RED SULPHUR by Robert Bosnak
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Dec. 8, 2014

"A fun, esoteric mystery set in early modern Europe."
Bosnak (Embodiment: Creative Imagination in Medicine, Art and Travel, 2007, etc.) explores the mysteries of alchemy in the first two volumes of his historical mystery saga. Read full book review >
THE BONES WILL SPEAK by Carrie Stuart Parks
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Gwen's second case (A Cry from the Dust, 2014) uses Parks' own life experiences to create a fast-moving thriller rife with tension."
A Montana forensic artist is targeted by a serial killer. Read full book review >

SHOOTING FOR THE STARS by R.G. Belsky
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Gil's tiresome badinage, more redolent of attitude than wit, marks him as a Spenser wannabe. What shines brightest here is Belsky's talent for keeping the pace steady and fast so that every round of inquiries produces more satisfyingly tawdry revelations."
Daily News reporter Gil Malloy (The Kennedy Connection, 2014, etc.) probes another old murder whose victim was just as famous, though not just as real. Read full book review >
BETWEEN THE LIVING AND THE DEAD by Bill Crider
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"Like the rest of Crider's long string of Dan Rhodes novels (Half in Love with Artful Deaths, 2014, etc.), the latest keeps you guessing and chuckling."
Another passing strange case for the sheriff of Blacklin County, Texas. Read full book review >
THE RHYTHM OF THE AUGUST RAIN by Gillian Royes
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 28, 2015

"Less mystery than soap opera and less soap opera than chronicle of life-cycle events that cross national, cultural, and generational borders."
Wedding bells ring for Jamaican bartender Shadrack Myers (The Sea Grape Tree, 2014, etc.). Or do they?Read full book review >

ICE CREAM WAR by Paul Janson
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"A light tale that will appeal to fans of the cozy mystery genre."
In Janson's (Mal Practice, 2013, etc.) mystery set in small-town Nebraska, an ice cream shop owner reluctantly assists her business rival when a dead body is found in his store. Read full book review >
A CHORUS OF INNOCENTS by P.F. Chisholm
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"One of Chisholm's best Elizabethan mysteries (An Air of Treason, 2014, etc.), combining all the historical information readers have come to expect with a swiftly moving story featuring a strong woman whose romantic aspirations have yet to be fulfilled."
This time out, it's Sir Robert Carey's unhappily married love, Elizabeth, who solves a murder steeped in political intrigue. Read full book review >
MOONSHADOWS by Julie Weston
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 12, 2015

"This debut mystery from Weston (The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death, and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town, 2009) authentically portrays the gritty mining towns and the wild beauty of Idaho while presenting a challenging puzzle."
A photographer's aspirations take her West in the 1920s, right into a mysterious murder case. Read full book review >
DANTE'S DILEMMA by Lynne Raimondo
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Although Mark is either distracted or benighted in his third case, Raimondo (Dante's Poison, 2014, etc.) has invested him with all his customary wit, courage, and honesty."
A battered wife finds an ally in a visually challenged expert witness. Read full book review >
UNLEASHED by Eileen Brady
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 4, 2015

"Kate's second (Muzzled, 2014) is a treat for animal lovers. The plethora of suspects keeps you guessing."
Now that curiosity has killed the cat, will it kill the veterinarian? Read full book review >
THE STOCKHOLM CASTLE MYSTERY by Joyce Elson Moore
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 12, 2015

"While there's nary a 'forsooth' or 'prithee' in the dialogue, the modern vernacular that Moore (The Tapestry Shop, 2010) uses is just as grating. And the hero, an amiable fellow with the requisite tragic past, just isn't a memorable presence in the castle or on the page."
In the debut of The Lute Player series, a Polish musician does more sleuthing than plucking in the court of Queen Christina of Sweden. Read full book review >
SLICED VEGETARIAN by Liesa Malik
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 12, 2015

"Sensitive readers may have trouble with the treatment of special needs characters even though Malik's intentions in this series (Faith on the Rocks, 2013) seem more focused on a character-driven mystery aimed at women who can relate to Daisy's imperfections."
Proving the innocence of a special needs young man turns an amateur writer into an even more amateur sleuth. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jodi Picoult and Samantha van Leer
authors of OFF THE PAGE
May 19, 2015

Meet Oliver, a prince literally taken from the pages of a fairy tale and transported into the real world. Meet Delilah, the girl who wished Oliver into being. In bestseller Jodi Picoult and her daughter Samantha van Leer’s new young adult novel, Off the Page, it’s a miracle that seems perfect at first—but there are complications. To exist in Delilah’s world, Oliver must take the place of a regular boy. Enter Edgar, who agrees to play Oliver’s role in the pages of Delilah’s favorite book. But just when it seems that the plan will work, everything gets turned upside down. We talk to the mother-daughter team on Kirkus TV. View video >