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Big Spring Books

Our Picks for the Best Books of the Season

I know this will be hard to believe for many (I’m thinking of you Northeastern states!), but spring is almost sprung and with it a bevy of exciting book releases. From blockbusters to the best in literary fiction, nonfiction, children's...

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H is for Hawk

Weekend Reading

Walking to the park last weekend, I collided with a young chap so engrossed in a book that he…well, ran into me. He was reading the latest in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (“the very best one!” he exclaimed). Not terribly astute at multi-tasking myself, I think I’ll don a helmet when I venture back to the park this Saturday with my weekend reads. Here’s a peek at what a few of the editors will be digging into:

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Girl on the Train

Sara Says...

As you may have heard, we Amazon editors are very opinionated about books, and relish opportunities to brag about how right we are when we discover something that goes on to become a big hit in the “outside world” – i.e. among you, the reading public. (Whether we’re calling hits in advance or whether our calling them makes them hits is an open question; frankly, I’m happy either way.) And we do it a lot...

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Doughty

"I couldn’t help wondering, have you ever really…?" by Louise Doughty

Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard, which was a Best of the Month pick in January 2014, is a quite steamy thriller/courtroom drama about a 52-year-old woman who begins an affair with a mysterious man whom she meets by chance. Soon both she and the lover are on trial for murder, and our protagonist must explore the events, the actions, and the emotions that brought them to this point.

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Moriarty

Revisiting Sherlock Holmes: Anthony Horowitz on "Moriarty"

Carrying the (heavy) torch of the beloved Sherlock Holmes franchise, Anthony Horowitz's Moriarty is one of the only works to earn the seal of approval of Arthur Conan Doyle's estate. We recently caught up with the author.

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Amnesia

"WikiLeaks as if Transmogrified by Dickens": Peter Carey on "Amnesia"

Two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey examines the timely clash between cyber activism and international politics in his latest darkly comic technothriller, Amnesia.

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Michael Connelly Talks About His New Show "Bosch"

Michael Connelly is already a household name. His character Harry Bosch is, too. Last night was the premiere of "Bosch," the new series on Amazon Prime, which stars Titus Welliver as the title character. Now it looks like Connelly, Bosch, and Welliver all are poised to carve out an even bigger place in the public consciousness.

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Her

Creepy, In a Good Way: Harriet Lane on "Her"

Harriet Lane is the journalist-turned-novelist, author of Alys, Always and now, the psychological thriller Her. The tagline of this creepy (and we mean that in a good way) novel--“ You don’t remember her--but she remembers you“--says it all; Her is the story of one London woman stalking another over an incident that occurred in the distant past, an incident that broke apart the stalker’s life but probably went unnoticed for the stalkee. Told in alternate voices, Her is the definition of a page-turner. Amazon Editorial Director Sara Nelson spoke by phone to the delightful Lane, at home in London.

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ABR-Descent

Wild at Heart: The Dark Center of Tim Johnston's "Descent"

2015 may be young, but Tim Johnston's Descent has positioned itself as an early frontrunner for year-end best-of lists. The surprise bestseller's plot is straight-up thriller: On the eve of daughter Caitlin's departure for college, the Courtlands drive into the...

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IrisJohansen

Guest Post by Iris Johansen, Author of "The Perfect Witness"

Iris Johansen, New York Times bestselling author of "The Perfect Witness," shares with us her top five favorite mystery and thriller reads. KILLER by Jonathan Kellerman. For psychological suspense, you can't go wrong with Kellerman's Alex Delaware, a brilliant psychologist...

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