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Book Review: The Cutting Room by Ashley Dyer

The Cutting Room by Ashley Dyer is the second book in the Carver and Lake police procedural series, where the detectives must stop a serial killer whose victims are the centerpiece of his macabre works of art. When the host of Britain’s hit true-crime program Fact or Fable goes missing… Read more

Book Review: The Black Jersey by Jorge Zepeda Patterson

The Black Jersey by Jorge Zepeda Patterson is a fast-paced mystery where Murder on the Orient Express meets the Tour de France—someone’s killing off cyclists one by one. There’s a Shakespearean quality to this tale of high drama, passion, and betrayal set in a Tour de France plagued by horrible… Read more

Book Review: A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder by Dianne Freeman

In A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder, the second book in Dianne Freeman’s historical mystery series featuring the Countess of Harleigh, the adventurous countess finds out just how far some will some go to safeguard secret. Some issues are timeless, like money, independence, and family relationships. Frances Wynn, the… Read more

Book Review: Beautiful Liars by Isabel Ashdown

Beautiful Liars by Isabel Ashdown tells the story of Martha, a TV celebrity preparing to host a show investigating cold cases where she may finally have a chance to get answers about her missing childhood friend.

A Bird in the Hand: Bird Smuggler Caught in JFK

As the old proverb goes, “A bird in the hand is worth 34 in hair curlers.” Wait, isn’t that how it goes? If you ask Francis Gurahoo, he’d probably say so—even if his feathers are a bit ruffled at the moment. According to KRON4, Gurahoo was arrested after arriving at… Read more

A Stranger on the Beach by Michele Campbell: A Visual Guide

From bestselling author Michele Campbell comes A Stranger on the Beach, an edge-of-your-seat story of passion and intrigue that will keep you guessing until the very end—take a visual tour with GIFnotes! Caroline Stark’s beach house was supposed to be her crowning achievement: a lavish, expensive space to showcase what she thought… Read more

The Edgar Awards Revisited: Catch Me: Kill Me by William H. Hallahan (Best Novel; 1978)

Right from the very title, William H. Hallahan has written a book of juxtapositions, a novel that relentlessly compares and contrasts its two main protagonists and the situations and societies in which they find themselves. Ostensibly a spy thriller, Catch Me: Kill Me follows two men who never meet, and… Read more

Book Review: The Liar in the Library by Simon Brett

The Liar in the Library by Simon Brett is the 18th book in the Feathering Village Mystery series with prim and proper Carole Seddon and Jude, the bohemian healer with a colorful past. Despite their differences, they make for an unbeatable, amateur sleuthing team and their skills are needed now… Read more

Book Review: City of Omens by Dan Werb

For decades, American hungers sustained Tijuana. In this scientific detective story, a public health expert reveals what happens when a border city’s lifeline is brutally severed.

I Am Watching You: 5 Favorite Books about Stalkers

Join Nina Laurin, author of The Starter Wife, as she breaks down five of her favorite books featuring stalkers. Can love ever be too much? At what point does it stop being love and become something deadly? Stalkers have been a mainstay of psychological thrillers for as long as the… Read more