Title: The Incredible Crime Author: Lois Austen-Leigh Genre: Crime Publisher: British Library Crime Classics Publication date: This edition: May 2017. Originally published 1931 Hardcover: 288 pages Prince’s College, Cambridge, is a peaceful and scholarly community, enlivened by Prudence Pinsent, the Master’s daughter. Spirited, beautiful, and thoroughly unconventional, Prudence is a remarkable young woman.One fine morning […]
The Indigo Mantis by E. Catherine Tobler Published 05/24/2016 | 5,726 Words A crime-fighting praying mantis avenges her father’s murder in E. Catherine Tobler’s The Indigo Mantis Since witnessing her father’s murder, revenge has been on Indi’s mind. A mantid with a vendetta, Indi has searched her tree high and low for the murderer. In […]
In which we reveal the cover for The Indigo Mantis by E. Catherine Tobler! Today we are thrilled to share with you the very first cover of Book Smugglers Publishing’s Superhero season of short stories. Without further ado, BEHOLD! The smugglerific cover! About the Story A crime-fighting praying mantis avenges her father’s murder in E. […]
This novel offers an incredible portrayal of this world and its precarious balance between feminism and misogyny, offering a skilful take on female empowerment and agency with a great pair of main female characters. Title: Razorhurst Author: Justine Larbalestier Genre: Urban Fantasy, Young Adult, Historical Publisher: Soho Teen Publication Date: March 3 2015 Hardcover: 320 […]
Jack Glass by Adam Roberts (Gollancz, July 2012, 373 pages) Jack Glass is an impossible book. +++ I’ve had this on my radar ever since it came out but it wasn’t until it won the British Science Fiction Award for Best Novel this year that I decided to read it. Jack Glass is ostensibly a […]
Title: Gone Girl Author: Gillian Flynn Genre: Thriller Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson/ Crown Publication date: January 2012 Hardcover: 419 pages Marriage can be a real killer. One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about […]
Smugglivus 2012 Joint Review (& Giveaway): Ana and Karen Mahoney read Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers
Welcome to Smugglivus 2012! Throughout this month, we will have daily guests – authors and bloggers alike – looking back at their favorite reads of 2012, and looking forward to events and upcoming books in 2013. Who: Karen Mahoney, YA/UF author of The Iron Witch trilogy as well as the Moth Series. Karen is also […]
It’s another Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today, Thea reviews crime thriller-science fiction novel The Man from Primrose Lane by James Renner… SPOILER ALERT: This is one good book (Ana read it too and agrees). There is time travel involved, and it makes sense. Go HERE to get the low down.
Title: The End of Everything Author: Megan Abbott Genre: Crime/Literary Thriller Publisher:Reagan Arthur Books (US) / Picador (UK) Publication date: July 7 2011 (US) / August 19 2011 (UK) Hardcover/Paperback: 304 pages Thirteen-year old Lizzie Hood and her next door neighbor Evie Verver are inseparable. They are best friends who swap bathing suits and field-hockey […]
Title: I Don’t Want to Kill You Author: Dan Wells Genre: Horror, Speculative Fiction, Thriller/Crime Publisher: Tor (US)/Headline (UK) Publication Date: March 2011 (US)/June 2011 (UK) Paperback: 320 Pages Dan Wells introduced us to John Wayne Cleaver in the chilling novels I Am Not a Serial Killer and Mr. Monster. In I Don’t Want to […]
Title: Mr. Monster Author: Dan Wells Genre: Horror, Speculative Fiction, Crime, Thriller Publisher: Headline (UK) / Tor (US) Publication Date: March 2010 (UK) / September 2010 (US) Hardcover: 288 pages (US) I killed a demon. I don’t know if it was really, technically a demon, but I do know that he was some kind of […]
Welcome to guest dare! For those new to the feature, our Guest Dare is a monthly endeavor in which we invite an unsuspecting victim to read a book totally outside of their comfort zone. You can read all previous Dare posts HERE. This month’s victim is Peter, the dude behind the hilarious (and bizarrely informative) […]
Title Blood of the Demon Author: Diana Rowland Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: Bantam Publication Date: February 23, 2010 Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages Stand alone or series: Book 2 in the Kara Gillian series. Welcome to the world of Kara Gillian, a cop with a gift. Not only does she have the power of “othersight” […]
Title: Echoes from the Dead Author: Johan Theorin Genre: Crime Publisher: Transworld (Black Swan) Publishing Date: 3 July 2009 (UK) Paperback: 480 pages Stand Alone or series: Stand Alone Why did I read the book: I was offered a review copy. Although I don’t read crime novels as much as I used to, I decided […]
Title: Mark of the Demon Author: Diana Rowland Genre: Urban Fantasy Publisher: Bantam Publishing Date: June 23, 2009 Paperback: 384 pages Stand Alone or series: First in a planned series Summary: Cop and conjurer of demons, she’s a woman in danger of losing control—to a power that could kill…. Why me? Why now? That’s what […]
Title: Naked in Death and Glory in Death Author: J.D. Robb Review number: 35 Genre: Crime/Romance Stand alone/Series: Books 1 and 2 of In Death series (27 books so far) Summary: Naked in Death: Breaking every rule, Lt. Eve Dallas gets involved with Roarke, a suspect in her latest murder case. But passion and seduction […]
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