The Malta Independent 26 May 2017, Friday

Books

Novel to ask: What if Hillary Clinton hadn't married Bill?

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 16:02 Last update: about 3 days ago

A best-selling novelist is imagining how Hillary Clinton's life might have turned out had she never married Bill Clinton. Random House announced Monday that Curtis Sittenfeld will tell the story...

'Lola' is tough, gritty, graphic crime thriller

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 15:59 Last update: about 3 days ago

Melissa Scrivner Love's "Lola," her first novel, utilizes her television background and familiarity with law enforcement to craft a tough, gritty and graphic crime thriller. Lola, who had a rough...

Laukkanen's brisk pacing gives urgency to 'Forgotten Girls'

Monday, 22 May 2017, 15:58 Last update: about 3 days ago

The frigid northwest provides a fitting background for "The Forgotten Girls," Owen Laukkanen's sixth chilling police procedural featuring Kirk Stevens and Carla Windermere of the joint FBI and Bureau...

Mustering the labour force

Tuesday, 16 May 2017, 14:24 Last update: about 9 days ago

Though on the European continent and in the United States what today is known as the workers' movement was a direct result of the industrial revolution of the 19th century, in Malta this was not so....

'The Burial Hour' by Jeffery Deaver keeps readers guessing

Saturday, 13 May 2017, 14:19 Last update: about 16 days ago

The latest in Jeffery Deaver's series featuring forensic detective Lincoln Rhyme and his partner, Amelia Sachs, throws them both literally into foreign territory. A 9-year-old girl witnesses a...

Small town must face hard past in Watts' debut novel

Friday, 12 May 2017, 14:14 Last update: about 16 days ago

It's been 17 years since JJ Ferguson left his hometown of Pinewood, North Carolina. Now that he's returned (with a Gatsbyesque plan to build his dream home atop Brushy Mountain and reunite with his...

'Roanoke Girls' is storytelling at its finest

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 14:13 Last update: about 16 days ago

Best known for her young adult novels, Amy Engel makes a strong foray into adult fiction with a gripping tale about the power and corrosiveness within families weighed down by the past. "The Roanoke...

Food is the true main course in 'Feast of Sorrow'

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 14:12 Last update: about 16 days ago

If true gastronomy resides at the intersection of food, art and culture, then Crystal King's debut novel can only be described as a gastronomical delight. Like much of the best in historical...

Fact to fiction: Boris Johnson's father pens Brexit thriller

Tuesday, 9 May 2017, 14:10 Last update: about 16 days ago

In the thriller "Kompromat," a political earthquake is shaking Britain and the European Union, a populist tide is sweeping the West and a resurgent Russia is pulling invisible strings around the...

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