Thrillers Book Reviews (page 76)

BLOODMONEY by David Ignatius
THRILLERS
Released: June 1, 2011

"A terrific, believable novel about the intersection of politics, ethics and finance."
Ignatius (The Increment, 2009, etc.) continues his series of top-notch CIA thrillers with this fast-paced new entry. Read full book review >
NO HEARTS, NO ROSES by Colin Murray
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 2011

"Murray's second thriller (After a Dead Dog, 2007) combines dollops of postwar atmosphere with thrills aplenty."
Although postwar England is slowly recovering from destruction and depravation, the propensity for violence never seems to goes away. Read full book review >

UNCONDITIONAL LOSS by Orrin  Lippoff
THRILLERS
Released: May 29, 2011

"The authors find emotional gravity in a fathomable medical nightmare, turning their expertise into a clever debut novel.
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Drs. Lippoff and Solar channel Michael Crichton with their debut medical thriller, a cautionary tale that spins a terrifying what-if scenario from the recent international concerns about the next supervirus. Read full book review >
I'LL NEVER GET OUT OF THIS WORLD ALIVE by Steve Earle
THRILLERS
Released: May 12, 2011

"Already well-respected for both his music and his acting, Earle can now add novelist to an impressive résumé."
A thematically ambitious debut novel that draws from the writer's experience yet isn't simply a memoir in the guise of fiction. Read full book review >
BLOOD OF THE DRAGON by Larry Howard
THRILLERS
Released: May 10, 2011

"A dense but satisfying read that will please devotees of the blockbuster political thriller."
A timely, complex thriller about the global politics of fossil fuels, patents and the promise of technological progress. Read full book review >

He Beat Past My Skin by Jessica Green
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 10, 2011

"A harrowing but ultimately uplifting fictional collection of survivors' stories from the front lines of domestic violence.
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In Green's debut novel, a group of women come together to share tales of the abuse they've endured. Read full book review >
THE INFORMANT by Thomas Perry
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 5, 2011

"Beneath the sky-high body count, the twisty plot is powered by Perry's relentless focus on the question of where the next threat is coming from and how to survive it."
Twenty years after a trio of lowlifes forced him out of retirement (Sleeping Dogs, 1992, etc.), the Butcher's Boy is back. Read full book review >
EXPENDABLE ASSETS by Drew Howell
THRILLERS
Released: May 5, 2011

"Though a slow start dims its shine, Howell's freshman effort satisfies without indulging in dramatics."
In Howell's debut thriller about terrorism, conspiracy and corruption, a former government operative with a troubled past teams up with an FBI agent to untangle a dangerous web that stretches from Afghanistan to Washington. Read full book review >
THE MEDUSA AMULET by Robert Masello
THRILLERS
Released: April 26, 2011

"Great writing and rich detail combine for a gripping read."
A bookish librarian encounters danger and intrigue when he sets out in search of a lost Renaissance masterpiece rumored to possess strange powers, in Masello's latest novel (Blood and Ice, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
GUILT BY ASSOCIATION by Marcia Clark
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 20, 2011

"That the novel is marked by authenticity is no surprise given Clark's credentials—she was, after all, lead prosecutor in the headline-grabbing O.J. Simpson trial—but what may surprise some readers is the quality of the writing, plus the considerable charm of Rachel and her buddies."
A corker of a debut novel in which a brainy, plucky female prosecutor refuses to rush to judgment. Read full book review >
CHASING FIRE by Nora Roberts
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2011

"Popular, prolific Roberts (The Search, 2010, etc.) delivers hair-raising smoke-jumping sequences along with the obligatory thrills, sex and a mystery even the greenest armchair sleuths will be able to solve."
A smoke jumper who puts her life on the line every fire season has more to fear this year than fire. Read full book review >
THE TROUBLED MAN by Henning Mankell
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: March 29, 2011

"Though shivering in the winter of his discontent, Wallander will grip the reader hard. Flawed and occasionally exasperating, he is that rare thing: a true original."
Swedish detective Chief Inspector Kurt Wallander (The Pyramid, 2008, etc.) makes a riveting 10th appearance in the strange case of the spy who was and wasn't. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >