Pushing Genre Boundaries | African American Fiction (and More)

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A historical mystery set against the backdrop of the Harlem Renaissance, an inspirational novel about a very human man of God and his family, a soft cozy, an urban tale starring a Latina thief, and a rough-and-tumble street lit title populate this month’s selections.

LJ Fiction Reviews: May 15, 2016

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Belfer has created a fascinating historical novel; Clines’s Girls are unforgettable; Lancaster’s sprightly book is all about second chances; Feiffer serves up another classic noir; Liu recounts Chinese history; Chambers delivers a delightful debut space opera

Cool Summer Reads: Hit the Beach with These Genre Fiction Favorites

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Members of the American Library Association (ALA) RUSA-CODES Reading List Council, which annually presents its picks for the best in genre fiction, are pleased to share their top summer reads.

E-Originals from Arend, Carew, Goodman, and Jayne | Xpress Reviews

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A fitting conclusion to Arend’s family series, softer erotica from Carew might not fit all readers, genuine chemistry ferments in Goodman’s latest, a military warrior is finally coming all the way home in Jayne’s Seducing the Bachelor

E-Originals from Arthur, Beattie, and Cole | Xpress Reviews

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Arthur continues to redefine family and acceptance in her novels; Beattie supplies a nice continuation of the “Sam Steele” series, even if the romance is overly discreet; Cole delivers a rock star romance fantasy with hot love guaranteed to entertain

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