Mystery Thriller Book Reviews (page 9)

DEATH BY DUMPLING  by Vivien Chien
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"A charming debut with plenty of red herrings. The heroine's future looks bright."
Can an amateur detective solve a case of poisoning by dumpling? Read full book review >
WORTH KILLING FOR by Jane Haseldine
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"A complex, highly suspenseful tale of murder, revenge, and redemption."
A journalist's childhood experiences continue to color her life, and not in a good way. Read full book review >

MURDER AT HALF MOON GATE by Andrea Penrose
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"Penrose deftly combines a Regency romance with a tricky mystery that delves into social unrest and the darker side of this storied period."
A daring pair of Regency sleuths tackle a series of coldblooded murders. Read full book review >
THE OTHER MOTHER by Carol Goodman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"A Gothic thriller deliciously riddled with dark motives and shadowy paths."
Assuming her best friend's identity, Daphne Marist flees her home and husband, infant daughter in tow, for the sanctuary of a remote mansion, secretly taking a job as a live-in archivist for her favorite author. Read full book review >
THE BENGAL IDENTITY by Eileen Watkins
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"A warm, wholesome cat cozy, perhaps a tad preachy, whose biggest flaw is the multiple climaxes that drag out an obvious ending."
A New Jersey cat groomer asked to take on a particularly needy client realizes she may be harboring a fugitive cat. Read full book review >

ENGLAND EXPECTS  by Sara Sheridan
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"Adventurous and tough, the heroine must fight the perception that women are useless as sleuths, and her sidekick has an even tougher time battling prejudice against both women and black people as they unravel a puzzling mystery."
A former secret service agent is a magnet for murder in 1950s Brighton. Read full book review >
PLAIN CONFESSION  by Emma Miller
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"Miller's fifth entry continues her streak of successfully combining local color and detection."
Rachel Mast (Plain Missing, 2017, etc.) probes a murder in her parents' Amish community. Read full book review >
JACKRABBIT SMILE  by Joe R. Lansdale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"Familiarity has worn down the edge in this series, but its pleasures are still welcome."
A search for a missing girl is the spark that sets off the fireworks in the latest noir adventures of the Texas investigators Hap and Leonard. Read full book review >
THE DISAPPEARED  by C.J. Box
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"Best of all, the final pages find Box's hard-used hero both triumphantly successful and in deep trouble once again in perhaps the most finely balanced conclusion in this rewarding series."
A new governor demanding special favors means a new assignment and new problems for Wyoming Fish and Game Warden Joe Pickett. Read full book review >
THE BONE CURSE by Carrie Rubin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2018

"A tense, perceptive tale of an investigation into a terrifying threat."
In Rubin's (Eating Bull, 2015, etc.) thriller, a medical student's friends and acquaintances become mysteriously, deathly ill—possibly due to a curse. Read full book review >
BONNIE AND CLYDE by Clark Hays
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2018

"A crisply written, well-researched, and thoroughly entertaining romance/thriller/mystery."
In this crime-fiction sequel, legendary criminals Bonnie and Clyde go undercover to prevent a landmark dam from being blown up before it's completed. Read full book review >
TILL DEATH DO US TART by Ellie Alexander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 23, 2018

"Alexander's charming series (A Crime of Passion Fruit, 2017, etc.) offers descriptions of enticingly fattening foods, a tour of southern Oregon, and, incidentally, a mystery that provides enough riddles to keep you guessing without ever upstaging the main event."
A lovely Oregon town is host to both a wedding and a murder attempt. 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 >