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LJ Fiction | Review Alert, December 2017

Lovesay’s exceptional police procedural is packed with imperfect and engaging characters; trippy, nail-biting speculative fiction from Sweterlitsch; fans of Anderson’s first installment of this series will devour this book; D’Salete’s brutal and tragic tales lend context to the ongoing fight for individual liberties worldwide; another riveting read from the unparalleled Chase

Sherlock Holmes, 125 Years Strong | RA Crossroads

Celebrating the 125th anniversary of Conan Doyle’s famous short stories, originally serialized in The Strand Magazine, then published in book form in 1892, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes continue to leave readers deeply satisfied.

What’s Old Is New Again | Wyatt’s World

There is great pleasure to be found in a twice-told tale that borrows liberally and inventively from existing literature. From fictional takes on how a famous story came into being to a recasting of a Shakespeare play, there are plenty of fall books that literally mine the backlist.

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

Allende puts a human face on the realities of illegal immigration, broken hearts, courage, and healing; Ellis has written a riveting tale that begs to be read in one sitting; Fans of the Brontës, Charles Dickens, and Victorian gothic fiction will enjoy Politano’s well-crafted debut; for fans of offbeat mysteries, Fowler’s long-running series continues to offer some of the best reading; Ata’s artistry can help readers understand how living with illness changes everything; another stunning achievement from an author who seems to produce only stunning achievements

Christmas Can Be Murder: 27 Tales of Yule

This year there’s plenty of homicide for the holidays, along with a pack of dog stories and all kinds of delicious holiday treats.

First—And Foremost | Debut Novels

Fall 2017/winter 2018 bring the promise of fresh, new voices

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, October 1, 2017

Adams’s intriguing new mystery series celebrates the power of books and women’s friendships; award-winning debut novelist Birkby shines a spotlight on the overlooked female characters of the Sherlock Holmes stories; the landscape of Hannah’s latest is hard and bleak, but our young heroine learns to accept it and discover her true self; Parks knows how to get readers to empathize emotionally with his characters while amping up the tension

Brook’s Pick of the Month, Notable Series Launches from Indridason, Massey, Debuters Gates, Lackey | Mystery Reviews

ALL GOOD THINGS come to an end, and this month, two notable crime fiction series are concluding. Fortunately, we have a new beginning with Allison Brook’s cozy series launch and our Pick of the Month, Death Overdue.

Editors’ Fall Picks 2017

Forty-one timely titles for autumn and beyond

LJ Fiction | Review Alert, September 1, 2017

A tension-filled tour de force of suspense and human emotions from debuter Nelson; Snow’s action-packed, erotic series concludes with a scintillating Rule Changer; Remender and Murphy turn in one of the most fully realized graphic works of the last decade; Nobel Laureate Modiano, Latin American sensation Gamboa, best-selling Israeli author Nevo, and more; Massey’s fans and historical fiction lovers will enjoy this original outing