Review: A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo

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

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Review: Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

Part noir thriller and part bromance, Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer is a high-stakes thriller that teams up Vice President Joe Biden and President Barack Obama in a mystery worthy of Watson and Holmes—a cathartic read for anyone distressed by the current state of affairs. I admit that when I… Read more

Man Steals Date’s Car to Take Another Date to the Drive-In Theater

Ahhh, that beautiful moment when life imitates art. A man in Memphis, Tennessee, recently attempted the ol’ Two-Timer Date trope popular in sitcoms and romantic comedies. According to, while on a date with one woman, Kelton Griffin stole her car to drive to another date with another woman. After stopping… Read more

Catastrophe, Culture, and Crime: Carrie Vaughn’s Bannerless Saga

New York Times-bestselling author Carrie Vaughn is probably best known in the fantasy, science fiction, and romance genres for her widely acclaimed Kitty Norville urban fantasy series. In addition, Vaughn has written several other novels, as well as more than 80 short stories—two of which were nominated for the Hugo… Read more

Review: Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

A battle of wills between mother and daughter reveals the frailty and falsehood of familial bonds in award-winning playwright and filmmaker Zoje Stage’s tense novel of psychological suspense, Baby Teeth. You’ve never met a kid as twisted as Hanna Jensen. Maybe you think you have. Books (and films) like William March’s… Read more