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ArdiAlspach
March 21 2017

Review: Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love

Lola by Melissa Scrivner Love is an astonishing debut crime thriller about an unforgettable woman who combines the genius and ferocity of Lisbeth Salander with the ruthless ambition of Walter White. Melissa...
JulietFletcher
March 20 2017

Audiobook Review: What You Don’t Know by JoAnn Chaney (Read by Christina DeLaine)

What You Don't Know by JoAnn Chaney is a gripping, terrifying debut novel that follows those most affected by an infamous serial killer.  “He doesn't deny anything.”...
AdamCWagner88
March 15 2017

If We Were Villains by M. L. Rio: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. Intelligent, thrilling, and richly detailed, If We Were Villains...
CrimeHQ
February 23 2017

Discount: Still Missing by Chevy Stevens

Chevy Stevens debut novel, Still Missing, won the International Thriller Writers Award for Best First Novel. Now through the month of February, get a digital copy of this award-winning debut for only...
AdamCWagner88
January 27 2017

“Campari Thorange” Cocktail

When you take a job as a local policeman in a small town in Northern Iceland like Ari Thor Arason, life can seem dull. But just because excitement isn't happening around you, that doesn't...
Debbie.Meldrum
January 27 2017

Review: Snowblind by Ragar Jonasson

Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from the extraordinary new talent Ragnar Jonasson (available January 31, 2017). Ari Thor Arason is about to finish his police training—the...
DirkRobertson
January 9 2017

Review: Dead Gone by Luca Veste

Dead Gone by Luca Veste is a terrifying trip into the darkest corners of psychology, where Detectives Murphy and Rossi rush to catch a serial killer who is stalking a university in Liverpool, ingeniously...
AdamCWagner88
January 6 2017

“The Dry Twist” Cocktail

What do you do when the past tries to make you remember? Have a few cocktails! And what better a cocktail than this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by...
DavidCranmer
January 2 2017

Review: The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy

The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy follows police surgeon Harry Kent, who's determined to help those the world would rather brush aside, in a smart and electrifying new crime series that evokes the...
jenny_maloney
December 22 2016

Review: The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy

The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy follows police surgeon Harry Kent, who's determined to help those the world would rather brush aside, in a smart and electrifying new crime series that evokes the...
jenny_maloney
December 13 2016

Review: Time of Death by Lucy Kerr

Time of Death by Lucy Kerr is a debut novel and the 1st book in the new Stillwater General Mystery series (Available today!). ER Nurse Francesca “Frankie” Stapleton moved to Chicago...
BarbaraNickless
November 7 2016

How Far Will You Go ... to Get Your Story Right?

“If you want to get shot,” the SWAT leader said, “go ahead and reach for that gun.” I froze, my hand inches from the revolver lying on the counter. Minutes earlier,...
AmberKeller
November 3 2016

Review: Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn

Inherit the Bones by Emily Littlejohn is a debut novel and the 1st book in the Detective Gemma Monroe series. In her debut novel Inherit the Bones, author Emily Littlejohn brings us a tale of quaint...
CrimeHQ
October 25 2016

Q&A with Emily Littlejohn, Author of Inherit the Bones

Read this exclusive Q&A with Emily Littlejohn, author of Inherit the Bones, and then make sure you're signed in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of the book! What do...
AdamCWagner88
September 9 2016

“Death on the Beach” Cocktail

Ahhhh, the beach. Nothing says Relaxation with a capital R like the rythmic sounds of the waves crashing to the shore, the warm kiss of the sun on your face, and...a murder!? L’Étranger...
jenny_maloney
September 9 2016

Review: Sun, Sand, Murder by John Keyse-Walker

Sun, Sand, Murder by John Keyse-Walker is the debut novel from the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award winner (Available September 13, 2016). The last murder to...
AmberKeller
September 6 2016

Review: The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young

The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young is a Southern Gothic mystery debut that combines literary suspense and romance with a mystical twist. I don’t usually pass up a southern gothic novel....
AdamCWagner88
July 20 2016

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format. This week, not everything is as it seems in B.A. Paris's...
DavidCranmer
July 14 2016

An Artistic Debut: Reviewing SoHo Sins by Richard Vine

SoHo Sins by Richard Vine is an intriguing debut novel about the underworld of the New York art scene (Available July 19, 2016). “You can’t deal successfully in art if you dwell...
HollieOverton
July 11 2016

The “Good Guys”

I’m obsessed with “good guys.” You know the ones—they’re actually bad but hiding in plain sight as “good.” “I know there are young men that...
JoeBrosnan
April 22 2016

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll

Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll is a psychological thriller about a hot shot NYC socialite and magazine writer with a disturbing past. Luckiest Girl Alive is nominated for the 2016 Edgar Award...
DavidCranmer
April 21 2016

Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy

Where All Light Tends to Go by David Joy is a southern coming-of-age thriller, set in the mountains of Cashiers, NC, which follows young Jacob McNeely as he struggles to decide on whether to continue...
dvaleris
May 24 2015

Fresh Meat: One Murder More by Kris Calvin

One Murder More by Kris Calvin is the debut mystery in the Maren Kane series about a good-hearted lobbyist from Sacremento caught up in a murder investigation (available June 1, 2015). When you...
Debbie.Meldrum
February 22 2015

Fresh Meat: A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders

A Murder of Magpies by Judith Flanders marks the debut of Samantha Clair, a London book editor caught up in a criminal investigation (available February 24, 2015). I read a lot of mysteries featuring...
rachelkb
January 5 2015

Fresh Meat: Snow Way Out by Christine Husom

Snow Way Out by Christine Husom is the debut cozy in the Snow Globe Shop Mystery Series set in a small Minnesota town (available January 6, 2015). Like many cozies, Snow Way Out is set in a small...
DavidCranmer
December 20 2014

Back to the Beginning: The Bounty Hunters by Elmore Leonard

From the early 1970s until 1992’s Unforgiven, Westerns had become outmoded, pitiful television productions and lame B-films that had run the genre into the dust heap, and unless Clint Eastwood...
girlygirl415
September 17 2014

Fresh Meat: Wouldn’t It Be Deadly by D. E. Ireland

Wouldn’t it be Deadly by D. E. Ireland is a historical mystery series debut, featuring Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, that picks up where My Fair Lady left off (available September 23, 2014). Many...
DirkRobertson
September 5 2014

Fresh Meat: Night of the Jaguar by Joe Gannon

Night of the Jaguar is the debut thriller from Joe Gannon about a a former Sandinista guerrilla comandante turned cop who investigates a string of political executions (available September 9, 2014). Jaguars...
DavidCranmer
September 2 2014

Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson

“The bedroom is strange. Unfamiliar. I don’t know where I am, how I came to be here. I don’t know how I’m going to get home.” Those are the terrified words of Christine...
Terrie
August 31 2014

Fresh Meat: Death Is Like a Box of Chocolates by Kathy Aarons

Death Is Like A Box of Chocolates is the first cozy in the new Chocolate Covered Mystery series written by Kathy Aarons. When Fulbright Scholar Erica Russell comes home to West Riverdale, Maryland,...