Mystery & Crime Book Reviews

HUSH, MY INNER SLEUTH by M.E.  Meegs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 21, 2018

"Possibilities abound in this meta-noir page-turner."
College grad Willie Tigue, "looking forward to an adventure," gets one in spades when she is seemingly possessed by a freshly deceased private eye in 1940s Hollywood. Read full book review >
BROKEN CHORD by Alice A.  Jackson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2018

"An often engaging inspirational tale."
Retired journalist and radio broadcaster Jackson offers a debut mystery series-starter set in the music business, starring a middle-aged woman who rises to fame as a manager in Nashville's Music Row. Read full book review >

BLIND EYE by Meg  Lelvis
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2018

"More than a straight-up police procedural, this tale gives readers the excitement of the chase while taking them deep into the psyches of its diverse characters."
The adventures of Detective Jack Bailey continue as he and his partner run down clues in pursuit of a serial killer on the loose in Chicago in this sequel. Read full book review >
JACK FROST by Christopher Greyson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 19, 2018

"An unequivocal series highlight with a laudable blend of action and mystery."
Investigating a reality TV show that's facing threats and accidents, PI Jack Stratton finds himself snowbound with a murderer in the continuation of Greyson's (The Girl Who Lived, 2017, etc.) thriller series. Read full book review >
THE AMAZON DETECTIVE AGENCY by Patrick Oster
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 17, 2018

"An enjoyable diversion with a little something extra for political junkies and followers of the Supreme Court."
In this mystery, a Supreme Court justice suddenly dies days before the court is expected to rule on a Florida presidential election recount. Read full book review >

WHIZ TANNER AND THE SECRET TUNNEL by Fred Rexroad
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 15, 2018

"Another highly entertaining Tanner-Dent investigation."
In this third adventure in a series, two sixth-grade detectives investigating a mysterious DeLorean discover a hidden tunnel and nefarious shenanigans. Read full book review >
WRATH OF THE FURY BLADE by Geoff  Habiger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 10, 2018

"This rich fusion of crime and fantasy should enchant readers."
A killer targets high-ranking victims in a society of elves obsessed with genetic purity. Read full book review >
THE FOURTH GUNMAN by John Lansing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2018

"The exuberant characters and swift pace will thrill new and returning readers."
In Lansing's (Dead is Dead, 2016, etc.) fourth series installment, retired inspector Jack Bertolino works a case for the feds to find an undercover FBI agent who's missing. Read full book review >
VERONICA MARS by Merrick  Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2018

"An admirable tie-in that gives its protagonist all the qualities that made her indelible on TV more than a decade ago."
Whip-smart teen detective Veronica Mars does some off-the-books gumshoeing for a friend in Green's debut mystery, inspired by the cult mid-2000s TV series. Read full book review >
TO DIE BUT ONCE by Jacqueline Winspear
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"In addition to providing a very good mystery, Winspear does a smashing job describing the bravery exhibited by everyday Britons as the fear of invasion becomes ever more real."
Britain teeters on the brink as World War II ramps up. Read full book review >
BONNIE AND CLYDE by Clark Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2018

"A crisply written, well-researched, and thoroughly entertaining romance/thriller/mystery."
In this crime-fiction sequel, legendary criminals Bonnie and Clyde go undercover to prevent a landmark dam from being blown up before it's completed. Read full book review >
STOLEN OBSESSION by Marlene M.  Bell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2018

"A romantic thriller that would have benefited from more characters' perspectives."
In the first installment of Bell's thriller series, an antiquities appraiser and a wealthy womanizer try to escape the curse of an ancient necklace. 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 >