LJ Fiction Reviews: October 1, 2016

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Scotland is a bonny setting for Colgan’s funny, winsome Bookshop on the Corner; Coover channels the humor and wit of Twain; Gilligan is in new territory examining Ireland’s Jewish community; fresh fiction in translation; debuter Littlejohn writes with assurance and skill; fans will relish Zahradnik’s gritty, powerful crime novel

Baker’s Pick of the Month, DiSilverio, Griffiths, Holm, Gordon, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, September 1, 2016

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Baker’s new Western series launch; DiSilverio’s stand-alone thriller keeps readers on the edge of their seats; Wild’s atmospheric crime novel is well defined and bound to appeal; fans of historical mysteries will be enthralled by Hart’s fascinating latest

Writing Violence: Chris Holm’s New Thriller Explores Terrorism’s Aftermath

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After an act of terror, such as the one that detonates on the opening pages of Red Right Hand, Chris Holm’s second installment of his “Michael Hendricks” series, there are always more questions than answers.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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