BOOK RIOT Book Recommendations and Reviews

    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A black man settles an old score in a small Wyoming town in the early 1900s. In this historical novel, Conhaim (Comanche Captive, 2017) draws on various elements of the classic Western—gunfights, a malicious landowner, a stranger coming to town, and a warmhearted barmaid with a tough […]

    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A debut set of true crime essays explores San Francisco’s dark side. Drexler wrote the column “Notorious Crooks” for the Sunday San Francisco Examiner from 2014 to 2018 and runs walking tours of the area’s crime hot spots. In this work, he collects bizarre, seedy tales of […]

    on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    A convoluted graphic novel thriller about a teen discovering the dark and twisted secrets of her childhood. Beck, a brown-skinned young woman with straight black hair, is en route by car with her father to begin her first year at the University of Chicago. The excitement of leaving her isolated […]