Khanna’s Debut of the Month, Leckie, Lindsey, and Ruckley, plus Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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Debut novelist Khanna combines both postapocalyptic sf and steampunk quite well; there is much more to explore in Leckie’s universe, one of the most original in sf today; Ruckley’s excellent fantasy seems to be that rare beast, a stand-alone novel.

Q&A: Ann Leckie

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Having recently won both the 2014 Nebula and Hugo Award for her acclaimed sf debut Ancillary Justice, author Ann Leckie talks to LJ about Ancillary Sword, which continues the story of Breq, a starship soldier.

A World of Firsts | Genre Spotlight: New Adult

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“New Adult” fiction embraces the college years through first jobs, first loves, and first going out on one’s own. Will it last, and what do librarians need to know?

E-Originals from Barnard, Bielman, Daniels, Grice, & Kline | Xpress Reviews

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A series opener will have readers singing the “blues”; Keeping Mr. Right Now is an excellent beach read—even in winter; a fish-out-of-water comedy for Crusie fans; and strong silent cowboys and intertwined plots

A Case for Poirot: On Tackling Agatha Christie’s Most Perfect Creation

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Sophie Hannah on her new novel The Monogram Murders, starring Agatha Christie’s famous detective Hercule Poirot.

Koenig’s Debut of the Month, Hannah’s Hercule Poirot, New Lewis Trilogy, plus Series Lineup, & Much More | Mystery Reviews

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Small-town Texas is vividly brought to life in this atmospheric and entertaining debut from Koenig who also introduces a memorable and unusual protagonist, Hannah has re-created Agatha Christie’s legendary sleuth, a smart and original page-turner from Higashino

E-Originals from MacMeans, Matthews, Ryan, & Thomas, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews

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A teetotaler meets the Whisky Laird, baseball scores in Matthews’s latest, a debut historical hits the romance sweet spots, Ryan adds to her McBrides canon, and sexy romantic suspense from Thomas

Lee, McDonough, Parks’s Debut of the Month, Holiday Titles | Christian Fiction Reviews

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Lee builds a dramatic and unforgettable portrait of an intriguing woman, McDonough’s well-rounded, sympathetically drawn characters feel like old friends, Parks’s action-packed and compelling tale of suspense is haunting in its intensity.

Q&A: Tosca Lee

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Lee, author of The Legend of Sheba: Rise of a Queen, talks to LJ about her latest project, which explores the life of Bilqis, the mysterious ruler who matched wits with King Solomon and who today holds a place in Ethiopian oral tradition and women’s history.

Labor Day E-Originals from DePaul, Lorret, Lovelace, and Struth | Xpress Reviews

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Steamy military suspense from DePaul, icing on the romance cake from Lorret, difficult choices from Lovelace, layered stories within stories from Struth

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