The Malta Independent 18 August 2019, Sunday

Books

Hollywood executive's book recalls misbehaving stars, moguls

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 12:41 Last update: about 4 days ago Associated Press

Former Hollywood executive Harris Katleman has an eclectic, five-decade track record that could only be the result of skill, moxie and luck. He championed the Oscar-winning film adaptation of the...

Super sleuth Harry Hole at his sharpest in 'Knife'

Monday, 12 August 2019, 11:01 Last update: about 6 days ago Associated Press

"Knife," by Jo Nesbø (Alfred A. Knopf) Full disclosure: I am not a Harry Hole junkie. I saw the movie version of "The Snowman," the seventh in the now dozen novels featuring Michael...

'Last Witnesses' offers children's memories of WWII

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 14:13 Last update: about 9 days ago Associated Press

"Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II," by Svetlana Alexievich (Random House) Does anyone suffer more in wartime than a child? All they know is at risk — parents,...

Difrejn Il-Falkun

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 09:05 Last update: about 11 days ago

Author: Richard Attard. Published by Horizons Difrejn Il-Falkun is Richard Attard's fourth novel. This thriller opens with Louis Briffa's poem Falco peregrinus / Lill-falkun Gustav -...

Alison Gaylin probes how violence affects families

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 16:04 Last update: about 11 days ago Associated Press

"Never Look Back" by Alison Gaylin (William Morrow) The popularity of true crime podcasts bleeds into the tightly plotted "Never Look Back" by Alison Gaylin. Her fictional hero Quentin Garrison...

Old friends return in Doiron's 'Almost Midnight'

Monday, 5 August 2019, 09:11 Last update: about 13 days ago Associated Press

"Almost Midnight," by Paul Doiron (Minotaur) In nine previous crime novels, Paul Doiron's protagonist, Maine game warden Mike Bowditch, has made more than his share of friends and enemies. Now,...

'Evergreen' is a textured, emotionally charged tale

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 10:03 Last update: about 17 days ago Associated Press

"Evergreen," by Howard Owen (Permanent Press) When Willie Black was 15 months old, his father, Artie Lee, was killed in an apparent automobile accident. That's all Willie — police reporter...

Barron's 'Black Mountain' stars his ex-mob enforcer

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 08:01 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

"Black Mountain," by Laird Barron (Putnam) Like a lyricist, Laird Barron excels at manipulating the tones and cadence of language. Like a Gothic novelist, the mood he creates is often...

Two Maltese caught in the middle of an invasion

Tuesday, 30 July 2019, 12:54 Last update: about 18 days ago Noel Grima

This novel was published first in 1977 by Klabb Kotba Maltin when the events of the Prague Spring and the 1968 invasion by Russian troops was still fresh in people's minds. It has been...

A vile conspiracy is taken down in novel 'Big Sky'

Monday, 29 July 2019, 09:31 Last update: about 20 days ago Associated Press

"Big Sky," by Kate Atkinson (Little Brown) Former soldier and policeman Jackson Brodie, who last appeared nine years ago in "Started Early, Took My Dog," makes his long-anticipated return in Kate...

  • don't miss