September Reads

September Reads Even though fall doesn’t start officially until September 23, it’s not too early to begin thinking about what books to gather round you in front of the fire as the days grow shorter and the nights longer. It’s no longer beach-read season but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find a thrill or […]

August Reads

August Reads

August Reads   There’s only one more month of summer but that doesn’t mean you have to stop adding books to your to-be-read stack. Even if you didn’t get a chance to travel or take a vacation more exotic than a deck chair in your backyard, this month’s books offer you the chance to be […]

Reviews of Kathy Reichs

July Reads: Reviews of Kathy Reichs and Sara Paretsky & more…

With the holiday weekend approaching, what better way to celebrate Independence Day than with some fireworks on the page rather than in the sky? Not that you can’t enjoy some colorful pomp and circumstance in the real world, but this month’s new reads offer up plenty of explosive plot twists to keep you busy long […]

Reviews of Stephen King

June Reads by Jordan Foster: Reviews of Stephen King and Don Winslow

Now that it’s officially summer—as of June 21—it’s time to plan not only your vacation but, and perhaps more importantly, your vacation reading. Whether you’re in the mood to settle in with new tales from old favorites like Stephen King and Don Winslow or branch out with German screenwriter Sascha Arango’s debut or the first […]

reviews of Craig Johnson

May Reads with reviews of Craig Johnson and more…

Reviews of Craig Johnson and more… Summer is on its way but it’s not quite time for beach reads. In this month’s selection, the old adage that crime happens everywhere couldn’t be clearer. From the sparsely populated areas policed by the heroes in Craig Johnson and Karin Salvalaggio’s latest series installments—it’s a safe bet that […]

April Reads: Reviews of Donna Leon, Joe Nesbo and Ted Lewis

April Reads: Reviews of Donna Leon, Joe Nesbo and Ted Lewis Now that you’ve (hopefully) adjusted to the time change, survived spring break and Easter or Passover, it’s time to “spring ahead” and tackle a new stack of books. This month brings a gritty Scottish trilogy, a reissue of a British cult classic, a chance […]

March Reads: What to read: From Cara Black to Olen Steinhauer

March is certainly living up to its reputation and coming in like a lion this year. But that’s all the more reason to curl up with a stack of new books and wait until it’s more “lamb”-like to venture outside. This month sees the return of several series favorites plus standalone efforts from genre veterans. […]

February Reads: Reviews of the Forgotten Girls and Nobody Walks

February Reads: Reviews of the Forgotten Girls and Nobody Walks

February Reads: Reviews of the Forgotten Girls and Nobody Walks With threats of more crippling blizzards still hovering on the horizon, what’s better than stockpiling a bit of extra reading material? For this month’s list, all the selections will not only transport you out of your snow-snarled surroundings but across multiple time zones. Here are […]

Review of Girl on the Train

January Reads: Review of Girl on the Train

Review of Girl on the Train and much more…   Hopefully, one of your New Year’s resolutions is to read more books (shouldn’t that be a goal every year?). To help you start off the year right, here are six fresh titles from January 2015. The Bishop’s Wife Mette Ivie Harrison (Soho Crime, December 30) […]

September Reads: Tana French, Sophie Hannah, and Dennis Lehane

September Reads: Tana French, Sophie Hannah, and Dennis Lehane

September Reads: Tana French, Sophie Hannah, and Dennis Lehane Now that summer’s over and the cool weather starts (hopefully) rolling in, it’s a good time to get a stack of new books and read. Here are six suggestions for your September list that should keep any fan of crime fiction—from the hard-boiled to the milder […]