Few reference books are as fun to roam around in as thesauri. They demonstrate the marvelous connections possible with language.
Bryony Adams is destined to be murdered, but fortunately Fate has terrible marksmanship. Mercedes M. Yardley’s Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whimsy is a dark, lovely fairy tale with lyrical language and a high body count.
Anna Kashina is a Russian-born fantasy author of the Arabian-style “Spirits of the Ancient Sands” series (silver medalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year contest, and “The Majat Code” series upcoming from Angry Robot in 2014.