Thrillers Book Reviews (page 76)

WICKED CITY by Ace Atkins
THRILLERS
Released: April 1, 2008

"Atkins (White Shadow, 2006, etc.) is clearly in love with his colorful characters—on both sides of the moral divide—and makes them wonderfully believable."
A riveting story about how the triumph of evil is forestalled when good men…do something. Read full book review >
THE FORGERY OF VENUS by Michael Gruber
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 1, 2008

"Fast, frightening and, as usual, richly imagined."
The stupendous talent of an otherwise wasted illustrator pushes him to the edge of madness and leads to the creation of an original work by a master who has been dead for centuries. Read full book review >

SEPULCHRE by Kate Mosse
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 2008

"Superior hugger-mugger from an impressive new mistress of the genre."
History and mystery are engagingly blended in British author Mosse's bulky successor to Labyrinth (2006). Read full book review >
L.A. OUTLAWS by T. Jefferson Parker
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Feb. 5, 2008

"All the requisite action-suspense: No one does thriller-with-heart better than Parker."
A legendary outlaw's DNA plays an unlikely role in Parker's latest winner (Storm Runners, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >
THE SERPENT’S TALE by Ariana Franklin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 31, 2008

"A warm, promising continuation of the series."
Medieval forensic specialist Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar returns to action in the second installment in Franklin's historical series (Mistress of the Art of Death, 2007). Read full book review >

BLUE HEAVEN by C.J. Box
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 10, 2008

"Dropping the whodunit element that's always been the weakest part of Pickett's cases, Box alternates violence with surprising tenderness in a suspenseful tour de force."
All hell breaks loose in Kootenai Bay, Idaho, after two children on a fishing trip witness an execution in this stand-alone from the chronicler of Game Warden Joe Pickett (Free Fire, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >
THE FAULT TREE by Louise Ure
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 8, 2008

"Ure (Forcing Amaryllis, 2005) may not provide an especially original plot, but Cade is the best blind detective since the glory days of Max Carrados a century ago."
A blind auto mechanic becomes first the improbable witness to the escape of a pair of killers and then, even more improbably, a sleuth. Read full book review >
GAS CITY by Loren D. Estleman
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"The chronically undervalued Estleman (The American Detective, 2007, etc.) serves up what just might be the best novel about urban political corruption since Dashiel Hammett's The Glass Key."
Portrait of a city by an old master. Read full book review >
DUMA KEY by Stephen King
THRILLERS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Edgar's own story in the present is more compelling than the revelations of the key's past, and the novel might have been twice as powerful if it had been cut by a third, but King fans will find it engrossing."
The prolific master of psycho-horror returns to the mysteries of the creative process, a subject that has inspired some of his most haunting work. Read full book review >
RED MANDARIN DRESS by Qiu Xiaolong
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 29, 2007

"The author's heady plot highlights his strengths, elegantly capturing China in transition. A fascinating read."
A methodical serial killer's method baffles Shanghai police. Read full book review >
VOICES by Arnaldur Indridason
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"Another top-notch mystery from Indridason (Silence of the Grave, 2006, etc.), its lyrical melancholy matched by the depth of its characterizations."
Who killed Santa Claus? Read full book review >
THE YEARS BEST FANTASY AND HORROR 2007 by Ellen Datlow
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2007

"Worth a space on any bookshelf."
Bring out the bone china—a critically acclaimed fantasy/horror annual celebrates its 20th anniversary in grand style. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >