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Introducing Case Closed: Your Next True Crime Podcast Binge

Book Review: Beautiful Liars by Isabel Ashdown

Beautiful Liars by Isabel Ashdown tells the story of Martha, a TV celebrity preparing to host a show investigating cold cases where she may finally have a chance to get answers about her missing childhood friend.

A Bird in the Hand: Bird Smuggler Caught in JFK

As the old proverb goes, “A bird in the hand is worth 34 in hair curlers.” Wait, isn’t that how it goes? If you ask Francis Gurahoo, he’d probably say so—even if his feathers are a bit ruffled at the moment. According to KRON4, Gurahoo was arrested after arriving at… Read more

A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell: A Visual Guide

From bestselling author Michele Campbell comes A Stranger on the Beach, an edge-of-your-seat story of passion and intrigue that will keep you guessing until the very end—take a visual tour with GIFnotes! Caroline Stark’s beach house was supposed to be her crowning achievement: a lavish, expensive space to showcase what she thought… Read more

The Edgar Awards Revisited: Catch Me: Kill Me by William H. Hallahan (Best Novel; 1978)

Right from the very title, William H. Hallahan has written a book of juxtapositions, a novel that relentlessly compares and contrasts its two main protagonists and the situations and societies in which they find themselves. Ostensibly a spy thriller, Catch Me: Kill Me follows two men who never meet, and… Read more

Book Review: The Liar in the Library by Simon Brett

The Liar in the Library by Simon Brett is the 18th book in the Feathering Village Mystery series. The Liar in the Library is a village mystery with a plot that relies heavily on the conventions of Golden Age mysteries like those written by Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers…. Read more

Book Review: City of Omens by Dan Werb

For decades, American hungers sustained Tijuana. In this scientific detective story, a public health expert reveals what happens when a border city’s lifeline is brutally severed.

I Am Watching You: 5 Favorite Books about Stalkers

Join Nina Laurin, author of The Starter Wife, as she breaks down five of her favorite books featuring stalkers. Can love ever be too much? At what point does it stop being love and become something deadly? Stalkers have been a mainstay of psychological thrillers for as long as the… Read more

Almost Midnight by Paul Doiron

Almost Midnight: New Excerpt

In this thrilling entry in Edgar Award finalist Paul Doiron’s bestselling series, a deadly attack on one of Maine’s last wild wolves leads Game Warden Mike Bowditch to an even bigger criminal conspiracy.

Q&A with Joseph Reid, Author of False Horizon

Joseph Reid is the author of Takeoff, which introduced air marshal turned investigator Seth Walker. The son of a navy helicopter pilot, Reid was a marine biologist before becoming a patent lawyer who litigates multi-million-dollar cases for high-tech companies. He has flown millions of miles on commercial aircraft and has… Read more

Cooking the Books: Flipped for Murder by Maddie Day

It’s opening day for country store and restaurant Pans ‘N Pancakes, and owner Robbie Jordan is understandably nervous. Since moving from California to her mother’s hometown of South Lick, Indiana, she’s been driven to make a success of the business she’s practically built from scratch, hurdling all sorts of obstacles… Read more