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<i>A Single Spy</i>: New Excerpt
April 17 2017

A Single Spy: New Excerpt

A Single Spy by William Christie follows Alexsi Ivanovich Smirnov, a Russian orphan forced to...
<i>The Devil’s Feast</i>: New Excerpt
March 26 2017

The Devil’s Feast: New Excerpt

The Devil's Feast by M. J. Carter is the 3rd book in the Blake and Avery series in which...
<i>The Wages of Sin</i>: New Excerpt
March 25 2017

The Wages of Sin: New Excerpt

The Wages of Sin by Kaite Welsh is a page-turning tale of murder, subversion and vice in which...
<i>The Lost Order</i>: New Excerpt
March 24 2017

The Lost Order: New Excerpt

The Lost Order by Steve Berry is the 12th book in the Cotton Malone series—a perilous adventure...
<i>A Death by Any Other Name</i>: New Excerpt
March 7 2017

A Death by Any Other Name: New Excerpt

A Death by Any Other Name is the 3rd book in the Lady Montfort Mystery series (available March 14,...
<i>The Murder of Willie Lincoln</i>: New Excerpt
February 16 2017

The Murder of Willie Lincoln: New Excerpt

The Murder of Willie Lincoln is an exciting historical fiction debut by award-winning political journalist...
<i>The English Agent</i>: New Excerpt
February 15 2017

The English Agent: New Excerpt

The English Agent by Phillip DePoy is the 2nd book in the Christopher Marlowe historical mystery...
<i>Testament</i>: New Excerpt
February 9 2017

Testament: New Excerpt

Testament is the latest in the Jack Howard series from David Gibbins, who uses his real world experience...
<i>Requiem for a Mezzo</i>: New Excerpt
January 17 2017

Requiem for a Mezzo: New Excerpt

Requiem for a Mezzo by Carola Dunn is the 3rd book in the Daisy Dalrymple series, now beautifully...
<i>Death at St. Vedast</i>: New Excerpt
January 6 2017

Death at St. Vedast: New Excerpt

Death at St. Vedast by Mary Lawrence is the 3rd book in the Bianca Goddard Mystery series. Bianca...
<i>The Death of Kings</i>: New Excerpt
January 4 2017

The Death of Kings: New Excerpt

The Death of Kings by Rennie Airth is the 5th novel in the critically acclaimed John Madden series,...
<i>A Pinch of Poison</i>: New Excerpt
January 2 2017

A Pinch of Poison: New Excerpt

A Pinch of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell is the 2nd book in the Lady & Lady's Maid Mystery series,...
<i>The Dangerous Ladies Affair</i>: New Excerpt
December 23 2016

The Dangerous Ladies Affair: New Excerpt

The Dangerous Ladies Affair is the 5th book in the Carpenter and Quincannon series (Available January...
<i>The Spartan Dagger</i>: New Excerpt
December 20 2016

The Spartan Dagger: New Excerpt

Ancient Sparta comes to life in The Spartan Dagger, Nicholas Guild's vivid tale of murder and...
<i>Curtain of Death</i>: New Excerpt
December 19 2016

Curtain of Death: New Excerpt

Curtain of Death by W. E. B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV is the dramatic 3rd...
<i>House of Silence</i>: New Excerpt
December 16 2016

House of Silence: New Excerpt

House of Silence by Sarah Barthel is a debut novel and an historical fiction set in the late 19th...
<i>The Reek of Red Herrings</i>: New Excerpt
December 9 2016

The Reek of Red Herrings: New Excerpt

The Reek of Red Herrings is the 5th book in the Dandy Gilver series (Available December 6, 2016). On...
<i>The Mayakovsky Tapes</i>: New Excerpt
November 17 2016

The Mayakovsky Tapes: New Excerpt

The Mayakovsky Tapes by Robert Littell brings to life the tumultuous Stalinist era and the predicament...
<i>Spirit Mission</i>: New Excerpt
October 30 2016

Spirit Mission: New Excerpt

To honor bonds forged twenty-five years ago at West Point, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Avery leads an illegal...
<i>Skin & Bone</i>: New Excerpt
October 22 2016

Skin & Bone: New Excerpt

Skin & Bone by Robin Blake is book #4 in the Cragg & Fidelis Series (Available October 25,...
<i>A Terrible Beauty</i>: New Excerpt
October 5 2016

A Terrible Beauty: New Excerpt

A Terrible Beauty by Tasha Alexander is the 11th Lady Emily Mystery, where Lady Emily travels...
<i>A March to Remember</i>: New Excerpt
October 3 2016

A March to Remember: New Excerpt

A March to Remember by Anna Loan-Wilsey is the 5th Hattie Davish Mystery, where traveling secretary...
<i>Teetotaled</i>: New Excerpt
September 28 2016

Teetotaled: New Excerpt

Teetotaled by Maia Chance is a sparkling new mystery that will delight readers with its clever...
<i>Protectors 2: Heroes</i>
September 16 2016

Protectors 2: Heroes

The good folks who run Bouchercon have announced the 2016 Anthony Award nominees, and I’m...
<i>An Obvious Fact</i>: New Excerpt
September 14 2016

An Obvious Fact: New Excerpt

An Obvious Fact by Craig Johnson is the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series,...
<i>Ascension</i>: New Excerpt
September 9 2016

Ascension: New Excerpt

Ascension by Gregory Dowling is an historical mystery set in the Venetian past (Available September...
<i>The White Mirror</i>: New Excerpt
August 30 2016

The White Mirror: New Excerpt

The White Mirror by Elsa Hart is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut, Jade Dragon Mountain...
<em>The One Man</em>: New Excerpt
August 19 2016

The One Man: New Excerpt

The One Man by Andrew Gross is an historical thriller that's bursting with compelling characters...
<i>Survivors Will Be Shot Again</i>: New Excerpt
August 5 2016

Survivors Will Be Shot Again: New Excerpt

In Bill Crider's Survivors Will Be Shot Again, Sheriff Dan Rhodes learns that, as the old saying...
July 26 2016

What Murder Weapon Are You?

If you're a fan of Criminal Element, then it stands to reason that you know a thing or two about...