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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.

Blogs
May 4 2015

Congratulating 2015’s Agatha Award Winners!

Over the weekend at Malice Domestic, the following nominated works (and their authors) won the Agatha...
Blogs
April 30 2015

2015’s Edgar Awards: Mystery’s Faithful Gather

Once a year, the mystery writing community reaches critical mass in a place filled with the greatest...
Blogs
April 30 2015

True Crime Thursday: Missing!

What's missing this True Crime Thursday? An art dealer's head, a Florida toddler and the maternal...
Excerpts
April 29 2015

Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Into the Fire: New Excerpt

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Into the Fire is a brand new addition to Tom Clancy's Op-Center series about a group of group...
Blogs
April 28 2015

Gotham: 1.21 “The Anvil or the Hammer”

I know, a lot happened last night on Gotham, particularly the gang war set up for the finale...
Blogs
April 28 2015

Now Win This!: Global Getaway Sweepstakes

It's time to pack your bags and escape away from everything in these eight global getaways....
Excerpts
April 27 2015

Your Next Breath: New Excerpt

Your Next Breath by Iris Johansen is the fourth thriller in the Catherine Ling series where the CIA...
Blogs
April 24 2015

From the Bleeding Heart of Fandom: A Buffy Confab with Dana Cameron, Charlaine Harris, and Toni L. P. Kelner

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This fannish confab about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with Dana Cameron, Charlaine Harris, and...
Excerpts
April 24 2015

The Memory Painter: New Excerpt

The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack is thriller about an artist whose vivid dreams are not only...
Excerpts
April 23 2015

Day of the Destroyers: Exclusive Excerpt

Read an exclusive excerpt of Chapter 1 of Day of the Destroyers, a linked-prose anthology starring...
Excerpts
April 22 2015

Grave Consequences: New Excerpt

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Grave Consequences by David and Aimee Thurlo is the 2nd mystery featuring retired Special Forces operative...
Blogs
April 21 2015

A Case of Place: What TV’s American Horror Story Taught Me About My New Orleans

This post, about how a scenery-chewing TV series rekindled one New Orleans crime author's...
Blogs
April 20 2015

The Gadgetless and Tired Assassin: James Bond’s Short Stories

Every so often the caretakers of the James Bond movie franchise talk about getting back to author...
Excerpts
April 19 2015

The Blondes: New Excerpt

The Blondes by Emily Schultz is a satirical apocalyptic thriller set in modern day NYC where a strange...
Blogs
April 17 2015

Letter from Lyon: At 2015’s Quais du Polar

The Quais Du Polar is the largest crime fiction festival in France, and that’s saying a lot,...
Blogs
April 17 2015

The M.O.’s Long Gone Selection: “Fix Me”

We're proud to present “Fix Me” by S.W. Lauden, the first crime fiction selection...
Excerpts
April 12 2015

The Russian Bride: New Excerpt

The Russian Bride by Ed Kovacs is a military thriller about Major Kit Bennings, an intelligence...
Blogs
April 11 2015

Fresh Meat: The Missing Piece by Kevin Egan

The Missing Piece by Kevin Egan is a legal thriller set in NYC about a piece of treasure that goes...
Blogs
April 9 2015

The Americans 3.11: “One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov”

Phew! For the first time in weeks, nobody on The Americans was lit on fire, no one was stuffed...
Blogs
April 7 2015

James Bond’s Secret Past: Teaser Trailer for Spectre

After James Bond (Daniel Craig) receives a cryptic message from his past, he embarks on a trail...
Excerpts
April 6 2015

Compulsion: New Excerpt

Compulsion by Allison Brennan is the 2nd thriller in the Max Revere series about a NYC reporter convinced...
Excerpts
April 5 2015

A Scourge of Vipers: New Excerpt

A Scourge of Vipers by Bruce DeSilva is the 4th investigative thriller in the Liam Mulligan series...
Excerpts
April 1 2015

Black Scorpion: The Tyrant Reborn: New Excerpt

Black Scorpion: The Tyrant Reborn by Jon Land picks up five years after Michael Tiranno saved Las...
Blogs
March 30 2015

Arsenic in Your Wine Glass? Naturally!

A recent California lawsuit claims a score of brands of wines produced there, contain high levels...
Blogs
March 28 2015

Noir’s Goon Squad: Brad Dexter

Brad Dexter has evil eyes. There are a lot of guys who have that whole hollow-on-the-inside steely-eyed-gaze...
Blogs
March 27 2015

Like Jurassic Park, with Foreskins

Last year, we covered the strange and controversial artistic history of the Holy Foreskin, supposedly...
Excerpts
March 24 2015

The Patriot Threat: New Audio Excerpt

The Patriot Threat by Steve Berry is the 11th Cotton Malone political thriller where a North Korean...
Blogs
March 23 2015

Lost Classics of Noir: The Big Heat by William P. McGivern

I first saw Fritz Lang’s 1953 film noir The Big Heat decades ago, and I just viewed it again...
Blogs
March 23 2015

“Where is Hunt?”: Trailer for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Tom Cruise has long been a polarizing star possessing the unique ability to sustain a decades-long...
Blogs
March 22 2015

Under the Radar: Movies You May Have Missed — Attack the Block

Why is it that aliens always invade New York? Or Los Angeles? How come it’s always the...