The Malta Independent 24 July 2017, Monday

Books

'The Mask of Sanity' is a suspenseful story

Saturday, 3 June 2017, 14:50 Last update: about 3 months ago

Dr. Jeremy Balint is a man who has it all. He's a respected community leader, a cardiologist with a thriving practice and a family man with a beautiful wife and two lovely young daughters. But when he...

'Outliers' is thrilling, satisfying roller-coaster ride

Friday, 2 June 2017, 14:48 Last update: about 3 months ago

Like "The Outliers," the first novel in a trilogy of tales from young adult author Kimberly McCreight, the second installment follows the twisting journey of teenager Wylie Lang as she struggles to...

Memoir: Black waiter was civil rights hero

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 14:48 Last update: about 3 months ago

Booker Wright was a black waiter during the 1950s and 1960s in a Mississippi restaurant with a mostly well-off white clientele. He could recite the menu, in a slightly singsongy way, and he had, most...

Greg Iles brings his 'Natchez Burning' trilogy to an end

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 14:47 Last update: about 3 months ago

"Mississippi Blood," the concluding novel by Greg Iles in a trilogy featuring lawyer Penn Cage, is part fast-paced crime thriller and part tense-but-tedious courtroom drama. All of it flows...

Best-selling authors discuss art of 'the beach read'

Tuesday, 30 May 2017, 14:44 Last update: about 3 months ago

"I write my books in longhand, so I actually work on them at the beach," Hilderbrand, who sets her best-sellers at home on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket, told The Associated Press...

The prism of all sin

Monday, 29 May 2017, 14:10 Last update: about 3 months ago

Joseph Anthony Debono   In the introduction to his latest book, L-Aqwa Żmien Għalihom - Erba' Snin ta' Skandli, Dr Mark A. Sammut remarks that he is not a novelist. But...

'Vicious Circle' by C.J. Box rings with emotional resonance

Sunday, 28 May 2017, 16:05 Last update: about 2 months ago

Decisions that Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett has made to protect his family come back to haunt him in "Vicious Circle," a stellar installment in C.J. Box's ongoing series. As the count of...

'The Outsider' by Anthony Franze is a satisfying mystery

Saturday, 27 May 2017, 16:04 Last update: about 2 months ago

A law student seeking employment after graduation lands in a conspiracy inside the U.S. Supreme Court in "The Outsider," Anthony Franze's latest legal thriller. Grayson Hernandez gets a job with...

'The Devil's Triangle' starts with a bang and never lets up

Friday, 26 May 2017, 16:02 Last update: about 2 months ago

"The Devil's Triangle," the latest book in Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison's series featuring FBI Special Agents Nicholas Drummond and Michaela Caine, starts with a bang and never lets up. An...

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

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 16:02 Last update: about 2 months 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...

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