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Summary and Review: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

The one-paragraph version: Just after a new development is announced at the Coopers Chase retirement village, the lead builder (Tony) is killed and soon after the landowner (Ian) is killed as well. Four retirees (Elizabeth, Ron, Ibrahim and Joyce — the Thursday Murder Club) investigate the murders. Then, when construction …
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Interview with Carol Selick, Author of Beyond the Song

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Beyond the Song? I wanted to write about coming of age in the late 60s and early 70s and what it was like being part of the counter culture and trying to make it in the music business. If …
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Interview with M. K. Wiseman, Author of Sherlock Holmes &

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Sherlock Holmes & the Singular Affair? I’m currently on a self-set task of determining, from Sherlock Holmes’ point of view, what makes his partnership with Watson “tick.” We’ve heard a lot from Watson on the subject. And while this …
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The Thursday Murder Club Movie: What We Know (Release Date,

The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman is being adapted into a movie by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment. For all the details on this upcoming book to movie adaptation, here’s what we know about the Thursday Murder Club movie: What’s it about? What’s the plot of The Thursday Murder Club? …
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Interview with Virginia’dele Smith, Author of Grocery Girl

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Grocery Girl (Book 1)? When my now-twenty-one-year-old daughter was in junior high and high school, we had the opportunity to serve our community together through an organization called National Charity League. One of our favorite philanthropic activities through NCL …
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25 Most-Anticipated and Best Books of 2022

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Nov 29th, 2021 (Last Updated Nov 29th, 2021) With new books being announced for 2022 and plenty of early reviews being published, it’s time to take a look at the most-anticipated and best books coming in 2022. This list of the Most-Anticipated and Best Books …
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March 2022 Most Anticipated New Book Releases

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Nov 29th, 2021 (Last Updated Nov 29th, 2021) Notable upcoming books to be published in March 2022, limited to hardcover new releases. Here are the most anticipated books releases for the month: The Golden CoupleGreer HendricksWhat It’s About: If Avery Chambers can’t fix you in …
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Interview with Travis Casey, Author of The Mayor’s Race

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Mayor’s Race? My previous book, No Halo Required, pushed me into uncharted territory. It was the first time I had written a plot-driven novel as opposed to character-driven. It is my first piece of Noir fiction (focusing on …
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Interview with Edward Hochsmann, Author of C6S: Tales of the

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write C6S: Tales of the Patrol Force? The original seeds for this book lay in a subplot I included in my first novel, Engage at Dawn: First Contact, which depicts an alien landing where the aliens are desperate to depart …
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Book Riot’s Deals of the Day for December 2, 2021

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Book Riot’s Christmas romance prize pack giveaway! Today’s edition of Daily Deals is sponsored by Book Riot’s Christmas Romance Prize Pack giveaway! Today’s Featured Deals $2.99 Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia …
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Summary and Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry

Main / Books / Book Lovers Book review and synopsis for Book Lovers by Emily Henry, A will-they-or-won’t-they romance between a cutthroat literary agent and brooding book editor. Book Lovers is set to be released on May 3rd, 2022. Synopsis In Book Lovers, A by-the-book literary agent must decide if …
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The Wonder: Recap & Chapter-by-Chapter Summary

The Quick Recap and Chapter-by-Chapter Summary for The Wonder by Emma Donoghue are below. Spoiler warning: these summaries contains spoilers. For a non-spoiler version of the plot synopsis, see The Bibliofile’s review of The Wonder by Emma Donoghue. Quick(-ish) Recap The one-paragraph version: Nurse Lib Wright travel to Ireland on …
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Interview with John S

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Black Garden? My family has a centuries-old connection to the old French Mississippi River town of Ste. Genevieve. I wanted to use the town, or my version of it, in horror stories. Inspired by the regionalism of Faulkner, …
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Summary and Review: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

The one-paragraph version: Nurse Lib Wright travel to Ireland on a two-week assignment to observe Anna O’Donnell, an 11-year-old devoutly religious girl whose parents claim she can live without food. Lib eventually realizes (with the help of William Byrne, a journalist) that Anna was being secretly given food before and …
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Five Sapphic Winter Holiday Romances: The List List #478

Isolde de Lara considers her wedding day to be her death day. To end a years-long war, she is to marry vampire king Adrian Aleksandr Vasiliev, and kill him. But her attempt is thwarted, and Adrian threatens that if Isolde tries kill him again, he will raise her as the undead. …
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Wish You Were Here Netflix Movie: What We Know (Release

By Jennifer Marie Lin on Dec 3rd, 2021 (Last Updated Dec 3rd, 2021) Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult has a potential movie adaptation in the works. For all the details about this upcoming book to film project, here’s what we know about the Wish You Were Here Netflix …
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13 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Austen

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Who doesn’t think they know Jane Austen? The beloved author of some of the most acclaimed novels ever published in English, Austen is everywhere. But do you really know all there is to …
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The Glass Hotel TV Series: What We Know (Release Date,

The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel has a TV series adaption potentially in the works. For all the details about a possible jump to the small screen for this book, here’s what we know about The Glass Hotel TV Series: What’s it about? What’s the plot of The …
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Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read

09 Dec 2021 Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense Books to Read | December 2021 Don’t miss out on these exciting new mystery, thriller, and suspense books that are perfect to add to your reading list this fall! Check out these new books by bestselling authors Erik Goddard, M. K. Wiseman, Raven …
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Romance Reads You’ll Love

09 Dec 2021 Romance Reads You’ll Love | December 2021 In the mood for a new romance read this week? Check out our favorite new romance paranormal and romantic suspense books from bestselling authors Virginia’dele Smith, Aurora Rose Reynolds, Melanie Harlow, MINK, Sophie Lark, and Carolyn Brown. Enjoy your new …
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New Literary Fiction Book Recommendations

09 Dec 2021 Looking to add to your literary fiction list this November? Check out these new novels by indie bestselling authors Travis Casey, T. Satterfield, Amanda Gorman, Lisa Harding, Wayne Stinnett, and Jerry McGill. Enjoy your new literary fiction book recommendations! The Mayor’s Race (Carolina Callings Book 2) by …
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New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read

09 Dec 2021 New Science Fiction & Fantasy Books to Read | December 2021 Have you been searching for some exciting new sci-fi and fantasy reads? You’ll be able to explore fantastic new worlds with these amazing new releases from bestselling authors John S. McFarland, Michael Anderle, Edward Hochsmann, AJ …
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Not Every Picture Book Needs to Be a Board Book

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. If you’re a parent or you’ve bought books for a new baby, then chances are you’re familiar with board books: they’re the all-cardboard, mini versions of picture books that are meant for the …
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