Fiction: Beattie, Brookmyre, Conroy, DePalo, the Hammers, James, MacColl, Moggach, Waters, More | Xpress Reviews

A medieval tale; Beattie’s welcome stories; Jack Parlabane races against the clock; Conroy’s impressive literary fiction; DePalo hits a lot of right notes; a solid Scandinavian noir; Holohan’s debut is elegantly written; Conroy is totally satisfying; MacColl’s historical fiction is a perfect fit; a darker Moggach; a heaping dose of scientific and historical intrigue; and overpowering pieces from Waters

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, August 16, 2013

For thriller and mystery lovers, walking the streets Man Ray and Hemingway, a lighthearted romance, a U.S. debut from Australian MacColl, a portrait of a marriage in decline, a thrillingly intelligent debut, a compelling thriller from the “Israeli John Grisham”