THE WHOLE ART OF DETECTION by Lyndsay Faye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"It's refreshing to see Holmes be Holmes. Fans and neophytes alike should cheer Faye's reinvigoration of Conan Doyle's hero and his panoramic world."
Seasoned Sherlock-ian Faye (Jane Steele, 2016, etc.) adds two new stories to 13 she's previously published to give a synoptic overview of the career of the famed consulting detective. Read full book review >
FRACTURED FAMILIES by Charlotte Hinger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Hinger does a wonderful job connecting a young boy's grim life with a horrific crime spree and the knotty problem of for-profit prisons."
The planned Northwestern Kansas regional police department is just coming to birth when its very first case puts the whole concept in jeopardy. Read full book review >

BURIALS by Mary Anna Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Evans' signature archaeological lore adds even more interest to this tale of love, hate, and greed."
An archaeologist picks up an unexpectedly mysterious job on a visit to her father-in-law. Read full book review >
BLUE LIGHT YOKOHAMA by Nicolas Obregon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Obregon's full-bodied prose is by turns gritty and poetic, and it's consistently energetic. Given the terrific chemistry between the two lead detectives, here's hoping this debut novel kicks off a new series."
A tough Tokyo detective faces resistance in his new post as he faces off against a brutal and taunting serial killer. Read full book review >
THE THIRD SQUAD by V. Sanjay  Kumar
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Kumar's (Virgin Gingelly, 2013, etc.) style, blunt but often by turns poetic and droll, is arresting even as his idiosyncratic plot roams far and wide, switching perspectives and pursuing twisty subplots with vigor. As unusual as it is compelling, this entry lays the groundwork for an entertaining series."
A melancholy cop's obsessions are just the tip of the iceberg as he leads a two-fisted team determined to clean up Mumbai's mean streets. Read full book review >

THE PAINTED GUN by Bradley Spinelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"'I keep meeting people who wind up dead,' aptly observes the narrator/hero, in a fair epitome of this retro pastiche's style. If you'd like more where that came from, Spinelli (Killing Williamsburg, 2013) is your man."
An unofficial San Francisco shamus whose tale is set in 1997 but whose heart is stuck in 1947 hunts for the world's most elusive missing person. Read full book review >
THE VIOLATED by Bill Pronzini
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Prozini's stand-alones are frequently less formulaic and more sensitive than his trademark Nameless Detective franchise (Zigzag, 2016, etc.). This one doesn't scale the heights of his finest work, but fans won't feel let down either."
Will the execution-style murder of a suspected rapist heal the wounds in a California town or tear them open even further? Read full book review >
OLD NEWS by Ed Ifkovic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A lot of conversations, some heavily salted with Yiddish, that mostly reveal the same consistent bad feelings toward the convicted killer. It's nice that the publication of So Big is about to make the real-life heroine (Cold Morning, 2016, etc.) a major literary star."
Edna Ferber's eighth case finds her on the cusp of fame—though little does she know it, since she's stuck back in Chicago with her imperious mother and a long-ago murder case. Read full book review >
MURDER, STAGE LEFT by Robert Goldsborough
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"Grade A for franchise allusions, B-minus for dialogue, C for backstage atmosphere, and F for plotting, since Goldsborough relies on the same relentlessly unvaried Q-and-A that gave golden-age mysteries such a bad name. As the new homicide cop says: 'This has been one colossal waste of time.'"
Archie Goodwin goes undercover, unconvincingly and unsuccessfully, in Goldsborough's 12th Nero Wolfe pastiche (Stop the Presses!, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >
POLICE AT THE STATION AND THEY DON'T LOOK FRIENDLY by Adrian McKinty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"McKinty's hero is irreverent, charming, and mordantly, laugh-out-loud funny, and his eclectic personal soundtrack and bitter, pragmatic politics make for vivid period detail."
Detective Inspector Sean Duffy of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (Rain Dogs, 2016, etc.) tries to cut back on the smoking and do decent police work despite bombs, riots, and bureaucracy. Read full book review >
A CLIMATE OF FEAR by Fred Vargas
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"The intricate eighth installment in this Parisian series delights with its interesting characters, engaging dialogue, and infectious sense of curiosity about the lives of others."
A pair of suspicious suicides are linked to each other and to the "godforsaken rock" that irrevocably changed the victims' lives a decade ago. Read full book review >
PROOF OF LIES by Diana Rodriguez Wallach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 7, 2017

"A tale where the heroine's experiences as a grieving daughter and sister seem far more meaningful than any family secrets."
A teenager must unravel the mysteries behind her family's many tragedies in this first installment of a YA trilogy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Yoojin Grace Wuertz
February 27, 2017

In Yoojin Grace Wuertz’s debut novel Everything Belongs to Us, the setting is Seoul in 1978. At South Korea’s top university, the nation’s best and brightest compete to join the professional elite of an authoritarian regime. Success could lead to a life of rarefied privilege and wealth; failure means being left irrevocably behind. For childhood friends Jisun and Namin, the stakes couldn’t be more different. Jisun, the daughter of a powerful business mogul, grew up on a mountainside estate with lush gardens and a dedicated chauffeur. Namin’s parents run a tented food cart from dawn to curfew; her sister works in a shoe factory. Now Jisun wants as little to do with her father’s world as possible, abandoning her schoolwork in favor of the underground activist movement, while Namin studies tirelessly in the service of one goal: to launch herself and her family out of poverty. But everything changes when Jisun and Namin meet an ambitious, charming student named Sunam, whose need to please his family has led him to a prestigious club: the Circle. Under the influence of his mentor, Juno, a manipulative social climber, Sunam becomes entangled with both women, as they all make choices that will change their lives forever. “Engrossing,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “Wuertz is an important new voice in American fiction.” View video >