Thriller Thursday: Crime (10/22/20)

This Thriller Thursday spotlights crime with the true story of a turning point in Mob history and a crime fiction debut about a family of money launderers. A BROTHERHOOD BETRAYED: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc. by Michael Cannell “Cannell dials in the right level of detail in this grim story […]

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THE MURDER LIST Wins the 2020 Anthony Award

Congratulations to Hank Phillippi Ryan and THE MURDER LIST for winning the 2020 Anthony Award for Best Novel! THE MURDER LIST: A Novel of Suspense “A compelling legal thriller from the popular author of the Jane Ryland mystery series, this will have readers’ sympathies shifting from one character to another as it winds to an […]

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Furry Friends (10/20/20)

For everyone with a furry friend at home, or dreams of having one, today’s animal spotlight features an international veterinarian traveler and several four-legged mystery-solving sidekicks. WORLD WILD VET: Encounters in the Animal Kingdom by Evan Antin “With the full-speed-ahead enthusiasm familiar to viewers of his Evan Goes Wild Instagram feed and Animal Planet show, […]

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Thriller Thursday (10/15/20)

Get ready for some chills! This thriller Thursday we’re spotlighting Romy Hausmann’s English-language debut, DEAR CHILD. This dark and twisty thriller forms a web of tiny clues leading to an unpredictably disturbing ending to keep you guessing all night long. DEAR CHILD by Romy Hausmann 3 starred reviews and an Indie Next pick! “Hausmann’s English-language […]

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Human Behavior (10/14/20)

Today we’re delving into human behavior with an investigation into a rare type of books, recognizing manipulation in work and relationships, and what qualities it takes to be a leader. DARK ARCHIVES: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin by Megan Rosenbloom “While the idea of anthropodermic books, […]

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Photo Books (10/13/20)

Today we are spotlighting beautiful images and stories of humans from all over the world + a shattering of conventional beauty standards for Black children. HUMANS by Brandon Stanton 2 starred reviews! “The creator of the hit internet series Humans of New York takes it global, chasing down a panoply of interesting stories…A lovely, sometimes […]

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FSG Author Louise Glück Wins the 2020 Nobel Prize

A hearty congratulations goes out to 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature winner Louise Glück, praised for “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” (Nobel Prize Press Release) Louise Glück’s writings: AMERICAN ORIGINALITY: Essays on PoetryFAITHFUL AND VIRTUOUS NIGHT: PoemsPOEMS 1962-2012A VILLAGE LIFE: Poems and more! […]

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Thriller Thursday: Cozy and Historical Mysteries (10/8/20)

Curl up and go back in time with some cozy and historical mysteries, including holiday season in NYC, a spunky southern investigator, and the next Christmas miracle in a cozy series. A RESOLUTION AT MIDNIGHT by Shelley Noble “Christmas in 1907 New York City provides the backdrop for Noble’s enticing third Lady Dunbridge mystery (after […]

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Spotlight on Music (10/7/20)

Press play and turn up the volume! Today we’re spotlighting music, featuring the life of Prince and a deep reflection from Lenny Kravitz. THIS THING CALLED LIFE: Prince’s Odyssey, On and Off the Record by Neal Karlen “A journalist acquaintance of Prince’s riffs on the musician’s Sphinx-like persona, heartbreaks, and basketball skills.”–Kirkus Reviews LET LOVE […]

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3 Stars for DEAR CHILD

Romy Hausmann’s twisty English-language debut, DEAR CHILD, has received three starred reviews! “The multiple points of view and numerous plot twists sustain the breakneck pacing, but the book’s real power lies in the author’s insightful and sensitive portrayal of the characters involved in the tragedy. This darkly disturbing thriller definitely marks Hausmann as a writer […]

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