Finding Sherlock Holmes by Thomas Goetz

Thomas Goetz, author of The Remedy

Joseph Bell is often credited with being the inspiration for the great detective, but is there more to the story?  The inspiration for Sherlock Holmes is routinely attributed to one singular influence: Joseph Bell, a professor of Arthur Conan Doyle’s when he studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh. The remarkable knack for detail, the […]

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab (Tor, February 27) One part historical fiction and one part fantasy, A Darker Shade of Magic is a fantasy novel that draws on thoughtful and complex theories of magic and world building to present characters who are nuanced and a delight to discover, fighting for their salvation […]

A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott

A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott

A Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott (Doubleday, February 17) Fans of historical fiction should flock to this well-crafted and entertaining novel that double dips in the tumultuous filming of Gone With The Wind and the lively relationship between vivacious Carole Lombard and, the much more reserved, Clark Gable. Alcott’s careful historical research is vividly […]

Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm


Unbecoming by Rebecca Scherm (January 22, Viking Adult) On the grubby outskirts of Paris, Grace restores bric-a-brac, mends teapots, re-sets gems. She calls herself Julie, says she’s from California, and slips back to a rented room at night. Regularly, furtively, she checks the hometown paper on the Internet. Home is Garland, Tennessee, and there, two […]

The Deep by Nick Cutter

The Deep by Nick Cutter

The Deep by Nick Cutter (January 13, Gallery Books) A strange plague called the ‘Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys, then the not-so-small things, like how to drive or the letters of the alphabet. Their bodies forget how to […]