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

New and Known | Wyatt’s World

July brings an exciting mix of debut novels and key authors. From longtime favorites to new names to note, these books promise an engrossing month of entertainment. Here are five suggestions that will please a range of readers.

Picking Up Books | What We’re Reading (& Watching)

What a whirl the spring and summer has been for the “What We’re Reading & Watching” gang! We survived LJ’s annual Day of Dialog (DoD), BookExpo (formerly Book Expo America, or BEA for you acronym fans), and then a quick swoop into Chicago for the ALA Annual conference, June 22–27. Books ruled all over, and […]

Fiction from Connelly, Healy, Hearne, Koontz, Kuhn, Mallery, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews

Put this one in your beach bag; fans will clamor for Connelly’s new protagonist, a female Bosch; Healy delivers a striking, heartbreaking story; this compact volume affirms the strength of Hearne’s urban fantasy series; this new (series!) heroine from Koontz is bound to be an immediate hit; urban fantasy fans seeking novels featuring diverse protagonists should snap up Kuhn’s works; for romance fans and admirers of fresh women’s fiction; debut novelist Maynard crafted a heartwarming coming-of-age story

Fiction from Banner, Connelly, Flagg, Koike, and Singh, plus an Icelandic Debut | Xpress Reviews

This solid read will please both Connelly’s longtime fans; die-hard Flagg admirers will enjoy this latest title; Jonasson’s debut has transformed the locked-room myster; a translated work to please Asian horror fans; Singh’s latest series entry continues to set the bar high

Audiobooks from Connelly, DuBrul, Koontz, Kubica, Santamaria, Scalzi, & Wright | Xpress Reviews

Talkin’ audio, with Harry Bosch, DuBrul’s palpable adventure, a taut thriller from Koontz, Kubica’s three-dimensional story, the woman in C.S. Lewis’s life, a team approach on Scalzi, and more disguises for Kathleen Stone

Worthy Reads for Busy Dudes | Books for Dudes

Feb ’16’s BFD features seven worthy books and makes an appeal for a less-than-stellar series and, unusually, a magazine.

Fiction by Brennan, Connelly, Everett, and Tucker | Xpress Reviews

The latest Bosch novel moves quickly and keeps readers’ attention; readers who like Baldacci’s intricate plots will immerse themselves in Connelly’s new offering; Half Inch of Water will appeal to lovers of literary and nature fiction

Stars for Connelly’s New Procedural, Heiny’s Debut, and Robertson’s Complex Historical | Fiction Reviews

Connelly pens an intricate and fascinating procedural, talented Heiny offers essential reading for short story and fiction lovers, Paris in Winter is a sure bet and most likely the next big hit of any book discussion group

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, November 8, 2013

Aficionados of legal thrilllers and series fans will enjoy Connelly’s latest, plenty of fly-fishing details and outdoor adventure from McCafferty, and a talent for balancing great character development with fast-paced action from Wood