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Asylum City
Kirkus Reviews : Asylum City (December 09, 2014)

A treat for mystery fans who enjoy variety in their whodunit settings—or who simply savor a good yarn.

Butterflies in November

Thoughtful and fun, if somewhat baffling; a novel of surprising tension and tenderness.

The Cruiser
Kirkus Reviews : The Cruiser (December 09, 2014)

Poyer is a master of the modern sea adventure, pitting both men and women against unseen enemies and turbulent waves.

Becoming Richard Pryor

Better written and more thoughtful than David and Joe Henry’s Furious Cool (2013). The latter remains worth reading, but this book is the place to start.

Perfect Sins
Kirkus Reviews : Perfect Sins (December 09, 2014)

The briefer framing case is touching but otherwise unsatisfying. But the main course of old bones is a humdinger.

You Know Who Killed Me

Modest, tidy and fast-moving: a pleasing lesser entry in Walker’s dossier.

Kirkus Reviews : Moriarty (December 09, 2014)

Readers who aren’t put off by the Hollywood pacing, with action set pieces less like Conan Doyle than the Robert Downey Jr. movies, are in for a rare treat, a mystery as original as it is enthralling.

Chase Your Shadow

The fascinating story of a once-invincible man “who has made the best of the cards that life has dealt him but…revealed himself to possess to an equally extreme degree the insecurities that all are prey to.”

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club

The Girls at the Kingfisher Club is suitable for older teens and will appeal to adults as well. If you like fairy tale retellings, don’t miss it.

City of Stairs

City of Stairs is a fantastic cross-genre read, one I'd definitely recommend to anyone in the mood for a cerebral plot and fabulously rich world building.

New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

The effect is rather like that of listening to a collection of B-sides, alternate versions and unreleased takes by an artist you don’t know.

The Year of Reading Dangerously

I guarantee The Year of Reading Dangerously will get you reading again.

Sweet Damage: A Novel
Bookreporter : Sweet Damage (December 05, 2014)

Intriguing and entertaining with richly drawn characters, SWEET DAMAGE is more of a psychological tale than a traditional thriller or chiller, but makes for a good winter's read nonetheless.

One to Go
Bookreporter : One to Go (December 06, 2014)

Although the dénouement is tied up a little too neatly by a Good Cop, this story is one of self-assessment, moral debate, ethics and redemption --- one ideal to be adapted for a blockbuster film.

How to be both: A novel

To say that there's more than meets the eye in this terrific book is a gross understatement; it encompasses wonderful mothers, unconventional love and friendship, time, mortality, gender, the consolations of art and so much else.

Her Brilliant Career

Cooke’s droll, pressing style is what binds the stories together; no sooner do we embark than we know we will not be disappointed, though every portrait is different, every life depicted complex and, at times, startling.

On the Road with Janis Joplin

Cooke chronicles Joplin’s all-too-brief career in the first person, present tense, creating an atmosphere of being on the spot, in the crowds, on the buses and planes, and in the bedrooms.

The Silent Sister

There are few surprises in The Silent Sister. The story follows a predictable route of misdirection, miscommunication, and faulty decision-making that forces Riley to grow up a bit while she uncovers the truth about Lisa and her father.

F: A Novel

This is certainly not a book for the general reader, but for those who like to be challenged in their reading, there is plenty to think about in “F” and the more adventurous book-groups would have a wonderful time discussing what it is all about.