River Heights Book Review

The books you'll want to read.

SHORTCUTS PART II (Electric Boogaloo)

Short, sweet reviews of Siobhan MacDonald’s TWISTED RIVER and Nancy Atherton’s AUNT DIMITY AND THE BURIED TREASURE.

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

SHORTCUTS

Short, sweet reviews of M. Verano’s DIARY OF A HAUNTING, GATHERING DEEP by Lisa Maxwel, and Lori Rader-Day’s LITTLE PRETTY THINGS.

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES by Sascha Arango

THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES feels like a long-lost classic—one reminiscent of Vladimir Nabokov’s PALE FIRE, Joseph Heller’s CATCH-22, and Italo Calvino’s IF ON A WINTER’S NIGHT A TRAVELER.

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE UNFORTUNATE DECISIONS OF DAHLIA MOSS by Max Wirestone

Do you lament the lack of geek-centric crime fiction? Then Max Wirestone’s THE UNFORTUNATE DECISIONS OF DAHLIA MOSS is the book for you.

September 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE DEAD GIRLS OF HYSTERIA HALL by Katie Alender

The notion of a ghostly protagonist may sound like a gimmick, but Alender pulls it off with aplomb, and the spirits who populate ​the author’s fictional​ world (Delia, included) are every bit as fully realized as the flesh-and-blood characters.

August 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

THE BLACKTHORN KEY by Kevin Sands

I often find historical fiction to be dull and ponderous, but THE BLACKTHORN KEY is neither. To the contrary, Kevin Sands’ debut novel is a rollicking tale of alchemy, adventure, skullduggery, and derring-do.

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

NEWPORT by Jill Morrow

I’d be hard-pressed to tell you in what section of the bookstore you’re most likely to find Jill Morrow’s Newport. Is it a ghost story? Sure. But it’s also a mystery, a love story, a revenge tale, and a work of historical fiction that offers incisive commentary on class and gender.

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment