Mystery Thriller Book Reviews (page 3)

THE CLINCHER by Lisa Preston
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A rousing novel. The mystery leaves plenty of open questions for the tough but needy heroine while immersing the reader in all things equine."
A woman with a dicey past and an uncertain future finds herself suspected of murder in the latest by Preston (The Measure of the Moon, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >
THE TOAST by Matt Marinovich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A readable thriller that doesn't quite play fair."
Sibling rivalry gets out of hand. Read full book review >

FOREVER AND A DAY by Anthony Horowitz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Crisp, unpretentious, and bound to please the legion of fans for whom a world of Bond is never enough."
Horowitz celebrates his return to the James Bond franchise (Trigger Mortis, 2015) by providing the story of 007's very first adventure in 1950. Read full book review >
HARVEST OF SECRETS  by Ellen Crosby
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A corker of an entry in a series (Vineyard Victims, 2017, etc.) that often pairs fascinating historical mysteries with clever modern ones."
Genealogy, history, and murder combine in a tale of passion and hatred. Read full book review >
HUSHED IN DEATH by Stephen Kelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A slow-burning blast from the past that reminds you that the sins of the fathers were already an inheritance from their own parents. Next time, let's hope Kelly's hero doesn't feel the need to keep reminding everyone, 'I was on the Somme…for an entire bloody year.'"
The third sedate appearance of the Hampshire Constabulary's DCI Thomas Lamb continues Kelly's project to show that beneath the veneer of village courtesies, British life in 1942 was a good deal more fraught than you might suspect. Read full book review >

THE RED RIBBON  by H.B. Lyle
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"An engrossing story that leaves time for a sequel or two before war breaks out."
A thriller that harkens back to England in the days before the Great War. Read full book review >
CITY OF SECRETS  by Victoria Thompson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"A far cry from the average mystery, the fast-moving second novel in Thompson's (City of Lies, 2017, etc.) Counterfeit Lady series features a bold and clever sleuth, abundant historical detail, and a rocky romance."
A semireformed con artist slowly learns society's rules in a world even more corrupt than she is. Read full book review >
MURDER, SHE WROTE by Jessica Fletcher
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"An action-packed treat for conspiracy theorists that more skeptical readers may find hard to swallow."
Venturing outside Cabot Cove, Maine, Jessica Fletcher (A Date with Murder, 2018, etc.) finds the rest of the country just as dangerous. Read full book review >
THE COLORS OF ALL THE CATTLE by Alexander McCall Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Readers familiar with this venerable series (The House of Unexpected Sisters, 2017, etc.) will know that the race will be run in McCall Smith's own patented tempo. But it bears all the quiet weight they'd expect before reaching a particularly appropriate ending."
Precious Ramotswe runs for public office. Read full book review >
SOMEONE LIKE ME by M.R. Carey
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"This wonderfully strange and creepy tale is a thrilling, genre-defying treat."
After fending off a brutal attack by her ex-husband, a woman fears for her sanity. The truth is something far more terrifying. Read full book review >
YOU DON'T OWN ME by Mary Higgins Clark
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Clark and Burke (Every Breath You Take, 2017, etc.) develop their suspects with so much more subtlety and conviction than usual that the climactic revelation, which is more and less surprising than you'd expect, feels especially disappointing. Sometimes it's better to travel hopefully than to arrest."
Under Suspicion producer Laurie Moran's fifth dive into crimes past has to overcome a major obstacle: the reluctance of the leading suspect to participate in the enterprise. Read full book review >
SEA OF GREED  by Clive Cussler
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 6, 2018

"Fast-paced, imaginative fun. May Kurt and crew survive, as there's a good series to continue."
The latest maritime thriller in the NUMA series starring Kurt Austin (The Rising Sea, 2018, etc.) 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 >