The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer, Minotaur Books - London, 1905. Dr. John Watson is enjoying life. His second marriage is blissful, his medical practice successful. The heady days of adventure with Sherlock Homes seem behind him—or so he thinks.
Mama Hissa's Mice, Saud Alsanousi, Amazon Crossing - Katkouk, Fahd and Sadiq are a mismatched trio who grew up together in the Surra district of Kuwait in the last quarter of the twentieth century. Lacking a common faith or heritage, nevertheless they form a solid friendship.
The Poison Garden, A J Banner, Lake Union - Elise Watters returns home to idyllic Chinook Island off the Washington coast expecting a joyful reunion with her husband, Dr. Keiran Lund, in time for their first anniversary.
Ghost Stories, Edited by Morton & Klinger, Pegasus Books - It was in the 18th century, after the Civll War and World War I, when a growing interest in communicating with the war dead spawned a new religion: “Spiritualism.” That in turn prompted emergence of ghost stories.
From Scratch, Tembi Locke, Simon & Schuster - Actor and TEDx speaker Tembi Locke’s memoir, “From Scratch,” is a documentation of a complicated journey of a Black American whose Sicilian husband is disowned by his family who objected to their biracial marriage.
What I Stand On --The Collected Essays of Wendell Berry, 1969 - 2017, Library of America - Wendell Berry has been called "quintessentially American," but the essays and book excerpts in this brilliant collection prove that he is much, much more.
The Two Lila Bennetts, Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke, Lake Union - High flying criminal defense attorney Lila Bennett has made some bad choices in her life. Her marriage to once best-selling novelist Ethan is in the doldrums.
The Bone Fire, S. D. Sykes, Pegasus Crime - Oswald de Lacy, Lord Somershill, remembers the Black Death all too well. When the deadly plague returns to England in the year 1361, Oswald takes no chances, conveying his family to the refuge offered by his friend Godfrey, Lord Eden.
Walt Whitman Speaks, Brenda Wineapple Editor, Library of America, - The Library of America marked Walt Whitman’s bicentennial by releasing a condensed version of his final thoughts on “life, writing, spirituality and the promise of America” in a pocketbook entitled, “Walt Whitman Speaks.”
A Fist or A Heart, Kristin EirÍkssdòttir, Amazon Crossing - Award-winning Icelandic author KristÍn EirÍkssdòttir debuts her English-language novel, “A Fist or A Heart,” about a complex relationship between two women, linked in a bizarre way to a famous writer.