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Whether the world is at stake or it’s just another day in Chinatown, Jake, these stories are about dark deeds, suspense, and the adrenaline rush.

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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...
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February 1 2016

Shoot: New Excerpt

Shoot by Loren D. Estleman is the 4th installment of the Valentino Mysteries where Valentino has to...
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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...
Blogs
January 29 2016

Into a Mind of Madness: Scott Adlerberg’s Graveyard Love

Reading Graveyard Love, I'm reminded of Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard. William Holden...
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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 27 2016

The Art of War: New Excerpt

The Art of War by Stephen Coonts is a war thriller following new CIA director Jake Grafton as he tries...
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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,...
Blogs
January 25 2016

Long Haul by A.I. Bezzerides

“I like to write about reality.” A.I. Bezzerides (1908-2007) says that, among...
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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 24 2016

A Prisoner in Malta: New Excerpt

A Prisoner in Malta by Phillip DePoy follows Christopher Marlowe, an Elizabethan playwright, poet,...
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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 22 2016

Celebrating 75 Years of Captain America

I don't remember how young I was when I discovered reruns of the 1966 Marvel animation show...
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

Suicide Squad: New Trailer Released

Not to be outdone by the titans of industry that Marvel Studios has become, DC Comics is set...
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...
Excerpts
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

Heroes Reborn 1.12: “Company Woman”

All season, Erica Kravid (Rya Kihlstedt) has been a mustache-twirling, one-dimensional villain...
Blogs
January 15 2016

Page-to-Screen: Wim Wenders’s The American Friend and Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley Novels

When writing about a film adaptation of a work of fiction, it can get a little tricky when the...
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January 14 2016

Sanctuary Bay: New Excerpt

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Sanctuary Bay by Laura J. Burns and Melinda Metz follows Sarah Merson as she attends Sanctuary Bay...
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 13 2016

Orphan X: New Excerpt

Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz is a gripping thriller about Evan Smoak—AKA The Nowhere Man—who...
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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 9 2016

Once a Crooked Man: New Excerpt

Once a Crooked Man by David McCallum is a quirky crime novel, and the first written by the beloved...
Blogs
January 7 2016

Daredevil Season 2: Trailer Released

If you’re like me, ever since you finished watching Jessica Jones (which only took me a...
Blogs
January 7 2016

Hardboiled, Surreal, and Bewitching: 3 Haruki Murakami Short Stories

International novelist Haruki Murakami’s first novel, Hear the Wind Sing(1979) was an immediate...