Crime Spotlight (8/12/20)

We’re spotlighting crime in fiction and nonfiction with a twist on the rules for murder mysteries, a former FBI agent investigating deadly explosions, an exploration of the global drug trade, and the rise and fall of the ultimate narco. THE EIGHTH DETECTIVE by Alex Pavesi An Indie Next pick! “This inventive debut sees editor Julia […]

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Women 2020: Mothers and Motherhood (8/11/20)

From riveting memoirs to explosive thrillers, today’s Women 2020 Spotlight features all things mothers and motherhood. INFERNO: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness by Catherine Cho “This piercing narrative about motherhood and a fraying human mind will slowly and creepily pull the reader in and leave a chill.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review UNTIL I FIND YOU […]

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Memoir Spotlight (8/5/20)

An exploration of one family’s legacy of white supremacy + a young poet in 1960s NYC + a gripping story of tragedy and family + a coming-of-age memoir on consent, vulnerability, and power = this week’s memoir spotlight. LIFE OF A KLANSMAN: A Family History in White Supremacy by Edward Ball 3 starred reviews! “A […]

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Author Spotlight: Matt Goldman (8/4/20)

For this author spotlight, we are featuring the Emmy Award-winning TV writer, playwright, and creator of the Nils Shapiro series, Matt Goldman. Everyone’s favorite Minneapolis private detective is back for another adventure, but this time his job takes him to a place where the sunshine hides dark secrets: Los Angeles. DEAD WEST “Goldman continues to […]

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YA Spotlight (8/3/20)

This week’s YA spotlight has all things fantasy with a timely story of Argentine folklore, the final installment in the Mirage series, and the return to the magical world of Trylle. LOBIZONA by Romina Garber 2 starred reviews! “Sixteen-year-old Manu has spent her whole life in hiding; even as her period substantially changes her body […]

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Women 2020: Badasses (8/3/20)

Today’s Women 2020 Spotlight features a plethora of badass, strong women including the last Ninth House necromancer here to save the day, a struggling twenty-something artist, a woman on an epic adventure to find herself, a wife on a quest to Africa to save her husband, and a history-making Latina politician. HARROW THE NINTH by […]

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Thriller Thursday: Historical Mysteries (7/30/20)

Pull out your mystery-solving time machines! We are spotlighting historical mysteries today with the Right Sort Marriage Bureau performing a royal background check, the glamorous and murderous world of a Chicago speakeasy, and a serial killer on the loose in ancient Rome. A ROYAL AFFAIR: A Sparks & Bainbridge Mystery by Allison Montclair “Montclair successfully […]

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Short Stories Round-Up (7/28/20)

Today we celebrate the art of the short story with a collection of women on the verge + a glimpse into the debauched kinship of boys and girls straddling adolescence and adulthood behind the doors of a fraternity house. I HOLD A WOLF BY THE EARS: Stories by Laura van den Berg 2 starred reviews […]

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Up-All-Night Thrillers (7/27/20)

Today we’re spotlighting thrillers that’ll keep you up all night and make you double lock your doors: a haunting supernatural thriller, a dark and twisty psychological thriller filled with secrets, the beginning of a new action-packed international spy series, a decadent story of those who will do anything for love and money, and four friends […]

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Women 2020: Strong Characters (7/23/20)

This week we’re spotlighting strong characters with a female agent who is called to investigate a girl’s body, a mother grappling with desire, an ambitious book editor with an obsession, and two women fighting for what they truly want in life. CUT TO THE BONE by Ellison Cooper 2 starred reviews! “In this third in […]

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