Best Books of March | Starred Reviews

Starred titles reviewed in our March 2023 print issue, spanning mystery and suspense, SF/fantasy, romance, and more.










Goodman, Alison. The Benevolent Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies. Berkley.

Offutt, Chris. Code of the Hills. Grove Atlantic.

Page, Katharine Hall. The Body in the Web. Morrow.

Welsh-Huggins, Andrew. The End of the Road. Mysterious Pr.;


Cogman, Genevieve. Scarlet. Ace: Berkley. 

Dawson, J.R. The First Bright Thing. Tor. 

Stewart, Andrea. The Bone Shard War. Orbit. 


Fortune, Carley. Meet Me at the Lake. Berkley. 

Holton, India. The Secret Service of Tea and Treason. Berkley. 

Lauren, Christina. The True Love Experiment. Gallery.

McAvoy, J.J. Verity and the Forbidden Suitor. Dell.

Yardley, Cathy. Role Playing. Montlake.


Rosen, Renée. Fifth Avenue Glamour Girl. Berkley.

Thai, Thao. Banyan Moon. Mariner: Houghton Harcourt.


Cabot, Amanda. After the Shadows. Revell. 


Boyle, Deirdre. Ferryman of Memories: The Films of Rithy Panh. Rutgers Univ.

Ehrman, Bart D. Armageddon: What the Bible Really Says about the End. S. & S. 

Pollack, Howard. Samuel Barber: His Life and Legacy. Univ. of Illinois. 

Schedneck, Brooke. Living Theravada: Demystifying the People, Places, and Practices of a Buddhist Tradition. Shambhala Publications. 

Teter, Magda. Christian Supremacy: Reckoning with the Roots of Antisemitism and Racism. Princeton Univ.

Ware, Martyn. Electronically Yours, Vol. I: My Autobiography. Constable. 


Crawford, Susan. Charleston: Race, Water, and the Coming Storm. Pegasus.

Egan, Timothy. A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan’s Plot To Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them. Viking. 

Eig, Jonathan. King: A Life. Farrar. May 2023.

Saraswati, L. Ayu. Scarred: A Feminist Journey Through Pain. NYU. 

Smith, Maggie. You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir. Atria/One Signal.

Stauffer, Rainesford. All the Gold Stars: Reimagining Ambition and the Ways We Strive. Hachette Go. 

White, Ralph. Getting Out of Saigon: How a 27-Year-Old Banker Saved 113 Vietnamese Civilians. S. & S.

Zimmerman, James M. The Peking Express: The Bandits Who Stole a Train, Stunned the West, and Broke the Republic of China. PublicAffairs: Perseus. 


Slater, Nigel. A Cook’s Book: The Essential Nigel Slater. Ten Speed: Crown.


Christian, Charles. The Witches Almanac: Sorcerers, Witches and Magic from Ancient Rome to the Digital Age. Visible Ink. 

Dictionary of Paul and His Letters: A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship. 2nd ed. IVP Academic. 

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