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  • Catriona McPherson and Come to Harm
    Interview with Catriona McPherson
    Catriona McPherson is the award-winning author of mysteries in multiple genres. She writes a 1920s detective series as well as standalone thrillers. One of the things that makes Catriona McPherson unusual is that she’s a Scottish writer who...
  • 'The Summer Cottage'
    Between the Lines with Susan Kietzman (Q&A w/ event details)
    Local author Susan Kietzman will launch her new novel, The Summer Cottage, at Bank Square Books in Mystic on Thursday evening, May 28th, at 5:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public; copies of the book will be available for purchase...
  • 'Blood on Snow' by Jo Nesbo
    'Blood on Snow' by Jo Nesbo
    I have read good things about Jo Nesbo but had never had the change to read any of his books for myself. I decided to change that by picking up his new, short novel, “Blood on Snow,” and seeing for myself if his writing lives up to the...
  • 'The Ruby Airship'
    Book Review: 'The Ruby Airship' by Sharon Gosling
    Sharon Gosling brings Rémy Brunel back in The Ruby Airship, sequel to The Diamond Thief. She, J, and her little policeman Thaddeus Rec live together in the Professor's workshop and though they are safe and sound for the moment, everything...
  • Things You Won't Say by Sarah Pekkanen
    'Things You Won't Say' by Sarah Pekkanen: Extremely thoughtful and timely
    Sarah Pekkanen's newest book, "Things You Won't Say," is not just a book about a cop who shoots a teenager who happens to be a member of a minority. It's about family, trust, and above all -- making mistakes. We all make...
  • The Secret Place
    Let no man put asunder: Book review of ‘The Secret Place’ by Tana French
    I have been a fan of Tana French since the debut of her first novel 2007’s In the Woods. Her 2008 novel, The Likeness proved she was not a flash in the proverbial publishing pan. Within the last few weeks I have read her last three releases...
  • Saunders’ second book is just as unmemorable as his debut
    A genre-confused historical piece of fiction
    Historical fiction is a tricky genre to conquer: a genre that requires a writer to intertwine fact with imagination. A writer has the freedom to write the actions of the characters that are not mentioned in history, but a writer must also make...
  • ‘Shadowhunters’ starts filming in Toronto
    ‘Shadowhunters’ starts filming in Toronto
    Principal cast for ABC Family's "Shadowhunters" starts today (Monday, May 25) but cameras have already started to roll in Toronto. Stephan Fleet, executive creative director of Encore Post shared some exciting info and pictures...
  • Bookcon 2015 has a potent lineup of authors and celebrities
    Bookcon 2015 has a potent lineup of authors lined up for next weekend
    Bookcon 2015, the two day book convention open to the public is taking place on May 30 and May 31st at the Javits Center. Unlike BookExpo, which occurs on May 27 to May 29 and is open to trade professionals, librarians, booksellers, bloggers and...
  • A Shade of Vampire 10: A Spell of Time
    Book Spotlight: A Shade of Vampire 10: A Spell of Time
    I am such a big fan of Bella Forrest's books, but she's gotten a little ahead of me! Today I'd like to spotlight the tenth book in her A Shade of Vampire Series!A Shade of Vampire 10: A Spell of Time"Tick tock. Tick tock..."...
  • 'Quaternity' by Kenneth Mark Hoover
    'Quaternity' by Kenneth Mark Hoover
    To tell the truth, I probably never would have given “Haxan” by Kenneth Mark Hoover a read if it had not been published by ChiZine Publications. This has nothing to do with Hoover, whom I was unfamiliar with when I started that book,...
  • The Island of Dr. Libris by Chris Grabenstein
    'The Island of Dr. Libris' by Chris Grabenstein: Middle grade scifi
    "The Island of Dr. Libris" is a cleverly conceived story that kids from fourth grade through middle school might enjoy. It's by Chris Grabenstein, author of last year's popular "Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library."...
  • 'Dark Screams:  Volume Four" edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar
    'Dark Screams: Volume Four" edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar
    The “Dark Screams” series has provided some very good fiction through its first three volumes and I was happy to have the fourth installment of the series to dig into. As with its predecessors, editors Richard Chizmar and Brian James...
  • Joan Schweighardt, author
    A Chat with Joan Schweighardt, author of 'The Accidental Art Thief'
    Joan Schweighardt is a former indie publisher who now works as a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and editor.The Accidental Art Thiefis her fifth novel.Connect with Joan on the web:Website/Twitter/FacebookFindThe Accidental Art ThiefonAmazon.Q: What...
  • Bittersweet
    New England gothic: ‘Bittersweet
    Now in paperback, “Bittersweet,” a New York Times bestseller by Miranda Beverly-Whittemore, is a great book to kick off the summer with. Fans of Donna Tartt’s “The Secret History” will especially enjoy this...
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