Indie Book Reviews

The Obeahman's Dagger by Neil Daniel
Released: July 14, 2015

"Dynamic characters and ambiance help this tale showcase Trinidadian culture."
In this debut thriller, a journalist follows leads the police ignore to learn the fate of women who have vanished during the Trinidadian Carnival. Read full book review >
The Gambit by Bradley Carlson

"A briskly paced thriller that deftly imagines a nightmare scenario."
A debut political thriller that pits Israeli and U.S. military forces against an Iranian government on the verge of obtaining a nuclear weapon. Read full book review >

London Belongs To Me by Jacquelyn Middleton
Released: Oct. 14, 2016

"One need not be an Anglophile to enjoy the heroine's London adventures, but it definitely adds to the overall experience."
An aspiring playwright, fresh out of college, moves to the city of her dreams in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Going to Wings by Sandra Worsham

"A palpable and invigorating book, mapping one woman's lifelong efforts to discover her own sexual identity through Christianity and friendship."
A debut memoir charts conflicts of sexuality and faith, and the longing for companionship. Read full book review >
The Path to Kitty Islet by Nancy Pekter
Released: March 31, 2016

"Part travelogue, part epistolary novel, this tale will engage fans of family sagas."
Debut historical fiction about an upper-class young woman who begins her marriage by traveling from England to the frontiers of Canada in the early 1900s. Read full book review >

Forestry Flavours of the Month by Alastair Fraser
Released: May 20, 2016

"An accessible combination of policy analysis and reminiscences from a half-century-long forestry career."
A retired forester recounts his experiences working with trees and the logging industry around the world. Read full book review >
Paul by Gesner Noel
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >
King Peso by Carmen Amato
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A satisfying read with plenty of bad guys and a solid, well-defined heroine."
Emilia Cruz Encinos is back for her fourth outing as Acapulco's only female detective, once again confronting institutionalized corruption while trying to solve a string of murders. Read full book review >

"A tale of an amateur detective who's bright and riveting even when he makes mistakes."
A teenager with aspirations to be a police officer looks into the case of a missing woman in the latest, prequel installment of Greyson's (Pure of Heart, 2015, etc.) thriller series.Read full book review >
Enevah by Linda A. Ponsonby

"A series sure to spark interest among genre fans, particularly if the spotlight hits a few more characters."
In Ponsonby's debut sci-fi fantasy, a mother, her son, and their pets wind up in another world, joining the fight against an evil overlord threatening entire planets, including Earth. Read full book review >
Weighing the Truth by Christine Z. Mason

"An insightful exploration of love and loss that will have suspense fans turning pages until the very end."
Mason (Boundaries: A Love Story, 2013, etc.) offers an emotionally supercharged domestic thriller.Read full book review >
Muddy Mouth by C.A. Newsome
Released: April 15, 2016

"An entertaining and well-crafted addition to a dog-centric mystery series."
Newsome (Sneak Thief, 2015, etc.) returns to the adventures of artist and canine lover Lia Anderson. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jeff Chang
September 20, 2016

In the provocative essays in journalist Jeff Chang’s new book We Gon’ Be Alright, Chang takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, personal writing, and cultural criticism, We Gon’ Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of “diversity,” the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. “He implores readers to listen, act, and become involved with today’s activists, who offer ‘new ways to see our past and our present,’ ” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A compelling and intellectually thought-provoking exploration of the quagmire of race relations.” View video >