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Genre Crossing Fiction Booklist

 

Genre Bending Fiction - mixing assorted elements of Romance, Historical Fiction, Speculative Fiction, Crime Fiction.
Also: Crime Fiction Genre Crossovers

 

Lists of novels that received at least one starred review (indicating a work of unusual merit) from the following review sources: Booklist (BL), Publisher's Weekly (PW), Kirkus, and Library Journal (LJ) .

  • Dead Beat: A Novel of the Dresden Files
    Author: Butcher, Jim
    Publisher: Roc $ 23.95 ISBN: 0451460278 Date: 2005
    starLJ
    In his first hardcover adventure in the national bestselling series, Harry Dresden must save Chicago from black magic and necromancy--all in a day's work for the city's only professional wizard.
  • Shadows in the Starlight
    Author: Cunningham, Elaine
    Publisher: Tor $ 23.95 ISBN: 0765309718 Date: 2006
    starKirkus
    Imagine Laurel Hamilton mixed with a liberal dose of Andrew Vachs, and osterized in a Tolkienesque blender with a young heroine that combines the best elements of both "Dark Angel" and "Alias" and you have Gwen "GiGi" Gellman of Changeling Detective Agency.
    Updated 11.9.05
  • Firebird
    Author: Garcias y Robertson, R.
    Publisher: Tor $ 24.95 ISBN: 0765313561 Date: 2006
    starKirkusstarPW
    A young orphan girl falls in love with a foreign knight, who's carrying with him the most precious artifact of the kingdom--the egg of the Firebird. The two set out on a wonderful quest, filled with spectacle, romance, and hairsbreadth escapes, to save the land and find a life together.
    Suggested Reading: Speculative Fiction for the Reluctant
    Updated 4.3.06
  • Already Dead: A Joe Pitt Casebook
    Author: Huston, Charlie
    Publisher: Del Rey $ 12.95 ISBN: 034547824x Date: 2005
    starPW
    The daughter of a prominent New York family is missing, and her Vampyre fascination makes Joe Pitt--private detective and Vampyre--the man for this most dangerous job.
    Suggested Reading: Vampires
    Updated 10.11.05
  • Already Dead
    Author: Huston, Charlie
    Publisher: Del Rey $ 12.95 ISBN: 034547824x Date: 2006
    starPW
    The daughter of a prominent New York family is missing, and her Vampyre fascination makes Joe Pitt--private detective and Vampyre--the man for this most dangerous job.
    Suggested Reading: Vampires
    Updated 12.5.05
  • The Greener Shore: A Novel of the Druids of Hibernia
    Author: Llwelyn, Morgan
    Publisher: Del Rey $ 24.95 ISBN: 0345477669 Date: 2006
    starPW
    The long-awaited sequel to Llywelyn's "Druids" traces the reestablishment of Ainvar's clan in a new homeland and the rise of Ainvar's wife, Briga.
    Updated 2.13.06
  • Woken Furies
    Author: Morgan, Richard K.
    Publisher: Del Rey $ 24.95 ISBN: 0345479718 Date: 2005
    starBooklist
    Richard K. Morgan has received widespread praise for his astounding twenty-fifth-century novels featuring Takeshi Kovacs, and has established a growing legion of fans. Mixing classic noir sensibilities with a searing futuristic vision of an age when death is nearly meaningless, Morgan returns to his saga of betrayal, mystery, and revenge, as Takeshi Kovacs, in one fatal moment, joins forces with a mysterious woman who may have the power to shatter Harlan's World forever. - Publisher Marketing.
    Updated 9.17.05
  • Silver Bough
    Author: Tuttle, Lisa
    Publisher: Spectra $ 22 ISBN: 0553382977 Date: 2006
    starPWstarBooklist
    The acclaimed author of The Mysteries returns with another stylish and haunting contemporary fantasy. After a landslide blocks the only passage from a remote Scottish village--where residents are already cut off from the wider world--old legends begin to come to life.
    Updated 4.10.06
  • The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl
    Author: Pratt, Tim
    Publisher: Spectra $ 12 ISBN: 0553383388 Date: 2005
    starBooklist
    "Tim Pratt's The Strange Adventures of Rangergirl is a two-fisted meta-fiction of old west mythos and modern day--sharp writing, cool characters, fascinating ideas, and the courage to have fun."--Jeffrey Ford, author of The Portrait of Mrs. Charbuque
    Updated 12.29.05
  • Stolen Magic
    Author: Putney, Mary Jo
    Publisher: Del Rey $ 23.95 ISBN: 0345476891 Date: 2005
    starBooklist
    Entwining fantasy with historical romance, Stolen Magic introduces Simon Malmain, Earl of Falconer, who continues the story line begun in A Kiss of Fate.
    Updated 5.9.05
  • Poison Study
    Author: Snyder, Maria V.
    Publisher: Luna $ 19.95 ISBN: 0373802307 Date: 2005
    starPW
    About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She'll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace--and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of ixia. And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster.
    Suggested Reading: Speculative Fiction for the Reluctant | Adult Books for Teens
    Updated 10.11.05