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<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...
<i>The Second Death</i>: New Excerpt
July 22 2016

The Second Death: New Excerpt

The Second Death by Peter Tremayne is the 26th book in the Mysteries of Ancient Ireland series (Available...
<i>The Baker Street Jurors</i>: New Excerpt
July 13 2016

The Baker Street Jurors: New Excerpt

The Baker Street Jurors is the 5th book in the Baker Street Letters series by Michael Robertson (Available...
<i>The Graveyard of the Hesperides</i>: New Excerpt
July 8 2016

The Graveyard of the Hesperides: New Excerpt

The Graveyard of the Hesperides by Lindsey Davis is book #4 in the Flavia Albia Series (Available...
<i>A Killing in Amish Country</i>: New Excerpt
June 30 2016

A Killing in Amish Country: New Excerpt

A Killing in Amish Country by Gregg Olsen & Rebecca Morris is the true crime tale of only the...
<i>Lowcountry Book Club</i>: New Excerpt
June 28 2016

Lowcountry Book Club: New Excerpt

Lowcountry Book Club by Susan M. Boyer is book #5 in the Liz Talbot Mystery series (Available July...
<i>Showdown City</i>: New Excerpt
June 5 2016

Showdown City: New Excerpt

Showdown City by Todd Berger is a fiercely inventive novel of suspense and satire (Available June...
<i>Cape Hell</i>: New Excerpt
May 11 2016

Cape Hell: New Excerpt

Cape Hell by Loren D. Estleman is the 9th Page Murdock Novel, following U.S. Deputy Page Murdock's...
<i>Daughter of Albion</i>: New Excerpt
April 18 2016

Daughter of Albion: New Excerpt

Daughter of Albion by Ilke Tampke is a historical mystery set in Ancient Britain on the cusp...
<i>The 14th Colony</i>: Audio Excerpt
April 12 2016

The 14th Colony: Audio Excerpt

What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office?...
<i>Night Work</i>: New Excerpt
March 29 2016

Night Work: New Excerpt

Night Work by David C. Taylor is the second book in the transporting historical crime fiction, Michael...
<i>The Ironsmith</i>: New Excerpt
February 22 2016

The Ironsmith: New Excerpt

The Ironsmith by Nicholas Guild is a historical thriller that imagines the political plots to kill...
8 Presidential Mysteries
February 15 2016

8 Presidential Mysteries

It's President's Day! Celebrate the history of our Commander in Chief with these excerpts...
<i>Shoot</i>: New Excerpt
February 1 2016

Shoot: New Excerpt

Shoot by Loren D. Estleman is the 4th installment of the Valentino Mysteries where Valentino has to...
<i>The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish</i>: New Excerpt
January 31 2016

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish: New Excerpt

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish by Tim Flannery is set in 1932 and follows young anthropologist...
<i>The Secrets of Lizzie Borden</i> by Brandy Purdy
January 28 2016

The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy

Writing The Secrets of Lizzie Borden was a fascinating experience for me. I am always drawn to the...
<i>A Prisoner in Malta</i>: New Excerpt
January 24 2016

A Prisoner in Malta: New Excerpt

A Prisoner in Malta by Phillip DePoy follows Christopher Marlowe, an Elizabethan playwright, poet,...