Books Sadie Jones Books by Sadie Jones Sadie Jones has written books about: Fiction Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Literary Fiction Historical Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Sadie Jones Author Interviews Bad Things Happen Out Of The Blue In Sadie Jones' 'The Snakes' June 23, 2019 The author says writing this novel was like writing an "anti-murder mystery." Murder mysteries are nice and tidy, she says, but this disturbing morality tale is about unforeseeable tragedy. Bad Things Happen Out Of The Blue In Sadie Jones' 'The Snakes' Listen · 5:50 5:50 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/734797178/735191348" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Laughing Matters: Five Funny Books With Substance July 17, 2012 Who says humor books can't be serious? Critic Heller McAlpin recommends some light but not weightless reads on mostly modern dilemmas: the pitfalls of class snobbery, what to do with those expensive higher degrees, the challenges of long marriages, and why otherwise rational women wear high heels. Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Lesser-Known Lit: Seeking Summer's Hidden Gems July 3, 2012 Passing along a book that no one has heard of is like telling a really good secret. NPR's Barrie Hardymon recommends a hot Southern thriller, a scathing evisceration of the newspaper biz, a slightly ridiculous, totally gratifying romance, and one extra gem that's been hiding in plain sight. Review Book Reviews Brit Wit Meets Manor Mystery In 'Uninvited Guests' Fresh Air June 6, 2012 A dark and stormy night, an isolated manor house and a knock at the door all play a part in Sadie Jones' delicious romp of a novel. Set in Edwardian England, it tracks a noble but cash-strapped family whose lavish dinner plans go awry when they're asked to shelter a crowd of refugees. Brit Wit Meets Manor Mystery In 'Uninvited Guests' Listen · 5:34 5:34 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/153914855/154430709" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Conflict, Marital And Military, In 'Small Wars' January 21, 2010 Martha Woodroof reviews the new novel by Sadie Jones, the author of The Outcast. Small Wars is about the conflict faced by a British couple involved in the "Cyprus Emergency" of the mid-1950s. What We're Reading What We're Reading, Jan. 20-26, 2010 January 20, 2010 This week, a novel from Jonathan Dee looks at the costs (and wild benefits) of living wealthy in America, and a memoir by Patti Smith recalls the singer's long friendship with Robert Mapplethorpe. Also, T.C. Boyle offers a new book of short stories, and a novel dives into Britain's mid-1950s "Cyprus Emergency."