What She Knew by Nadine Galinsky Feldman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 29, 2016

"A predictable but entertaining story about friendship and financial schemes."
A Wall Street executive's life changes drastically when her firm takes a huge hit during the Bernard J. Madoff scandal. Read full book review >
Death Comes to Lake Como by G.X. Chen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 20, 2016

"These resolute protagonists and self-proclaimed mystery buffs should certainly appeal to genre fans."
The latest murder case for amateur detectives Ann Lee and Fang Chen takes them on an intercontinental investigation in this thriller. Read full book review >

The Bermuda Key by B.R. Bentley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 17, 2015

"Not exactly a genre buster but still an enjoyable mystery best devoured immediately after Bentley's first effort."
A suspenseful thriller that weaves together journalistic research and fictional embellishments in a tale of a stolen religious artifact. Read full book review >
Red Rain by Toby Neal
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 15, 2015

"Persistently riveting; should pique interest in the series' follow-up—and the preceding 10."
In Neal's (Bone Hook, 2015, etc.) latest thriller, Hawaiian cop Sgt. Lei Texeira returns to find the killer of a child, while her husband, Lt. Michael Stevens, struggles to escape captivity in Central America. Read full book review >
Sabotage by Bryan Koepke
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 10, 2015

"This recurring gumshoe earns his ongoing series, even if he takes a back seat to the baddie this time around."
Colorado private investigator Reece Culver, vacationing in Britain, looks into the case of an assassin targeting people linked to a London corporation in this thriller. Read full book review >

THE FIREMAN by Joe Hill
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 17, 2016

"A satisfying tale overall, just right for the beach. Be sure to wear sunscreen."
Pleasing mayhem from horror/thrillermeister Hill (NOS4A2, 2013, etc.), the chip-off-the-old-block son of Stephen King.Read full book review >
More Than Love Can Love by Michael Angliss
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 17, 2015

"When the Retimer has a mission and an enemy, explosive action rapidly follows."
The seventh in Angliss' (In the State I'm In, 2015, etc.) espionage series finds its Australian protagonist on assignment to thwart an African drug lord while falling in love with his agent-aide.Read full book review >
Love Sick by Autumn J. Bright
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 5, 2015

"A successful portrayal of the complex psychology of an abuse victim, and a gripping story of a love gone sour."
Debut novelist Bright impresses with a nuanced tale of a woman who can't break free of an abusive relationship. Read full book review >
Riverside by Brett Burlison
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 4, 2016

"A steamy tale and beguiling thriller, with plenty of local color and some provocative twists."
A young landscaper gets caught up in the drug trade in this debut novel. Read full book review >
Cult of Ku by Bill Fernandez
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 2, 2016

"An edifying novel that explores cultural conflicts in Hawaii between the world wars that is hampered by an overly ambitious, frequently turbid plot."
Fernandez (Kapa'a, 2015, etc.) incorporates Hawaiian history, folklore, and labor struggles into a 1920-set mystery packed with violence and murder.Read full book review >
Tuesday's Child by Damian Smith
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A novel that methodically works its way to the end, ensuring a well-whetted appetite for mystery."
An Oregon lawyer learns that he has a 5-year-old daughter but soon finds himself a murder suspect when the girl's mother turns up dead in Smith's debut thriller. Read full book review >
DARK SKY by Joel Canfield
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 15, 2015

"A detective story whose imperfect protagonist boasts endearing qualities just below his rakish exterior."
A former CIA agent tries to prove a dead war hero isn't actually dead and runs afoul of a private security company that may want to silence him in this thriller. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Michael Eric Dyson
February 2, 2016

In Michael Eric Dyson’s rich and nuanced book new book, The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America, Dyson writes with passion and understanding about Barack Obama’s “sad and disappointing” performance regarding race and black concerns in his two terms in office. While race has defined his tenure, Obama has been “reluctant to take charge” and speak out candidly about the nation’s racial woes, determined to remain “not a black leader but a leader who is black.” Dyson cogently examines Obama’s speeches and statements on race, from his first presidential campaign through recent events—e.g., the Ferguson riots and the eulogy for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston—noting that the president is careful not to raise the ire of whites and often chastises blacks for their moral failings. At his best, he spoke with “special urgency for black Americans” during the Ferguson crisis and was “at his blackest,” breaking free of constraints, in his “Amazing Grace” Charleston eulogy. Dyson writes here as a realistic, sometimes-angry supporter of the president. View video >