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Sudden Death: A Novel
Publishers Weekly : Sudden Death (February 12, 2016)

This is an unpredictable, nonpareil novel that, like the macabre tennis ball at its center, “bounce[s] like a thing possessed.”

All the Birds in the Sky

It’s delightful, hopeful, optimistic and dare I say it, magic.

Burning Midnight

It is almost so bad, it is good. The key word there is almost.

Arcadia: A novel

An excellent book but it definitely requires patience to understand what is happening.


Winterwood does work quite well as a standalone, though, so while it will be a welcome return to the world and the characters there's not really a crazy cliffhanger waiting to be resolved.

In Another Life

In Another Life is the kind of romantic and mysterious read that gives you tingles even from the start. You know, that feeling that tells you you're embarking on a fabulous fictional journey.

The Doll's House: A Detective Helen Grace Thriller

The Doll's House is brand new out on shelves now. If you're looking for a great thriller, you definitely should run out and buy a copy.

The Walls Around Us

I highly recommend it to anyone looking for something detailed and complex with a haunting mysterious air to it. The Walls Around Us will certainly not disappoint you.

Ex-Isle: A Novel

Ex-Isle is a good read but doesn’t match the high of its preceding volumes.


Those who loved Throne of Glass will love Truthwitch and be relieved to have another amazing series to follow.

My Father, the Pornographer: A Memoir

With “My Father, the Pornographer,” Mr. Offutt attempts to make sense of the narrowly rational man who terrorized his family and led a semi-secret professional life.

Dog Run Moon: Stories

This story doesn’t take you anywhere near where you think it will. Mr. Wink’s stories follow switchback roads until, as often as not, you find yourself in places no GPS device can get you out of.

Seeing Red

Seeing Red does this repeatedly and consistently, revealing one emotional truth after another, not all of them pretty or easy, and weaving them into a larger story that may or may not have happened as it was written down.

A Collapse of Horses

A Collapse of Horses is the first of Evenson's books I have read. Since finishing it, I have read three more, in succession.


Tenacity is closer in spirit to a detective story, with whiffs of conspiracy and dollops of fright.

Your Father Sends His Love: Stories

Don’t flip to the end, or you’ll spoil the many pleasures that are otherwise to be had.


Sweetgirl worked its magic on me.

The Cabaret of Plants: Forty Thousand Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination

The message is clear: Plants in no way depend on us to survive and thrive; we would do well to remember that we depend on them.

Into Oblivion
Kirkus Reviews : Into Oblivion (February 10, 2016)

Indridason's quiet authority and moody prose are beautifully at play in Erlendur's 11th case (Reykjavik Nights, 2015, etc.), another pitch-perfect procedural from a master.

Sudden Death: A Novel
Kirkus Reviews : Sudden Death (February 09, 2016)

An innovative if knotty study of geopolitics in the Age of Discovery.