Fiction from Abrahamson, Gardiner, Harrison, and Purcell, with Debuter Ackerman | Xpress Reviews

Fans of quirky setups and international settings will find food for thought; strong female friendships and an unusual World War II home front setting; Gardiner’s chilling follow-up to UNSUB puts readers into the mind of a Ted Bundy–type murderer; the authentic historical detail and plot twists make this mystery difficult to put down; a must for all lovers of Gothic literature

Nonfiction on Conservation, Clinton’s Campaign, Best Travel 2018, and Energy & Politics | Xpress Reviews

For readers interested in nature-related philosophy; readers interested in the 2016 presidential campaign and Clinton will find this to be a satisfying and informative book; a beautiful, concise guide for future and armchair travelers; how global energy markets shaped the U.S. political context in 2016

Fiction from Bacigalupi & Buckell, Harkaway, McAlpine, Piglia, Vargas Llosa, Watts, & Wilson | Xpress Reviews

These loosely related tales show promise; this work goes so far as to invoke the reader’s role in creating the narrative; a debut for die-hard fans of psychological suspense; will appeal to adventurous Holmes fans who enjoy more modern takes on a literary icon; consummate autobiographical fiction; a murder mystery with political overtones and the underlying power of the press; Watts can take a few words and paint a landscape that reveals so much richness about the people and culture; fans of Agatha Christie may appreciate this fictional look at her life

E-Originals from the Duo of Flockton & Owen, plus Debuter Adhara | Xpress Reviews

Adhara’s debut novel is an old-fashioned thriller with a few twists that fans of shifter romances will enjoy; overtly safe yet compelling sex, witty dialog, and paranormal action make this a winner

Nonfiction: Coming Out, Environmental Philosophy, Tom Yawkey, TM, Martin Luther King Jr. | Xpress Reviews

A candid story of redemption and self-discovery; the author has a passion for baseball; examines the ways one can advance the opportunities for being lucky; Mueller creates an accessible introduction to environmental philosophy; a thorough explanation of what transcendental meditation is; Red Sox and baseball history fans will appreciate; for students of urban policy; original essays about Martin Luther King Jr.; capturing elusive experiences in interesting worlds

Fiction from Bowen, Boyce, Downie, Eason, Khan, and More | Xpress Reviews

For readers who enjoy World War ll historical fiction and rural Italian culture; Sarah Alt continues to march to her own drum; the end of this debut is satisfying; Downie’s latest serves as a worthy stand-alone; this nonstop, white-knuckled thrill ride will please devotees of police procedurals; Khan’s series is well worth investigating; an absorbing story of love and loss with an astounding conclusion

E-Originals from Meader, Rhone, and the Duo of St. George & Wyatt | Xpress Reviews

An intense, sexy romance balanced with a message about presumptions; Rhone continues to write characters about which readers care; fans of the first two titles in the “Blood & Glory” series will want to read the latest installment

Graphic Novel from Peeters and Phang Smells Like a Western | Xpress Reviews

With sublime artwork showcasing expansive views, gripping action sequences, and quiet moments of character study—for fans of Peeters’s work and unusual graphic novels

Nonfiction on Black Nationalist Women, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Mentoring Librarians | Xpress Reviews

An in-depth scholarly analysis of Black Nationalist movements, feminism, and art; a well-written yet sophisticated analysis of a popular modern president that is recommended for all collections; a good starting point to kick off more in-depth exploration of mentorship and librarians

Fiction from Burke Fille, Moore, Reynolds, Winslow, and Winspear | Xpress Reviews

Edgar-nominated Burke has written a timely, riveting, and deeply resonant psychological suspense novel; readers of noir mysteries will adore this title; fans of sf will definitely want to pick up this title; a very entertaining and readable thriller that can hold its own with the best of the current crop; Winspear has created another rich reading experience for Maisie’s many fans