A Mystery Daphne du Maurier Might Have Written | RWA 2014

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I always get such a kick when a little-known author that LJ has covered suddenly gets wider recognition in the literary world. Linda Lappin’s Signatures in Stone, an atmospheric mystery that I reviewed last year, was honored this past weekend with the 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

Christian Fiction Book Roundup

Christian Fiction Book Roundup

There’s more to Christian Fiction than “gentle reads” and bonnet fiction, and the genre continues to expand and appeal to more and more readers. Join Library Journal Christian Fiction editor Shelley Diaz on August 19 as she moderates the Christian Fiction Book Roundup webcast, for a sneak peek at the latest inspirational titles. Register Now!

Family Stories, Twins, Con Artists, and Gatsby Love | What We’re Reading

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Now that LJ/SLJ staffers have relocated to a new office, we’re ready to report on what we’re reading again!

Graphic Novels from Brubaker & Co., Ricard, and Wood | Xpress Reviews

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Brubaker’s latest is complete with gadgetry, exotic locales, and mysterious characters; Ricard’s tale falls flat; Wood’s technical weaknesses overwhelm her expressive style

Nonfiction: Tudor England, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Black Panthers, and Martin Luther King Jr. | Xpress Reviews

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Tudor adventurers for fans of travel narratives, Ham’s excellent work continues the atomic war debate, new details on civil rights history from a Black Panther, and Smiley on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fiction from Aitcheson, Brown, Haas, Rollins; Canadian zombies; a forensic debut | Xpress Reviews

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Swordplay and chases, Brown has a Mean Streak, zombie fiction from up North, a mystery writer and a forensic scientist team up, for fans of European crime novels, and an excellent nail-biting thriller from Rollins

E-Originals from Barth, McNally, Macnamara, plus “The Naughty Nine” | Xpress Reviews

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“Nondating” won’t work in this small town, nine hot romance stories, regular people with normal problems having real sex, a new series needs to ramp up the excitement, and a Florida-set debut has broad appeal

A Multiplicity of Realms | SF/Fantasy Genre Spotlight

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Growing diversity in source material, subgenres, and even publishing models expands the universe of speculative fiction.

Discover Great New Writers, Fall 2014

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Each season, Barnes & Noble’s Discover Great New Writers program offers good insights into just-popping books that people will be reading and discussing. Many of the books on this fall’s list will have already hit your radar—e.g., Edan Lepucki’s California, famously praised by Stephen Colbert, and Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist and Malcolm Brooks’s Painted Horses, […]

Special Report: ThrillerFest IX, Part II | What We’re Reading

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Part II of the ThrillerFest “What We’re Reading” report

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