Exciting 2017 Late Summer/ Early Fall Titles


Bibliophile.Reviews rates it FIVE STARS, and states-

‘Ripley created a series that won’t only delight cozy readers but will become one they eagerly await a release for. Birds, Books and Mystery set readers on chases through the charming setting in North Carolina’

Praise for J.R. Ripley’s Beignets, Brides and Bodies

“A clever, amusing cozy.” —Publishers Weekly

“Ripley’s entertaining second series outing is a tasty option for foodie mystery fans of Sandra Balzo and Jessica Beck.” — Library Journal


The Hindu review-

‘Sanjay Bahadur’s Bite of the Black Dogs, based on operations of Indian Special Forces, is a gripping military thriller set in the borderlands’


The last and most intriguing book of the Ramayana, the Uttara Kanda is rendered here by noted Sanskrit scholar Arshia Sattar in vivid, sensuous detail.  Accompanied by Sattar’s thoughtful essays weighing the moral complexity of this most enduring of epics, this translation crystallizes Sattar’s deep and intimate knowledge of the Ramayana in a way that is utterly compelling.


Entropy book review score+5

‘What is the most important chemical reaction? Steven Farmer says it’s the Haber process N2 + 3H2 → 2NH3, which is used to make fertilizer. Without it, half the ice-free land mass on Earth would be needed to grow food instead of 15%, and 40% of the people on Earth would starve. It’s estimated that 80% of the nitrogen in your body was produced artificially through the Haber process. That’s one of the bedtime stories you could tell your children after reading this fascinating book. Farmer is a chemistry professor at Sonoma State University, and discovered that telling his students useful information like this once in a while kept them interested.  Other stories are about how common products can cause death if ingested. Artist Andy Warhol died from water intoxication after being overloaded with fluids in the hospital. People have gone to prison for giving Visine or Ben-Gay, which are poisonous, to their friends as a “prank. Why does touching a coin produce a metallic smell? Why would lightning appear orange on Jupiter? Where does the caffeine in Diet Coke come from? Why is Teflon slippery? Why is it impossible to toast gluten-free bread? It’s in the book.’


Kirkus Review says

‘Novelist and cookbook author Kirchner (Goddess of Fire, 2016, etc.) infuses her… debut mystery with all the flavors and scents of India’

Publishers Weekly says-

‘PI Maya Mallick, the intriguing heroine…

Readers will look forward to seeing more of the astute Maya…’


Family Footnote-blog review

‘RASH is a highly entertaining memoir. It is also authentic and raw. Mothers and wives will appreciate Kusel’s honesty, and non-fiction lovers will enjoy reading about the Bali culture. The lessons the author learns about herself, her marriage, and her craft as a writer are worth reading for any book lover.’



Hindustan Times review-

‘RV Raman’s unputdownable third book, Saboteur, is set in the world of e-commerce…

If you loved author RV Raman’s Fraudster and Insider, you will definitely enjoy reading his latest, Saboteur, in which the action moves to Bangalore and goes into the cut-throat world of e-retail.’


Quora says-

‘Spark by Paddy Rangappa … addresses the important issue of growing bands in an increasingly competitive, crowded market place. Its been written by a marketing expert and is rich in case studies. It handholds the reader through the various stages of brand-building—how to generate an insight to address a specific business challenge; how to construct a full business plan around it; and how to leverage such a plan for revenue growth.’


Hindustan Times states

‘a gripping new historical novel on the mightiest king of 11th century India and his female bodyguard’




Exciting 2017 Spring/Summer Titles


‘Simply glorious. Every nook and cranny of 1930s Singapore is brought richly to life, without ever getting in the way of a classic puzzle plot. But what’s a setting without a jewel? Chen Su Lin is a true gem. Her slyly witty voice and her admirable, sometimes heartbreaking, practicality make her the most beguiling narrator heroine I’ve met in a long while’Catriona McPherson

“Charming and fascinating with great authentic feel. Ovidia Yu’s teenage Chinese sleuth gives us an insight into a very different culture and time. This book is exactly why I love historical novels” — Rhys Bowen

“A new book by Ovidia Yu is always a treat; a new series is an occasion for rejoicing“— SJ Rozan

“The Frangipani Tree Mystery transports readers to 1930’s Singapore, with compelling suspects, a page-turning plot, and an engaging, witty sleuth. Immersive and intriguing from the opening page to the satisfying end” — Susan Spann, author of the Hiro Hattori Mysteries



Globe and Mail bestseller, The Color of Our Sky’s starred review from Library Journal,  says, “under Trasi’s deft hand a satisfying intersection of the stories emerges, with an emotional tone that resonates after the final page is turned.”



Kirkus Reviews mention:

“Travel dispatches that offer a rare perspective on a world few see so intimately”



Kirkus Reviews says

“Rich with culture, Warah’s debut novel deftly intertwines… three women’s tales of longing and sacrifice. A heartfelt journey to discover the joys of family and home”



“Kumar evokes [Mumbai] with lyrical prose.”
Publishers Weekly

Included in Publishers Weekly’s Crime Fiction feature on police corruption and brutality.

“A melancholy cop’s obsessions are just the tip of the iceberg as he leads a two-fisted team determined to clean up Mumbai’s mean streets…Kumar’s style, blunt but often by turns poetic and droll, is arresting…As unusual as it is compelling, this entry lays the groundwork for an entertaining series.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[A] gripping thriller…Kumar has created some thoroughly intriguing characters…but the most fascinating of Kumar’s characters is Mumbai itself–enormous, crowded, hyperactive, roiling, stunningly rich and grindingly poor, and teeming with almost unfathomable energy. International-crime fans should flock to this one.”



“Haseldine has a gift for atmosphere, setting, and suspense, and the many twists and turns will keep readers guessing.” —Library Journal

“Haseldine uses her experience as a crime reporter to bring authenticity to this exciting and gritty tale.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A brave, honest, adventurous memoir that keeps you turning pages as Bercaw travels around the world and rediscovers what it really means to win… at life”
-Leigh Newman, author STILL POINTS NORTH
“Andrew Ginsburg is a fitness god and a comic genius. So it’s no shock that his health book is a hilarious, straightforward, and refreshing myth buster that stands out sharply against today’s garbage pile of get-fit-quick nonsense. Pumping Irony owns the Venn Diagram intersection of blisteringly funny and seriously good for you.”
– Shane Snow, GQ contributor and bestselling author of Smartcuts