Audiobooks from Block, Graves, Grecian, Keillor, & Schultz | Xpress Reviews


Matt Scudder tries to save a gangster’s daughter, Lizzie Snow moves to Bearkill, ME, Grecian’s Scotland Yard detective meets Jack the Ripper, Keillor and company celebrate two score years on the radio, history through the Mailer & Buckley

Audiobook from Kardos | Xpress Reviews


Kardos’s latest is not quite compelling, not very suspenseful, but still enough fun, especially with Julia Whelan’s excellent narration

Graphic Novels from Dixon & Kwapisz and Thompson & McClaren | Xpress Reviews


Civil War buffs might find Civil War Adventure a worthwhile read; Thompson and McClaren’s provocative premise and popular art style that will attract readers, yet few will gain real satisfaction here

Fiction from Arlidge and Cullen, and Debuter Critchley | Xpress Reviews


Arlidge delivers on the promise of the first Helen Grace thriller with Pop Goes the Weasel; Critchley’s debut is utterly readable, swiftly entertaining, and at moments blackly funny; fans of historical fiction and biographies will enjoy Cullen’s novel about Mark Twain

E-Originals from Anderson, Arthur, Astres, and Brown | Xpress Reviews


A slower build to the end would have helped Anderson’s latest, Arthur wraps up the “Restoration” trilogy; Astres is recommended for readers who enjoy unabashed sexual indulgence, settle in and be rescued by Brown’s great story

Audiobooks from Box, Clark, Spindler, and Trenow | Xpress Reviews


Joe Pickett is on the case in a new Box title; listeners fond of psychological thrillers will revel in Spindler’s cast of suspects, trail of clues, twists, and turns; Trenow’s historical fiction is hauntingly beautiful—a not-to-be-missed audiobook

Graphic Novels from Best American Comics, Goldfield & Short, and Hawkins & Others | Xpress Reviews


An anthology of best comics of 2015 is best for those immersed in the medium, the secret journals of John Rodgers Jewitt detail the years he spent as a captive of the Mowachaht, a fun read that asks serious questions about life, religion, and corruption

Nonfiction: Agincourt, 20th-Century History, New York’s Infrastructure, Burial Culture | Xpress Reviews


Antiquarians and military history buffs will enjoy The Battle of Agincourt, Higgs’s history will leave fans of cultural history wanting a bit more, New York’s grid system, Laqueur on the constant importance of a dead body

Fiction from Brunkhorst, Ferrante, Hrbek, Matalon, Pitts, & Vollmann, plus Two Debuts | Xpress Reviews


Brunkhorst’s bittersweet romance, an intriguing debut from Christie, an Italian classic from Ferrante, a charming first novel from Herrick, Hrbek reads like literary fiction, an original portrait from Matalon, a provocative exploration of race relations from Pitts, a brilliant meditation on North America’s lengthy history of colonization from Vollmann

E-Originals from Blake, Bond, Cole, Jamison, & Jordan | Xpress Reviews


Hot romance and brazen banter from Blake, an intriguing novella from Bond, Cole’s trilogy will have wide appeal, readers will enjoy Jamison’s King brothers, Jordan’s necessary push-pull makes this one a joy to read