Graphic Novels: Bajram, Gaiman, Hardman, Lemire, Marchetto, Murakami & Tanaka | Xpress Reviews


Military sf in cinematic quality, a provocative read with a few gems to admire, a fantastically sordid mystery, for those who thoroughly enjoy convoluted time traveling, a classic second-chance story repackaged in a smart and evocative way, a passable jumping-off point biography

Fiction from Alexander and Minier, and Debuter Barnes | Xpress Reviews


An enjoyable historical murder mystery that will please Alexander’s existing fans, a completely original twist on the subject of insomnia from debut novelist Barnes, and another absorbing thriller from best seller Minier

E-Originals from Anderson, Bailey, Blue, & Flade | Xpress Reviews


Bighearted, rugged cowboys from Anderson, Bailey’s protagonists are both clueless and very naughty, romance and mystery from Blue, a quick, fun read from Flade

Graphic Novels from Kuper and Seely & Zarcone & Co. | Xpress Reviews


Kuper’s evocative artwork captures heartbreaking events; Effigy is quintessential Vertigo

Nonfiction: Ray Benson, Healthy Oils, Fishing/Fish, George Merrick, Islamic Art, Abortion | Xpress Reviews


A business book on cooperation, a beautiful cookbook on healthy oils, a lyrical memoir that will especially appeal to fishers, the career of Carol Moseley Braun, a history of Carol Gables, architectural and design legacies of the Seljuk and Ottoman empires, a rich and readable account of the abortion issue, the man who invented Thomas the Tank Engine

Fiction: Anderson/Peart, Child, Fox, Gayle, Lagercrantz, Quarles, Raybourn, & Williams | Xpress Reviews


Anderson & Peart return to steampunk, a superbly plotted new Reacher tale, love and loss from Fox, small-town tension from Gayle, a simple debut, Lisbeth Salander in the hands of Lagercrantz, time travel done right, a bang-up series opener from Raybourn, a fierce collection of stories from Williams

E-Originals from Leo, March, Kennison, & LeCoeur | Xpress Reviews


Love is a gamble, as Leo and March both display in a mildly erotic suspense and a Regency LGBT title, respectively; Kennison’s murder mystery see’s sparks flying for our lovers; LeCoeur continues her New Orleans historical series

Nonfiction: 19th-Century Crime, World Hunger, Robotics, Greek Philosophy, Butterflies, More | Xpress Reviews


Crimes of the Romantic period, world hunger, history of the human race, Frank Sinatra, women in the military, for readers who like their history with a little personality, Thelma Todd, a workable plan for guiding youth toward healthy life choices, ancient Greek philosophy, butterflies, modern science, history of physics

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

Graphic Novels from Alarcón & Alvarado, Cavolo, Climo, and Eisner & Co. | Xpress Reviews


Alarcón and Sheila Alvarado are too elliptical, a highly original piece of art from Cavolo, Climo doesn’t make any attempt to plumb the depths of compelling comics territory, Eisner’s blending of art and text is revolutionary; highly recommended