Fiction

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Fiction from Daly, Kuznetsov, and Rinaldi; Karon Returns to Mitford, NC | Xpress Reviews

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Daly’s Natty Wainwright keeps her friends close, a beloved homecoming to Mitford for Karon, a title for fans of serial killer thrillers and of Russian novels in translation, and a literary interpretation of Tom Thumb’s life with historical figures

Essential Amis, Macomber, plus a Roundup of Historical Fiction from Gregory, Hunt, McCullough, Smith, Vreeland | Fiction Reviews

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Amis delivers a haunting indictment; a novel as audacious as it is chilling, Macomber’s latest will have readers flipping pages until the end, an epic and emotionally draining debut novel from Thomas, Gregory offers a fresh perspective on well-known British history

A Writer’s Life with Librarians: A First Novelist Addresses Librarians at S. & S.’s Summer 2014 Preview

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“When I think about what librarians have done for me over the years—provided a space, kept it neat and attractive, filled it with books and technology and opportunities for growth—I realize that what they were really doing was providing a home for me by another name.”

Fiction from Adler-Olsen, Gannon, Kellerman père et fils, Meyers, & Stanley | Xpress Reviews

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A twisty Scandinavian crime series, a military sf series fans will love, a disappointing outing for Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman, a novel that elicits compassion and high hopes, and Miranda Corbie returns in her third World War II mystery

Barclay, Carter, Falco, Girard, Lehane, & Wax on the Fiction Trail | Xpress Reviews

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The Archer family returns with Barclay, an engaging political novel from Carter, action and substance from Falco, an enjoyable love story about art, Lehane is a bit disjointed, and Wax goes back to the beach with her Florida pals

Fiction from Aitcheson, Brown, Haas, Rollins; Canadian zombies; a forensic debut | Xpress Reviews

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Swordplay and chases, Brown has a Mean Streak, zombie fiction from up North, a mystery writer and a forensic scientist team up, for fans of European crime novels, and an excellent nail-biting thriller from Rollins

Lots of Debuts, Spies, Literary Suspense, & More | Fiction Reviews

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Bertino’s assured tale of music, mourning, and off-kilter romance entrances with its extraordinarily inventive language, Hurwitz has crafted another satisfying thriller, Carroll offers a fresh look at a scandalous chapter of history

Fiction from Abbott, Cole, & Larsson, plus Victorian Ghost Stories | Xpress Reviews

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Sinuous, liquid prose from Abbott, a world of online gaming from Cole, a strong sense of place and bleak atmosphere from Larsson, Sims collects 12 greatest ghost stories of the Victorian era, and a noir first novel that misses the mark

Gabaldon Returns in Fiction, Along with Galbraith/Rowling, Jordan, & Levitt | Xpress Reviews

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Debut author Dunn compels with sympathetic characters, another breakneck, rip-roaring page-turner from Gabaldon, Galbraith/Rowling “Strikes” again, a World War I novel from Jordan, and psychological terror from Levitt

Fiction from Chadwick, Coll, Colucci, S. Evanovich, & Moriarty | Xpress Reviews

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A new historical trilogy from Chadwick, a suburban noir from Coll, a fun, scary, and intriguing book from Colucci, a miss from Stephanie Evanovich, a beautifully written historical debut, and Moriarty’s dark, seedy side of the “perfect” family

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