troupe of gay live-ins take in a young man running from a bad romance in Burch's debut novel. Read full book review >
A Flag For The Flying Dragon by Carole P. Roman
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 27, 2015

"Another trunk full of golden pirate treasure from Roman."
In Roman's (Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles, 2015, etc.) newest pirate adventure for kids, a new crew member rocks the boat. Read full book review >
What I've Learned from You by Scott A. Kelly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 27, 2015

"An intelligent, sensitive reflection on the practice of medicine."
Kelly's memoir explores the idea that medicine not only mends the body, but can also heal the soul. Read full book review >

ADVENTURES WITH ANDY & SUSIE  by Donna Hall
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 26, 2015

"Needs a narrative polish but intrigues with inviting illustrations and a low-key, Victorian-style sci-fi twist."
A friendly feline narrates this picture book depicting a young boy's weekend adventures in and around his family's fruit farm. Read full book review >
Desperate Shop Girls by David L. Gersh
THRILLERS
Released: March 26, 2015

"A welcome new approach to the small-town legal thriller."
Gersh (Art Is Dead, 2006), a former attorney, charmingly lampoons his one-time profession in this lighthearted legal thriller. Read full book review >
AFTER MIND by Spencer Wolf
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 25, 2015

"A rewarding tesseract of a novel that doesn't release its secrets easily."
A sci-fi debut about a boy who's deathly afraid of water and the family who helps reconstruct his mind after a tragic accident. Read full book review >
Four Years of Bedlamide: by Max Malady
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 25, 2015

"Raw yet gripping exploration of mental illness.
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In this debut novel, Harry Taylor recounts his mistaken marriage to a schizophrenic, detailing her "Voice" and mercenary, mentally unstable family. Read full book review >
ASHES OF EDEN by Seven Everson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"An original romance/mystery that will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment."
From debut novelist Everson, a supernatural story of first love and the realization that some things are not quite as they appear. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S SNARE by Michael Donovan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 24, 2015

"A slick, dynamic mystery that confronts readers with just how many sides a story can have before we get to what matters: the truth."
Donovan's (Behind Closed Doors, 2013) second adventure of hard-boiled Eddie Flynn is a story steeped in the harsh realities of kidnapping, tabloid journalism, and good old-fashioned detective work. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 22, 2015

"An entertaining, highly detailed account of the lives of some very famous gangsters."
Friedman (All Against The Law, 2014, etc.) offers an in-depth account of the crime bosses of Prohibition-era America. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >