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The investigation itself takes center stage, whether driven by cops working the beat, agents within a task force, or licensed P.I.s.

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February 5 2016

Prime Time: New Excerpt

Prime Time by Hank Phillippi Ryan is the first book in the Charlotte McNally series following reporter...
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February 5 2016

Exclusive Video of Author David McCallum Reading Once a Crooked Man

Watch The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and NCIS star David McCallum expertly narrate his debut thriller, Once...
Blogs
February 4 2016

Taken! 10 Great Heist Movies

Ah, the heist. Who hasn’t thought of it—maybe even dreamed about it—imagining...
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February 3 2016

Into Oblivion: New Excerpt

Into Oblivion by Arnaldur Indridason is an Icelandic thriller, and the 11th of the Inspector...
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February 2 2016

Keep Calm: New Excerpt

Keep Calm by Mike Binder follows American ex-cop Adam Tatum who, after seemingly being set up in a...
Blogs
February 1 2016

The New Novel from Louise Penny: A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning will be the 12th novel in Louise Penny's Chief Inspector...
Blogs
February 1 2016

The New Novel from Louise Penny: A Great Reckoning

A Great Reckoning will be the 12th novel in Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache...
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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...
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January 30 2016

The Language of Secrets: New Excerpt

The Language of Secrets by Ausma Zehanat Khan follows Detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty as they...
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January 28 2016

South of Nowhere: New Excerpt

South of Nowhere by Minerva Koenig is a Julia Kalas Mystery that finds our heroine traveling from...
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January 26 2016

Coconut Cowboy: New Excerpt

Coconut Cowboy by Tim Dorsey is a hilarious road trip novel featuring Florida's favorite trigger-happy,...
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January 25 2016

A Voice from the Field: New Excerpt

A Voice from the Field by Neal Griffin is a gripping thriller about human trafficking, following Detective...
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January 23 2016

The Plague of Thieves Affair: New Excerpt

The Plague of Thieves by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini is the 4th installment of the Carpenter and...
Blogs
January 20 2016

The ZINNG: Christie’s Mysteries

Christie's Mysteries Agatha Christie, beloved author of 66 detective novels and creator...
Blogs
January 20 2016

It’s All About the Rabbit’s Foot: Watching Mission: Impossible in Reverse

Consider the world of the Impossible Missions Force (IMF)—tracing its history in reverse...
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January 18 2016

The Last Dawn: New Excerpt

The Last Dawn by Joe Gannon takes place during a vicious civil war in El Salvador in 1989 and follows...
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January 16 2016

The Big Coffin Road Blog Read Part Three: The Flannan Isles

My attention is drawn by the books that line the shelves in the bookcase below the map. I stand stiffly...
Blogs
January 15 2016

Mr. Holmes: The Complete Solution of Sherlock Holmes

From the moment advertising of Mr. Holmes began, I was certain that I would see the film. My...
Blogs
January 13 2016

The Girl with the Deep Blue Eyes by Lawrence Block

Doak Miller logged twenty-plus years with the NYPD and enjoyed it. During that time, he was married...
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January 10 2016

I Am Your Judge: New Excerpt

I Am Your Judge by Nele Neuhaus follows Police Detective Pia Kirchhoff and her partner, Oliver von...
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January 7 2016

Even the Dead: New Excerpt

Even the Dead by Benjamin Black is the 7th novel featuring the Irish pathologist, Quirke, whose latest...
Blogs
January 6 2016

Thrillers, Mysteries, and Crime Fiction: 5 Masters of Opening Lines

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After you’ve read Barry Lancet and Anthony Franze’s piece about some of the masters...
Blogs
January 5 2016

Now Win This!: The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me Sweepstakes

It doesn't matter which shoulder is telling you to register, you can be sure there is nothing...
Blogs
January 4 2016

The Dead Mountaineer’s Inn

In the late 1960s, Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, the most popular science fiction writers in Russia,...
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January 4 2016

The Covenant: New Excerpt

The Covenant by Jeff Crook follows former Memphis police detective Jackie Lyons as she investigates...
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January 2 2016

Vagabond: New Excerpt

Vagabond by Gerald Seymour follows MI5 officer Winnie Monks on a journey to avenge the death of an...
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January 1 2016

Blackout: New Excerpt

Blackout by David Rosenfelt is a stand-alone thriller featuring police officer Doug Brock whose life...
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December 28 2015

Cold Snap: Holiday Excerpt

Cold Snap by Allison Brennan is the 7th Lucy Kincaid Novel where the Kincaid Family Christmas Reunion...
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December 27 2015

A Spider on the Stairs: Holiday Excerpt

A Spider on the Stairs by Cassandra Chan is a contemporary reimagining of the classic English mystery...
Blogs
December 25 2015

Christmas Mystery Solved!

Merry Christmas readers! I want to thank you all for a great year, and I wish you all a happy holidays...