Star-Studded Fiction from Burnet, Lamb, Le Guin, and Debuter Street | Xpress Reviews


A fast-paced historical crime novel from Booker finalist Burnet; Lamb’s tender, funny, sweet homage to boomers; Le Guin is just as relevant and thought-provoking as ever; Pintoff’s high stakes novel will still appeal to thriller fans; Poe’s devoted readers will rejoice in Street’s debut literary novel

Fiction from Goodwin, Harris, and Ryan | Xpress Reviews


The PBS series slated to begin in January should bring heavy demand forVictoria; Harris offers insider details of life at the Vatican; Ryan does it again in her fifth Jane Ryland thriller, a fast-paced, edgy mystery

Fiction from a Debut Author of Inspirational Romance | Xpress Reviews


Taking place at the end of the 19th century, these parallel love stories are intertwined but unique, set against a harsh and sometimes dangerous life

LJ Media Reviews: October 15, 2016


Chambers takes listeners The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet; revisit 1916: The Irish Rebellion; plus Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words; and a bunch of students Saved!

Fiction from Grisham and Woods, a Debut, and Best American Science Fiction | Xpress Reviews


For sophisticated sf/fantasy readers; a captivating and suspenseful tale from Grisham; a debut that doesn’t quite catch fire; noir with a side of vulgar

Fiction from Gray, Larsen, Morrell, and Preston & Child | Xpress Reviews


Gray’s historical mystery will prove to be humorous and entertaining; Larsen’s impressive second novel is a solid choice for adventurous readers; aficionados of the Morrell’s trilogy are going to miss De Quincey and company; this twisty and bizarre 16th Pendergast series installment will puzzle and delight fans

Fiction from Ashford, Benn, Hamilton, Hansen, Macmillan, Marwood, a Starred Debut | Xpress Reviews


For those interested in Agatha Christie; Benn’s plot is unnecessarily complicated; a terrific debut novel; a behind-the-scenes look into the Chinese underworld; for fans of psychological suspense; a story filled with crafty misdirection

Fiction from Fraser-Sampson, Mayor, Richman, and Debuter Palacio | Xpress Reviews


The first of a promised, and promising, series from Fraser-Sampson; it never feels like Mayor is pulling the conclusion out of thin air; Palacio’s debut is one of those especially rare novels that will resonate with readers on an achingly deep level; Richman’s tale will appeal to those looking to find a quiet story, touched with a hint of feminist rebellion

Fiction from Alzamora, Bruen, Chiaverini, Coben, Thomas, and Debuter O’Shay | Xpress Reviews


A surprising novel travels to unexpected places quickly—but not too quickly; a delight for fans of the Bruen’s series; Chiaverini’s winning novel is difficult to put down; Coben says hello to Myron Bolitar; a debut about strong women; visit with the flawed folks of Thomas’s Ransom Canyon

Fiction from Doughty, Grose, and Jagears | Xpress Reviews


Doughty takes a page from John le Carré, crafting a riveting, psychological, morally ambiguous tale; Grose’s latest is for yoga practitioners with a sense of humor and all who self-examine; evenhanded evangelical dialog will have readers wondering on which side of the moral issues they would land