If you’re looking to spice up your summer reading with thrills and mystery, look no further than these three titles from Mickey Spillane, Jeffery Deaver and James Wolff.
With devastating losses on both sides of the war and with their own lives in horrific turmoil, “it seemed easier to die than to live.” But neither Anne nor Libbie is the type to give up, even as they race toward an unavoidable collision on the frontier. … More Review: Tatjana Soli recounts dangerous lives on American plains
Michael Ondaatje, the author of several critically acclaimed literary novels, including The English Patient, considers himself an archaeologist. Not the kind that roots around in the dirt for prehistoric skeletons, but the kind that extracts memories and transcribes them to the written page. … More Michael Ondaatje discusses the clues that lead to stories
Learning who you are and, perhaps more importantly, who you are meant to be isn’t easy. Nathaniel Williams, the young hero of Michael Ondaatje’s latest novel, Warlight, spends much of his adolescence and later years pondering this. … More Review: Warlight’s hero grows up amid the secrets, wreckage of war
The First Lady of the South, Varina Davis, made the best of her life one day at a time. Her only other option—to take her own life with the tiny revolver given to her by her husband, Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
… More Review: Charles Frazier makes long-awaited return to the Civil War
Debut novelist Joseph Knox has crafted a bleak and gritty crime thriller with Sirens ($27, Crown), perfect for fans of Mike Hammer and other pulp-era detectives. All the elements are in place: a disgruntled, disgraced police detective, seedy bars, sexy women, ruthless thugs, corrupt cops, and treachery at every turn. … More Review: Knox’s Sirens a moody, noirish crime thriller
Long road trips tend to lull many people to sleep, but there’s no time for sleep for trucker Ben Jones in James Anderson’s newest novel, Lullaby Road. If you’re a reader along for the ride, you might find yourself staying up late, too. … More Review: Lullaby Road won’t lull readers to sleep