In August 1969 Charles Manson had maybe 100 followers. A handful of them were convicted of following his orders to kill six people, including actress Sharon Tate, hairdresser Jay Sebring and grocery chain owner Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary.
Bohjalian combines modern-day horror with supernatural horror to create a double-whammy of otherworldly fear. But despite the modern trappings, this is a blood-spattered, old-fashioned ghost story. And there’s no guarantee of safe passage in the end.
The on-again, off-again partnership between Lydia Chin and Bill Smith, the private detective-heroes of 11 of S. J. Rozan’s crime novels, is on again. In »Ghost Hero«, a mysterious man hires them to investigate a rumor.
Lee Child finally spills the beans. The author turns the clock back to 1997 for a prequel that begins with Reacher’s arrival at the Pentagon in his major’s uniform, unshaven and in need of a haircut to take on what will turn out to be his final military assignment.
The novel opens when the town drunk, a Native American given to visions, witnesses a man tortured to death, and Sheriff Holland and his deputy Pam Tibbs set out to investigate. But »Feast Day of Fools« contains myriad acts of evil.
Paul Levine brings a certain symmetry to his latest novel, which marks the return of Jake Lassiter, a Miami Dolphins linebacker turned hard-nosed lawyer.