The Bottom Line: With The Northwest Country, Flanders establishes himself as one of America’s best active American historical fiction writers. Highly recommended. What’s the difference between historical fiction and a period piece? Both disciplines require an uncommon attention to the mannerisms, communication style, technology and cultural trends of a specific moment in time. Yet in […]
Author Archive | Bella Wright
Moments before his execution, Huan is given a clear choice: infiltrate the Global Resistance—or die, and never see his children again. The Alliance is collapsing, and Huan, a former economist for the worldwide government, knows how it was engineered. History has been reset, the children of dissidents re-educated, and the family unit abolished. The facade […]
From the bestselling author of The Whistler, a prequel. A judge’s first murder trial. A defense attorney in over his head. A prosecutor out for blood and glory. The accused, who is possibly innocent. And the killer, who may have just committed the perfect crime.
The Bottom Line: A smart, wholly engrossing cyber crime novel about a talented hacker trying to escape his past. When coder Russell Fitzpatrick receives an ordinary email advertising a 1967 Chevy Impala for sale, he knows deep inside that his world is about to be turned upside down. Knowing that the ad content will soon […]
What can book sales data tell us about where and how to publish your book? Plenty, as a new study indicates. With technology making it easier than ever to become your own publisher, authors have lots of choices, ranging from going it alone, joining a small publishing house, or submitting their work through the traditional […]
The Bottom Line: A first-rate medical thriller that establishes new author James Marshall Smith as one of the year’s best newcomers. Among local law enforcement, scientist Damon Keane is something of a celebrity in Atlanta. So when Atlanta police’s Special Operations Section find themselves faced with three ghoulish deaths and no solid leads, the mayor […]
The Bottom Line: The second entry in William P. Messenger’s Shattered Triangle Series is a hard-hitting political thriller that deftly blends fact and fiction. Beleaguered Truth begins where Messenger’s Shattered Triangle leaves off, with an expanded first-person confession of the crime that was the focus of the first book in the series. Core characters Senator […]
The Bottom Line: An uncommonly well-characterized murder mystery about the friendship between a politician, a priest and a police lieutenant. When a leading candidate for the U.S. Senate returns to his Los Angeles home, he finds his wife, two teenage daughters and eleven-year old son murdered. To investigating lieutenant and close family friend Tom Moran, […]
Academic overachiever Abbie Cooper Cooper is desperate to get accepted into Princeton University. But when a mysterious stranger threatens to expose the dark secret that could destroy her future, it’s only the beginning of a diabolical game with no limits—a game Abbie will break every rule to win.
The Bottom Line: A first-rate crime novel told in the classic noir tradition of Raymond Chandler, Jonathan Cain and Dennis Lehane. Highly recommended. Chicago private eye Cleve Hawkins’ latest client is Bethany Hubbard, a socialite who suspects her husband is cheating. But when her chemist spouse goes missing, Hawkins suspects a mob connection. Will Hubbard’s […]