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THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN BLAKE, a Graphic Novel Mystery

THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN BLAKE, a Graphic Novel Mystery

Lynn: The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship (2017), comes courtesy of Philip Pullman and represents his first foray into graphic novels. Written originally as a comic and then as a film script, Blake has just now been published in the United States. After a storm knocks her overboard her family’s sailboat, teenager Serena Henderson […]

10 Mysteries with Women in the Lead

10 Mysteries with Women in the Lead

In these gripping tales of detectives, deception, and domestic life, women are much more than damsels in distress. These fictional females—each created by a male author—are out for justice and won’t let glass ceilings or thick heads get in their way.    Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson  Bleeding Edge, by Thomas Pynchon  Celine, […]

Best New Books: Week of May 22, 2017

Best New Books: Week of May 22, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction  Augustown, by Kei Miller  The Dying Detective, by Leif G. W. Persson  Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton  A Good Country, by Laleh Khadivi  Isadora, by Amelia Gray  The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels […]

Reviews of the Week: with Chloé Esposito, S. D. Sykes, Jeffrey Tambor, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Chloé Esposito, S. D. Sykes, Jeffrey Tambor, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from May 15 through 19 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   May 15 Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, by David Garrow Garrow makes some unusual stylistic […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: RIVERDALE

Mysteries on the Small Screen: RIVERDALE

Title: Riverdale Starring: K. J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry First Aired: 2016- Where you can watch it: Netflix (the second season premieres next year on The CW) Riverdale is all swirling mist, neon pulsing through the darkness of the night, and a dead […]

7 Ate 9: a Mathematical Detective Tale

7 Ate 9: a Mathematical Detective Tale

Cindy: 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story (2017) by Tara Lazar will have young readers adding up clues in order to understand 9’s mysterious disappearance. A panicked 6 awakens Detective Al F. Bet, snoozing at his desk, to tell him 9 is missing. Rumor has it that 7 ate 9—and 6 is sure that 7 is coming for him […]