LitStack Review: The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

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The Paying Guests Sarah Waters Riverhead Books Release Date:  September 16, 2014 ISBN 978-1-59463-311-9 Sarah Waters is known for her historical depictions of Victorian and war time life and women who lived surrogate lives within their confines.  Yet her works have been said to defy easy labels such as “costume dramas” or “lesbian literature”.  Author [….]

LitStack Review: The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

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The Silkworm Robert Galbraith Little, Brown and Company Release Date:  June 19, 2014 ISBN978-0-316-20687-7 I daresay, even if I didn’t know that Robert Galbraith was a pen name of J.K. Rowling, I still would thoroughly enjoy the Cormoran Strike detective novels, of which The Silkworm is the second installment (The Cuckoo’s Calling being the first). [….]

LitStack Review: Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman

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Little Wolves Thomas Maltman Soho Press, Inc. Release Date:  January 8, 2013 ISBN 978-1-61695-190-0 You read it in the headlines for a few days; it crops up on the newsfeeds.  A troubled youngster with a checkered past snaps, killing someone else and then himself and it’s so sad, so sad.  When it happens in a [….]

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Gone Girl Gillian Flynn Crown Publishers Publication Date: June 5, 2012 ISBN 978-0-307-58836-4 This is going to be a short review.  Not because I didn’t thoroughly enjoy Gillian Flynn’s runaway best seller, Gone Girl, but because I did.  Because writing even little details about this entertaining thriller would potentially give away something that would best [….]

LitStack Review: ‘Aunty Lee’s Delights’ by Ovidia Yu

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Aunty Lee’s Delights Ovidia Yu William Morrow Release Date:  September 17, 2013 ISBN 978-0-06-222715-7 Aunty Lee’s Delights is a modern day murder mystery novel set in the bustling metropolis of Singapore.  In a novel twist, however, its main investigator is not a hardnosed policeman nor a svelte government agent.  The leading sleuth in this charming [….]

Dark Currents – Agent of Hel by Jacqueline Carey

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Dark Currents:  Agent of Hel Jaqueline Carey A ROC Book First Edition:  October 2, 2012 ISBN 978-0-451-46478-1 —♦— If you’ve read much of what I’ve had to say here at LitStack then you probably know that I am a huge fan of Jacqueline Carey.  Her Kushiel Legacy series – especially the Phèdre and the Imriel [….]