Women Cops | LJ Reviews

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This first novel by a retired police officer from Atlanta unfortunately fails to deliver an effective story; fans of Dial’s (Unnatural Murder) “Josie Corsino” series will enjoy this early look at Josie (as an unmarried rookie) and other characters

Fisher Fiction | LJ Reviews

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The ­Arrangement is more ­successful with the ­history of Fisher and Parrish’s relationship than with capturing emotion, while The ­Theoretical Foot overall presents an ­engaging read

Fiction from Bowen, Cussler & Scott, Douglas, Neugeboren, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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It’s 1906 in San Francisco and New York, respectively, in works by Bowen and Cussler & Scott; Neugeboren fictionalizes the life of Max Baer; debuter Novey reveals the creative process and Brazil; first-timer Reeves’s historical novel is full of rich details and powerful language

Fiction from Ashe, Box, and Sigurdardóttir, plus Debuters de Silva and Kelly | Xpress Reviews

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Lovers of historical romance and mysteries will enjoy Ashe’s latest; more of Joe Pickett for Box fans; de SIlva’s debut features descriptive writing and excellent sense of place; a debut about the Houdinis; and a spooky, haunting thriller from Sigurdardóttir

Fiction from Brady, Hamilton, and Jordan | Xpress Reviews

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Suggest Brady’s page-turning crime thriller to fans of Charles Finch and Anne Perry; Hamiton’s thriller is clever, timely, and definitely an attention grabber; Jordan conjures incredible sparks between our cautious couple and keeps the action flowing

Fiction from Miéville and Morrison, with Pauw’s U.S. Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Miéville uses his inimitable style to create distinctive, sympathetic characters; Morrison’s fresh, immersive debut exposes the privacy dangers of social technology; Pauw’s U.S. debut is a very readable, fast-faced thriller

Fiction by Berne and Nesser, plus Two Well-Received Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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Berne’s fourth novel should appeal to fans of contemporary slice-of-life fiction; Chiarella’s debut novel is an intriguing tale of medical advancement; Nesser’s latest offers plenty of twists and suspense; a thoroughly researched historical fiction debut

Fiction from Binchy, Chamberlain, Higashino, and May, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

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An unremarkable collection from Binchy, war fiction that is dramatic and raw, a hauntingly poetic and culturally enlightening debut, a total page-turner first novel, Higashino’s complex and riveting mystery, May’s tale of two nostalgia trips

Charlie Jane Anders, Barbara Pym, & an Estonian Best Seller | Audio in Advance March 2016 | Stephanie’s Picks

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Anders, Charlie Jane. All the Birds in the Sky. Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781501902444. Reader TBA. Childhood friends Patricia Delfine and Laurence Armstead parted ways under mysterious circumstances during high school and didn’t expect to see each other again. After all, the development of magical powers and the invention of a two-second time machine could hardly […]

Fiction from Arlidge, Brown, Faulks, Gowda, Guez, Lee, Oates, and White, Williams, & Willig | Xpress Reviews

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Another solid read from Arlidge; a beautiful and unusual book about familial love; Faulks’s new novel ends on a note of poignancy; a quick-paced and suspenseful story; Oates’s impossible loved story is ultimately heartbreaking; engaging, complex characters and an intriguingly twisty plot