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In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind

An elegant, pleasantly obsessive study of a “life of tolerance, humour, serenity and untiring curiosity.”

The Nightmare Place: A Novel

Despite some awkward plot contrivances and secondary characters who are little better than outlines, Mosby (The Murder Code, 2013, etc.) has the talent to build both physical and psychological suspense. And he proves once again that he really knows how to work the strings.

The Convictions of John Delahunt: A Novel

A Kafkaesque study of an amoral weakling consumed by an unrestrained bureaucracy.

Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity
Kirkus Reviews : Humankind (June 15, 2015)

Homogenization is inevitable, but we are an extraordinarily varied species today, and Harcourt delivers an opinionated but always science-based account of how we got that way.

Bitter Bronx: Thirteen Stories

A little creepy but juggling too many narrative (and horror-movie) threads.

Day Four: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Day Four (June 16, 2015)

A little creepy but juggling too many narrative (and horror-movie) threads.

Tin Men: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Tin Men (June 16, 2015)

An enjoyable and almost plausible peek into a future world under American protection.

The President's Shadow

Unlike the previous installment, this one doesn’t provide much in the way of exposition but instead throws you unceremoniously into the deep end. Fans will survive, but unwary newcomers had better watch their backs.

The Precipice

As scenically evocative as Bowditch’s first four cases but not nearly as dense, conclusive, or interesting.

The Santangelos

Collins’ dim view of human nature never fails to entertain.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry: A Novel

A touching, sometimes-funny, often wise portrait of grief.

The Wrong Man

While the whodunit aspects are fairly pedestrian, Kit makes for an intriguing heroine who holds her own.

The Rumor: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : The Rumor (June 16, 2015)

Once again, Hilderbrand displays her gift for making us care most about her least likable characters.

Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy

A delightful and hilarious read for anyone interested in what makes comedians tick.

China Rich Girlfriend: A Novel

Over-the-top and hard to stop. A third installment is promised.

Cash Landing
Bookreporter : Cash Landing (June 12, 2015)

Cash Landing is one of the better caper novels of 2015, inspired by true events and certainly more realistic than not.... Grippando throws in enough surprises and character flaws to make it a worthwhile and occasionally humorous read...

The Cherry Harvest

The Cherry Harvest is extremely well written, and the characters are believable. Author Lucy Sanna gives the reader a good glimpse into the main characters' thinking, and has penned a novel that is engaging and difficult to put down.

The Fellowship

In this dense, fact-filled examination, editor Philip Zaleski and Professor Carol Zaleski have joined forces...to bring the interwoven stories of four remarkable men to a new generation. The result is a tapestry both colorful and magical, as befits its heroes.

Freedom's Child: A Novel

A strongly worded novel, grim and dark through most of its telling.... a powerful tale with unforgettable characters, particularly those Delaneys. You’ll see them in your dreams, and not your good ones, either.

A Head Full of Ghosts

Creepy, dark and often quite sad, Tremblay's latest is unique and unpredictable. The information readers have, in the end, proves unreliable, making A Head Full of Ghosts haunting in a psychological, postmodern way.