Quiet Neighbors by Catriona McPherson | LJ Review

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McPherson is a master of slightly creepy narratives that are complex and character driven (Agatha Award–nominated The Child Garden). Her latest stand-alone is atmospheric and suspenseful and will intrigue Erin Hart readers.

The Girls in the Band | LJ DVD Review

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This joyous musical reveals the women who traveled and performed in vaudeville and during the Big Band era

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh | LJ Review

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This UK best seller is a wonderfully layered thriller that skillfully builds from that one tragic event.

Sex in the Sea by Marah J. Hardt | LJ Review

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Hardt (research codirector, Future of Fish) has written a clever, informative book about marine animal reproduction. Covering the diverse range of creatures under the sea, the process of baby-making from flatworms to barnacles to octopus to whales is eye-opening and entertaining.

Fellside by M.R. Carey | LJ Review

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ess a traditional ghost story than a send-up of the prison-industrial complex with a healthy dose of magic realism, this eerie tale is sure to hook crime fiction and horror lovers.

Central Station by Lavie Tidhar | LJ Review

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Tidhar (A Man Lies Dreaming; The Violent Century) changes genres with every outing, but his astounding talents guarantee something new and compelling no matter the story he tells

The Pier Falls by Mark Haddon | LJ Reviews

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If your jaw dropped when you read ­Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, it will drop again when you pick up this exemplary collection, whose stories of uncommon situations clarify that each of us is eventually put on the edge.

Roses and Rot by Kat Howard | LJ Review

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The realm of fairy tales meets the harsh world of the Fae in this starkly enticing debut.

Spritz by Talia Baiocchi & Leslie Pariseau | LJ Review

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Coauthors Baiocchi and Pariseau, managing editors of the lively online drinks magazine Punch, present this attractive book on Italy’s iconic sparkling aperitivo, locating its origins—and its spirit—in the concept of sprezzatura: an untranslatable spirit of “effortless grace” that dates back to the 16th century.

True Crime Addict by James Renner | LJ Review

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Former investigative journalist Renner (The Great Forgetting) takes the reader on his dark journey unraveling the disappearance of University of Massachusetts Amherst student Maura Murray, who went missing in 2004.