Thrillers Book Reviews (page 76)

THE DAY BEFORE HAPPINESS by Erri De Luca
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 11, 2011

"A lyrical narrative about a thorny search for happiness."
Love and war in Naples. Read full book review >
Palmdale by Charles L. Carson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2011

"Frank's legal wiles give him sound instincts, but his determination makes him a worthy gumshoe."
In the second of Carson's (RVR, 2010) McManus Thrillers series, the attorney's two most recent cases have something in common—an illegal aliens/drugs smuggling scheme. Read full book review >

A BURIAL AT SEA by Charles Finch
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A welcome change of scene for Finch's clever protagonist (A Stranger in Mayfair, 2010, etc.). The descriptions of life aboard a ship in 1873 are especially entertaining."
A 19th-century sea voyage to Egypt is the setting for murder. Read full book review >
BREAKING POINT by Dana Haynes
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"It takes a while for the book to turn up the suspense, and some of the characters get lost in the shuffle, but it's an enjoyable, well-crafted thriller nonetheless."
Two "crashers"—airplane disaster investigators—who survive the downing of a 65-seat twin turboprop plane in Montana become part of the intensive effort to penetrate the dark secrecy surrounding the incident—and nab the cold-blooded, technologically advanced perpetrators of the crash. Read full book review >
THE TEMPLE MOUNT CODE by Charles Brokaw
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Derivative but entertaining escapist fare."
Stumble upon a legend. Read full book review >

THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"While the shadows of Poe and Hitchcock loom over these tales, it's clear that Oates herself is a master at creeping out her readers."
Seven nightmarish tales written over a 15-year period. Read full book review >
DEAD OF NIGHT by Jonathan Maberry
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"An outlandish but superfluous zombie yarn that is gruesome, imaginative and grateful to its inspirations."
A rogue scientist's experiment in revenge wreaks havoc on a rural township in Pennsylvania. Read full book review >
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"What else is there to say? It's slick."
As a deadlocked election grips the fictional sultanate of Moq'tar, no issue is safe from Perlstein's (God's Others, 2010, etc.) wit as he lampoons politics in the Gulf. Read full book review >
ASSUMPTION by Percival Everett
THRILLERS
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Fun to read, but frustrating for those who look for the usual pleasures from detective fiction."
This detective novel by the genre-bending author is like a series of card tricks in which no one is playing with a full deck. Read full book review >
HELL & GONE by Duane Swierczynski
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 31, 2011

"Readers of this middle installment in Swierczynski's Charlie Hardie trilogy (Fun & Games, 2011) who suspend disbelief will be rewarded with nail-biting suspense, ample twists and a crackling narrative style."
A rugged ex-cop faces his greatest challenge ever as a tortured inmate. Read full book review >
LONDON CALLING by James Craig
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"Journalist/TV producer Craig lards his familiar tale of revenge served cold with enough expository detail for a primer on politics and enough personal background about his hero to insure that his debut mystery won't be his last."
A series of grisly murders spells trouble for the orderly transfer of power in a pivotal British General Election. Read full book review >
ZONE ONE by Colson Whitehead
THRILLERS
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"The latest from a generation of literary novelists who are erasing the distinction between art and pulp."
The zombie genre provides unlikely inspiration for the author's creative renewal. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >