Mystery & Crime Book Reviews

SHATTERED REFLECTIONS by Reily  Garrett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2019

"A playful murder tale that should please longtime fans of this series and seduce new ones."
This fifth installment of a series finds a detective tangled in the dangerous life of a private investigator. Read full book review >
ALL FALL DOWN by Richard  Snodgrass
Released: Dec. 3, 2018

"An immersive murder mystery wrapped in an emotionally astute look at the burden of a town's moral history."
The sudden death of a prominent businessman with a long list of enemies raises suspicions in this last installment of a trilogy. Read full book review >

THE WINNER MAKER by Jeff  Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2018

"An exhilarating and emotionally astute mystery."
When a popular high school teacher suddenly vanishes, a pack of his most devoted former students starts looking for him in this debut novel. Read full book review >
DEADLY BLOOD by William  Manchee
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2018

"Readers' blood may run cold while enjoying this taut murder mystery."
A Texas attorney defends a 16-year-old cheerleader accused of patricide. Read full book review >
THE MIST RISES OVER NOTCHEY CREEK by Liz  Andrews
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 27, 2018

"Keeps readers guessing—with humor and romance balancing the whodunit."
A young Tennessee woman investigates strange events concerning a missing drifter, a rock star, and a murdered professor in this debut mystery novel. Read full book review >

STORM ISLAND by Linda Watkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 26, 2018

"An engrossing and suspenseful mystery."
In Watkins' (Sarah and Zoey, 2017, etc.) mystery-series starter, a young doctor is haunted by hallucinations and anxieties regarding her mother's death. Read full book review >
SLAY BELLS by T.C.  Wescott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 23, 2018

"A pleasant, holiday-themed escape that offers more giggles than shivers."
A murderer is afoot in the peaceful hamlet of Christmas Village in Wescott's (Running from Scissors, 2018) whimsical cozy.Read full book review >
24 HOURS OF THE PHOENIX by Caroline  Bertaud
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2018

"Sharp writing, a challenging mystery, and an exceedingly likable protagonist."
A debut novel focuses on a woman who suddenly discovers she is dying. Read full book review >
MY GRAVE IS DEEP by E. E.  Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2018

"An involving installment of an offbeat detective's journey toward redemption."
While tracking a vengeful sniper, a private investigator slowly begins to form a new family in Florida in Williams' (Tears of God, 2014) crime novel.Read full book review >
VANISHED by Nancy A.  Hughes
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 27, 2018

"An engrossing read that's built around a chilling premise."
In this final volume of Hughes' (Redeeming Trust, 2017, etc.) mystery trilogy, a married couple's infant son is kidnapped and police are convinced that they're responsible for his disappearance.Read full book review >
A DEADLY HOMECOMING by Jane Bennett Munro
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2018

"An entertaining haunted-house mystery with a few modern twists."
Munro (Murder Under the Microscope, 2018, etc.) brings her sleuthing pathologist back to investigate a disappearance in a spooky mansion in this, the sixth novel in the Toni Day mystery series. Read full book review >
CORNERSTONE by Jennifer L. Hotes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 19, 2018

"An exemplary tale that boasts a plucky heroine, paranormal dangers, and adolescent hardships."
A teenager, still honing her recently discovered magical abilities, must help 11 witches in this third installment of a YA mystery series. 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 >