Review: A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo

Gimme Shelter: The Role of Books in Providing a Safe Space to Examine Society

Who Actually Killed Robert Kennedy?

Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List: August 2018

  Criminal Element’s August 2018 Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List! Week of August 1 through August 7 Title Author Series Date Toucan Keep a Secret Donna Andrews Meg Langslow Mystery #23 8/7 A Tale of Two Kitties Sofie Kelly Magical Cats Mystery #9 8/7 Shady Shenanigans Wendy Byrne Izzy Lewis Mystery… Read more

COVER REVEAL: A Deadly Divide by Ausma Zehanat Khan

A Deadly Divide by critically acclaimed author Ausma Zehanat Khan is the fifth book in the Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak series—a piercingly observed, gripping thriller that reveals the fractures that try to tear us all apart, from the once-tight partnership between detectives Esa and Rachel to the truth about a deeply… Read more

Review: Caged by Ellison Cooper

Caged by Ellison Cooper is a debut police procedural and the first in a new series featuring FBI Agent Sayer Altair. FBI Special Agent (and neuroscientist) Sayer Altair really just wants to work on her special project: proving that serial killer brains are physically different from normal ones in hopes of… Read more

Review: Big Woods by May Cobb

Delving into the paranoia surrounding satanic cults in the 1980s, Big Woods by May Cobb is an emotionally wrought, propulsive thriller about the enormity of grief, the magical bond between sisters, and a small town’s dark secrets. A missing-person story, particularly when it’s an innocent child, is a reader’s worst nightmare. How… Read more