Littlejohn’s Debut of the Month, McCoy, Zahradnik, French, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, October 1, 2016


What will you recommend for your readers during the spooky holiday season?

Bridget Jones, Before and Beyond | RA Crossroads


Welcome to Readers’ Advisory (RA) Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge and whole-collection RA service goes where it may. In this column, all things Bridget Jones and the chick lit backlist lead me down a winding path.

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 15, 2016


Correa delivers an engrossing story of the 1939 voyage of the St. Louis; Lasdun’s latest is an intelligent, disquieting psychothriller; Killer Holiday reads; romance novellas, the perfect stocking stuffer; Cain’s eerie European setting and unpredictable plot is bound to chill

E-Originals from Lyons and Platt, and Debuter Sebastian | Xpress Reviews


Lyons helps connect the worlds of humans and shifters; Farthingale fans return to historic Mayfield London for a heavy dose of heat and passion; an excellent choice not just for M/M romance fans but also for Regency fans with a penchant for vigilante justice

Fiction from Grisham and Woods, a Debut, and Best American Science Fiction | Xpress Reviews


For sophisticated sf/fantasy readers; a captivating and suspenseful tale from Grisham; a debut that doesn’t quite catch fire; noir with a side of vulgar

Fall/Winter Debut Novels


Personal reading and the input of LJ reviewers stand behind the selection of these upcoming debut novels as titles worth watching.


Questioning the Future | Designing the Future


Connie Willis, winner of an impressive 11 Hugo Awards and eight Nebula Awards, was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2009 and named a Grand Master in 2011 by the Science Fiction Writers of America ). Her fiction looks at the past and the future, sometimes even in the same book. In several […]

E-Originals from Arend, Ash, Lindsey, and Meredith, plus “Silver Desire” | Xpress Reviews


The tenth “Six Pack Ranch” is as good as the first; readers will be reminiscing about young love; book three in Lindsey’s “Geek Girl Mysteries” series is lots of fun; Meredith latest will appeal to those who enjoy seeing unlikable heroes get their comeuppance; Aasolid, varied depiction of sex and desire among the older set

Bouchercon Winners | Anthony, Barry, Macavity Awards 2016


Edgar Award winner Lou Berney hit the awards trifecta at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in New Orleans when his third novel, The Long and Faraway Gone, garnered the Anthony and Barry Awards for Best Paperback Original and earned the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel.

Gigl’s Debut of the Month, Andrews, Cogman, Grant, Priest, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, September 15, 2016


Gigl’s debut brims with wit and thrills; Andrews’s “Kate Daniels” urban fantasies are among the very best; Priest creates an irresistible mix of horror and home improvement; Armstrong spotlights high drama, humor, and intelligence