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From the Abyss: Weird Fiction, 1907–1940

Both subtle and sudden, this solid collection artfully combines vivid atmosphere, supernatural horror, and psychological terror across a diverting variety of conceits.

Mend It, Wear It, Love It! Stitch Your Way to a Sustainable Wardrobe

Sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels will find this book a useful addition to their collections.

Writers: Their Lives and Works

This treasure of a book is an enchanting addition to most public library collections.


Hiller's (Shake Off) third book starts slowly but takes off as webs of intrigue tighten around its characters. A twisty, engaging read for espionage fiction fans.

Traitor's Gate

Newton's (Calumet City; Start Shooting) third thriller is clumsily written but exciting.

Sympathy for the Devil

The action is fast and furious in this hard-as-nails thriller but what sets it apart is McCauley's (Prohibition; Slow Burn) grasp of how modern spy technology finds and tracks its targets. [See Kristi Chadwick's mystery feature, "Not Your Usual Suspects," LJ 4/15/15.—Ed.]

Spy Games

The East African and Hong Kong settings are intriguing and the shocking ending highlights how little room there is for loyalty or traditional values in the murky world of covert action. After a slow start, this novel picks up steam, and readers won't be able to put it down. [See Prepub Alert, 2/1/15.]

Palace of Treason

Seldom is a sequel as stunning as the original, but this one absolutely triumphs. [See Prepub Alert, 11/24/14.]

Watch My Baby Grow: One Baby, One Year, One Extraordinary Project

This is a truly beautiful book that any new parent would love to own. Its single-subject photographic approach gives depth to understanding infant development. The text has a calm and encouraging tone that celebrates the loveliness of babies and families. A must-have for all public library collections, this is unequivocally recommended.

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