FORTY THIEVES by Thomas Perry
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"It's still entertaining and suspenseful to watch Sid and Ronnie and Ed and Nicole hatch plots to protect themselves by eliminating the shadowy figures who've been calling the shots, but their alliance strains belief, and 40 thieves turn out to be too many even for a writer as gifted as Perry to bring to life."
Is Perry mellowing with age? Just as he took off the edge in his latest case for disappearance specialist Jane Whitefield (A String of Beads, 2014, etc.), he almost relaxes in this tale of a husband-and-wife detective duo pursuing a husband-and-wife pair of killers.Read full book review >
THE BIG REWIND by Libby Cudmore
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A mystery that will inspire more than one playlist and, hopefully, a sequel."
The clues to a Brooklyn murder unspool on a mixtape in what might be a new mystery subgenre—the hipster cozy. Read full book review >

Valentine's Day by April Kelly
Released: Aug. 16, 2015

"Detective fiction that's packed with genuinely likable characters who join forces in surprising ways."
An inexperienced detective battles evil politicians, corrupt cops, and ruthless gangsters in this light look at the dark side of sunny California. Read full book review >
Technically Dead by William Meisel
Released: July 7, 2015

"Readers will delight in watching the computer nerd get the girl—and maybe catch a killer as well."
A detective and a computer genius/consultant look into the apparent murder of a businessman in Meisel's murder-mystery debut. Read full book review >
FROM BAD TO WURST by Maddy Hunter
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Hunter (Fleur de Lies, 2014, etc.) returns for the tenth time with forced humor and annoyingly daffy characters. Although the flying-accordion motif is at odds with the sad fate of its owner, the dexterously constructed plot saves this cozy from utter bathos."
A Bavarian tour goes off track with the murder of a clairvoyant. Read full book review >

BLOOD MOON by Michael Lister
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"John's ninth appearance (Blood Money, 2015, etc.) uses Lister's experiences as a prison chaplain to bring authenticity to the tense story of a man forced to make decisions that go against his deeply held beliefs."
A prison chaplain risks everything for the woman he loves. Read full book review >
TIME OF DEPARTURE by Douglas Schofield
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"There's little new ground trodden in this debut, and the jarring narrative shifts do the paper-thin plot few favors."
A tough Florida prosecutor trying to prove herself in a male-dominated environment finds unsettling personal connections to a 1970s cold case involving eight abducted women. Read full book review >
RIOT MOST UNCOUTH by Daniel Friedman
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"Whether the young rake is charming despite or because of his nonstop sarcasm, egoism, and debauchery will depend on the reader's tastes. But given Byron's short life span, Friedman will need to check back with his hero every few months in order to stretch his series to more than a few volumes."
The creator of Buck Schatz (Don't Ever Look Back, 2014, etc.) takes a giant leap back in time to present a murder solved by George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron.Read full book review >
THE BOTTOM OF YOUR HEART by Maurizio de Giovanni
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"De Giovanni (The Crocodile, 2013, etc.) takes so much time to evoke Ricciardi's Naples that you'd think he was laying the foundation of the world. But it all pays off in a richly textured story whose murder is nothing more than the point of entry."
Crime and punishment are only a single strand of an intricately layered whodunit set in Fascist Naples. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"The 10th in Cleland's charming and informative series (Blood Rubies, 2014, etc.) pairs plenty of antiques knowledge with a puzzling mystery."
Christmas is coming and so is murder. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 8, 2015

"Not the most penetrating of Bannister's many studies of damaged souls but one of the cleverest and fastest-moving and the one that heaps perhaps the most additional damage on its sorely tried hero before the final curtain."
Inverting the proportions of Hazel Best's last adventure (Perfect Sins, 2014), Bannister supplements the continuing misfortunes of Hazel's friend Gabriel Ash with a modest new case involving a computer that gets found under remarkably suspicious circumstances.Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2015

"The lack of resolution or care in wrapping up the mystery makes it clear that Stein's interests lie elsewhere, perhaps in informing readers about the borough's history. The threads of old Brooklyn, modern menace, and Erica's own life never quite come together."
A single mother in graduate school puts aside her research on Brooklyn to learn more about why a local girl has been beaten. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marie Lu
September 29, 2015

In the second installment of Marie Lu’s Young Elites series, The Rose Society, Adelina Amouteru’s heart has suffered at the hands of both family and friends, turning her down the bitter path of revenge. Now known and feared as the White Wolf, she and her sister flee Kenettra to find other Young Elites in the hopes of building her own army of allies. Her goal: to strike down the Inquisition Axis, the white-cloaked soldiers who nearly killed her. But Adelina is no heroine. Her powers, fed only by fear and hate, have started to grow beyond her control. She does not trust her newfound Elite friends. Teren Santoro, leader of the Inquisition, wants her dead. And her former friends, Raffaele and the Dagger Society, want to stop her thirst for vengeance. Adelina struggles to cling to the good within her. But how can someone be good, when her very existence depends on darkness? “The direction of this trilogy's conclusion is left refreshingly difficult to predict,” our reviewer writes. View video >