PositiveBooklist... a first novel with prose shaped by a keen ear for language, and she confronts female sexuality, aspiration, motherhood, and sexism with eyes wide open. Lottie’s life experience will feel familiar to her contemporaries and find a ready audience in readers of Sue Miller and Margaret Drabble.
PositiveBooklistKnecht’s writing is evocative and spare, stylish and brooding, making this mystery series compulsively readable and offering a refreshing spin on atmospheric noir with a compelling queer historical frame.
PositiveBooklistFor all of the podcasts and Netflix docu-series that brought true crime into the modern zeitgeist, this genre solidly thrives where it began: in print journalism. Here, best-selling Bowden...collects six of his long-form articles, most from Vanity Fair, each delving the intricacies, patience, and persistence of detective work ... [a] slim and satisfying volume. While humanizing the victims...these are, at their core, detective stories. Bowden writes with journalistic efficiency and a matter-of-fact admiration of the investigative work—from the ingenious to the tedious—of his detectives, whose mystery solving \'creates order from disorder, salves our ache for moral balance.\'