Mystery Thriller Book Reviews (page 6)

A HOWL OF WOLVES by Judith Flanders
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"Anyone interested in mysteries and books and humor—and who isn't?—will enjoy Flanders' latest delightful novel."
Theater people may be superstitious, but even they don't expect to find the director hanging from the rafters on opening night—in the middle of the play. Read full book review >
A MILLION DROPS by Victor del Árbol
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"Meticulously plotted and stylishly written, this is a page-turner with fresh twists and surprises right up to the very end."
A mystery on an epic scale, extending over decades, generations, and nations as it attempts to illuminate the deepest mystery of all—the evil within the human soul. Read full book review >

HOW IT HAPPENED by Michael Koryta
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 15, 2018

"Crime fiction doesn't get any more enjoyable."
Boston FBI agent Rob Barrett gets himself sent to Port Hope, Maine, the town where his grandfather lived and where he spent his childhood summers, to help crack the case of a young couple's murder, which appears to have been committed by a childhood antagonist of Barrett's. Read full book review >
BEYOND THE PALE by Clare O'Donohue
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"O'Donohue (The Double Wedding Ring, 2013, etc.) kicks off a new series with an overly complicated adventure that still boasts plenty of thrills and hints at an exciting future for the reluctantly daring duo."
A bored professor is looking for excitement in her life. Read full book review >
FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THE ENDING by Malcolm Mackay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"Dour, dead-eyed, and appropriately disillusioned, though the unfolding is more ritualistic than suspenseful."
As a captured Czech killer sits bound in a Glasgow warehouse awaiting his fate, Mackay provides a series of flashbacks detailing the events that brought him to such a dire spot. Read full book review >

A SHIMMER OF HUMMINGBIRDS by Steve Burrows
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"Skillfully written, full of moral ambiguities and artful puzzles, with a spine-tingling final sentence."
A Canadian detective living in Britain pursues cases on two continents. Read full book review >
THE OTHER LADY VANISHES by Amanda Quick
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"Strictly phoned-in thrills."
Second in Quick's (The Girl Who Knew Too Much, 2017, etc.) series of thrillers about 1930s Tinseltown. Read full book review >
DEATH RIDES THE FERRY  by Patricia Skalka
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"Music lovers will join outdoor enthusiasts in welcoming Skalka's third Door County entry."
Death stalks a classical music festival in a remote Wisconsin venue. Read full book review >
THE CROOKED STAIRCASE by Dean Koontz
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"The third book in Koontz's lively series tends to rehash scenes from the first two, but it's still an absorbing thriller full of fresh touches."
Former FBI agent Jane Hawk continues her no-holds-barred campaign against the mind-control conspiracy that caused the suicide of her decorated Marine husband. Read full book review >
GALE FORCE by Owen Laukkanen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 8, 2018

"Action-loving readers will be thrilled with this one. Laukkanen is a damn fine storyteller."
The author of the Stevens and Windermere novels (The Forgotten Girls, 2017, etc.) taps into his nautical knowledge for this rousing seafaring yarn. Read full book review >
LAGOS NOIR by Chris Abani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2018

"Nor should you think for a minute that Lagos has a corner on African noir. Akashic has Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Accra, and Marrakech waiting in the wings."
Noir comes to Africa. Read full book review >
EMBERS by Philip  Soletsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 4, 2018

"A conventional mystery, spearheaded by an unconventional first-time gumshoe with an intricate backstory."
In Soletsky's (Trail Blaze, 2016, etc.) mystery-thriller series starter, a firefighter sparks an amateur investigation to identify a murderer in his small New Hampshire town. 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 >