Short, sweet reviews of Siobhan MacDonald’s TWISTED RIVER and Nancy Atherton’s AUNT DIMITY AND THE BURIED TREASURE.
Short, sweet reviews of M. Verano’s DIARY OF A HAUNTING, GATHERING DEEP by Lisa Maxwel, and Lori Rader-Day’s LITTLE PRETTY THINGS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.