Fiction from Binchy, Chamberlain, Higashino, and May, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews


An unremarkable collection from Binchy, war fiction that is dramatic and raw, a hauntingly poetic and culturally enlightening debut, a total page-turner first novel, Higashino’s complex and riveting mystery, May’s tale of two nostalgia trips

Fiction from Adler-Olsen, Dugoni, Mr. Kellerman, May, Mitchell & Blaney, and a Debut | Xpress Reviews


Department Q gets a new case; Dugoni’s pens a compelling thriller; despite Kellerman’s ending, the rush up is exciting and definitely worth it; May creates atmosphere you can cut with a dirk; demand but no spark for Mitchell and Shay; an adequate historical mystery from a broadcaster

Monarchs, Memoirs, Mysteries, & Making Choices | What We’re Reading


The LJ staff’s post–Valentine’s Day (and Presidents Day) reading runs the gamut from prison memoirs to the politics of de-extinction cloning this week.

Best Books 2014: Genre Fiction


The best genre fiction of 2014, as chosen by Library Journal’s columnists.

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.