Fiction from Dahl, Leon, Macallister, Pywell, and Vargas, plus Newcomers | Xpress Reviews

A surefire winner for any mystery or suspense fan; Leon’s longtime fans will find many of their favorite elements; a crowd-pleaser for lovers of historical fiction; a thread of suspense weaves with elements of the paranormal; in a crowded field of art history whodunits, this first novel stands out

New Year, Nearly New Books: Favorite 2015 Debuts | The Reader’s Shelf

There are many ways to plan the first reading foray of the year. One might be to reflect on the new voices from the year just closed. Below, a group of librarians share the debuts they enjoyed in 2015.

First and Seconds: Debuts and Sophomore Efforts To Know in January | Wyatt’s World

Based on the books receiving attention in places where readers gather, here are five works—all debuts or second novels—you should get to know.