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The Bling Ring

A Warholian morality tale, told through interviews with the burglars, their families, police officers, and Sales’ own excellent analyses, the book gives readers an insight into the world of privileged LA teenagers, a group so spoiled they genuinely believe that anything is theirs for the taking.


Five Star Billionaire: A Novel

Five Star Billionaire is a fiercely contemporary tale of tradition, modernity and the cost of progress.


Middle C

There is something in the musicality of Gass’s style that redeems the bleakness of being sentenced to the inhumanity museum.


Taipei

Taipei might be the first truly social media novel, in so far as it resembles a piece of social media. A massive discharge of waste matter. Overspill. Underwritten.


The Blood of Heaven

Kent Wascom’s “The Blood of Heaven” is the kind of bold, brilliant debut we can forgive for also being convoluted and unwieldy.


The Pink Hotel

A sensual bildungsroman that is part mystery, part love story.


The Other Typist

It’s well worth the read as well as the edginess most readers will feel as Rindell unwinds this novel of love, obsession, and corruption.


Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway

Gran's narrative is an intricate one, where plotlines branch off and the main investigation comes to a halt whenever Claire begins quoting from made-up books about sleuthing


My Education

The writing in this novel is masterful — but the book did something to me emotionally, too. I felt like I was in an obsessive relationship with it. I wanted to read it all the time.


The Eleventh Commandment

The story takes us from the Crucifix Prison in St Petersburg to Arlington in the U.S.A. with more than enough tension and surprises to keep even the most jaded crime reader awake into the night.


Neptune's Brood

Agreeable characters, a fascinating backdrop and brilliant plotting, with a further outlook of lengthy grins and occasional guffaws.


Thieves' Quarry

An unusual series of great promise.


Viral Nation

Fans of science fiction or dystopian adventures will find that the convoluted plot, one-note characters and inexplicable villains result in a lackluster story.


Let It Burn

Hamilton always gives good value, and this swift-moving, moody tale is no exception, even if the very last twist is perhaps one too many.


The Bat: A Harry Hole Novel
Kirkus Reviews : The Bat (July 02, 2013)

Harry is already every bit as volcanic as in his later cases. The big difference is Australia, which Nesbø, seeing it through the eyes of both a tourist and a cultural pathologist, makes you wonder how much different it is from Norway after all.


The Crocodile

In this crisply translated novel, de Giovanni explores Lojacono’s loneliness and vulnerability while simultaneously revealing his brilliance as a detective.


Fin & Lady
Kirkus Reviews : Fin & Lady (July 02, 2013)

Schine offers up a bittersweet lemon soufflé of family love and romantic passion.


The Fire Witness

A rich, nuanced tale, ideal for beach reading, just as long as the beach doesn’t harbor too many shadows.


Deadly Forecast

Though the constant oscillation between past and present is jarring at first, the two narratives fit together like a puzzle, insisting that fans read just one more chapter to see where the next piece will fall into place.