July 31, 2013

Books of the Week: A Stranger in the Family, Robert Barnard Hunted, Kevin Hearne Disturbance, Jan Burke The Painted Girls, Cathy Marie Buchanan Robert Barnard is one of the noted British crimewriters of the past two decades, and he continues to be a fine read in A Stranger in the Family. …

July 5, 2013

Books of the Week The 5th Wave, Rick Yancey The Cases of Susan Dare, Mignon G. Eberhart The Twelve Clues of Christmas, Rhys Bowen I did read a few more books, but one is a very early ARC of a book that I’m going to blurb, and I didn’t like …

June 16, 2013

Books of the Week: Splintered, A.G. Howard The Testing, Joelle Charbonneau Affliction, Laurell K. Hamilton A.G. Howard’s Splintered is a reimagining of the story of “Alice in Wonderland,” and it’s a dark and unexpected version of the story that enchanted so many of us when we were young. Alyssa’s great-great-great grandmother, Alice …

June 25, 2013

Books of the Week: The Reckoning, Alma Katsu The Thing About Weres, Leigh Evans Tracking the Tempest, Nicole Peeler Free Fall, Chris Grabenstein The Reckoning is the second book in Alma Katsu’s trilogy about the misfortunes of love and the mistakes we make when we try to mold our loved ones …

June 3, 2013

Books of the Week: Blood and Silk, Carol McKay House Rules, Chloe Neill Appalachian Overthrow, E.E. Knight Carol McKay’s Blood and Silk is a thoroughly-researched novel published by a very small press. If the premise of the book (that Mary Magdalene was married to Jesus of Nazareth and had a child …

May 26, 2013

Books of the Week: Don’t Ever Get Old, Daniel Friedman The Shake, Mel Nicolai The Magistrates of Hell, Barbara Hambly Criminal Enterprise, Owen Laukkanen I had the pleasure of meeting Daniel Friedman at the Edgar awards ceremony; Daniel was up for Best First Mystery. He didn’t win, but he was …

May 19, 2013

Books of the Week: The City, Stella Gemmell Kitty Rocks the House, Carrie Vaughn Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, David Sedaris I don’t believe I could have read three more diverse books if I’d picked them out of a hat. The City is a multiple POV science fiction novel, faintly reminiscent of …

May 8, 2013

Books of the Week: The Vampire Tapestry, Suzy McKee Charnas Under the Hill: Bomber’s Moon, Alex Beecroft Blood Oranges, Kathleen Tierney The Last Policeman, Ben Winters Suzy McKee Charnas wrote The Vampire Tapestry in 1980, and I’m sorry to say I read it for the first time last week. I thank Paul …

April 22, 2013

Books of the Week: Perfect Scoundrels, Ally Carter Etiquette & Espionage, Gail Carriger The Boyfriend, Thomas Perry Blood Maidens, Barbara Hambly Two fairly light-hearted young adult novels this week, both with female leads, left me feeling pretty optimistic about the reading choices of kids these days. Perfect Scoundrels raised a …

April 8, 2013

Books of the Week: Gun Machine, Warren Ellis Twice Tempted, Jeaniene Frost Six Years, Harlan Coben Lover at Last, J.R. Ward No Hero, Jonathan Wood Long airplane trips are a perfect opportunity for me to get some reading done, and on the way to and from Los Angeles I made …