Mystery & Crime Book Reviews (page 4)

DEAD LINKS by Joshua  Ingle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2018

"Starring an appealing gumshoe, this ambitious hybrid punches above its weight."
A sci-fi crime novel introduces a private eye up against revolutionary technology. Read full book review >
COLD CASE NO. 99-5219 by Betta Ferrendelli
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2018

"A pleasant, cozy mystery, offering an unusual setting and an engaging heroine."
Grandview, Colorado-based reporter Samantha Church tackles the 12-year-old cold case of a murdered infant in the fourth series mystery by Ferrendelli (Last Things, 2016, etc.). Read full book review >

THE RABBIT SKINNERS by John  Eidswick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 28, 2017

"An intelligently crafted but sluggishly paced crime tale."
A celebrated FBI agent investigates the disappearance of a young African-American girl and the possibility of a racist conspiracy in this novel. Read full book review >
DÉJÀ VU  by Anthony  De Luca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"An intriguing idea for a novel hampered by unnecessary bloat."
De Luca offers a sprawling debut thriller about a man whose strange visions lead to murder. Read full book review >
THE LAST JUDGMENT by Ed  Sundt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2017

"An intelligent tale for lovers of well-crafted mysteries and students of the human condition."
In Sundt's (My Helsingfors, 2014) novel, a stranger's arrival in a nameless, insular town sets off a series of events that affect its residents for years to come. Read full book review >

WRONG DEAL by Shivani  Bandral
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 14, 2017

"An unevenly written detective story that still effectively pays homage to its hard-boiled predecessors."
Bandral's debut crime novel draws on classic detective-novel tropes as a team from the Walmtop Police Department encounters a puzzling murder. Read full book review >
THE COMPLETE DIARIES OF YOUNG ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE by John Raffensperger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"An entertaining, rollicking addition to the Holmes-verse, combining real-world lore with over-the-top melodrama."
Ever wonder where Arthur Conan Doyle got his Sherlock Holmes ideas? Read full book review >
TIED UP WITH STRINGS by Madeline  McEwen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 11, 2017

"A pleasant diversion and a perfectly sized puzzle for PBS Mystery! fans."
In this novel, an American part-time detective suspects foul play during her Christmas visit to check on her best friend's daughter in the British village of Abbeyvayle. Read full book review >
YOU CAN RUN by Steve Mosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 5, 2017

"A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma guaranteed to play havoc with both your brain cells and your heartbeat."
A troubled cop, an even more troubled novelist, and a serial killer go 15 feverish rounds. Read full book review >
DARK ECHOES OF THE PAST by Ramón Díaz Eterovic
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2017

"Heredia is an iconic figure in Chilean crime fiction, the subject of graphic novels and a TV series, and one hopes his U.S. debut will be followed by many more outings."
The first of Chilean crime novelist Eterovic's books to be translated into English features a hard-nosed PI named Heredia investigating a crime whose roots lie in the political kidnappings and torture of the Pinochet regime four decades ago. Read full book review >
LIFE WITHOUT SHOES by Emma  Cyrus
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 28, 2017

"A well-written story that would benefit from a little less talk and a lot more action."
A butchered and bagged body shatters a spiritual community's peace in California. Read full book review >
WHAT HAPPENED TO FLYNN by Pat  Muir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 22, 2017

"Don't let this engaging story of a missing fisherman be the one that got away."
In this procedural, police cast a wide net in their hunt for a fisherman; reeling in drug traffickers and money launderers becomes a bonus of the search. 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 >