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The Camel Club (Camel Club, #1)
The Camel Club is the first in a series of the same name. The Camel Club is a group of misfit men who, for the most part, are retired government emplo...more
Aug 20, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
You Know When the Men Are Gone
You Know When the Men are Gone is a collection of short stories by Siobhan Fallon. Fallon herself is an army wife, and this firsthand experience allow...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 21, 2011
High Fidelity (Movie-tie In)
High Fidelity is Nick Hornby’s first novel, and I think it was a great debut. It’s narrated by Rob, a list-making, record-loving man who’s just been d...more
Jan 15, 2011
Jan 06, 2011
The Bellini Madonna: A Novel
The Bellini Madonna is the mysterious tale of a lost painting and the sad story of a lost man. It is told from the viewpoint of Thomas Lynch, a recent...more
Jul 2010
Jan 04, 2013
Zora and Me
Zora and Me is a young adult novel that has garnered much praise since its publication including the Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe New Talent Award,...more
Oct 16, 2011
Oct 16, 2011
The Lantern
The Lantern is narrated by Eve, who finds herself embarking on a new life in the French countryside following a whirlwind romance with an older man. H...more
Oct 04, 2011
Oct 01, 2011
How to Be Good
How to Be Good is Nick Hornby's third novel and his first to feature a female main character. Katie Carr is stuck in an unhappy marriage with an angry...more
Mar 27, 2011
Mar 26, 2011
Lost in Shangri-la: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II
I’m picky about my non-fiction. A dry recitation of facts just doesn’t interest me. I need a good story regardless of whether or not it’s fictional. I...more
Jun 2011
May 27, 2011
Death Notice (Kat Campbell #1)
Death Notice is Todd Ritter’s debut novel and first in the Kat Campbell series. Kat is the police chief of small town Perry Hollow, Pa., where crime i...more
Nov 05, 2011
Nov 04, 2011
Blood of the Reich
Blood of the Reich follows two parallel stories, one that begins in 1938 with a Nazi expedition to Tibet and the other with a single, cubicle-dwelling...more
Aug 22, 2011
Aug 18, 2011
L.A. Noire: The Collected Stories
L.A. Noire is a collection of short stories all based on the new Rockstar Games video game of the same name. There are some major authors here -- Mega...more
Aug 18, 2011
Aug 16, 2011
The End of the Wasp Season (Alex Morrow, #2)
The End of the Wasp Season is the second in the DS Alex Morrow series. The story begins with the murder of a young woman, Sarah Erroll, in her home. W...more
Nov 04, 2011
Nov 01, 2011
So Cold the River
So Cold the River is the story of Eric Shaw, a man who has gone from shooting Hollywood movies to creating video memorials for weddings and funerals,...more
Feb 2011
Jan 29, 2011
Still Midnight (Alex Morrow, #1)
Still Midnight is the first in Denise Mina’s DS Alex Morrow series. The novel opens with the crime. The culprits are looking for someone named Bob. Wh...more
Oct 30, 2011
Oct 28, 2011
Old Bones (Gideon Oliver Mystery, #4)
Old Bones is the fourth in Elkins’ Gideon Oliver series. Gideon Oliver, the “Skeleton Detective of America,” is in France for a forensics conference w...more
Oct 07, 2011
Oct 07, 2011
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading
The author, Nina Sankovitch, lost her oldest sister to cancer and spent several years trying to outrun her grief. She finally realized running wasn't...more
Sep 11, 2011
Sep 11, 2011
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
A blown defection raises suspicions of a mole within British intelligence. Retired agent George Smiley is brought in to investigate and, in the course...more
Jan 04, 2012
Dec 30, 2011
Catch Me: Kill Me
Despite being published in 1978, Catch Me: Kill Me still felt relevant. The book is about the abduction of and search for a Russian national in the U....more
Jan 04, 2011
Jan 01, 2011
The Weird Sisters
The Weird Sisters finds the Andreas sisters, Rosalind, Bianca, and Cordelia, returning home to the parents house in a small Ohio college town. Their f...more
Jan 29, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
The Ridge
There are so many many seemingly disparate elements in The Ridge that it could easily turn into a disjointed train wreck of a novel. Michael Koryta is...more
Jun 11, 2011
Jun 08, 2011
Briarpatch opens with the death of Detective Felicity Dill. Her brother, Ben Dill, journeys home for the funeral and to find out why his sister died....more
Aug 26, 2011
Aug 19, 2011
Three Seconds (Grens & Sundkvist #5)
Three Seconds is the fifth novel by Roslund and Hellström to feature Detective Superintendent Ewert Grens. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the previou...more
Dec 24, 2010
Dec 19, 2010
13 rue Thérèse
13, rue Therese is a unique novel. It revolves around a collection of objects once owned by Louise Brunet, which the author actually has in her posses...more
Feb 28, 2011
Feb 26, 2011
Never Let Me Go
Never Let Me Go is the story of Kathy, Tommy and Ruth. Through the eyes of Kathy, the reader follows the trio from when they were children. Much of th...more
Oct 24, 2010
Oct 22, 2010
Delirious, Daniel Palmer’s debut novel, is the story of Charlie Giles, an executive at software corporation SoluCent. Charlie’s seemingly perfect life...more
Feb 05, 2011
Feb 01, 2011
The Messenger of Athens
The Messenger of Athens is the first in Zouroudi’s series featuring the enigmatic Hermes Diaktoros. The body of Irini Asimakopoulos is found at the bo...more
Aug 31, 2011
Aug 28, 2011
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is the story of two men, one white, one black, who were, for a short time, boyhood friends in rural Mississippi. In 198...more
Oct 31, 2010
Oct 24, 2010
The Suspect (Paperback)
The Suspect is the first in L.R. Wright's Karl Alberg series and the first Canadian novel to win an Edgar Award. Alberg is a police officer in a small...more
Sep 07, 2011
Sep 05, 2011
The Oracle of Stamboul
The Oracle of Stamboul grew out of Michael David Lukas’s MFA thesis at the University of Maryland, College Park. It is the story of Eleanora Cohen. Bo...more
Feb 19, 2011
Feb 14, 2011
The Winter Ghosts
The Winter Ghosts opens with the main character, Freddie, arriving at a Toulouse bookseller hoping to have a letter translated. In response to the boo...more
Feb 06, 2011
Feb 05, 2011
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