Christie’s Poirot Defines an Era, Portraits of Hope and Health Care, plus New Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, December 2014

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Poirot: Series 13 marks the end of an era; a look at the lack of research studies and results for recently developed vaccines; a powerful documentary demonstrates how hope can come from tragedy.

Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes Are Dreaming Spies | RA Crossroads

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Astute, precise, and elegant writing, great attention to time and place, and beautifully realized characters comprise King’s mystery series that is at once intelligent, reflective, and action filled (if not fast paced).

The Favorite of Favorites | LibraryReads, December 2014

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The top ten books that librarians across the country love—the best of the year.

Fiction from Bell, Benson, Frampton, & Grahame-Smith | Xpress Reviews

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Get a “dirty rush” from Bell, urban fantasy from Benson, an anything-but-predictable romance from Frampton, and a colorful and historically detailed mashup from Grahame-Smith

A True Story from Boyle, Hyde Is Exquisite, Vann Continues To Allure, plus Lots More | Fiction Reviews, December 2014

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Boyle explores the anger, paranoia, and violence lurking in the shadowlands of the American psyche, Hyde’s new novel is a “stay up all night, can’t put it down” read, Vann’s lovely, wrenching novel should add to his award list.

First Novelists Bailey, Barnett, Buwalda, Clanchy, Metcalf, Zourkova & Others | Debut Fiction, December 2014

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Arlen peeks into the lives of upper and lower classes of early 1900s England, Beckerman’s painful yet thought-provoking read, Buwald’s novel is flat-out extraordinary, Clanchy’s sharp-eyed satire of 1980s London is hardly the work of a novice.

Fiction from Lawson, O’Mara, & Robson | Xpress Reviews

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The thrilling Kay Hamilton sequel will not disappoint; O’Mara’s latest Ray Donne features a refreshing techno nerd, Robson’s research won’t make up for her joyless heroine

Indie Fiction in Translation 2014: Don’t-Miss Titles from Around the World

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Reaquaint yourself with Albahari, Hilst’s coolly delivered With My Dog-Eyes, Jerusalmy’s great portrait of Villon, a meditative yet remote Modiano, a chilling Nakamura, poet/journalist Rakha’s brilliant novel, upcoming Brazilian author Scott.

Best Sellers: Books Most Borrowed, November 2014

Gone Girl returns to the top with movie word of mouth; O’Reilly kills off General Patton

A Modern Emma: Alexander McCall Smith Reimagines Jane Austen’s Classic

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“Jane Austen is the perfect writer. She doesn’t need to be rewritten,” declared McCall Smith, the genial author of the hugely loved “No. 1 Ladies Detective” series, during an interview in his suite at New York’s Warwick Hotel.

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