Books & Blog: December 14, 2015

Books of the Week: The Aeronaut’s Windlass, Jim Butcher Chimera, Mira Grant Nevermore, Rob Thurman A Lady’s Guide to Ruin, Kathleen Kimmel It’s always exciting to get a new Jim Butcher novel, and this debut of a new series is especially exciting. The Aeronaut’s Windlass is set in a country …

Books & Blog: November 23, 2015

Charming, Elliott James Follow Her Home, Steph Cha Long Upon the Land, Margaret Maron The Silkworm, Robert Galbraith The Walk, Lee Goldberg Elliott James’s book Charming is an interesting take on fairy tales. John Charming comes from a long line of men dedicated to protecting the world against evil by …

Books & Blog: November 15, 2015

Books of the Week: The Hanged Man, P.N. Elrod Perdition, Ann Aguirre Reap the Wind, Karen Chance The Queen of Patpong, Timothy Hallinan P.N. Elrod has written a galloping adventure set in a mythical Victorian England. Alexandrina Victoria Pendlebury is a forensic psychic consultant, called by the police to give …

Books & Blog: October 25, 2015

Books of the Week: The Haunted Season, G.M. Malliet The Beautiful Ashes, Jeaniene Frost Carry On, Rainbow Rowell I’ve always enjoyed G.M. Malliet’s Father Max Tudor books, even when some of her choices surprised me. And I’m surprised all over again The Haunted Season. Max has his hands full, as …

Books & Blog: October 19, 2015

Books of the Week: Alive, Scott Sigler The Bestseller, Olivia Goldsmith Undead and Unforgiven, MaryJanice Davidson Fate’s Edge, Ilona Andrews Scott Sigler’s written a book that is about young adults, but I’m not sure if it’s for young adults. It’s plenty unsettling. It continues to be disturbing until the last …

Books & Blog: September 28, 2015

Books of the Week: A Key, an Egg, an Unfortunate Remark, Harry Connelly Indexing: Reflections, Seanan McGuire I have read Harry Connelly and thought he was marvelous. I was a huge fan of his Twenty Palaces books, which never sold as well as they deserved. He’s also written graphic novels …

Books & Blog: September 14, 2015

Books of the Week: Make Me, Lee Child Murder of an Open Book, Denise Swanson Redshirts, John Scalzi Magic Shifts, Ilona Andrews I’ve known Lee Child for a few years now, and I’ve always loved his books. I remember reading Killing Floor when it came out in paperback and telling …

Books & Blog: September 1, 2015

Primal Force, D.D. Ayres Steel Will, Shilo Harris with Robin Overby Cox The House of Shattered Wings, Aliette de Bodard I couldn’t have come up with three more sharply divided books if I’d stuck one hand into a bin and picked three blindly. My friend D.D. Ayres has another winner …

Books & Blog: August 17, 2015

Pretty Girls, Karin Slaughter Magic Bleeds, Ilona Andrews Tempt the Stars, Karen Chance Karin Slaughter’s work is increasingly exciting. She’s always been a very good writer, but as last year’s Cop Town proved, now she’s a great one. Pretty Girls is very different, but just as good. It’s about three …

Books & Blog: August 10, 2015

Books of the Week: Wake of Vultures, Lila Bowen The Drafter, Kim Harrison Armada, Ernest Cline In addition to reading these three outstanding novels, I am working my way back through the novels of Karen Chance and Ilona Andrews. Sometimes you just get an impulse to reread series in order, …