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 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, 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."
Jane Doe, Victoria Helen Stone, Lake Union - Steven Hepsworth has a nice life. He’s good looking, pleasant, a rising middle manager at work, and a deacon in his father’s church.
In Your Hands, Inês Pedrosa, Amazon Publishing - Told in three parts, In Your Hands begins in Portugal in 1935. Wealthy socialite Jenny falls in love with businessman Antonio, who is already in love with bisexual Pedro.
The Lost Letters of William Wolf, Helen Cullen, Graydon House - Compatible in every way William and Clare Woolf’s marriage seemed a match made in heaven – then it began to break apart.
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.
When the Lights Go Out, Mary Kubica, Park Row Books - Jessie Sloane is the twenty-something daughter of a single mom. From an early age Jessie questioned her identity, wondering about her father and why he’s no longer with the family.
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.
A Blood Thing, James Hankins, Thomas & Mercer - Wealth, power and prestige: The Kane family of Vermont has them all. Andrew Kane is in his thirties, the youngest person to be elected governor of Vermont.