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Book Review: The Quiet Girl by S. F. Kosa

Mina Richards is a beautiful, best-selling romance author who’s only been married to Alex Zarabian for several months now after a fairly whirlwind courtship. After an argument one weekend, Mina retreats to her writing cottage in Provincetown, Massachusetts, several hours away from where they live in Boston. When she doesn’t respond to several days worth…

Book Review: The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Bestselling and award-winning author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan delivers The First to Lie, another twisty, thrilling cat-and-mouse novel of suspense that will have you guessing, and second-guessing, and then gasping with surprise. Investigative reporter/bestselling author Hank Phillippi Ryan carries a long tradition of excellence. She’s won 37 Emmy Awards (yes, 37) and dozens…

Cooking the Books: Death of a Wicked Witch by Lee Hollis

There’s a new food truck in town, much to the delight of our food columnist heroine, Hayley Powell, and the chagrin of Cloris Fennow, owner of the only other food truck in Bar Harbor, Maine. While the burgers Cloris serves out of Burger She Wrote are of varying quality, her attitude towards her customers leaves…

Eight of Elsa Hart’s Favorite Crime Short Stories

Elsa Hart stops by to share eight of her favorite crime short stories. Add these to your TBR, and also make sure to save room for The Cabinets of Barnaby Mayne, the first book in a new atmospheric mystery series set in 1703 London—a time when the old approaches to science coexist with the new,…

The Annihilation Protocol by Michael Laurence: New Excerpt

REDLEAF LAKE  |  CRIME SCENE #2  |  GREELEY, COLORADO December 2 Special Agent James Mason struck off toward the distant police cordon, his FBI windbreaker flaring on the breeze, his sunglasses shielding his blue eyes from the winter sun. His hair had grown shaggy, but getting it cut was the furthest thing from his mind.…

Book Review: Murder in the East End by Jennifer Ashley

The Below Stairs mystery series does not take place solely downstairs, the milieu of talented cook Mrs. Kat Holloway. She’s called missus out of respect for her position, which is on par with the butler and housekeeper. Scandal Above Stairs, the second Below Stairs mystery, called upon Kat and her enigmatic friend Daniel McAdam, to…

Book Review: Shadows in Time by Julie McElwain

Kendra Donovan, FBI agent displaced in time, is visiting the Tower Of London with her friend Lady Rebecca Blackburn when an altercation captures their attention. They come to the rescue of Horatia Gavenston, a well-to-do middle-aged brewster, who was set upon by an unpleasant old acquaintance but insists it wasn’t anything she couldn’t handle herself.…

Book Review: The Revelators by Ace Atkins

The Revelators by Ace Atkins is the 10th novel in the Quinn Colson series, where the sheriff returns to take down a criminal syndicate that has ravaged his community, threatened his family, and tried to have him killed. Sheriff Quinn Colson barely survived the ambush that was meant to take him off the board in…

Book Review: Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Harrow the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir is the second book in the Locked Tomb Trilogy where a galaxy is turned inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperor’s haunted space station. Firstly, do not bother reading this book if you have not already read the superlative Gideon the…

The Last Western by Rone Tempest: New Excerpt

Chapter 4: Boomtown I was beginning to think of Rock Springs in a way I knew I would always think of it, a lowdown city full of crimes and whores and disappointments… —Richard Ford, “Rock Springs” 1987   Two men walked into a bar. Actually, it was not yet a drinking establishment. Ed Varley’s family…