Articles tagged "Walter Mosley"

Sci-Fi E-Book Sale

Don’t just get out of town this summer, get out of this world with our sci-fi e-Book sale for libraries!

Running now through August 1, more than 20 e-Books will be discounted 30% off (with our regular lending terms), including these acclaimed & award-winning titles:

AMONG OTHERS by Jo Walton
BONESHAKER by Cherie Priest
A FIRE UPON THE DEEP by Vernor Vinge
INSIDE A SILVER BOX by Walter Mosley
RED PROPHET by Orson Scott Card

Click here to download the spreadsheet of all available titles with exact price changes.

Thriller Thursday (12/3/15 Edition)

Follow a super sleuth in each of these mysteries on shelves now:

HARBOUR STREET by Ann Cleeves
Two stars for Cleeves’s latest entry in her D.I. Vera Stanhope series. “The fatal stabbing of 70-year-old Margaret Krukowski on a train car filled with Christmas shoppers propels British author Cleeves’s excellent sixth mystery featuring Northumbrian Det. Insp. Vera Stanhope. You don’t have to be a fan of the TV show Vera, now filming its fifth season, to enjoy this top-notch police procedural.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

TIME OF DEPARTURE by Douglas Schofield
Two starred reviews for this debut mystery with a surprising twist, featuring a young state prosecutor investigating a series of murders dating back to the 1970s, and a mysterious ex cop who knows way too much about her. “Don’t expect to get any sleep if you start this novel tonight.” — Library Journal, starred review

“[An] engrossing debut with a Twilight Zone twist… It’s a tribute to criminal lawyer Schofield’s persuasive powers that his characters, procedural elements, and atmosphere are convincing enough to keep those pages turning without logic getting in the way.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

RIOT MOST UNCOUTH by Daniel Friedman
“Thriller Award–finalist Friedman (DON’T EVER LOOK BACK) succeeds in making his unique blend of humor, crime, and an unusual protagonist work in the first of a new series starring the famous Romantic poet [Lord Byron]. Besides adroitly placing the major plot twists, Friedman manages to make one of the most obnoxious leads in recent memory oddly endearing and even sympathetic.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review
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Happy #Bookbday! (01/27/15)

It’s time to celebrate! Happy #bookbday to:

The Almost Nearly Perfect People by Michael Booth

“If, like many, you may never make it to Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Finland, or Sweden, this is your book, and Booth is your guide. He is congenial, game, funny, and observant. And he tells it like it was (Who forgot to sit on a towel—in the highest and hottest row, no less—in the all-buff Finnish sauna?). This travelogue is filled with personal experiences, opinions, research, and details memorable, hilarious, and downright peculiar (check out the percentage of Icelanders who currently believe that elves exist). Can we blame the booze, poured freely in most places and probably needed to give a bit of warmth in these cold regions? No. But we can raise a glass to the endurance, honesty, quirkiness, and human-foible- and honor filled denizens Booth introduces us to, from local citizens to higher-ups, on the job and not. Thanks to Booth’s good-natured description of his adventures—and his honest admiration—we may head for Scandinavia after all (bringing some elf-off spray, just in case).”—Booklist

“A shrewd look at Nordic life….In this bright, witty cultural critique, Booth concludes that Scandinavia’s success is no myth….Booth offers an affectionate, observant, engaging look at Scandinavia, where trust, modesty and equality proudly prevail.”Kirkus Reviews

“An immersive, insightful, and often humorous examination of a most curious culture.”—Publishers Weekly
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