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Cooking the Books: Murder, She Knit by Peggy Ehrhart

This first novel of the Knit and Nibble Mystery series introduces us to Pamela Paterson, the widowed associate editor of a fiber arts magazine who mostly works from the home where she now lives alone since her only daughter went off to college. Pamela enjoys living quietly in the small town of Arborville, New Jersey,…

The Hooligans by P. T. Deutermann: New Excerpt

Guadalcanal Island, The Solomons August 1942 Rain. Pounding, tropical rain. Not comforting; more like scary. Sounding like a waterfall on my steel shipping-box home. My brain telling me: It’s just rain. Go back to sleep. But it wasn’t just rain: someone or thing was also pounding on the side of the box. Go away! I…

Book Review: Muzzled by David Rosenfelt

Muzzled by David Rosenfelt is the 21st book in the Andy Carpenter series, where the semi-retired lawyer takes on the case of a supposed dead man who returns looking for his dog only to be charged with blowing up the boat he allegedly died on. Andy Carpenter is, first and foremost, a dog lover. If he…

Book Review: The Shadows by Alex North

Paul Adams was once your average fifteen-year-old boy, not particularly outstanding at anything, with a stern father and a loving mom and a timid best friend named James. When he and James enrolled together in a new school, he vowed to take care of his best friend, but soon found his resolve tested in a…

Desert Island Books with Anna Downes

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. When I was a child, you couldn’t enter our house without catching snippets of Michael Parkinson or Sue Lawley chatting to Joanna Lumley, Eric Clapton, or Princess Michael of Kent about their most treasured pieces of music. As…

Book Review: Clean Hands by Patrick Hoffman

When Corporate lawyer Elizabeth Carlyle learns that one of her junior associates has lost his phone―and the secret documents that are central to the most high-stakes case in company history that were on it―she needs help. Badly. Clean Hands opens with a video-tape being reviewed by an investigator named Michael D’Angelo. He works as an…

Shaw’s Seattle: Exploring the Emerald City’s Hidden Thrills

My main character Van Shaw is a Seattle guy. Like Shaw, I’ve lived away from the city’s gray embrace for many years. When we return, we see its transformations through fresh eyes. During the pandemic, Seattle is undergoing its biggest sea change since a certain e-commerce giant bought most of South Lake Union and a…

From the Grave by David Housewright: New Excerpt

CHAPTER ONE The young woman who identified herself as a psychic medium moved with almost absent-minded confidence among the fifty people who had paid forty dollars each for a seat in the community center lecture hall with the hope that she might help them connect with a dead mother or father, uncle or aunt, a…

On Loving Domestic Thrillers

Sure, I love me my Mitch Rapp and John Rain and Lucas Davenport and Jack Reacher and Charlie Parker and Bobby Lee Swagger, and I’ll continue reading each and every one of their books until I’m hauled out feet first. However, I’ve also found myself developing a deep and growing fondness for Domestic Thrillers. My…

Book Review: Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

Heist novels are a staple of the genre but often they are few and far between. Robin Hood thieves have taken hold, and often when I read fictional criminals, they are less like Richard Stark’s Parker and Wallace Stroby’s Crissa Stone and more like a shadowy justice department where the important thing is to steal…