A suspenseful story of envy and obsession that will make you doubt that seeing is ever believing.

Brian Klingborg, author of the new Inspector Lu Fei mystery, Thief of Souls, stops by this week to provide us with his list of recent noir films from Asia.

Introducing Case Closed: Your Next True Crime Podcast Binge

7 Books with Propulsive Stories

One of my favorite elements of storytelling is momentum. Reading a well-written thriller is a bit like standing in a river current—whether it’s a violent tug or a steady pull, the narrative is always moving inexorably forward and taking you along with it. With escalating stakes, white-knuckle action, or a dazzling concept explored to its…

Blue Religion by Alverne Ball: Cover Reveal and Excerpt

Chapter 1 I was born in death. At least that’s how my father put it whenever I’d ask him about my mother. In truth, I guess he’s right, because she died during childbirth. Some people say it was her last selfless act, but I’ve been told that a mother’s love is unconditional, and no matter…

Cooking the Books: The Diva Serves Forbidden Fruit by Krista Davis

I have spent many an hour wandering the streets of Old Town Alexandria where the Domestic Diva Mystery series is set, so I have such a soft spot for these books even before taking into consideration their delightful characters and intriguing plots! In this 14th installment of the series, our heroine, Sophie Winston, is in…

Q&A with Alex Michaelides, Author of The Maidens

Congratulations on an amazing second novel! The Maidens contains some of the key elements that continue to draw readers to The Silent Patient — Greek mythology, therapy, and a psychologist at the center of a murder mystery. What drew you back to these themes while writing The Maidens? When I first decided to write The Silent…

Minotaur Fall Sampler: Four New Books to Make Your Heart Race

If you can’t decide on what to read, the Minotaur Fall Sampler is the perfect way to choose. Whether you want to start a series or read a standalone novel, the Sampler has you covered. The Sampler contains the beginnings of four different mysteries, so don’t be surprised if you end up wanting to finish…

Book Review: On Skein of Death by Allie Pleiter

On Skein of Death, Allie Pleiter’s first Riverbank Knitting Mystery, has all the elements needed for a successful series, particularly a great hook. Libby Beckett is a recent divorcée who has returned to her Maryland hometown to make a fresh start in familiar surroundings.  Locals and tourists are drawn to Collinstown and adore the picturesque,…

An Exclusive First Look at the Cover of Under Lock & Skeleton Key by Gigi Pandian!

Known for her wonderfully addictive characters, multiple award-winning author Gigi Pandian introduces her newest heroine in this heartfelt series debut. Under Lock & Skeleton Key layers stunning architecture with mouthwatering food in an ode to classic locked room mysteries that will leave readers enchanted. After a disastrous accident derails Tempest Raj’s career, and life, she heads…

Sandie Jones ARC Sweepstakes

From the New York Times bestselling author and Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick Sandie Jones, enter below for a chance to win the advance reader’s copy of The Guilt Trip plus copies of The Other Woman, The First Mistake and The Half Sister! Sorry, you cannot enter at this time. Please fill out all required fields. Country   Select oneCanadaUnited StatesOther E-mail  …

Book Review: Lesson In Red by Maria Hummel

Less In Red by Maria Hummel is a savvy thriller that exposes dark questions about power and the art world and reveals the fatal mistakes that can befall those who threaten its status quo. After the traumatic events recounted in Still Lives, the predecessor to Lesson In Red, our heroine, Maggie Richter, isn’t sure whether…

Q&A with Lisa Unger, Author of House of Crows

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger is quickly becoming as prolific as her body of work is prodigious. Having sold many millions of books worldwide in twenty-six languages, she notched yet another hit with last fall’s Confessions on the 7:45—now a 2021 ITW Thriller Award Nominee for Best Hardcover Novel as well as a…