Mary Gaitskill, ReShonda Tate Billingsley, & Chris Ewan | Audio in Advance December 2015 | Stephanie’s Picks


Berlin, Lucia. A Manual for Cleaning Women. Blackstone. ISBN 9781504676519. Reader TBA. This volume compiles the best work of short-story writer Berlin, who crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling […]

Rainbow Rowell, Colum McCann, & Ann Leckie | Audio in Advance October 2015 | Fiction


Ballantyne, Lisa. Everything She Forgot. HarperAudio. ISBN 9781504645263. Read by Fiona Hardingham. Driving home, Margaret Holloway is rear-ended and trapped in the wreckage of her car. Just as she begins to panic, a stranger pulls her free and disappears. Though she escapes with minor injuries, Margaret feels that something’s wrong. Flashbacks to the crash are […]

Mr. Mercedes Snags Best Novel | Edgar Awards 2015

Stephen King and his new best friend. Photo credit Steven Speliotis

Mr. Mercedes, Stephen King’s foray into hard-boiled crime fiction, was named the Best Novel at the Mystery Writers of America’s 69th Annual Edgar Awards banquet.

Susanna Kearsley, Meg Wolitzer, & Kate Atkinson | May 2015 Audio in Advance | Fiction


Achebe, Chinua. Arrow of God. (The African Trilogy, Bk. 3). Recorded Bks. ISBN 9781490655864. Read by Peter Jay Fernandez. In this new recording of Achebe’s 1964 classic that is set in the Ibo heartland of eastern Nigeria, the conflict between old and new plays out in the personal struggle between father and son. Atkinson, Kate. A God […]

History’s Mysteries


Reviews of Roosevelt’s Beast and A Burnable Book.



The latest mystery series books.

Crime Fiction Reviews | March 15, 2013

Reviews of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s A Conspiracy of Faith, Cara Black’s Murder Below Montparnasse, Jane Casey’s The Last Girl, and Thomas Perry’s The Boyfriend.

Mystery: Series Lineup | February 1, 2013


The latest installments in ongoing mystery series

Mystery Series Lineup | October 1, 2012


New entries in ongoing mystery series from the Oct. 1 issue.

Mystery Reviews, September 2012


Reviews of Susan Elia MacNeal’s Princess Elizabeth’s Spy, Peter May’s The Blackhouse, and Tasha Alexander’s Death in the Floating City, plus a full list of mystery reviews from the September issue.