Baugh’s Pick of the Month, Hallinan, Weaver, Lester, plus New Series Lineup | Mystery Reviews, October 1, 2015


This month’s selections take readers from the mean streets of Philly to exotic Thailand, Greece and the financial meltdown, and the lava fields of Iceland. Who says genre fiction isn’t educational?

Lessons Learned in Year One | Music Matters, October 1, 2015


Collection development, whether you’re talking about books or media, is a process. If you’re new to an area, it makes sense to start with the least complicated aspects.

LJ Reference Reviews: October 1, 2015


Cambridge Archive Editions Online, Kanopy Streaming for K–12 institutions, Interesting Facts, a complete course on Digital Photography, for sf fans Fantastic Planets

LJ Media Reviews: October 1, 2015


Fiction from King, Kwan, Pitre; nonfiction on human trafficking, the Vikings, treasure hunters, Marco Polo. Documentaries on LGBT people in Cameroon, Hurricane Sandy, organ donation programs, plus new Trailers: What’s coming on DVD/Bu-ray

LJ Nonfiction Reviews: October 1, 2015


Frank Gehry, Ardennes 1944, optimism in the workplace, artists Monet and Mondrian, plus Crafts DIY, Spirituality & Religion columns, Olympic dreams, The Typewriter Revolution, soccer scandals, and Pope Francis Effect

LJ Fiction Reviews: October 1, 2015


Stars for Graves’s erotic romance, Tainted Heart, King’s stellar collection of short fiction, Bazaar of Bad Dreams, Baugh’s Mystery Pick of the Month, Quicksand, and more.

Righting a Wrong: On Forgotten Heroes of the Vietnam Conflict


Louise Esola’s American Boys: The True Story of the Lost 74 of the Vietnam War (Pennway, 2015) focuses on an almost-forgotten tragedy: the death of 74 young men in the sinking of the USS Frank E. Evansoff the coast of Vietnam on June 3, 1969.

Secrets and Sin | Erotica Reviews, October 1, 2015


There’s only one concept in erotica that’s more seductive, more enticing than the sex itself, and that’s secrecy. In this month’s selections, secret desires spoken aloud change forever the lives of couples—some for better, some for worse, and others for both.

From Abraham to Pope Francis to Buddhisms, & More | Spirituality & Religion Reviews, October 1, 2015


The big story continues to be Pope Francis, by whom and about whom works continue to appear, as his humility shakes up the Roman Catholic Church and his career shines a new light on his avowed model, St. Francis of Assisi.

Haunting Halloween Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf, October 1, 2015


Looking for some new voices in horror to suggest to patrons this Halloween? Here are six satisfyingly scary recent debuts that showcase the vibrant state of today’s horror.