Join by Steve Toutonghi | LJ Review

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First novelist Toutonghi builds a complicated and technology-heavy realm with ethical components relevant in today’s society.Enthusiasts of futuristic technology and sf writers such as Philip K. Dick will find this ambitious work thought provoking.

The Road to Halloween | The Reader’s Shelf, April 15, 2016

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Halloween may be six months away, but a crop of new horror titles are generating huge buzz and are just dying to be checked out now.

Reading The Wire | LJ Reviews, April 15, 2016

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Two noir thrillers for fans of The Wire: the coming-of-age story of East, a young Los Angeles gang lookout who is sent on a road trip with three others to kill a witness in Wisconsin; an excellent addition to the noir genre about a retired Washington, D.C. detective who rescues an abducted girl, only to be hired by a family in Virginia to investigate the disappearance of another girl—who has connections to the first girl.

American Procedurals | Top Ten Series Writers

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From beat cops patrolling rough neighborhoods to rogue detectives with their own ideas of justice, the American police procedural has myriad forms.

Edge-of-Your-Seat Thrills | Genre Spotlight: Mystery

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Psychological suspense, unreliable female narrators, and gritty antiheroes dominate the spring/summer lineup

Jeffries’s Latest “Sinful Suitor,” Quinn, Graham, March, Shupe, Plus RWA News | Romance Reviews, April 15, 2016

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There are many paths to love—and romance readers know them all. One of the more enduring motifs is the one in which the protagonists start out as friends (or become friends) and eventually passion ensues.

The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan | LJ Review

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Canadian author McMillan makes a terrific debut with this Edwardian mystery, mixing ­Sherlockian deduction with humor and a side order of romance.

McMillan’s Debut of the Month, Afshar, Nappa, Williamson, & New Series | Christian Fiction Reviews, April 1, 2016

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SPRING IS the perfect time for revitalizing our collections and our readers’ advisory skills. The face of Christian fiction (CF) is changing, and its popularity as a genre growing.

Seasonal Series | Erotica Reviews, April 1, 2016

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Enchantment and erotica join forces in the powerful collection Magic and Desire; Jace’s Game On! fits the bill for a great beach read; strong writing propels Kenner’s exciting tale; Rock delivers edgy fetish depictions recommended for M/M fans

Morfoot’s Pick of the Month, Hallinan, Maberry, McPherson, Plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, April 1, 2016

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TRUE DETECTIVE fiction is considered to have begun in 1841 with the publication of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” which starred the first fictional sleuth, the eccentric and brilliant C. Auguste Dupin.