Audiobooks from Baldacci, Coes, Cussler & Scott, Ephron, Hubbard, McCoy, & Pelecanos | Xpress Reviews


A new psychological mystery from Baldacci, Dewey Andreas is back, Isaac Bell investigates the Rockefellers, great summer listening from Ephron, historical fiction from McCoy, terrific Pelecanos stories with production missteps

Graphic Novels from Hickman & Co., Kelly & Fiumara, and Sousanis | Xpress Reviews


Hickman’s collection has literary, historical, religious, and philosophical references; Kelly & Fiumara’s first series volume features stark black-and-white illustrations; Sousanis might be of interest to fans of hard-core philosophy

Nonfiction on Lincoln’s Assassination and Roosevelt’s Singular Presidency | Xpress Reviews


Canavan’s “good read” on the minutiae of LIncoln’s death won’t much change what we already know; Daniels’s readable but dense volume on FDR will appeal primarily to scholars for its often useful and interesting commentary

E-Originals from Blake, Sinead, and Trentham, with two Debuts | Xpress Reviews


An enticing series entry from Blake; steamy romance, body art, and a little intrigue in Cole’s debut; Henry’s debut is steeped in Russian traditions; Sinead’s political romance is timely; Trentham offers danger, intrigue, and passionate love

Fiction from Beattie, Cameron, Connolly, de Bernières, Grafton, Kennedy, Reichs, and Debuts | Xpress Reviews


A wry collection from Beattie, a funny and bittersweet debut, Cameron’s latest canine-themed novel, an existential debut, a fresh take from Grafton, a rich debut, a joy for Dr. Who fans, suspense from Reichs, a rockin’ debut

Graphic Novels by DeMatteis & Johnson, Kleist, Stephenson, Willingham | Xpress Reviews


DeMatteis & Johnson’s complex observations about life, Kleist’s masterly mix of pathos and politics, Stephenson brings an edge to the scene, Willingham’s fine, classic, and smart conclusion to his series

Nonfiction: Dog Care, von Furstenberg, Tom Brady, HBO, Hitler at Home, S-4 Disaster | Xpress Reviews


Dogsitting as a pleasure and business, fashion fans will appreciate the life of DVF, a fan’s obsession with Tom Brady, and insider’s look at HBO, a serial for designers, the effects of propaganda on international public opinion, a tale of heroism

E-Originals from Aicher, Drewry, Kennedy, Krulewitch, & Silver, plus a Debut | Xpress Reviews


Well-developed characters from Aicher; Drewry’s slow build leads to a lightning strike; debuter Goodman enters foodie fiction with a “bam”; Kennedy’s latest is fast-paced, hot, and intense; Krulewitch’s series outing offers a nice twisty plot

Graphic Novels from Brandon & Klein and Glanzman | Xpress Reviews


Drifter‘s deep worldbuilding sf mixed with elements of pulp Westerns and esoteric philosophical musings hits the sweet spot; Glanzman presents the sailor’s-eye view of war

Fiction from Bittner, Brackston, Stewart, and Debuter Ware | Xpress Reviews


Love in the Old West from Bittner; readers will suspend disbelief in Brackston’s mystical tale; an unhurried pace, an element of mystery, and plenty of symbolism from Stewart; debut novelist Ware builds suspense with verve and energy