Mystery Review: Gingerdead Man

Gingerdead Man, by Maya Corrigan Gingerdead Man is the seventh installment in Maya Corrigan's Five-Ingredient Mystery series. As it often happens, I hadn't read the previous books in the series, but it wasn't hard to jump into this one and get to know the residents of Bayport, Maryland. The series centers around Val Deniston, a … Continue reading Mystery Review: Gingerdead Man

Fiction Review: The Geometry of Holding Hands

The Geometry of Holding Hands, by Alexander McCall Smith Isabel Dalhousie, philosopher, returns in the thirteenth volume of this series. I jumped into this one cold, since I haven't read the previous Dalhousie books, but I immediately fell in love with Isabel and the way her mind works. Geometry has a very loose plot, involving … Continue reading Fiction Review: The Geometry of Holding Hands

Romance Review: The Revolutionary and the Rogue

The Revolutionary and the Rogue, by Blake Ferre There still aren't nearly enough queer historical romance novels out there, although things have definitely improved in the past several years. So I was thrilled to see this title by Entangled, one of my favorite romance publishers. The story takes place in Paris, as the triumph of … Continue reading Romance Review: The Revolutionary and the Rogue

Fiction Review: Girls Against God

Girls Against God, by Jenny Hval. Translated by Marjam Idriss(Affiliate link to, a great site helping support independent bookstores.) This novel feels more like a piece of performance art. The story, such as it is, involves the narrator's journey from a Southern Norway childhood; through international studies in Japan and the United States; and … Continue reading Fiction Review: Girls Against God