Search Results: "K.E. Semmel"


BOOK REVIEW

THE HERMIT by Thomas Rydahl
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2016

"A languid stroll with a sage detective through vivid locales that leaves a lasting impression."
A nine-fingered part-time piano tuner, Canary Island cab driver, and self-appointed investigator ambles through a case involving the death of an infant. Read full book review >

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THE CALLER by Karin Fossum
Released: Aug. 14, 2012

"As in Ruth Rendell's books as Barbara Vine, readers are invited to watch helplessly as things go from bad to much, much worse for an unlucky group of basically nice people. If that's your pleasure, you could hardly do better."
Inspector Konrad Sejer's latest quarry is a prankster whose pranks are callous, cruel and ultimately lethal. Read full book review >

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ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS by Naja Marie Aidt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2015

"An awkward mix of realism and soap opera that, despite intriguing characters, never quite coheres."
From Danish-language poet and short-story author Aidt (Baboon, 2014) comes her first novel, a domestic drama that merges the mundane and the grotesque.Read full book review >

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ANOTHER 365 DAYS by K.E. Payne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 15, 2013

"Funny, engaging and accessible. (Fiction. 12-18)"
In a follow-up to 365 Days (2011), emotive British lesbian teen Clem Atkins writes a diary entry for each day of the year. Read full book review >

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THE ROAD TO HER by K.E. Payne
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 16, 2013

"There are too few lesbian love stories written for teens; it's a shame this one is so lackluster. (Romance. 12-18)"
In a cliché-ridden lesbian romance, two young British actresses develop an off-screen relationship. Read full book review >

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A SIMPLE DISTANCE by K.E. Silva
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Lushly evoked island atmosphere and cadenced language as circuitous as a Pascal family fight make for an impressive first novel, despite disjointed narration and remarkably tame conflicts."
San Francisco lawyer returns to her ancestral Caribbean island to sort out a family real-estate wrangle. Read full book review >

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A SPIDER SAT BESIDE HER by K.E. Lanning
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 17, 2017

"A tight, engaging sci-fi tale."
A researcher attempts to save the International Space Station from a terrorist plot in Lanning's debut novel. Read full book review >

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Song of the Highlands by K.E. Saxon
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2014

"A prettily written historical romance that deserves a better story."
A murder plot in medieval Scotland threatens the wedded bliss of a mute woman and her brutish husband in Saxon's (Highland Grace, 2012, etc.) latest romance. Read full book review >

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THE DOORWAY AND THE DEEP by K.E. Ormsbee
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Readers of the first volume will settle right into this and then leave it eager for a third. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
Amid the plague-ridden wisps in the alternative world of Limn, half-sprite, half-human Lottie Fiske attempts to sharpen her healing powers while undertaking a daring quest in this sequel to The Water and the Wild (2015). Read full book review >

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TobaccoNet by K.E. Bombard
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 13, 2015

"A fast-paced DEA tale with a social conscience that should have many readers looking forward to more of Jason Kraft."
In this debut thriller launching a new series, an undercover drug enforcement agent becomes embroiled in shady dealings in the tobacco industry. Read full book review >