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Books reviewed in: 2009- 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 -1998

The 254 Books Reviewed in 2007

The Indian Bride by Karin Fossum (12-30-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Star Struck by Val McDermid (12-30-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Hostage to Murder by Val McDermid (12-30-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Walla Walla Suite (A Room With No View) by Anne Argula (12-28-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Deadly Shoals by Joan Druett (12-27-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

Fright by Cornell Woolrich (12-27-07) (reviewed by Hagen Baye )

The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson (12-26-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Greetings from Jamaica, Wish You Were Queer by Mari SanGiovanni (12-26-07) (reviewed by Amanda Richards)

The Species Crown by Curtis Smith (12-25-07) (reviewed by Terez Rose)

Pilgrims by Elizabeth Gilbert (12-24-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields (12-22-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin (12-22-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Reasonable Doubts by Gianrico Carofiglio (12-21-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross)

The Center Cannot Hold by Elyn Saks (12-20-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Collaborator of Bethlehem by Matt Benyon Rees (12-19-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Bethlehem Road Murder by Batya Gur (12-19-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Missing Witness by Gordon Campbell (12-17-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

Signed, Mata Hari by Yannick Murphy (12-16-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Death of a Murderer by Rupert Thomson (12-15-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Making of a Story by Alice LaPlante (12-13-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Them by Nathan McCall (12-11-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips (12-9-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

The Unforeseen by Christian Oster (12-7-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Dead Street by Mickey Spillane (12-4-07) (reviewed by Hagen Baye )

A Spy By Nature by Charles Cumming (12-3-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

Silence by Thomas Perry (12-3-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell (12-2-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Exit Ghost by Philip Roth (12-1-07) (reviewed by Leland Cheuk)

North River by Pete Hamill (11-30-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama (11-29-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Broken Colors by Michele Zackheim (11-27-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Waging Peace by Scott Ritter (11-25-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Luncheon at the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland (11-24-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

The Other Side of You by Salley Vickers (11-24-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

On Kingdom Mountain by Howard Frank Mosher (11-23-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Good Husband of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith (11-20-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Londonstani by Gautam Malkani (11-18-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross)

The Raw Shark Texts by Steven Hall (11-18-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross)

The Quiet Girl by Peter Hoeg (11-17-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Girl on Via Flaminia by Alfred Hayes (11-17-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Spider Trap by Barry Maitland (11-15-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Blood and Iron by Elizabeth Bear (11-15-07) (reviewed by Shanna Shadowfax)

Work Shirts for Madmen by George Singleton (11-12-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Bad Monkeys by Matt Ruff (11-11-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Origin by Diana Abu-Jaber (11-10-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Spook Country by William Gibson (11-9-07) (reviewed by Ann Wilkes)

And I Haven't Had a Bad Day Since by Charles B. Rangel (11-8-07) (reviewed by Hagen Baye )

China Road by Rob Gifford (11-8-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Engleby by Sebastian Faulks (11-7-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Smonk by Tom Franklin (11-6-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross)

Crippen by John Boyne (11-6-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Uncomfortable Dead by Paco Ignacio Taibo II and Subcomandante Marcos (11-5-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

The Air We Breathe by Andrea Barrett (11-4-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

The Bad Girl by Mario Vargas Llosa (11-3-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Zeroville by Steve Erickson (11-1-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley (10-31-07) (reviewed by Hagen Baye )

Zugzwang by Ronan Bennett (10-31-07) (reviewed by Sudheer Apte)

A Free Life by Ha Jin (10-29-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

The Queen of the Tambourine by Jane Gardam (10-27-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Vivaldi's Virgins by Barbara Quick (10-26-07) (reviewed by Terez Rose)

Die With Me by Elena Forbes (10-25-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Fugitive by Massimo Carlotto (10-23-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Grub by Elise Blackwell (10-21-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The First Wave by James R. Benn (10-20-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross) 7

A Killer's Kiss by William Lashner (10-19-07) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold (10-17-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Away by Amy Bloom (10-16-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

A Nail Through the Heart by Timothy Hallinan (10-15-07) (reviewed by Amanda Richards)

Tomorrow by Graham Swift (10-14-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Slide by Ken Bruen & Jason Starr (10-13-07) (reviewed by Hagen Baye )

Bust by Ken Bruen & Jason Starr (10-13-07) (reviewed by Hagen Baye )

Night Work by Steve Hamilton (10-12-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Ratha's Creature by Clare Bell (10-10-07) (reviewed by Shanna Shadowfax)

Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann (10-09-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

Orpheus Lost by Janette Turner Hospital (10-8-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Consolation by Michael Redhill (10-7-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Rosie Little's Cautionary Tales for Girls by Danielle Wood (10-7-07) (reviewed by Amanda Richards)

Hick by Andrea Portes (10-6-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

A Season of Fire and Ice by Lloyd Zimpel (10-6-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Pesthouse by Jim Crace (10-5-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross) 7

Patriot Acts by Greg Rucka (10-4-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Peony in Love by Lisa See (10-03-07) (reviewed by Amanda Richards)

The Indian Clerk by David Leavitt (10-02-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday (9-30-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Stalin's Ghost by Martin Cruz Smith (9-29-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Alex and the Ironic Gentleman by Adrienne Kress (09-29-07) (reviewed by Amanda Richards)

Hooked by Matt Richtel (9-28-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Gifted by Nikita Lalwani (9-27-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

I Served the King of England by Bohumil Hrabil (9-26-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Ever-Running Man by Marcia Muller (9-25-07) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

King of Bollywood by Anupama Chopra (09-24-07) (reviewed by Sudheer Apte)

Secrets of a Fire King by Kim Edwards (9-23-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Trespass by Valerie Martin (9-22-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

Havoc by Jack DuBrul (9-21-07) (reviewed by Amanda Richards)

The Assassin's Song by M. G. Vassanji (9-20-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Lions at the Lamb House by Edwin M. Yoder (09-19-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson (9-18-07) (reviewed by Leland Cheuk)

Caspian Rain by Gina B. Nahai (9-17-07) (reviewed by Amanda Richards)

Mineral Spirits by Heather Sharfeddin (9-16-07) (reviewed by Clint Hunter)

Our American King by David Lozell Martin (09-15-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett (9-14-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Clothes They Stood Up In by Alan Bennett (9-14-07) (reviewed by Amanda Richards)

Hard Row by Margaret Maron (9-11-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz (9-9-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

The Savior by Eugene Drucker (8-26-07) (reviewed by Terez Rose)

Death Knell by John Misak (8-25-07) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

The Exception by Christian Jungersen (8-21-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Worst Intentions by Alessandro Piperno (8-20-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City by Kirsten Miller (08-17-07) (reviewed by Shanna Shadowfax)

New Orleans Noir by Julie Smith (8-14-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Turing's Delirium by Edmundo Paz Soldan (08-13-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Consider the Lobster by David Foster Wallace (08-11-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross) 7

Chuck Klosterman IV by Chuck Klosterman (08-11-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross) 7

Thursday Next by Jasper Fforde (08-09-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Tortoises by Veza Canetti (08-8-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Room by Ray Melnik (08-07-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

Talk Talk by T.C. Boyle (8-5-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Queen of Broken Hearts by Cassandra King (8-4-07) (reviewed by Terez Rose)

How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper (8-2-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin (8-1-07) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (07-31-07) (reviewed by Amanda Richards)

The City is a Rising Tide by Rebecca Lee (7-30-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

The Cinderella Pact by Sarah Strohmeyer (07-29-07) (reviewed by Amanda Richards)

Out Stealing Horses - Per Petterson (7-27-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Prime Time Suspect by Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett (7-26-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Cutting Season by Arthur Rosenfeld (7-24-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Written Lives by Javier Marias (07-23-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Songs of Innocence by Richard Aleas (7-22-07) (reviewed by Hagen Baye )

Service Wash by Rupert Smith (07-15-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross) 7

Tango for a Torturer by Daniel Chavarria (07-12-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Dead Connection by Alafair Burke (7-11-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Tendeness of Wolves by Stef Penney (07-10-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Facing the Bridge by Yoko Tawada (7-9-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Titans of Chaos by John C. Wright (07-07-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

Fugitives of Chaos by John C. Wright (07-07-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

Orphans of Chaos by John C. Wright (07-07-07) (reviewed by Kirstin Merrihew)

The Dream Life of Sukhanov by Olga Grushin (7-5-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

The Blight Way by Patrick F. McManus (7-4-07) (reviewed by Clint Hunter)

Everyman by Philip Roth (7-2-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Missing by Chris Mooney (7-1-07) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

Fangland by John Marks (06-30-07) (reviewed by Sudheer Apte)

Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino (06-28-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Piercing by Ryu Murakami (6-27-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross) 7

Red River by Lalita Tademy (06-26-07) (reviewed by Ann Wilkes)

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (06-25-07) (reviewed by Amanda Richards)

Menagarie Manor by Gerald Durrell (06-24-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

The Whispering Land by Gerald Durrell (06-24-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee (6-22-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Slipknot by Linda Greenlaw (6-20-07) (reviewed by Judi Clark )

The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle (6-18-07) (reviewed by Sudheer Apte)

Queenpin by Megan Abbott (6-17-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

The Midnight Choir by Gene Kerrigan (6-16-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Volk's Game by Brent Ghelfi (6-14-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross) 7

The Virgin of Flames by Chris Abani (6-13-07) (reviewed by Leland Cheuk)

Certainty by Madeleine Thien (06-11-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins (06-10-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant (06-9-07) (reviewed by Terez Rose)

Day of the Dandelion by Peter Pringle (6-7-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross) 7

Dry Ice by Stephen White (6-6-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Matters of Honor by Louis Begley (6-5-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Consequences by Penelope Lively (6-3-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Making It Up by Penelope Lively (6-3-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon (05-30-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

The Broken Shore by Peter Temple (05-29-07) (reviewed by Sudheer Apte)

Lucky at Cards by Lawrence Block (05-28-07) (reviewed by Hagen Baye )

The Husband by Dean Koontz (5-27-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Misdemeanor Man by Dylan Schaffer (5-26-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Country of Origin by Don Lee (05-24-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross) 7

The Overlook by Michael Connelly (5-21-07) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

Bad Luck and Trouble by Lee Child (5-19-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

This Human Season by Louise Dean (05-17-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar (05-15-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

The New Woman by Jon Hassler (05-13-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Deadly Embrace by Robert Mrazek (5-11-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross) 7

The River Queen by Mary Morris (05-10-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott (05-08-07) (reviewed by Sudheer Apte)

Private Wars by Greg Rucka (5-7-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Terror by Dan Simmons (05-05-07) (reviewed by Ann Wilkes)

Death Comes for the Fat Man by Reginald Hill (5-3-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)


Queen of the Underworld by Gail Godwin (4-30-07) (reviewed by Terez Rose)

Black Friday by David Goodis (04-26-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross) 75

How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman (04-23-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Better by Atul Gawande (04-23-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Fear of the Dark by Walter Mosley (4-21-07) (reviewed by Hagen Baye )

The Diviners by Rick Moody (04-20-07) (reviewed by Leland Cheuk)

Quite Honestly by John Mortimer (04-19-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Rumpole and the Reign of Terror by John Mortimer (04-19-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Perfect Man by Naeem Murr (4-18-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Paula Spencer by Roddy Doyle (04-16-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Song Is You by Megan Abbott (04-15-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

The Watchman by Robert Crais (4-14-07) (reviewed by Hagen Baye )

The Palestinian Lover by Sélim Nassib (04-12-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Visibility by Boris Starling (4-10-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Back to the Badlands by John Williams (04-09-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross)

Cardiff Dead by John Williams (04-09-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross)

Flight by Ginger Strand (4-7-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Dancing to "Almendra" by Mayra Montero (04-05-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Christine Falls by Benjamin Black (4-03-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Black Monday by R. Scott Reiss (4-2-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Damage Control by Robert Dugoni (03-31-07) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

The Jury Master by Robert Dugoni (03-31-07) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris (3-28-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Billy Hazelnuts by Tony Millionaire (03-27-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross)

The Last Spymaster by Gayle Lynds (3-26-07) (reviewed by Ann Wilkes)

Con Ed by Matthew Klein (03-24-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Windblown World by Jack Kerouac (03-24-07) (reviewed by Nora Kathleen Reilly )50

Unnatural History of Cypress Parish by Elise Blackwell (03-20-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcón (03-02-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

Catching Genius by Kristy Kiernan (3-1-07) (reviewed by Terez Rose)

Margherita Dolce Vita by Stefano Benni (02-28-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Step on a Crack by James Patterson (2-27-07) (reviewed by Chuck Barksdale)

Strivers Row by Kevin Baker (02-26-07) (reviewed by Hagen Baye )

By the Time You Read This by Giles Blunt (2-25-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Titan by Ben Bova (02-23-07) (reviewed by Ann Wilkes)

Venus by Ben Bova (02-23-07) (reviewed by Ann Wilkes)

Arlington Park by Rachel Cusk (2-21-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

I'm Not Julia Roberts by Laura Ruby (02-20-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

The Hill Road by Patrick O'Keeffe (02-19-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Deceit by James Siegel (2-18-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

The Suspect by John Lescroart (02-16-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (02-14-07) (reviewed by Debbie Lee Wesselmann)

Travels in the Scriptorium by Paul Auster (2-12-07) (reviewed by Leland Cheuk)

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (02-11-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross)

The Echo Maker by Richard Powers (02-09-07) (reviewed by Judi Clark)

The Last Friend by Tahar Ben Jelloun (02-07-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

The Blinding Absence of Light by Tahar Ben Jelloun (02-07-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage) 2

When the Devil Holds a Candle by Karin Fossum (2-5-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

He Who Fears the Wolf by Karin Fossum (2-5-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Don't Look Back by Karin Fossum (2-5-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross)

A Deeper Sleep by Dana Stabenow (2-3-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

The Knitting Circle by Ann Hood (02-01-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Zoli by Colum McCann (01-30-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

The Ruby in Her Navel by Barry Unsworth (01-28-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

A Black Englishman by Carolyn Slaughter (01-27-07) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie )

Rust and Bone by Craig Davidson (01-25-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross)

Oh the Glory Of It All by Sean Wilsey (01-24-07) (reviewed by Leland Cheuk)

Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl (01-22-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

My Latest Grievance by Elinor Lipman (01-22-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Sliver of Truth by Lisa Unger (01-20-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Fear by Jeff Abbott (01-19-07) (reviewed by Ann Wilkes)

Troubling Love by Elena Ferrante (01-17-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra (01-16-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)

The Bottoms by Joe R. Lansdale (01-14-07) (reviewed by Jana L. Perskie )

The Worthy by Will Clarke (01-13-07) (reviewed by Pat Neuman)

Lord Vishnu's Love Handles by Will Clarke (01-13-07) (reviewed by Pat Neuman)

Anonymous Lawyer by Jeremy Blachman (01-12-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross)

Terrorist by John Updike (01-10-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson (01-08-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

NEXT by Michael Crichton (01-07-07) (reviewed by Eleanor Bukowsky)

Death's Dark Abyss by Massimo Carlotto (01-06-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

The Goodbye Kiss by Massimo Carlotto (01-06-07) (reviewed by Guy Savage)

Breakable You by Brian Morton (01-05-07) (reviewed by Mary Whipple)

The Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs by Irvine Welsh (01-04-07) (reviewed by Tony Ross)

Zanesville by Kris Saknussemm (01-03-07) (reviewed by Leland Cheuk)

Death of a Writer by Michael Collins (01-01-07) (reviewed by Poornima Apte)


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