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Two stars for TIN HEART!

Shivaun Plozza’s charming and romantic second novel, TIN HEART, has received two starred reviews!

“Funny and direct, this book by Plozza is capable of balancing heartbreak, first love, mortality, and the absurd—or, as Marlowe puts it, “that moment when you’re standing in front of Bert’s Quality Butchers holding a speaker blasting ‘Meat Is Murder.’”” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Without didacticism, the text offers a glimpse into two sets of rare challenges: those faced by Marlowe, grappling with the fact that her life was restored by another’s death, and those faced by Carmen and her father, still grieving over 16-year-old Luis, whose organs were donated after a car accident. Readers will cheer for Marlowe’s bildungsroman—simultaneously unique and universal.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review


The buzz for Still Missing definitely isn’t missing!

If you haven't heard the buzz for Chevy Steven's debut Still Missing, read the excerpts below from its FOUR starred reviews! But the trade journals aren't the only ones loving it-- we've had ARCs at our last two conferences and have heard nothing but great reviews from librarians across the country!

"A grueling, gripping demonstration of melodrama’s darker side." --Kirkus Reviews

"Pulsates with suspense that gets a power boost from the jaw-dropping but credible closing twist." --Publishers Weekly

"Author praise of this highly touted debut includes comparisons to Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner." --Library Journal

"This may be Stevens' debut novel, but it sure doesn't read like a first book. In fact, it's a knockout!" --Booklist

Four stars for Minotaur!

The February issue of Library Journal awarded four of our mysteries with starred reviews! Excerpts from the reviews are below!

Blood Hina: "Edgar Award winner Hirahara has created a most original L.A. sleuth. In his fourth outing (after Snakeskin Shamisen), the Hiroshima survivor is self-deprecating and humble yet takes a sure, straightforward approach to helping those in trouble."

Liars All: "Bannister just gets better with each book." readmoreremove