Thrillers Book Reviews (page 76)

THE LIST by Martha Carr
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 29, 2013

"An engaging thriller, even as Carr weaves a perplexing web of conspiracies."
In Carr's (A Place to Call Home, 2007, etc.) thriller, a family becomes the focus of two warring secret societies. Read full book review >
DEATH CARDS by Scott Hudak
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 29, 2013

"A wholly engaging mystery-thriller with plenty of twists."
In Hudak's debut novel, a New YorkCity cop makes headway on a 24-year-old cold case involving the disappearance of a teenage girl. Read full book review >

TWISTED VENOM by V. W. Raynes
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 27, 2013

"An impressive thriller driven by a resplendent heroine."
A doctor and her cousin get caught up in murder, mysterious illnesses and nefarious people collecting snake venom in Raynes' debut medical thriller. Read full book review >
HOUSE OF JAGUAR by Mike Bond
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 25, 2013

"A high-octane story rife with action, from U.S. streets to Guatemalan jungles."
In Bond's (The Last Savanna, 2013, etc.) military thriller, a former U.S. Army pilot witnesses soldiers slaughtering a village in Guatemala and makes himself a target when he starts asking questions. Read full book review >
THE LAST WEAPON by Matthew McCluskey
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 19, 2013

"Fun and frantic, with ample scientific backing."
In McCluskey's ((Physics and Astronomy/Washington State University; Dopants and Defects in Semiconductors, 2012) debut novel, a levelheaded professor and a corrupt business tycoon go head-to-head over a "failed" experiment, which, in fact, has the potential to destroy the world. Read full book review >

CHOICES by Terri-Lynne Smiles
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 13, 2013

"A tense and well-plotted continuation of the Rothston Series."
An international thriller in which two young lovers face off against a secret organization bent on world domination. Read full book review >
TATIANA by Martin Cruz Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"Anyone who enjoys crime novels but hasn't read Smith is in for a treat. Read this book, then look for other Arkady Renko adventures."
In Smith's latest Arkady Renko novel, the Russian investigator seeks the truth about a young reporter's apparent suicide. Read full book review >
DUST by Patricia Cornwell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 12, 2013

"The takeaway? 'People still suck.' Yes, they do, and they do very bad things to each other. Stay tuned."
Kay Scarpetta is back, as world-weary and sharp-eyed as ever, in this latest Cornwell (The Bone Bed, 2012, etc.) outing, the 21st in the series. Read full book review >
THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND by Cynthia Sens
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 7, 2013

"A riveting, if disappointingly brief, start to what could be a stellar sci-fi series."
In the author's debut sci-fi thriller, a time-traveling man from the 1940s learns of a present-day Nazi plot. Read full book review >
DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE by Lene Kaaberbøl
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"The most conventionally plotted of Nina's three adventures, and the one in which she has the least to do, is still required reading for fans of the burgeoning field of new Nordic suspense."
The third installment of the Nina Borg trilogy (Invisible Murder, 2012, etc.) shuttles back and forth between a nerve-racking present and an unspeakable past. Read full book review >
DRY BONES by Peter Quinn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2013

"Gripping up to the end, the bookwhich takes its title from the old spiritual about everything being connected—will send readers who were new to Quinn back to his other books in the series."
Quinn's final installment in a spy trilogy that began with Hour of the Cat (2005) and The Man Who Never Returned (2010) sends New York PI Fintan Dunne on a secret wartime mission to Slovakia to rescue OSS officers from the last gasps of Nazi aggression. Read full book review >
AN ESSENTIAL DECEPTION by Brian A Tucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 30, 2013

"A truly impressive thriller debut in the vein of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code."
In this sprawling international thriller, an ancient secret society seeks domination over Western governments. 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 >