Genre Fiction

For all the latest LJ reviews and more, visit Book Verdict! Book Verdict is fully accessible to all users, though certain content and functionality are only available to subscribers. If you're already an LJ subscriber, log in to your account. To view all subscription options, Get Started With Book Verdict Pro Today.

From Debuters (Mukherjee, Hogsett) to Award Winners (Bouman, Peden, Kutscher) | Mystery Reviews

risingman.jpgthumb

A number of the authors reviewed this month have been nominees or award winners. Of special note are several debuts with prize-winning potential, such as Abir Mukherjee’s historical A Rising Man, and Annie Hogsett’s Too Lucky To Live

E-Originals: Foodie Fun from Goodman and Debuter Marcelo, plus First-Timer York | Xpress Reviews

interceptingthechefTN

Foodie fiction, NFL action, and steamy romance in a spicy dish that will satisfy Goodman’s readers; lovers of food trucks and San Francisco will especially get a kick out of this fun contemporary romance; readers looking for an almost innocent romance might enjoy this title

LJ Fiction Reviews: May 1, 2017

refugenayerio.jpgthumb

Creech’s vividly descriptive and candid narrative gifts readers a timeless tale; gentle humor and evocative prose illuminate these characters’ need for a Refuge; Elsberg sucks readers into a mind-boggling, all too scary world; Goldberg’s Sherlock Holmes pastiche is pitch-perfect; a suspenseful, original, and confident debut to please fans of the hard-boiled PI genre

Top Ten Writers of Psychological Suspense

ljx170402webMystFeatAuth1

Here are ten examples of the best writers of psychological suspense, arranged alphabetically to avoid any hint of favoritism.

Genre Spotlight: Mystery

ljx170402webMystFeatCVimage

As readers continue to clamor for more crime fiction, suspense, and thrillers, publishers are responding with a great lineup of titles for the summer/fall 2017 season.

E-Originals: An Anthology from Adrienne, Fox, and Mikels, plus Carlyle | Xpress Reviews

matedTN

Copious detailed lovemaking as well as action and suspense makes this a winning anthology; the story shines in the dialog between our protagonists but less so in the logistical sections

Quality and Diversity | Hugo Nominations 2017

81Fpy5XqQxL[1]

After a contentious two years due to the Sad/Rapid Puppies dispute, last week’s announcement of the 2017 Hugo Award nominees was received with acclaim.

E-Originals from Flynn, Russell, and Uhl | Xpress Reviews

solaceislandTN

This fetching debut from Flynn (pseudonym for actress/author Meg Tilly) sets up a satisfying romance in a cozy, small-town setting; readers who enjoy love-hate relationships may take to Beholden; a sweet and cozy romance with genuine feelings and experiences to be worked through and overcome

LJ Fiction Reviews: April 15, 2017

union.jpgthumb

A highly recommended work for those who can accept a number of coexisting realities; Cole’s new series launch sees courageous, passionate protagonists fight for justice, freedom, and the right to love; McGuire’s smartly written, fairy-tale novella is everything speculative fiction readers look for

E-Originals from Castrovilla, Hewitt, and Swift | Xpress Reviews

findmeatwilloughbyTN

The idea behind this fairly lengthy read is solid, but the book takes a long time for Luna to come to her realizations; overall, a lovely series set in the English countryside; a Fifty Shades story that explores fame, passion, and tradition, all set in the glittery world of royal society in London