Old Austinites and fans of the lively Texas capital will undoubtedly miss the bygone eras revisited in this overdue chronicle of the city’s liberal cultural scene. Even more, they might also feel like they missed the boat on many occasions.
In 'Big Sky,' a dozen main characters appear in a web of duplicity, human misery, betrayal and murder that author Kate Atkinson skillfully relates from multiple points of view.
“The Sentence Is Death” is Horowitz’s fast-paced, lively sequel to “The Word Is Murder.” In both mysteries, he mashes up fact and fiction, telling the story through a character based closely on himself.
Families are complicated — a phrase and a fact that has imbued many a mystery plot. The vagaries of families provide a sturdy foundation for Edgar winner Lori Roy’s fifth outstanding standalone.
Carol Oates, one of America’s greatest living writers, has created many unforgettable characters in her scores of novels, novellas and short stories.
“Howard Stern Comes Again” is proof that radio’s bad boy has finally reached adulthood. The King of All Media rose to the top of his field by triggering fights, recruiting unstable regulars and poking at guests.
The stories, perhaps best read in small doses, contain wisdom, humor and warning. “The Woman Who Thought Her Mirror Was Broken” comes to terms with a divorce and other midlife changes
Erin Somers’ compelling debut novel takes place over a brief period — the Memorial Day weekend following the final taping of a fictional long-running late night comedy show.
Jennifer Traig’s curiosity about the history of child rearing, how kids grow up in other cultures and why modern Americans parents do what they do led her to write “Act Natural.”