Wurster’s Debut of the Month, Beaumont, Cameron, Miller, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, August 2016


Aficionados of comic mysteries will delight in Wurster’s laconic, humorous prose; a traditional English country house mystery mixes a bit of ­supernatural horror and suspense; adventurous readers are in for a hair-raising thrill ride

LJ Fiction Reviews: September 1, 2016


Immersive stories of healing & faith from Griep, Rubart, Stevenson; debuter Bennett is sophisticated & nuanced, Donoghue startlingly rewarding; short fiction for fall; Holm’s Red Right Hand is a real thrill ride

Louise Penny | LibraryReads Author, August 2016

Louise Penny. (Jean-François Bérubé)

Numerous mysteries bind Louise Penny’s gracious, richly conceived A Great Reckoning, next in the series starring ­Armand Gamache, former chief of homicide for the Sûreté du Québec and just named commander of the Sûreté’s academy.

LJ Fiction Reviews: August 1, 2016


Boyle and Koryta are at their very best; debuters Chang and Domet will drive demand; Wurster’s comic mystery is a delight; sports-themed romances from Angell, Bowen, & Phillips; plus, sf master Willis delivers a fun, near-future romp; and Roberson’s successful Firewalk will appeal to horror and urban fantasy fans alike

Thomas’s Debut of the Month, Carlisle, Freed, Heald, plus New Series Lineup & More | Mystery Reviews, July 1, 2016


This month’s offerings include releases from new imprints Crooked Lane Books, Yucca, and ­Imagination Fury Arts. In addition, stalwarts such as Poisoned Pen Press are providing more content in multiple formats, from large print and audio to digital.

Summer Promise | Debut Novels, July 1, 2016


Ranging from literary biggies that boomed at BookExpo America to hot genre fiction that got LibraryReads love, the debut novels on this list are backed by reviews and/or reader interest and are definitely worth reading and recommending.

LJ Fiction Reviews: July 1, 2016


An intense and dark conclusion to Rock’s “Subs Club” series; new novels from Butler, Foer, Hill, and Moore come highly recommended; a final and unforgettable Elfquest; starred reviews for first novelists Black, Das, Levine, and Thomas

Gentill’s Debut of the Month, Copperman, Freydont, Round, Shogan, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, June 1, 2016


This month’s selections take us from the ballrooms of Gilded Age Newport, RI, to a gritty Boston drug den and on to the halls of political power on Capitol Hill

LJ Fiction Reviews: June 1, 2016


Don’t-miss debuts from Adler, whose Charmers make the perfect beach read; Broun and the Night of the Animals; Gyasi’s Homegoing, an epic vision; Higgs’s Eden Hill nails the feeling of the early 1960s; and Gentill’s politically minded Few Right Thinking Men

Cool Summer Reads: Hit the Beach with These Genre Fiction Favorites


Members of the American Library Association (ALA) RUSA-CODES Reading List Council, which annually presents its picks for the best in genre fiction, are pleased to share their top summer reads.