'Unholy City' by Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith’s third Claire Codella novel, Unholy City, is set at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan, a site of faith, history–and murder…. read more

'Taken In' by Erica Abbott

Delightfully entertaining, jam-packed with baffling suspects and a surprising twist, all leading us to its satisfying end. Taken In is a great read for the couch or the beach…. read more

'Atlantic Island' by Tony Duvert

Novels by radical gay writers written in the 1970s continue to be translated from French to English, and Atlantic Island is another example of why that’s an edifying and, in this case, even an entertaining trend… read more

'The Vampire’s Protégé' by Damian Serbu

Charon, né Blade Hunter, is a true vampire of the third millennium.  As befits a vampire created during the 21st century, his origin resembles a reality TV show:  a mysterious individual offers him the chance to play a deadly game where the winner takes all, and the losers lose everything—including their lives. Charon naturally wins… read more

'Tarry This Night' by Kristyn Dunnion

Tarry This Night, like any good dystopian novel, is not a superficial response to current events, but a thoughtful reflection on deep-seated structural inequalities… read more