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Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death

Sidney Chambers and the Shadow of Death is the first installment of James Runcie‘s Grantchester Mysteries series, featuring the title character as a vicar/detective who finds himself in the middle of some intriguing cases...

Review: The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz

Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887 in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s mystery novel A Study in Scarlet. For decades Doyle entertained readers with the wit and cynicism of the famous Baker Street detective. Over a century lat...

Almost Famous Women, Megan Mayhew Bergman

Megan Mayhew Bergman is the author of two short story collections, Birds of a Lesser Paradise (2012) and the forthcoming Almost Famous Women, which I had the chance to read early. Each of the stories in her new collection takes...

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap

Anyone who has read my articles will have come to realize two things: first, that I love reading, and second, that I love visiting bookstores. Every time I go to a new place, I always check out the local bookstores. Not the big...

Review: Lives in Ruins by Marilyn Johnson

Between the ages of about eight and 15, I was adamant that I wanted to be either an archaeologist or a paleontologist when I grew up. I can date the latter ambition to the first Jurassic Park movie, which I saw in the theater w...

Review: The Great Cat Nap by A.M. Bostwick

She’s beautiful. She’s charming. She’s a star. But there’s this thing: Ruby the Russian is missing. Oh, and there is something else you should know: she’s a cat. A.M. Bostwick takes the standard detective novel and creates some...

Review: Wild Child by T.C. Boyle

Each story in Wild Child by T.C. Boyle is assured, in-your-face, and perfectly executed; he is a master of the genre. The stories are so deep and insightful that I could imagine any one of them being extended into a full-length...

Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Aron Ralston

Considering that: a) I already knew the full story of Ralston’s days trapped by a boulder in a remote canyon, b) I had already seen the brilliant 2010 film made of his experience (127 Hours, starring James Franco, a favorite of...

Review: Lonely Graves by Britta Bolt

I love a good mystery, thriller, or crime series. In author Britta Bolt’s novel Lonely Graves, I get all three. One of the best novels I have read in a while, Lonely Graves offers a whopping dose of excitement, and becaus...

Review: CyberStorm by Matthew Mather

As of the 2012 census, there are approximately 2.1 million farms in the entire United States, versus 8.3 million people living in New York City alone! It’s obvious that America has become a nation that expects to be taken...

Review: Saint Brigid’s Bones, Philip Freeman

Early sixth century A.D. A monastery clinging to life. First a fire destroys the monastery’s outpost, then someone steals the bones of the monastery’s beloved saint. And on the trail of a deepening mystery is bard-turned-nun Si...

For Those in Peril on the Sea, Colin M. Drysdale

Eternal Father strong to save Whose arm has bound the restless wave Who bids the mighty ocean deep O hear us when we cry to Thee For those in Peril on the sea Can you imagine leaving port one sunny day on some rich person’...

Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Don’t we all wish for second chances? The dream to correct our past mistakes haunts many of us. Bryan Lee O’Malley, the creator of the popular Scott Pilgrim comic series, doesn’t have much to correct this time out since his fir...

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Author Ransom Riggs' debut novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" rocked 63 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list for a reason, it introduces a wondrously horrific world of splendor and terror. Riggs formed ...

Review: The Vacationers by Emma Straub

“Leaving always came as a surprise, no matter how long the dates had been looming on the calendar.” Vacations are the time for relaxation and recuperation. At least, they are supposed to be. The greatly touted The Vacationers b...