The Malta Independent 22 February 2018, Thursday

Books

'A Map of the Dark' is a solid police procedural

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 08:17 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

"A Map of the Dark" (Mulholland) by Karen Ellis Childhood violence can breed violence. But for Elsa Myers, a violent childhood gave her an insight that she uses daily as an FBI special agent in...

New collection of Susan Sontag's shorter fiction

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 09:06 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

"Debriefing: Collected Stories" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Susan Sontag Susan Sontag is best known for her essays, but she also wrote novels, a play and short stories. A new book out this...

A new book for children and adolescents

Friday, 9 February 2018, 09:56 Last update: about 12 days ago

“Preca Publications” of Blata l-Bajda have just published a new book for children and adolescents entitled “Id-Dragun tad-Dragonara”. This is a translation and adaptation into...

New Lee Child novel is bold and mysterious

Friday, 9 February 2018, 09:05 Last update: about 8 days ago Associated Press

"The Midnight Line" (Delacorte Press), by Lee Child Author Lee Child delivers another classic Jack Reacher tale with "The Midnight Line." Reacher's curiosity is piqued when he gets off a bus...

'Insidious Intent' is an incisive British police procedural

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 09:03 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

"Insidious Intent" (Atlantic Monthly Press), by Val McDermid A highlight of Val McDermid's novels is the tight control she maintains over her complex plots that are enhanced by believable and...

Erdrich tries apocalyptic fiction in 'Future Home'

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 09:01 Last update: about 14 days ago Associated Press

"Future Home of the Living God" (Harper), by Louise Erdrich Evolution runs amok in Louise Erdrich's new novel, "Future Home of the Living God." Ladybugs are the size of cats. Dragonflies have...

The violent background to great art

Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 10:23 Last update: about 15 days ago Noel Grima

International Institute for Baroque Studies The Journal of Baroque Studies Number 03 Volume 01                  University of Malta...

Amateur detective drawn into murder case in 'Tango Down'

Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 08:58 Last update: about 15 days ago Associated Press

"Tango Down" (Permanent Press), by Chris Knopf Sam Acquillo is plagued with problems in "Tango Down," the latest in Chris Knopf's entertaining and well-written series about a former professional...

Author tells story of female codebreaker in 'Smashed Codes'

Friday, 2 February 2018, 14:11 Last update: about 20 days ago Associated Press

"The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies" (Dey Street Books), by Jason Fagone Her story is so surprising it's not only...

A view of an unbelievable campaign from ground zero

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 14:09 Last update: about 20 days ago Associated Press

"Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History" (Dey Street), by Katy Tur The presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump seemed unlikely to gain traction at first....

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