BEETHOVEN'S TENTH by Brian Harvey
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2015

"Scientist Harvey (The End of the River, 2008, etc.) provides all the ingredients of a novel a lot shorter than a Beethoven symphony: one crime, one mystery, one threat to the hero's life, one near-death situation, one twist at the end. The perfect gift for mystery fans with short attention spans."
A piano tuner—sorry, make that piano technician—happens on the find of a lifetime, which may also be the price he pays for it.Read full book review >
THE NIGHT THIEF by Barbara Fradkin
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2015

"Child psychologist Fradkin (None So Blind, 2014, etc.) supplies a promising setup and a touching conclusion but not much of a story in between."
A sneak thief poses an unusual series of moral dilemmas for a Canadian handyman/farmer in rural Madrid County. Read full book review >

CRY WOLF by Michael Gregorio
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2015

"This series kickoff by the author of the Hanno Stiffeniis historical mysteries (Unholy Awakening, 2010, etc.) features some deliciously dry humor and a lively, tough-minded plot."
A new park ranger with a secret past seeks peace in the wilderness but instead finds an organized crime blood feud. Read full book review >
GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND by Judith Cutler
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2015

"Although Cutler gets a bit carried away with the number of characters and catastrophes she introduces, Fran and Mark are as likable and capable as they were in their last adventure (Double Fault, 2014)."
Husband-and-wife sleuths reopen a case that almost everyone else wants to keep closed. Read full book review >
DEADLIGHT HALL by Sarah Rayne
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2015

"Michael and Nell's fifth thriller is skillfully structured and packed with suspense."
Ghosts from World War II haunt a Victorian mansion. Read full book review >

EDGE by Nick Oldham
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2015

"The fat, jaded Christie is far from the eager rookie of Judgement Call (2014). And this time, Oldham (Low Profile, 2014, etc.) seems bent on upping the bloodshed in a grim Keystone Kops gavotte of capture and escape."
Henry Christie returns to face a psychopathic killer and a serious contemplation of retirement. Read full book review >
THREADS OF DECEIT by Mae Fox
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2015

"This series kickoff features a touch of romance and some interesting historical tidbits but not much exercise for your own inner sleuth."
An innkeeper gets involved in a historical dig and a modern murder. Read full book review >
ASK THE DARK by Henry Turner
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015

"Flawed but observant and courageous, Billy and his taut storytelling will engage readers of all stripes. (Thriller. 14 & up)"
An unlikely hero saves missing boys in this debut thriller. Read full book review >
FALSE TONGUES by Kate Charles
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Callie has never been more appealing than in this sensitive exploration of love and loss."
A trip to her old college offers deacon Callie Anson (Deep Waters, 2009, etc.) both challenges and opportunities.Read full book review >
A SCOURGE OF VIPERS by Bruce DeSilva
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015

"The mystery this time is no more than a pendant to a frantic, funny, unsparing account of the corrosive power of big money on print journalism, state government and the fragile souls who fill out the cast. Enjoy it on those terms, and you'll be sorry when it's over."
A fourth chapter in the race to the bottom between the state of Rhode Island and Providence Dispatch reporter Liam Mulligan (Providence Rag, 2014, etc.).Read full book review >
COMPULSION by Allison Brennan
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015

"While Max's original bitchy attitude needed adjusting, this incarnation makes for some embarrassingly maudlin moments."
Brennan gives Maxine "Max" Revere a makeover, though she's still a rich, beautiful and brilliant TV host and true-crime crusader. Read full book review >
A DEADLY AFFAIR AT BOBTAIL RIDGE by Terry Shames
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015

"Although you may beat the detective to the solution in Samuel's fourth case (Dead Broke in Jarrett Creek, 2014, etc.), getting there is a heck of a ride."
A semiretired lawman helps a friend and finds a murderer. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frank Bruni
March 31, 2015

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. In Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes. “Written in a lively style but carrying a wallop, this is a book that family and educators cannot afford to overlook as they try to navigate the treacherous waters of college admissions,” our reviewer writes. View video >