CLOSE by Bill James
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"The often amusing, infallibly precious dialogue and self-reflexive asides will remind many readers of that other James, the one who wrote The Awkward Age, The Sacred Fount, and What Maisie Knew, without introducing a single homicide to trouble the waters."
The most willfully playful installment yet in James' increasingly playful saga of Harpur and Iles. Read full book review >
A LITTLE DEATH by A.J.  Cross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"Hanson merges thorough police procedure with wit and intuition in the heroine's lively third entry."
Forensic pathologist Kate Hanson (Art of Deception, 2013, etc.) struggles to solve the grisly murder of a promising student. Read full book review >

FOOL'S GOLD by Caro Peacock
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"Peacock (Friends in High Places, 2015, etc.) gives her heroine plenty of scope for investigating a host of suspects, all tied to the enduring mystique of Lord Byron."
A chance meeting on a Greek island leads to a murder investigation in London. Read full book review >
DANCING WITH DEATH by Amy Myers
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"Suffering succotash! The feisty heroine Myers (Classic at Bay, 2016, etc.) places at the center of this new series has an affinity for food-based alliteration and a knack for discovering secrets. Like so many other cozies harkening back to the past, it supplies plenty of suspects and a surprise ending."
A chef suddenly finds herself acting as a detective in Jazz Age England. Read full book review >
SHADOWS OF THE DEAD by Jim Eldridge
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"The second case from Eldridge (Assassins, 2016) features colorful characters, crisp prose, and interesting nuggets of history."
In order to save the woman he loves from a charge of capital murder, must a veteran detective reveal their affair? Read full book review >

F.O.X. by Kelly Oliver
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2017

"A dark, engaging biomedical mystery with a clever, no-nonsense detective."
Crime strikes close to home in Oliver's (Coyote, 2016, etc.) third series installment featuring the unconventional cowgirl-philosopher-sleuth Jessica James.Read full book review >
FAMILY MATTERS by Anthony Rolls
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Rolls, clearly writing with both dry eyes on Francis Iles' Malice Aforethought and Before the Fact, will remind fond readers with long memories of better-known landmarks by Henry Wade, Richard Hull, and Raymond Postgate."
A deliciously anti-cozy tale of murder most multiplied that's perhaps the choicest blast yet from the past almost-masters of mystery resurrected by Poisoned Pen's British Library Crime Classics. Read full book review >
RANDOM ROAD by Thomas Kies
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Though the heroine's love life may be less interesting to mystery fans than her amateur sleuthing, Kies' fiction debut lays the groundwork for an entertaining series."
A hard-living newspaperwoman juggles multiple men and battles the bottle on her way to redemption via a high-profile murder story. Read full book review >
TOO LUCKY TO LIVE by Annie Hogsett
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Cheesy dialogue between the newly minted couple interspersed with an endless series of threats to their lives make the lottery win in Hogsett's debut seem more like a death sentence than a boon."
Meeting the right guy makes a divorcée feel like she's won the lottery—that is, until it turns out he's won the lottery and she learns the extent which people will go to get their hands on the cash. Read full book review >
INVISIBLE DEAD by Sam Wiebe
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A promising-enough start for what might turn out to be an engaging series."
An ex-cop-turned-private eye revives the cold case of a young woman's disappearance in contemporary Vancouver. Read full book review >
KISS THE BRICKS by Tammy Kaehler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"As usual, Kaehler combines a credible group of suspects with some detailed racing lore. Even readers who don't care about cars may well be hooked by the feminist angle."
Have you really come a long way, baby? Read full book review >
LOVE & DEATH IN BURGUNDY by Susan C. Shea
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"Shea (The King's Jar, 2013, etc.) kicks off a new character-driven series with an amusing portrait of life in a tiny French town that turns out to be integral to solving what may or may not be a murder."
A woman desperate to fit into her community is given her chance by the death of a man with a past. 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 >