Barclay, Carter, Falco, Girard, Lehane, & Wax on the Fiction Trail | Xpress Reviews

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The Archer family returns with Barclay, an engaging political novel from Carter, action and substance from Falco, an enjoyable love story about art, Lehane is a bit disjointed, and Wax goes back to the beach with her Florida pals

Audiobooks from Briggs, Grimes, Korelitz, L’Amour, & Rieger | Xpress Reviews

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A Terrific urban fantasy ride from Briggs, Hitchcockian influences from Grimes, well-crafted suspense from Korelitz, a coming-of-age Western from L’Amour, and epistolary novel from Rieger that doesn’t quite work in audio

E-Originals from Adele, Connolly, Dee, Jamieson, Rose, and a Historical Debut | Xpress Reviews

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SF romance of civil war, a sexy rags-to-riches historical, explicit heat in wine country, a trio of lovers end their trilogy, a historical debut of New Orleans, and a baseball romance that hits a home run

Graphic Novels from Brubaker & Co., Ricard, and Wood | Xpress Reviews

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Brubaker’s latest is complete with gadgetry, exotic locales, and mysterious characters; Ricard’s tale falls flat; Wood’s technical weaknesses overwhelm her expressive style

Nonfiction: Tudor England, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Black Panthers, and Martin Luther King Jr. | Xpress Reviews

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Tudor adventurers for fans of travel narratives, Ham’s excellent work continues the atomic war debate, new details on civil rights history from a Black Panther, and Smiley on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fiction from Aitcheson, Brown, Haas, Rollins; Canadian zombies; a forensic debut | Xpress Reviews

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Swordplay and chases, Brown has a Mean Streak, zombie fiction from up North, a mystery writer and a forensic scientist team up, for fans of European crime novels, and an excellent nail-biting thriller from Rollins

E-Originals from Barth, McNally, Macnamara, plus “The Naughty Nine” | Xpress Reviews

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“Nondating” won’t work in this small town, nine hot romance stories, regular people with normal problems having real sex, a new series needs to ramp up the excitement, and a Florida-set debut has broad appeal

Hear Audiobooks from Bradley, Gardner, Paretsky, & Sullivan | Xpress Reviews

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A charming historical romance from Bradley, Gardner’s Fear Nothing is not for the faint of heart, the latest Warshawski outing reaches Critical Mass, and speculative fiction with a touch of mystery from Sullivan

Dealing with Loss, Cool Cookbooks, Slowing Down, End-of-Life Issues | Xpress Reviews

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Going through the grieving process, a rainbow-colored cookbook from Meringue Girls, summer food has never looked better, a narrative is about taking it slow, and choice, freedom from suffering, and perhaps even joy through hospice

Fiction from Abbott, Cole, & Larsson, plus Victorian Ghost Stories | Xpress Reviews

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Sinuous, liquid prose from Abbott, a world of online gaming from Cole, a strong sense of place and bleak atmosphere from Larsson, Sims collects 12 greatest ghost stories of the Victorian era, and a noir first novel that misses the mark

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