Legal Thrills from Grisham and Stone | LJ Reviews

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Grisham devotees will enjoy a convincing plot propelled by a memorable protagonist; Stone grabs American readers with a complex plot, strong character development, and a nitty-gritty portrayal of ­London’s seamier side

Graphic Novel from Farazmand | Xpress Reviews

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Simplistic line drawings mixed with sarcasm, wit, and dark humor in varying degrees comprise this compilation of webcomics and short essays from website creator Farazmand

Nonfiction on Living Life in Full, Politics of the Middle East, and Leadership | Xpress Reviews

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The Eyres’ book is a must-read for all baby boomers who aim to live life to the fullest; Karsh’s treatise is for academics interested in the debate between the New Historians and the traditional narrative of Israeli chroniclers

History of Science, August 2015 | Best Sellers

November 2014 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

Fiction from Banville, Donati, Evison, Heaberlin, Neville, Radish, & Wiggs | Xpress Reviews

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Banville on creative sorts; more on the Bonner family; Evison’s quick-paced family drama; Heaberlin’s deliciously twisty tale; Neville’s latest intrigue; a fanciful tale from Radish; a beautiful lake setting and powerful emotions from Wiggs

E-Originals from Arend, Baxter, North, Sorenson, & Witt | Xpress Reviews

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Animalistic passion, wry humor, and strong characters from Arend, hot romance scenes lead to family vacations from Baxter, readers will rush out to follow North’s new series, outlaw motorcyclists and electrifying steaminess from Sorenson

We Are Family—Sort of | African American Fiction and More

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What is family? This month’s column offers a diverse array of family units from a pimp’s stable of women to three half-sisters coming to terms with their father’s abandonment.

Mycroft Holmes by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | LJ Review

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Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem & Anna Waterhouse. Mycroft Holmes. Titan. Sept. 2015. 336p. ISBN 9781783291533. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781783291564. F When rumors of missing persons and mysterious footprints in the sand travel from the shores of Trinidad to the heart of London, there’s only one man for the job: Mycroft Holmes. Sherlock’s older brother is cutting his teeth in […]

Latest Series Lineup with Bricker, Clopton, Hunt, Irvin, & others | Christian Fiction Reviews, September 15, 2015

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Heroines pursuing a fresh start; Bathsheba’s world of love and betrayal, political avarice and treachery; a test of faith for The Bishop’s Son; another investigation for Gwen Marcey; Sleiman’s second medieval adventure

Smith’s Pick of the Month, plus a Quintet of Inspirational Romance | Christian Fiction Reviews, September 1, 2015

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Today’s Christian romances offer a variety of scenarios in which characters endure trying and relatable situations. Finding the ones that resonate depends on patron reading tastes.