CHANGE IS IN THE WIND for this month’s column, as the new co-columnists Lesa Holstine and Ann Chambers Theis are combing their expertise and passion for the genre. They hope to build on the accomplishments of previous columnists and will continue to emphasize information useful to collection management and readers’ advisory librarians and readers who love a good mystery.
Kies’s Debut of the Month, Chapman, Cleeves, Koutsakis, Simpson, plus Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, March 1, 2017
Kovach’s story ends with a low-impact finale but a new beginning, signaling the possibility of a series; suspense fans will love how Lanyon keeps the pages turning; Morgan’s debut takes a plain Jane heroine/gorgeous rich hero and pulls the reader in; Swift creates a couple who find passion and love in healthy doses
Donnelly’s Debut of the Month, Baker, Bledsoe, Lawrence, Neuvel, plus New Series Lineup | SF/Fantasy Reviews, February 15, 2017
Believable characters and a story that keeps readers’ attention glued until the final page makes this a worthy addition to World War II novels; Makumbi’s Kintu will appeal to lovers of African fiction; Chang’s sparse writing infused with Chinatown culture will attract those who are drawn to noir mysteries with a rich cultural component
Recommended for readers of contemporary romance, particularly those looking for diverse heroines; Farrell’s feisty protagonist will be an inspiration to readers; the interchange of sign language and verbal speech adds dimension to an otherwise thin plot; Olivia and Cole are great characters and prove that opposites do attract