The Malta Independent 24 April 2018, Tuesday

Books

'Broken Girls' mixes supernatural tale with gripping mystery

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 09:18 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

"The Broken Girls" (Berkley), by Simone St. James Simone St. James' sixth stand-alone novel mixes a creepy supernatural tale, complete with ghosts and things that go bump in the night, with a...

'Bishop's Pawn' is Steve Berry's most personal novel to date

Monday, 23 April 2018, 09:16 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

"The Bishop's Pawn" (Minotaur), by Steve Berry Before Cotton Malone worked with Stephanie Nelle and the Magellan Billet, he was a Navy lawyer who seemed to get cases that kept him busy, but...

The Kappillan is out! A novel for our times

Saturday, 21 April 2018, 12:19 Last update: about 3 days ago

A packed theatre attended the official launching of the Maltese version of Nicholas Monsarrat’s 1973 novel, The Kappillan of Malta at Palazzo De La Salle, Valletta. The translation is by the...

Anna Quindlen exposes NY social strata in 'Alternate Side'

Friday, 20 April 2018, 08:42 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

"Alternate Side" (Random House), by Anna Quindlen Anna Quindlen has written a book that only a New Yorker — or at least someone who has lived there for a stint — could love. The rest...

'The Sandman' will keep readers turning the pages

Thursday, 19 April 2018, 08:41 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

"The Sandman: a Novel" (Knopf), by Lars Kepler Unlike the creature of myth by the same name, "The Sandman" by Lars Kepler will not put you to sleep. Quite to the contrary, you won't want to put...

'The Rising Sea' is entertaining and diverting read

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 08:39 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

"The Rising Sea: a Kurt Austin Adventure" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown Kurt Austin heads the Special Assignment division of NUMA, the U.S. National Underwater and...

Maltese author’s debut published in the UK

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 08:50 Last update: about 7 days ago

Maltese author James Vella-Bardon's debut novel, The Sheriff's Catch, has been published by UK award-winning publisher Unbound. It tells the story of a Maltese-born man forced to join the Spanish...

'Stealing the Show' applauds women in TV

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 08:37 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

"Stealing the Show: How Women Are Revolutionizing Television" (Atria Books), by Joy Press For the last 15 years, Joy Press has been writing about television for prestigious media outlets. She had...

Literary evening commemorating Kappillan of Malta

Monday, 16 April 2018, 09:31 Last update: about 8 days ago

Lee N. Abela, Joseph Galea and Clive Piscopo will interpret various excerpts from ‘Il-Kappillan ta’ Malta’  during a literary evening marking the official publication of the...

Odd lack of suspense permeates 'Day She Disappeared'

Monday, 16 April 2018, 08:35 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

"The Day She Disappeared" (Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Christobel Kent A lackluster plot with too many side stories and underdeveloped characters mar British author...

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