Historical Mysteries | Fiction Reviews

A well rounded debut novel that’s reminiscent of Agatha Christie; a debut historical fiction novel filled with glamorous detail to be enjoyed by fans of historical fiction and mysteries.

Fiction from Ashe and Final Thoughts from Shepard | Xpress Reviews

While immediate truth-telling would have led our protagonists more directly to their happy ever after, this multilayered story would have been the poorer for it; what it was like to have lived in a great mind in its last moments—highly recommended

Fiction from Cassidy, Scotch, and Wright | Xpress Reviews

Recommended for sf fans who enjoy stories in which the protagonists fight against seemingly impossible odds; given Scotch’s popularity among chick lit readers, this title will be popular despite its shortcomings; recommended where gentle romances have pride of place

Prep School Stories | Fiction Reviews

A troubling journey into the question of how involved teachers should be in their students lives; a debut novel chronicling the shift from young love to obsession.

Fiction from Beagle, Powers, Quinn, Wynn, and Debuter Mikulencak | Xpress Reviews

For fantasy fans, Beagle should be a staple; Mikulencak’s debut is a haunting study of race relations, compassion, and mystery; this collection should serve as a solid introduction to Powers’s style; Irish crime novelist Quinn is a writer to watch; this volume will be most welcomed by fans of the series

Fiction from Berne, Crais, Glickman, Guild, Holohan, Koontz, Reed, & Thomas | Xpress Reviews

Readers who can wait for Alasdair’s redemption will be rewarded; Crais delivers another highly satisfying page-turner; fans of historical novels and Greek myth will thoroughly enjoy this book; plenty of twists and turns into the light and dark of human nature; oontz delivers another winner; bound to attract readers who enjoy authors specializing in Victorian crime fiction

Fiction from Connelly, Harrison, Montreal Noir, and Pruitt, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

Connelly again delivers a solid crime mystery; Harrison delivers an intimately believable portrayal of women’s friendship; an enjoyable, breezy read that celebrates the uniqueness of Provincetown; an introduction to many Montreal-based mystery authors; an excellent addition to the gritty Southern noir genre; strong characters and fast-paced action define this debut sf thriller

LJ Media | Review Alert, November 1, 2017

Wise, stellar, accomplished, Hadley’s collection will appeal to literary aficionados; all libraries would serve their patrons well by having Churchill & Orwell in their collections; a thoughtful exploration of the music of Palestine past and present; this Happy Film offers viewers good company, stimulating conversation fodder, and a dare to examine their own life goals

Fiction from Hossain and Quinn | Xpress Reviews

This novel should appeal widely to lovers of the fantastic and of Middle Eastern and South Asian literature; this story will remind readers of what the holidays are truly about: being with the ones you love

Fiction by Alexander, McGhee, and Silverberg, with a Trio of Debuts | Xpress Reviews

Alexander excels at conveying the flavor of Tsarist Russia; Levy provides plenty of detail for the history lover; for fans of realistic fiction about difficult family relationships; unputdownable once you get into it; an enthralling, surreal debut; an excellent choice for sf fans