Nonfiction on Fashion and Film | Xpress Reviews


This survey of international scope will be of interest to both fashionistas and cinema buffs

Fiction from Gray, Larsen, Morrell, and Preston & Child | Xpress Reviews


Gray’s historical mystery will prove to be humorous and entertaining; Larsen’s impressive second novel is a solid choice for adventurous readers; aficionados of the Morrell’s trilogy are going to miss De Quincey and company; this twisty and bizarre 16th Pendergast series installment will puzzle and delight fans

E-Originals from Arend, Ash, Lindsey, and Meredith, plus “Silver Desire” | Xpress Reviews


The tenth “Six Pack Ranch” is as good as the first; readers will be reminiscing about young love; book three in Lindsey’s “Geek Girl Mysteries” series is lots of fun; Meredith latest will appeal to those who enjoy seeing unlikable heroes get their comeuppance; Aasolid, varied depiction of sex and desire among the older set

Nonfiction: Disco, Makers, the Beatles, Presidents, Lois Lenski, College Essays | Xpress Reviews


The night disco died; on the Maker movement; backstage with the Beatles; for political junkies; on children’s literature in general and Lois Lenski in particular; boiling down the college essay process into something manageable

Graphic Novels by Humphrey & Co. and Tobocman | Xpress Reviews


The crowdsourced Bartkira is all concept and no vision; fans of social justice history, activism, and famous court cases will enjoy this brilliantly conceived graphic biography of lawyer Weinglass

Fiction from Ashford, Benn, Hamilton, Hansen, Macmillan, Marwood, a Starred Debut | Xpress Reviews


For those interested in Agatha Christie; Benn’s plot is unnecessarily complicated; a terrific debut novel; a behind-the-scenes look into the Chinese underworld; for fans of psychological suspense; a story filled with crafty misdirection

E-Originals from Lyons, Noble, and Weaver | Xpress Reviews


A well-rounded romp of a romance that scratches all the right itches; the perfect vehicle for a mashup of scenes familiar to any Regency romance reader; a solid contribution to the excellent “Grantham Girls” series that can easily stand alone

Nonfiction: Another Strategy in the Breast Cancer Wars | Xpress Reviews


Another view of the breast cancer wars and its strategies; recommended for most patient health collections

Graphic Novels: Barker/Scheele, the Frouds, Gillen, Pushwagner, Rooum/Clementson, Vaughan | Xpress Reviews


Queer is a primer on oft-complex ideas; a beautifully illustratedcompanion to the earlier work; a timely Star Warspurchase; fans of indie books and art lovers will embrace Soft City; once hotly contested revolutionary attitudes; an exciting romp through the 1980s

Fiction from Fraser-Sampson, Mayor, Richman, and Debuter Palacio | Xpress Reviews


The first of a promised, and promising, series from Fraser-Sampson; it never feels like Mayor is pulling the conclusion out of thin air; Palacio’s debut is one of those especially rare novels that will resonate with readers on an achingly deep level; Richman’s tale will appeal to those looking to find a quiet story, touched with a hint of feminist rebellion