DEAD GIRLS by Alice Bolin
Released: June 26, 2018

"An illuminating study on the role women play in the media and in their own lives."
In this engrossing debut collection of essays, Bolin (Creative Nonfiction/Univ. of Memphis) looks at two things: America's cultural obsession with dead girls in works of literature and on TV and Los Angeles from the perspective of both a newcomer and a veteran. Read full book review >
Released: June 26, 2018

"A convincing and alarming—and perhaps alarmist—cry that treason is afoot.
Did Donald Trump meet with the Russians before the election? By this account, almost certainly—and "virtually all of Trump's senior staff and family had numerous contacts with Russia that were nothing short of suspicious." Read full book review >

Released: July 1, 2018

"A painstakingly reported, clearly written case study that is all too relevant today."
A detailed account of the shooting deaths of police and self-described black nationalists on July 23, 1968, in Cleveland. Read full book review >
TOP HOODLUM by Anthony M. DeStefano
Released: July 1, 2018

"Will appeal to readers of criminal histories and tales of New York's political underworld."
Biography of a low-profile "original gangster" who connected the Prohibition era and the "Five Families." Read full book review >
TO THE BRIDGE by Nancy Rommelmann
Released: July 1, 2018

"A painstaking and meticulous exploration of all the facts and conjectures surrounding a disturbing case."
A deep probe into why a mother murdered her child. Read full book review >

CITY OF DEVILS by Paul French
Released: July 3, 2018

"A Casablanca without heroes and just the thing for those who like their crime stories the darkest shade of noir."
Fast-paced, plot-twisty true-crime tale of the kingpins of Shanghai's Old City, land of miscreant opportunity. Read full book review >
THE TRIGGER by Daniel J. Patinkin
Released: July 3, 2018

"Anecdotal more than analytical but of some interest to students of crime and punishment."
A curious exercise in the annals of gun violence, highlighting the life stories of six who turned to the gun for a solution. Read full book review >
Released: July 15, 2018

"The reasons why this book can't tell the whole story—and how the stories it tells conflict—are fascinating tales in their own right."
An account of a guerrilla prisoner's torture in—and eventual escape from—a secret Mexican prison. Read full book review >
BLOOD & IVY by Paul Collins
Released: July 17, 2018

"A vivid true-crime tale from a fascinating bygone era."
A true-crime chronicle of dark doings among the upper crust of Harvard Medical School in the middle of the 19th century. Read full book review >
THE DESERT AND THE SEA by Michael Scott Moore
Released: July 24, 2018

"A deftly constructed and tautly told rejoinder to Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped, sympathetic but also sharp-edged."
A harrowing and affecting account of two and a half years of captivity at the hands of Somali pirates. Read full book review >
AMERICAN HATE by Arjun Singh Sethi
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"A useful book for those aiming to combat latter-day bigotry, with its many targets and manifestations."
Firsthand reports on hate crime and its victims in the age of Trump. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 7, 2018

"It's a fascinating story of widespread malfeasance, but readers hoping for crisp, incisive reporting will be disappointed."
On the trail of a French psychic who ran an international scam that preyed on some of society's most vulnerable people. 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 >