Jon’s Book Picks For 2014 Dec03

Jon’s Book Picks For 2014

This list is subjective of course, I read a lot of great books this year, when I started typing these are the first eleven that jumped into my brain, in no particular order. The fact that these all stuck with me is telling, they are damn good reads. I loved all of these and suggest if you haven’t read them that you should. Meg Gardiner PHANTOM INSTINCT (Dutton) Gregg Hurwitz DON’T LOOK BACK (St. Martin’s) John Connolly THE WOLF IN WINTER (Atria/Emily Bester) Laura Lippman AFTER I’M GONE (William Morrow) Blake Crouch THE LAST TOWN (part three of Wayward Pines Trilogy) (Thomas and Mercer) Sam Cabot SKIN OF THE WOLF (Blue Rider Press)...

A Conversation about DANCER, DAUGHTER, TRAITOR, SPY Jan11

A Conversation about DANCER, DAUGHTER, TRAITOR, SP...

Elizabeth Kiem’s DANCER, DAUGHTER, TRAITOR, SPY (Soho Teen) is a young adult (YA) set during the 1980’s.  The main character Marina, is studying at the Bolshoi ballet company in Moscow.  Her mother Sveta is a famous prima ballerina, but she has a problem: visions of terrible things that have happened in the past.  When Sveta sees something terrible that the Russian government covered up, she cannot keep silent, and winds up institutionalized.  Marina and her father have to flee the country and seek asylum in America.  Marina isn’t sure who to trust in her new life—it seems that her father is keeping company with the local mafia, and...

Cara Black – Video From The Montparnasse Tou...

We met Cara Black on her first book tour and have been huge fans since. Her books are unique and wonderful, as is Cara. She is touring for her new book, the schedule can be found on her site here. This is a video from her talk last night at Boswell book Company in Milwaukee. And don’t forget, you can win a trip to Paris through the end of April! DETAILS HERE

Cara Black offers you a chance to go to Paris Feb24

Cara Black offers you a chance to go to Paris

Cara Black and Soho Press are giving folks a chance to win a trip to Paris. The contest is in promotion of MURDER BELOW MONTPARNASSE, Cara’s latest. When Aimée’s long-term partner and best friend Rene leaves their detective agency for a new job in Silicon Valley, Aimée knows she can handle the extra workload. At least, that what she tells herself. Repeatedly. But all bets are off when Yuri Volodya, a mysterious old Russian man, hires Aimée to protect a painting. By the time she gets to his Montparnasse atelier, the precious painting has already been stolen, leaving Aimée smelling a rat. The next day, Yuri is found tortured to death in...

RATLINES by Stuart Neville Feb12

RATLINES by Stuart Neville

Soho Crime Pub date: Jan 1st, 2013 As an American male, who came of age in the late1980’s/early 1990’s (and who happens to be Jewish), Ratlines accomplishes the admiral feat of building an emotional bond between the reader and Ireland of 1963. Stuart Neville skillfully recreates a Dublin that I was completely unaware of. In this work of historical fiction, we find a murderer working his way along a very specific list. The men on this list of victims were all Nazi collaborators now living in peace in post-war Ireland. As if this situation wasn’t bad enough, President John F. Kennedy is soon to arrive on his first ever visit to his ancestral...