Archive for the ‘fiction’ Category

Advance Praise For The Precipice

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Precipice CoverWe’re so pleased to share some amazing advance praise for THE PRECIPICE, Paul Doiron’s latest Mike Bowditch novel. Read on below: (more…)


The New York Times Praises WORLD GONE BY

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

WorldGoneByLehaneAs WORLD GONE BY enters its third week on the New York Times bestseller list at #13, we’re so excited to share Janet Maslin’s review. Read on below: (more…)


And She’s Off! Catch Myfanwy Collins at a Reading Near You.

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

laney_collinsTHE BOOK OF LANEY is now out from Lacewing Books!  This haunting YA novel has been called “redemptive” and “unforgettable.”  To hear the author read from it herself, catch one of the readings below. 



ARLA clients nab the #3 and #8 spots on the March 29th New York Times bestseller list!

Thursday, March 19th, 2015


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World Gone By is “A landmark event in popular fiction.”

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

WorldGoneByLehaneWe couldn’t be more pleased to share Booklist’s starred review of Dennis Lehane’s latest, WORLD GONE BY.  They declare, “The conclusion of Lehane’s Coughlin trilogy is a landmark event in popular fiction.” Featured as the Review of the Day, Booklist says, “It’s a novel of crime and passion on a grand scale, but it also brilliantly evokes the inevitably heartbreaking arc of living and dying familiar to us all.”  WORLD GONE BY hits shelves next month!


More Praise for The Big Finish

Thursday, February 12th, 2015


THE BIG FINISH is on shelves now, and the critics love it!

Publishers Weekly says, “Heart-pounding…Hall keeps the tension mounting as motives and alliances shift with the foul-scented wind. Even as violence looms, Hall’s talent for description adds a balancing, poetical note.” Booklist reports, “As always, Hall combines absurdist mayhem with remarkably subtle character interaction.”


More praise after the jump! (more…)


The Big Finish Makes Waves in Florida

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

The_Big_Finish_hallWe’re pleased to share this rave review from The Naples Florida Weekly for The Big Finish. They call it a “highly entertaining and tightly plotted romp.” The one criticism? That the Thorn novels “have long been such a central, exemplary and yet distinctive part of the Florida mystery tradition that many readers will be going through separation anxiety.” We don’t blame them!  After all, as this review confesses, “More Thorn, please.  He’s our drug of choice!”


Kirkus Stars Lehane’s Latest

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

WorldGoneByLehaneWe’re thrilled to share with you Kirkus’ starred review of WORLD GONE BY, Dennis Lehane’s forthcoming novel. They say this “multilayered, morally ambiguous novel of family, blood and betrayal” is “on one level, a very moving meditation on fathers and sons; on another, an illumination of character and fate,” declaring that its “cumulative thematic power and whip-crack narrative propulsion will enrich the reader’s appreciation past the last page.”


Entering Haven

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

LeavingHaven_mcclearyLEAVING HAVEN, Kathleen McCleary’s third novel, is an “absolutely heart-wrenching story” and “perfect for book clubs,” according to Jenn’s Bookshelves. See what other lovely things bloggers have been saying about it after the jump! (more…)


Hittin’ The Highway!

Monday, July 29th, 2013

highwayTHE HIGHWAY, C.J. Box’s latest standalone thriller, hits the shelves tomorrow! The Associated Press calls it “a violent, tension-packed, well-written thriller spiced with Box’s vivid portrayal of the Western landscape that he loves” and says that Box “seems to get better with every book.”

Look after the jump for more early praise and the lowdown on Box’s massive book tour that kicks off tomorrow. (Road trip, anyone?) (more…)