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DaveRichards
March 28 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Review: Episodes 8-10

Hello, and welcome back to my look at Season 2 of Netflix and Marvel's Jessica Jones, where Krysten Ritter's hard-drinking PI uses her sharp observation skills, sharper tongue, and superhuman...
GabinoIglesias
March 27 2018

Review: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

A Victorian ghost story that evokes a most unsettling kind of fear, The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell is a tale that creeps its way through the consciousness in ways you least expect—much...
MyBookishWays
March 27 2018

Review: Last Ferry Home by Kent Harrington

Last Ferry Home by Kent Harrington is a riveting novel of grief, obsession, recovery, and passion, as well as a gripping portrait of a man torn apart by loss but looking for something, anyone, to believe...
BrianBandell
March 26 2018

Review: The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer

In The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer, a mortician for fallen soldiers becomes an unlikely hero as he helps a young woman from his past battle a murderous organization. Brad Meltzer has returned...
AngieBarry
March 26 2018

Review: Black Fall by Andrew Mayne

In Black Fall by Andrew Mayne, magician-turned-FBI agent Jessica Blackwood investigates a series of seemingly unrelated—but equally bizarre and sinister—crimes that lead her to the Colorado...
Chris.Wolak
March 23 2018

Review: Tangerine by Christine Mangan

Tangerine by Christine Mangan is a sharp dagger of a book—a debut so tightly wound, so replete with exotic imagery and charm, so full of precise details and extraordinary craftsmanship, it will...
JBValeri
March 23 2018

Review: The Bishop’s Pawn by Steve Berry

The Bishop's Pawn by Steve Berry is the 13th book in the Cotton Malone series (available March 20, 2018). Steve Berry is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author who has more...
ArdiAlspach
March 22 2018

Unmasking a Killer, Part 2: “The Pattern of a Killer” Episode Review

While Episode 1 of HLN’s newest docuseries, Unmasking a Killer, gave us a broad overview of everything that happened in the original search for the Golden State Killer—also known as...
AngieBarry
March 22 2018

Review: The Broken Girls by Simone St. James

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James is a chilling modern-day Gothic tale about the power of sisterhood and the search for the truth to secrets that shouldn't stay buried. In the damp emptiness...
dvaleris
March 22 2018

Review: Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien

Death by Dumpling by Vivien Chien is the first book in the new Noodle Shop Mystery series (available March 27, 2018). Take a visual tour of Death by Dumpling with GIFnotes! Lana Lee is 27 years...
ThomasPluck
March 22 2018

Review: Second Story Man by Charles Salzberg

Second Story Man by Charles Salzberg is a thrilling novel that develops into a cat-and-mouse contest between the two lawmen and a master burglar (available March 26, 2018). I love a good no-good...
DaveRichards
March 21 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Review: Episodes 5-7

Hello, and welcome back to my look at Season 2 of Netflix and Marvel's Jessica Jones, where Krysten Ritter plays the titular hard-drinking, haunted, superpowered, super sleuth. Last time, we...
dvaleris
March 20 2018

Review: The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon

The Temptation of Forgiveness by Donna Leon is the 27th novel in the bestselling Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery series, where a suspicious accident leads Brunetti to uncover a longstanding scam...
PeterFoy
March 19 2018

Review: Annihilation (2018)

Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller Annihilation—an adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s novel—may have seemed like a good sell for a big studio a few years ago. The first novel in...
DavidCranmer
March 19 2018

Review: Dodge City by Tom Clavin

Now in paperback, Dodge City by Tom Clavin is the New York Times bestselling story of the taming of the Wild West—set in Dodge City, the most depraved and criminal town in the nation. The...
LanceC
March 16 2018

Très Étrange: Amazon’s Black Spot

In the real world, you might leave the big city and move to a small, picturesque town in the countryside to find peace and quiet. Maybe one with a nearby forest would be nice—the majestic...
MyBookishWays
March 16 2018

Review: I Bring Sorrow & Other Stories of Transgression by Patricia Abbott

I Bring Sorrow: And Other Stories of Transgression by Patricia Abbott is a collection of extraordinary, riveting, and thought-provoking stories that explore the dark side of human behavior. If you...
ArdiAlspach
March 15 2018

Unmasking a Killer, Part 1: “Launching the Manhunt for The Golden State Killer” Episode Review

Close your windows and lock your doors, friends, because the most prolific killer/rapist in California history is still at large. Between 1976 and 1986, this unknown subject raped at least 51 people...
dvaleris
March 15 2018

Review: The Purloined Puzzle by Parnell Hall

In The Purloined Puzzle by Parnell Hall, amateur sleuth and crossword impresario Cora Felton is asked to solve a puzzle, only to find that it’s been stolen―and a murder weapon has been left...
Chris.Wolak
March 15 2018

Review: The Echo Killing by Christi Daugherty

When a murder echoing a 15-year-old cold case rocks the Southern town of Savannah, crime reporter Harper McClain risks everything to find the identity of this calculated killer in Christi Daugherty's...
DaveRichards
March 14 2018

Marvel’s Jessica Jones Season 2 Review: Episodes 1-4

Hello! It's time, once again, to visit the mean streets of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's New York via Season 2 of Jessica Jones! I’m very excited for the return of the hard-drinking,...
AngieBarry
March 13 2018

Review: Death of an Unsung Hero by Tessa Arlen

Brimming with intrigue, Tessa Arlen's Death of an Unsung Hero brings more secrets and more charming descriptions of the English countryside to the wonderful Lady Montfort and Mrs. Jackson series...
MyBookishWays
March 13 2018

Review: Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh is another unique and twisting psychological thriller from the award-winning, internationally bestselling author of I Let You Go and I See You (available March 13, 2018). Full...
ThomasPluck
March 13 2018

Review: This is How it Ends by Eva Dolan

This is How it Ends by Eva Dolan is a standalone psychological thriller that examines friendship, suspicion, and betrayal (available March 13, 2018). Best known for her Zigic and Ferreira crime...
JanetWebb
March 12 2018

Review: A Dangerous Game by Heather Graham

A Dangerous Game by Heather Graham is the third book in the New York Confidential series (available March 13, 2018). New York City: “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”...
jenny_maloney
March 12 2018

Review: The Sandman by Lars Kepler

The Sandman by Lars Kepler tells the chilling story of a manipulative serial killer and the two brilliant police agents who must try to beat him at his own game. Thirteen years ago, Mikael and Felicia...
ArdiAlspach
March 8 2018

Review: The Hunger by Alma Katsu

The Hunger by Alma Katsu is a tense and gripping reimagining of one of America's most fascinating historical moments, the Donner Party, with a supernatural twist. Anyone who’s taken a...
GabinoIglesias
March 8 2018

Review: The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

The Feed by Nick Clark Windo is set in a unique and vividly imagined post-apocalyptic world—a startling and timely debut that explores what it is to be human and what it truly means to be connected...
JBValeri
March 6 2018

Review: The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin

The Third Victim by Phillip Margolin is the first book in a new series of legal thrillers from the “master of heart-pounding suspense” (available March 6, 2018). Lawyer-turned-novelist...
MyBookishWays
March 6 2018

Review: The Day She Disappeared by Christobel Kent

The Day She Disappeared by Christobel Kent is a nerve-racking novel about a disappeared barmaid and the friend who will do anything to find her (available March 6, 2018). I’ve heard a lot...