New Lee Child novel is bold and mysterious

Author Lee Child delivers another classic Jack Reacher tale with “The Midnight Line.” Reacher’s curiosity is piqued when he gets off a bus and wanders into

Author delivers compassionate look at the displaced

A naked man running through rush-hour traffic that’s backed up for miles jumpstarts “Wonder Valley,” author Ivy Pochoda’s enthralling look at people mired in a nomadic existence, anonymous to

‘Two Kinds of Truth’ is engaging, well-written story

Harry Bosch lands a current case with his new department while also facing a possible wrongful conviction from his past in “Two Kinds of Truth,” Michael Connelly’s

Joe Henry remains a unique voice on ‘Thrum’

These songs don’t wish to be labeled. They’re not pop, even though the singer is Madonna’s brother- in-law. You won’t hum to “Thrum.” They’re not country, Joe

John Grisham explores student loan debt in latest novel

John Grisham explores student loan debt and the sharks that profit from it in his latest novel, “The Rooster Bar.” Mark, Todd, Zola and Gordy are

‘Death in the Air’ tells story of the great London smog

In 1952, post-World War II London was battling more than reconstruction, and Kate Winkler Dawson’s “Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, The

‘Chasing Phil’ offers peek into organized crime

I n 1977, two FBI agents, Jim Wedick and Jack Brennan, slipped recording devices beneath their suits, touted themselves as swindlers in the making and shook hands

Superman, Spiderman creators slug it out for decades

Marvel is arguably king of the comics world now. But it used to be a bottom feeder, pumping out uninspired titles that exploited popular trends — romance, monsters, whatever.

Main character in Coben thriller is endearing, witty

A New Jersey detective finds himself still haunted by events that occurred 15 years earlier in Harlan Coben’s latest thriller, “Don’t Let Go.” Napoleon “Nap” Dumas

‘The Cuban Affair’ feels authentic and real

A charter boat captain in Key West, Florida, gets an offer he can’t refuse in Nelson DeMille’s latest novel, “The Cuban Affair.” Daniel “Mac” MacCormick has retired.

George Smiley returns in ‘A Legacy of Spies’

John Le Carre’s newest novel, “A Legacy of Spies,” brings back the man who is perhaps Le Carre’s most famous of spies, George Smiley, though mostly in

Rushdie crafts modern masterpiece in ‘The Golden House’

If you read a lot of fiction, you know that every once in a while you stumble upon a book that transports you, telling a story full

Parenthood and tech meet in ‘To Siri With Love’

Technology has often gotten a bum rap for ushering humans into their own private microcosms. But writer Judith Newman has a different take on the matter.

Historical thriller takes readers back to turbulent era

An engineer from Oslo attempts to disrupt the Nazi war machine at the height of World War II in “The Saboteur,” the latest historical thriller by Andrew

‘Seeing Red’ has strong characters, emotional narrative

A man’s heroic act in the past has ramifications in the present in “Seeing Red,” Sandra Brown’s latest collision of suspense and romance. Kerra Bailey, a television journalist,

Karin Slaughter’s ‘Good Daughter’ has solid plot

Each Quinn sister, in her own way, tries to be the good daughter but neither of these complicated, often prickly, women has come to terms with the

Rob Reid’s ‘After On’ is intriguing story

Author Rob Reid examines the world of social networking and how intrusive it can become in our daily lives in his latest sci-fi endeavor, “After On.”

114 minutes. Novel takes energetic look at life of ambitious news anchor

If anyone has the talent to write an innovative narrative about the realities of working at a popular cable-news station, it’s Alisyn Camerota. As a correspondent

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