Love Dorian Gray? Then you won’t want to miss Jessica S. Olson’s A FORGERY OF ROSES [Inkyard Press, March 2022], a lush new YA fantasy novel with an art-based magic system, romance, and murder. Says Kirkus in a STARRED REVIEW: “Magic, romance, and mystery intertwine in this stand-alone historical fantasy…. This effortless blend of fantasy, sisterly love, sweet romance, and murder mystery is a gorgeous take on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture (read more…)
A huge congrats to author Heather Gudenkauf! Her latest thriller THE OVERNIGHT GUEST [Park Row, Jan. 25], a chilling locked-room mystery about a true crime writer who is trapped in a secluded farmhouse during a snowstorm, was voted a January LibraryReads pick! (The complete list of LibraryReads picks can be found here.) Library marketer’s tip: the title is also available as an exclusive hardcover, just for libraries! THE OVERNIGHT GUEST is still available to request for (read more…)
WALKING THE BOWL: A True Story of Murder and Survival Among the Street Children of Lusaka [Hanover Sq, Feb. 15] weaves the daily real lives of four street children into a page-turner of a narrative centered on a murder mystery–and the power of hope amidst the darkness. The two authors–anthropologist Chris Lockhart and social worker Daniel Mulilo Chama–make cameos in the story as unnamed characters. Publishers Weekly recently gave the (read more…)
We’ve got another one for you! A STAR for Mike Chen, that is. In the second starred review for his forthcoming novel LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME [MIRA, Jan. 4], Kirkus Reviews raves: “Rich backstory… highly satisfying ending… All the stars for Chen’s warmhearted space-travel story.”—Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW LIGHT YEARS FROM HOME is available for request on Netgalley and Edelweiss. LOVE THE READ? Don’t forget to vote Light Years from Home for (read more…)
Congratulations to author Kimberly Belle! Her thriller MY DARLING HUSBAND [Park Row, December 7], about a masked home invader who reveals the cracks in a marriage, was voted a December LibraryReads pick! (The complete list of LibraryReads picks can be found here.) Library marketer’s tip: the title is also available as an exclusive hardcover, just for libraries! MY DARLING HUSBAND is still available to request for preview on Edelweiss or Netgalley.