Fiction from Grant, Hewson, and Pratchett & Baxter | Xpress Reviews

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Grant scorches with sensational sex and authentic Scottish dialog despite a labyrinthine plot, Hewson’s crime novel disappoints, a marriage-minded debut doesn’t add up to much, Pratchett’s final Earth title will be cherished

Spy Stories: Espionage by the Book

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The action is fast and furious in McCauley’s hard-as-nails thriller; a triumphal sequel from Matthews; McCarry dazzles readers with smart dialog and fascinating characters; McGee’s entertaining adventure is for those who like their spies with quick wit and fists

Top Suspense Novels Defy Boundaries | Day of Dialog 2015

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“Exciting,” “addictive, and “believable” are but a few of the adjectives presenters at the “Top Thrills” panel at LJ’s 18th annual Day of Dialog used to describe their latest books, among the season’s best suspense and mystery novels.

Fiction: Attenberg, Carner, Dahl, Frank, Hall, Hamilton, Hilderbrand, Snelling, & More | Xpress Reviews

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An enjoyable historical, an excellent debut mystery, check in to the Hotel Moscow, a twisty sophomore plot, friendship & second chances, “wolf” down Hall’s latest, vampire hunting, an absorbing first novel, God in Christian life

A Feel for the Times | Day of Dialog 2015

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At LJ’s 18th annual Day of Dialog, a sold-out event held on Wednesday, May 27, at New York University’s Kimmel Center in lower Manhattan, over 200 librarians gathered, along with authors, editors, and publishers, to talk books, business, and best practices.

De Robertis, Groff, Leonard, And a Box of “Novel” Secrets | Fiction Reviews, June 1, 2015

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De Robertis’s beautifully realized work is as evocative and textured as the tango itself; Groff’s novel offers high drama, hubris, and epic love, complete with Greek chorus–like asides; Liebert delivers a perfect summer read.

Up-and-Coming Authors Crucet, Doyle, Johncock, Katchur, Park, Phillips, & others | Debut Fiction, June 1, 2015

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Crucet depicts with insight and subtlety the culture shock of the first-generation college student; Doyle’s brutal debut paints a stark picture of middle-class youth; Park’s brightly written and engrossing Re Jane

Fiction in Translation: Ten Key Novels That Will Take You to Other Worlds

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Daoud pens an eye-opening, humbling read; Gormezano Goren’s novel is soberly enticing; all fiction readers will love The Travels of Daniel Ascher; Vila-Matas has a singular talent for making the cerebral wonderfully entertaining

Fiction from George, Spillane & Collins, and Wright, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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An urban noir debut is saddled with a convoluted story line, Logan seamlessly blends Scottish myth and fairy tales with dystopian fantasy in her hauntingly beautiful debut, no surprises in the latest from Spillane and Collins

Fiction from Bilyeau and Genova; Memoir from Lyndsey | Audiobook Reviews, June 1, 2015

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The Tapestry is an essential purchase for all historical fiction collections; Genova’s powerful and intimate story about risks, despair, and love; Hannah Curtis perfectly captures Lyndsey’s style and tone