Book Reviews

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s edited by Leslie Klinger

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s edited by Leslie S. Klinger

September 26, 2018 10:10 am By Leave your thoughts

Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s, editor Leslie S. Klinger, Pegasus Crime - Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle set the gold standard of detective fiction with his Sherlock Holmes stories, and for many years Conan-Doyle and other British crime writers, such as Agatha Christie, dominated the genre. In the 1920s American crime writers appeared on the scene with a distinctive style all their own.

The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages by Geraldine Heng

The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages by Geraldine Heng

September 26, 2018 9:44 am By Leave your thoughts

The Invention of Race in the Middle Ages, Geraldine Heng, Cambridge University Press - “The Invention of Race in Middle Ages” challenges “race theorists” who claim “race” identification is a modern phenomenon. Rather, as author Geraldine Heng’s research back to European Middle Ages reveals, it was actually then that different race distinctions emerged

In the Vines by Shannon Kirk

In the Vines by Shannon Kirk

September 11, 2018 6:41 pm By Leave your thoughts

In the Vines, Shannon Kirk, Thomas & Mercer - Twenty-something Princeton student Mary Olivia Pentecost – "Mop" – is related to the Vandonbeers, an old New England family with "more family money than all the Kennedys ever had, combined."

The Lying King by Alex Beard

The Lying King by Alex Beard

September 5, 2018 12:06 pm By Leave your thoughts

The Lying King, Alex Beard, Greenleaf Book Group - This thin and nicely illustrated volume looks like a children’s book, but the tale inside “The Lying King” offers a timely and uncanny resemblance to our current adult times.

A Murdered Peace by Candace Robb

A Murdered Peace by Candace Robb

August 22, 2018 3:31 pm By Leave your thoughts

A Murdered Peace, Candace Robb, Pegasus Crime - York, Winter, 1400AD. The previous year Henry Bollingbroke deposed his cousin King Richard II and became King Henry IV. England is still in turmoil following the Epiphany Uprising when Richard’s supporters failed to restore him to the throne.