THE CHILD GARDEN by Catriona McPherson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"McPherson's newest stand-alone (Come to Harm, 2015, etc.) is a stunning combination of creepy thriller and classic mystery with a startling denouement."
A divorced woman with a severely disabled teenage son gets sucked into a mystery that will change her forever. Read full book review >
ROBERT B. PARKER'S THE DEVIL WINS by Reed Farrel Coleman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Whatever pleasures readers find in this cluttered, long-winded, generally unsurprising tale, they're remote from those formerly provided by the late Robert B. Parker and his laconic hero."
While everyone else in Paradise, Massachusetts, is hibernating for the winter, Police Chief Jesse Stone returns to solve murders ancient and modern in his adopted town. Read full book review >

LAKE OF FIRE by Mark Stevens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The harsh and beautiful conditions of the West can spawn independent thinkers or crazy conspiracy theorists, depending on your viewpoint. The thrilling, irresistible fourth in Stevens' series (Trapline, 2014, etc.) has plenty of both."
A massive blaze in Colorado's Flat Tops Wilderness area bares clues to some dreadful secrets. Read full book review >
IDYLL THREATS by Stephanie Gayle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"The balance of identities is well-explored by Gayle (My Summer of Southern Discomfort, 2007), who follows the thread not just through her protagonist, but as an intrinsic part of the plot. Strong enough to kick off a series."
A former NYPD cop has the skills but can't quite adjust to local politics and a less formal approach to power after his turn from big city to small town. Read full book review >
ENCORE by Alexis Koetting
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"If a few implausibilities and a rather too obvious clue or two don't bother you, you can still have a fine time in the company of the well-matched detecting duo in Koetting's debut."
A Canadian actress and an ambitious detective team up to solve a long-buried murder. Read full book review >

WRONGFUL CONVICTION by Janet Heijens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Heijens premieres a rare heroine who's both gritty and reflective. Here's hoping for a series."
A high school teacher's world goes haywire when a law student probes a 30-year-old case. Read full book review >
DAWN OF THE DEB by Laurie Moore
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Forget plots and subplots. Moore (Deb on Air—Live At Five, 2013, etc.) has so much going on that readers may have to take notes."
A debutante finds herself responsible for handling a mishmash of potential disasters. Read full book review >
JUSTICE AT REDWILLOW by John D. Nesbitt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Despite the high body count—half the cast will be dead by the last sunset—Nesbitt (Don't Be a Stranger, 2015, etc.) as usual keeps things relaxed and neighborly, even though Fontaine's neighbors aren't the kind you'd want yourself."
A Wyoming homesteader finds his newly acquired quarter-section of land the center of unwanted and suspicious attention. Read full book review >
SHAKESPEARE NO MORE by Tony Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"In a departure from his well-known King Arthur series (The Stolen Bride, 2012, etc.), Hays pens an excellent mystery replete with historical detail, surely meant to have been the first in a series that sadly will be cut short by his recent death."
Was William Shakespeare murdered? His childhood friend goes to great lengths to find out. Read full book review >
TIPPING THE VALET by K.K. Beck
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 9, 2015

"Beck is back, and lovers of the antic, the manic, and the just plain off-the-wall will revel in her return."
Beck (We Interrupt This Broadcast, 1997, etc.) takes another mordant look at the underemployed in this tale of a car jockey who drives everyone crazy. Read full book review >
THE MONET MURDERS by Terry Mort
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"Stretches of moderately brisk dialogue are punctuated by absolute clunkers, like Mort's description of Ethel, who 'resembled a fire hydrant in both length and shape.' As Manny might say, there's just too much meshugas here."
Mort, author of volumes about Cochise, Custer, and Hemingway, takes a fictional look at Depression-era Hollywood. Read full book review >
THE LAST SEPTEMBER by Nina de Gramont
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"A fine literary whodunit from an accomplished storyteller."
A moody murder mystery infused with love and grief—and a fascination with Emily Dickinson. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >