Graphic Novels Literary and Adventuresome from Kuper and Van Lente & Co. | Xpress Reviews

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The System has the heft of a literary novel; Volume 1 of Brain Boy is great fun for fans of sf or espionage thrillers

Fiction from Adler-Olsen, Gannon, Kellerman père et fils, Meyers, & Stanley | Xpress Reviews

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A twisty Scandinavian crime series, a military sf series fans will love, a disappointing outing for Jonathan & Jesse Kellerman, a novel that elicits compassion and high hopes, and Miranda Corbie returns in her third World War II mystery

E-Originals from Adams, Addams, Alden, Evers, Pengelley, & Walter Mosley | Xpress Reviews

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Paranormal romance with good and evil, Addams’s series launch is Cursed, a lively and deep foray into sf from Mosley, Pengelley rejects delivers a surprisingly entertaining read, Priestley’s debut features a unique twist

Captivating Romance from Jeffries, Phillips, Putney, & Thomas | Romance Reviews

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Life-­changing secrets and class issues fuel Jeffrie’s plot, Phillips reveals a brilliant flair for the gothic, another memorable masterpiece from Putney, one of Thomas’s most unforgettable yet.

Going to a Bad Place | What We’re Reading

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Fiction takes us to some bad and Bad places this week

Alex Berenson, Laurie King, Andrew Pyper, & More | Top Commercial Fiction, Feb. 2015, Pt. 2

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Berenson, Alex. Twelve Days. Putnam. Feb. 2015. 384p. ISBN 9780399159749. $27.95. CD: Penguin Audio. SUSPENSE Former New York Times reporter Berenson follows up eight previous John Wells novels, including the Edgar Award–winning The Faithful Spy, with another fraught narrative hinging on a plot to compel the President to attack Iran. The President has demanded that […]

China, Russia, Guantánamo Bay, South Africa | Current Events Previews, Feb. 2015, Pt. 2

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Browder, Bill. Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice. S. & S. Feb. 2015. 352p. ISBN 9781476755717. $28. MEMOIR/POLITICAL Here’s a revealing story of contemporary Russia, featuring American financier Browder, who made a bundle by heading up an investment fund in post-Soviet Russia, then called down certain […]

Continental Conquests, Cato’s Debut of the Month, Epics Take Over the Series Lineup, & More | SF/Fantasy Reviews

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In the coming months, readers can look forward to door­stopper novels. Featuring worlds based closely on our own, many of these authors’ stories are epic fantasies, their landscapes painted one word at a time.

Freeman’s Debut of the Month, Keller’s Rural Noir, Maron’s Latest Judge Knott Outing, plus Series Lineup, & More | Mystery Reviews

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­Cleeland is developing a memorable series that will captivate fans, Freeman’s first novel has a strong atmosphere and absorbing well-drawn characters, Maron’s 19th series outing offers loyal fans a fresh look at her expansive family.

Nonfiction: Film, Baby Foods, Queen Victoria, Seeds, Women’s Basketball, Slavery, & More | Xpress Reviews

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Film, recipes for young children, saving seeds from the garden, Queen Victoria, Brittney Griner on her life in basketball, Hobsbawm on society, Kreeft on faith, monetary policy, baseball, India, Rebbe Schneerson, black women in the civil war

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