Moody’s Debut of the Month, Dugoni’s Latest “Tracy Crosswhite,” Honda, Salvalaggio, & others | Mystery Reviews, May 1, 2016

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WITH MAY’S ARRIVAL the countdown to summer vacation begins. Before you hit the beaches or the mountains, start prepping with some crime fiction.

LJ Fiction Reviews: May 1, 2016

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A delightful reinvention from Tyler, Rosen delivers chick lit at its best, DeBoard’s tale of domestic suspense achieves pitch-perfect pacing, Moody’s latest will satisfy aficionados of British crime fiction, Griffith’s solid police procedural

Lori Roy, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Walter Mosley Take Top Honors | Edgar Awards 2016

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How do you top a Pulitzer Prize? Try winning an Edgar Award. At the Mystery Writers of America 70th Annual Edgar Awards banquet, held April 28 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City, Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer took the Edgar for Best First Novel by an American Author.

The Silent Dead by Tetsuya Honda | LJ Review

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Making its U.S. debut, this Japanese best seller is finely tuned, with extreme twists and surprises, and introduces a memorable and powerful female protagonist.

E-Originals from Carter, McGoldrick, and Sands | Xpress Reviews

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A satisfying series conclusion from Carter, a witty and winsome Scottish treat from McGoldrick, small-town misconceptions and hot romance from Sands

The Chimes by Anna Smaill | LJ Review

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One of a kind, both in its dystopian landscape and use of gorgeous language throughout (including clever musical terms), this debut takes time to digest but is worth the effort.

The Study of Seduction by Sabrina Jeffries | LJ Review

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Graced with pleasingly wrought characters who develop beautifully and a crafty villain you’ll love to hate, along with clever dialog and rapier wit, this compelling, deliciously seductive story takes the classic marriage of convenience to a new level and sets the stage for the next in the series.

Romance Writers of America Announces 2016 RITA Finalists | RWA 2016

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Here’s the official announcement from Romance Writers of America (RWA) on this year’s award nominees: Romance Writers of America® (RWA), the trade association for aspiring and published romance fiction authors, announced the finalists for the 2016 RITA® Awards on March 25. The RITA—the highest award of distinction in romance fiction—recognizes excellence in published romance novels […]

E-Original Romances from Carter, Cornwall, and Wells | Xpress Reviews

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Readers who enjoyed Carter’s Vengeful Love will not be disappointed in this sequel; readers will fall in love with Fia’s courage and Dair’s honor in this historical from Cornwall; Wells is skilled at creating empathetic characters who go through personal growth and triumph in the end

A Suspenseful Lineup | 2016 Thriller Award Nominees

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On April 14, the International Thriller Writers (ITW) organization announced its 2016 Thriller Award finalists in the categories of Best Hardcover Novel, Best First Novel, Best Paperback Original, Best Short Story, Best Young Adult, and Best E-Book Original Novel