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How Far Will Stephanie Plum Go to Protect the One Person Who Means the Most to Her?

The stakes have never been higher in TWISTED TWENTY-SIX, Janet Evanovich's latest adventure featuring the beloved bounty hunter.

GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER is the Co-Winner of This Year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction

This novel is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity, and a moving story of an interconnected group of Black British women.

Beatriz Williams Pens Another Jazz Age Tale of Rumrunners, Double Crosses and True Love

This much-anticipated sequel to THE WICKED CITY spans the Eastern seaboard, from Florida to Long Island to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

We're Betting You'll Love This Contest!

The prizes include ASK AGAIN, YES by Mary Beth Keane, ELEVATOR PITCH by Linwood Barclay, THE ISLAND OF SEA WOMEN by Lisa See, and WATCHING YOU by Lisa Jewell. Enter by January 6th at noon ET.

Nine Wonderful Authors are Sharing with Us Their Favorite Bookish Holiday Memories

Among this year's contributors are Marjan Kamali, Jean Kwok, Sarah McCoy, Kim Michele Richardson, Wendy Wax and Karen White.

We Have 10 Books You'll Want to Wrap and Unwrap This Holiday Season!

Among our featured titles are A MRS. MIRACLE CHRISTMAS by Debbie Macomber and THE STATIONERY SHOP by Marjan Kamali.

Latest Features and Contests's End-of-the-Year Contest 2019

We are thrilled to announce a very special contest featuring Carol Fitzgerald’s Bets On picks from 2019. One Grand Prize winner will be awarded all 52 books, while 13 other winners will receive a selection of four of these titles. The deadline for entries is Monday, January 6th at noon ET.'s Holiday Author Blogs

Our Holiday Author Blogs have returned for a 12th consecutive year! We are featuring a new blog post from an author on select days through December 20th talking about the books that she has given and/or received during the holidays. This year's contributors are Alena Dillon, Marjan Kamali, Jean Kwok, Sarah McCoy, Liz Moore, Ann Napolitano, Kim Michele Richardson, Wendy Wax and Karen White.'s Holiday Cheer Feature

At, we've been celebrating the holiday season in style with our Holiday Cheer Contests and Feature. As our gift to you, we've been spotlighting a book and giving five lucky readers a chance to win it.

Although the contests have ended, we encourage you to take a look at this year's featured titles. These are books you'll want to read during the holidays --- and throughout the new year as well! Blog Post: "The Story Behind the Stories by Mark de Castrique, Author of MURDER IN RAT ALLEY"

Mark de Castrique is the author of a series of mysteries featuring Iraq War veteran Sam Blackman and his no-nonsense private eye partner, Nakayla Robertson. An interracial couple in the new South, the Asheville, NC pair love their investigations, which always carry a thread from the past. In the seventh installment, MURDER IN RAT ALLEY (which will be in stores December 31st), the Apollo moon missions, mountain music and our nation's weather data collide in their most complex and dangerous case yet. To celebrate the book’s upcoming release, Mark has written a wonderful essay about the inspiration for the series and the significance of William Faulkner’s famous quote in relation to these novels: “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”

Bookreporter Talks To...

As part of our mission to expand The Book Report Network, we have been shooting video interviews with authors. Carol loves interviewing authors, so this feels like a natural.

We are happy to share our latest "Bookreporter Talks To" interview with Whitney Scharer, whose debut novel, THE AGE OF LIGHT, is a Bets On pick that is now available in paperback. The book tells the story of renowned photographer Lee Miller and her transformations as a model, artist and inventor. Carol talked to Whitney about the iconic stories for which Lee is known, the inspiration that artists can find in the life that Lee led, and some of Whitney's own adventures. Click here to listen to the podcast of this interview.

Carol enjoyed talking to Beatriz Williams about three of her novels: THE GOLDEN HOUR (a Bets On pick), THE WICKED REDHEAD, and her upcoming collaboration with Lauren Willig and Karen White, ALL THE WAYS WE SAID GOODBYE. And for the record, Carol LOVED Beatriz's spunk and energy. Click here to listen to the podcast of this interview.

Sheila Weller's newly released biography is CARRIE FISHER: A Life on the Edge. In this interview, Sheila and Carol discuss Carrie's early life, her achievements as an award-winning actress and a bestselling author, and her struggles with drug addiction and her bipolar disorder. Click here to listen to the podcast of this interview.

Carol had the pleasure of chatting with Heather Morris, whose new novel, CILKA'S JOURNEY, is a sequel to her runaway bestseller, THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ. In their thought-provoking conversation, Heather and Carol discuss the aftermath of the Holocaust, life in the Gulag labor camps, and the personal research and investigation Heather embarked upon while writing her novels. Click here to listen to the podcast of this interview.

» See more video interviews on The Book Report Network YouTube channel here, featuring Nelson DeMille and Alex DeMille, Karen White, Raymond Khoury, Patti Callahan, Linwood Barclay, Gilly Macmillan, Marjan KamaliFiona Davis, Shari Lapena, Mary Beth Keane, Sally Hepworth, Jean Kwok, Wendy Walker and Melanie Benjamin.

Latest Reviews

Genesis by Robin Cook - Medical Thriller

When the body of social worker Kera Jacobsen shows up on Chief New York City Medical Examiner Laurie Montgomery's autopsy table, at first it appears she was the victim of a drug overdose. But Kera's family and friends swear she never touched drugs. And although Kera was 10 weeks pregnant, nobody seems to know who the father was --- or whether he holds the key to Kera's final moments alive. As a medical emergency temporarily sidelines Laurie, her new pathology resident, Dr. Aria Nichols, turns to a controversial new technique: using genealogic DNA databases to track down those who don't want to be found. But when Kera's closest friend and fellow social worker is murdered, the need for answers becomes even more urgent.

After more than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami and Tori Knotek hear the word mom, it claws like an eagle’s talons, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood. Until now. For years, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Washington, their sadistic mother, Shelly, subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse, degradation, torture and psychic terrors. Through it all, Nikki, Sami and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them far less vulnerable than Shelly imagined. Even as others were drawn into their mother’s dark and perverse web, the sisters found the strength and courage to escape an escalating nightmare that culminated in multiple murders.

When a man is found hanging upside down inside a willow tree on Hampstead Heath, surrounded by a baffling assortment of occult objects, the Peculiar Crimes Unit is called in to investigate. Was this a botched satanic ritual pulled off by bored teenagers, a gang initiation, or the work of a mastermind with grander intentions? Bryant and May set off in search of answers. When another body is pulled from the river at dawn, it becomes clear that a killer lurks in the night. To catch him, the PCU switches to graveyard shifts, but the team still comes up short. As they explore a night city where the normal rules do not apply, they’re drawn deeper into a case that involves murder, arson, kidnapping, blackmail, loneliness and bats.

The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey - Historical Fiction

Selina Lennox is a Bright Young Thing. Her life is a whirl of parties and drinking, pursued by the press and staying on just the right side of scandal, all while running from the life her parents would choose for her. Lawrence Weston is a penniless painter who stumbles into Selina's orbit one night and can never let her go, even while knowing someone of her stature could never end up with someone of his. Except Selina falls hard for Lawrence, envisioning a life of true happiness. But when tragedy strikes, Selina finds herself choosing what's safe over what's right.

Former governor of Alabama and presidential candidate George Wallace was notorious for his hateful rhetoric and political stunts. At the end of his life, he came to renounce his views, although he could never attempt to fully repair the damage he caused. But after her own political awakening, his daughter, Peggy Wallace Kennedy, dedicated her life to spreading the new Wallace message --- one of peace and compassion. In her new memoir, Peggy looks back on the politics of her youth and attempts to reconcile her adored father with the man who coined the phrase “Segregation now. Segregation tomorrow. Segregation forever.”

Young Jessica Fletcher's life couldn't be more ordinary. She teaches at the local high school while she and her loving husband, Frank, are raising their nephew, Grady, together. But when the beloved principal dies under mysterious circumstances, Jessica knows something is off and, for the very first time, investigates a death. Present-day Jessica returns to high school for a colleague's retirement party and has fun seeing familiar faces. That is, until the colleague winds up dead --- and his death has mysterious links to Jessica's very first murder case. With nothing but her own instincts to guide her, Jessica embarks on a quest to find out what really happened all those years ago and who's behind these murders.

Acclaimed as the ultimate New York movie director, Sidney Lumet began his astonishing five-decades-long directing career with the now classic 12 Angry Men, followed by such landmark films as Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and Network. His remarkably varied output included award-winning adaptations of plays by Anton Chekhov, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Eugene O’Neill, whose Long Day’s Journey into Night featured Katharine Hepburn and Ralph Richardson in their most devastating performances. With the help of exclusive interviews with family, colleagues and friends, author Maura Spiegel provides a vibrant portrait of the life and work of this extraordinary director whose influence is felt through generations.

Theodore Roosevelt had been president for less than a year when on a tour in New England his horse-drawn carriage was broadsided by an electric trolley. TR was thrown clear, but his Secret Service bodyguard was killed instantly. The trolley’s motorman pleaded guilty to manslaughter, and the matter was quietly put to rest. But was it an accident or an assassination attempt…and would there be another “accident” soon? THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT casts this event in a darker light. John Hay, the Secretary of State, finds himself in pursuit of a would-be assassin, investigating the motives of TR’s many enemies, including political rivals and the industrial trusts.