Jodi L. Israel

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A Discerning Eye

Boston-area libraries will want this local audiobook; the premise is clever, and it wraps up the crime. Other libraries may want to purchase on demand.
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Shiver

The denouement of the locked-room mystery, which is a little disappointing, comes out of left field. Libraries may want to order on request, but it isn’t a crucial purchase.

The Devil and the Dark Water

A successful novel that will be welcome in all fiction/mystery collections.
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Death by the Dozen

An appealing series entry for cozy fans. Now if it just came with cupcakes.
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Red Velvet Revenge

Although the audiobook doesn't contain the recipes included in the print book, the story is entertaining, and libraries will find a strong readership for this latest installment of culinary mysteries.
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The Star-Touched Queen

This fantasy is accessible to all ages, high school and up. Its themes of sacrifice, forgiveness, and repentance are familiar yet made new through Chokshi's stellar storytelling.
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Ink and Bone

This series launch's creative concept, coupled with tangible descriptions and a dynamic main character, makes this a big winner for both YA and adult fantasy collections.
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Menagerie

A welcome twist on urban fantasy that is both entertaining and engaging. Public libraries should purchase. ["This is a dark tale of exploited and abused others, expertly told": LJ 9/15/15 starred review of the Mira: Harlequin hc.]
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Day Shift

Public libraries have to purchase because fans will demand it, but it doesn't merit multiple copies.
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