Q&A: Gwendolyn Womack | Debut Spotlight

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From the start, Womack’s The Memory Painter grabs the reader with images of half-remembered lives, confused and frightened characters struggling to stay sane, and portents of danger.

Fiction from Coben and Gaynor, plus Ettinger’s Debut | Xpress Reviews


A new kind of thriller from Coben, a tidily satisfying historical novel from Gaylor, and a breathtaking debut novel from longtime LGBTQ activist Ettinger

Vincent on Woolf, McCall Smith Revisits Austen, & a New Toni Morrison | Audio in Advance Apr. 2015 | Fiction


Ahlborn, Ania. Within These Walls. Tantor Audio. ISBN 9781476783741. Read by R.C. Bray. With his marriage on the rocks and his life in shambles, washed-up crime writer Lucas Graham is desperate for a comeback. So when he’s promised exclusive access to notorious cult leader and death row inmate Jeffrey Halcomb, the opportunity is too good […]

Fiction from Cooper, LeCraw, Morgan, and Reilly | Xpress Reviews


A gripping story from Cooper, a Southern Greek tragedy from LeCraw, a warmhearted romance from Morgan, sf/fantasy and dragons from Reilly

Fiction from Lawson, O’Reilly, Rhoades, and Robb, plus a U.S. Debut | Xpress Reviews

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Cross makes his U.S. debut with a harrowing thriller, a riveting historical mystery from Lawson, a disappointment from O’Reilly, Rhoades’s Keller is a fun character to root for, and Robb’s latest “In Death” title is highly recommended

Fiction from Brandt, Persson, & a Debut Thriller | Xpress Reviews


Crackling dialog and a panoramic view of urban life from Price alter ego Harry Brandt, a good bet for Nordic crime fans from Persson, and Reardon’s well-written and fast-paced debut thriller

Fiction from Clare, Hoag, Kava, & Meister | Xpress Reviews


Historical fiction fans will enjoy Clare’s latest, Hoag’s thriller offers plenty of plot twists, Kava has written another suspenseful winner, and Meister will stoke the curiosity of those unfamiliar with Dorothy Parker’s great wit

Rwanda’s Ingoma Nshya, Secrets & Scandal in Higher Ed, Photographers Lange, Weber, plus Fast Scans | Video Reviews, January 2015


A powerful portrait of a committed group of people changing their world; Happy Valley succeeds spectacularly; an informative, even-handed documentary of Lange; a gritty, jazzy look at NYC through Weber’s lens.

Christie’s Poirot Defines an Era, Portraits of Hope and Health Care, plus New Trailers, Fast Scans | Video Reviews, December 2014


Poirot: Series 13 marks the end of an era; a look at the lack of research studies and results for recently developed vaccines; a powerful documentary demonstrates how hope can come from tragedy.

Elwes, Hannah, the Kellermans, Sides | Audiobook Reviews, December 2014


Elwes takes us for a stroll down memory lane; fans of Hannah will find themselves immensely pleased; an exciting story from Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman; Sides’s high-adrenaline, impressively thorough history is recommended.