Indie Book Reviews

ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND SOME-THINGS by Ryan  Forbes
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 20, 2017

"A clever, silly, and giggle-out-loud funny adventure."
When tiny creatures commandeer Sebastian's room, everything goes haywire in this incredibly clever, beautifully designed picture book from debut author/illustrator Forbes. Read full book review >

TIED UP WITH STRINGS by Madeline  McEwen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2017

"A pleasant diversion and a perfectly sized puzzle for PBS Mystery! fans."
In this novel, an American part-time detective suspects foul play during her Christmas visit to check on her best friend's daughter in the British village of Abbeyvayle. Read full book review >
WHEN THE RULES DON'T APPLY by Gerard Shirar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An absorbing tale of defending friends regardless of their incontrovertible faults."
A Boston lawyer realizes his childhood best friend and new client may be guilty of the murder charges he's facing in this legal thriller. Read full book review >
MAN OF THE WORLD by Graham  Hughes
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 15, 2017

"A riveting journey recounted by an irrepressible, highly likable narrator."
A witty, resilient Liverpudlian sets out to visit every sovereign nation in the world in this travelogue. Read full book review >

THE PIPER by Ben Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 24, 2017

"A taut, suspenseful thriller; a third outing for the agent and his team would surely be welcome."
A special division of the FBI scours the Massachusetts area for an abductor of infants in this sequel. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A valuable guide to recovery for substance abusers and their loved ones."
A debut manual focuses on the survivors of addiction as well as family members and friends who cope with the effects. Read full book review >
UNSPEAKABLE GRUDGES by P.H.  Turner
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"A laudable mystery galvanized by a series-worthy gumshoe."
In this thriller, a Denver private eye's legal investigation into a rancorous divorce dispute has ties to an ongoing multiple-murder case. Read full book review >
GOTHIC TALES OF HAUNTED LOVE by Hope  Nicholson
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Jan. 11, 2018

"A must-have for comic historians and those interested in gothic romances, romance comics, and LGBTQ interpretations of traditional forms—highly entertaining."
This anthology pays tribute to the gothic-romance style seen in comic books from their 1960s and ‘70s heyday, updating them in fresh ways. Read full book review >
INN AT RAVEN'S CREST by Salem  Marlowe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"This fun mystery is perfect for supernatural and whodunits fans."
A widow and divorcée team up to buy a Victorian mansion atop a scenic sea cliff; little do they know their guests will include ghosts and murderers. Read full book review >
THE TRAVELER by Tom  Kubiak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2018

"A complex political thriller for adventurous readers—and well worth the effort."
Following the reunification of Germany, the KGB recruits an operative to retrieve stolen bearer bonds crucial to Russia's Canadian presence in this debut novel. Read full book review >
MAUI MURDERS by Kathy  Callahan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 19, 2017

"As addictive as a soap opera; a fun beach read—with a killer ending."
A grisly, senseless murder in a city on the Hawaiian island of Maui becomes the catalyst for new friendships in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >