Continuation Novels, Homages, and Other Ways To Revisit Beloved Characters | Wyatt’s World


Sherlock Holmes, Jeeves and Wooster, and a zombie-plagued Elizabeth Bennet are but three of the characters brought back from their literary graves to be born again in the pages of a book. Here are five more.

A Modern Emma: Alexander McCall Smith Reimagines Jane Austen’s Classic


“Jane Austen is the perfect writer. She doesn’t need to be rewritten,” declared McCall Smith, the genial author of the hugely loved “No. 1 Ladies Detective” series, during an interview in his suite at New York’s Warwick Hotel.

Fiction from Allen, Baldacci, McCall Smith, & Rodale, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews


Allen’s stories wring sadness and cause chills, the best Puller novel yet from Baldacci, a suspenseful debut from Belle, a welcome addition to McCall Smith’s “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency” series, Rodale closes her trilogy on a darker note

Audio Reviews | March 1, 2014


Reviews of Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings, Alexander McCall Smith’s The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon, Rosalind Wiseman’s Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, Mark Billingham’s Sleepyhead and Scaredy Cat, Jeff Guinn’s Manson, Anne Rule’s Practice To Deceive, and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

Xpress Reviews: Audiobooks | First Look at New Books, January 24, 2014


Paranormal fiction at its best, fast-paced action fro Brown, a historical trilogy opener from Collins, Fairstein introduces a crime thriller featuring Central Park, storytelling from McCall Smith

Q&A: Edward Mendelson & Alexander McCall Smith

Edward Mendelson

An interview with author Alexander McCall Smith and Edward Mendelson, W.H. Auden’s literary executor.

Audio Reviews, July 2012


Audio Reviews, July 2012