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Last Tango in Cyberspace: New Excerpt

New York Times bestselling author Steven Kotler combines a unique blend of cutting-edge technology and traditional cyberpunk in his new near-future thriller about the evolution of empathy in Last Tango In Cyberspace. Chapter 4: REAP A DESTINY Down by the Seaside” in cheerful synth tones pulls him into consciousness at… Read more

A Look at the 1974 Edgar Award Finalists: Tony Hillerman, P.D. James, and More

For readers of the 1974 Edgar finalists, the authors took extra care to embed some of the reigning societal and political issues of the time into excellent mysteries and thrillers. While women’s rights were slowly advancing with the passage of Title IX (U.S., 1972) and the Equal Pay Act (Great… Read more

Kill Zone: New Excerpt

Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason team up once again in Kill Zone, a perilous disaster technothriller for the modern age. Chapter 2 Granite Bay Nuclear Power Plant, New York Adonia Rojas surveyed her domain of Granite Bay, frowning—not from what she saw, but from what she couldn’t see. As… Read more

The 2019 ITW Thriller Award Nominees

The International Thriller Writers (ITW) recently announced the 2019 Thriller Award nominees. Join us in congratulating these worthy authors and books! BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL Lou Berney — NOVEMBER ROAD (William Morrow) Julia Heaberlin — PAPER GHOSTS (Ballantine Books) Jennifer Hillier — JAR OF HEARTS (Minotaur Books) Karin Slaughter — PIECES… Read more

Cooking the Books: A Deadly Feast by Lucy Burdette

In the ninth book of the Key West Food Critic mystery series, our heroine, Hayley Snow, is getting ready for her impending wedding to the man of her dreams, Detective Nathan Bransford. While this should be one of the most exciting times of their lives, very little is going to… Read more

Book Review: Swann’s Down by Charles Salzberg

Swann’s Down by Charles Salzberg is the fifth book in the Henry Swann Mystery series. Charles Salzberg is living proof that those who teach also do. A Big Apple native, he teaches at the Writer’s Voice and the New York Writers Workshop, which he co-founded. His novels include the Henry… Read more

The Sleepwalking Defense: How I Incorporated True Crime into my Historical Novel

For a writer, obsessions are more useful than ideas. One of mine is true crime. I’m a sucker for it. As a teen, my copy of Helter Skelter, Vincent Bugliosi’s account of prosecuting the Manson murderers, was thumbed to the point of disintegration, and I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,… Read more

Book Review: The Never Game by Jeffery Deaver

The Never Game is the first a new series from acclaimed thriller writer Jeffery Deaver, following the adventures of expert tracker Colter Shaw. Colter Shaw was named after the mountain man John Colter of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. He was named so because his father was a student of… Read more

Book Review: The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

The Confessions of Frannie Langton is a debut novel from Sara Collins. A servant and former slave is accused of murdering her employer and his wife in this historical thriller that moves from a Jamaican sugar plantation to the fetid streets of Georgian London. I’m forced to trot to keep… Read more

Game of Thrones Series Finale Review: “The Iron Throne”

Before we get into the finale, I want to spend some time appreciating the phenomenon that is Game of Thrones. I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say it changed my life. I’ve built friendships around it… And drinking games. I’ve spent countless hours discussing theories and what-ifs. And I’ve been… Read more