Divine Justice, David Baldacci (Grand Central)

Readers who have been holding their breath since the end of Stone Cold (2007), the previous Camel Club novel, can inhale: Oliver Stone did survive his plunge into the water. For the uninitiated, Baldacci’s Oliver Stone isn’t the noted film director; he’s a former government assassin who has made a risky living foiling government conspiracies. Now, having … Continue reading Divine Justice, David Baldacci (Grand Central)

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The Disaster Artist, Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell (Simon and Schuster)

Reading this downright thrilling book is a lot like watching Tim Burton’s Ed Wood: it’s sometimes infuriating, often excruciating, usually very funny, and occasionally horribly uncomfortable, but it’s also impossible to look away from. The Room, a 2003 film written, directed, and starring the inscrutable Tommy Wiseau, was massively and enthusiastically lambasted by critics, proclaimed … Continue reading The Disaster Artist, Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell (Simon and Schuster)

The Serpent of Venice, Christopher Moore (Morrow)

What do you get when you stitch Othello, The Merchant of Venice, and “The Cask of Amontillado” together? Well, you get this rollickin’ adventure in which Pocket, the royal fool introduced in Moore’s Fool (2009), is lured to Venice, where he thinks he’ll be having a fun time with the beautiful Portia, but where three men (including a fella named … Continue reading The Serpent of Venice, Christopher Moore (Morrow)

Two Nights, Kathy Reichs (Bantam)

Here’s a stand-alone novel by the author of the Temperance Brennan mysteries. Sunday “Sunnie” Night is a former cop living in the Charleston, South Carolina, area. When a friend asks her to look into the year-old disappearance of a 15-year-old girl, Sunnie hesitates. But when she learns that the missing girl’s family was murdered and … Continue reading Two Nights, Kathy Reichs (Bantam)

Spider Bones, Kathy Reichs (Scribner)

Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan has a puzzle on her hands. A man has drowned under suspicious circumstances. His fingerprints identify him immediately, but here’s the thing: the man apparently died more than 40 years ago. And if this is really him, then who is buried in his grave? The thirteenth Brennan novel is fairly typical … Continue reading Spider Bones, Kathy Reichs (Scribner)

The Golem of Hollywood, written by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman, read by John Rubenstein (Books on Tape)

A Los Angeles police detective is assigned to a tricky case: the head—just the head—of a murder victim has been found in a house in Hollywood. Detective Jacob Lev, who’s lately been feeling rather burned-out, is abruptly transferred to a new “Special Projects” department and told to solve the case. The assignment soon gets a … Continue reading The Golem of Hollywood, written by Jonathan Kellerman and Jesse Kellerman, read by John Rubenstein (Books on Tape)