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Wed
Aug 16 2017 3:00pm

Sleep Like a Baby by Charlaine Harris: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format.

This week, take a visual tour of Charlaine Harris's 10th Aurora Teagarden Mystery, Sleep Like a Baby!

[Like CliffsNotes, but more fun...]

Fri
Aug 11 2017 4:30pm

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Dogfish of Doom”

When you represent celebrity animals, it's usually the owners that drive you to the drink.

And what better way to deal with them than with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Dogfish of Doom” cocktail, inspired by E. J. Copperman's first Agent to the Paws Mystery, Dog Dish of Doom!

[Check out the recipe below!]

Wed
Aug 9 2017 3:00pm

Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb: A Visual Guide

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This week, take a visual tour of J. D. Robb's 45th In Death novel, Secrets in Death!

[Like CliffsNotes, but more fun...]

Fri
Aug 4 2017 4:30pm

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Robot Fuel”

The last working robot left requires a lot of fuel—especially with the high-stress involved with being a hired assassin. 

So fuel up with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Robot Fuel” cocktail, inspired by Adam Christopher's second Ray Electromatic Mystery, Killing Is My Business!

Check out Adam Christopher's discussion on genre and the blending of sci-fi and crime fiction!

[Check out the recipe below!]

Wed
Aug 2 2017 3:00pm

Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed by John Keyse-Walker: A Visual Guide

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This week, take a visual tour of John Keyse-Walker's second Teddy Creque Mystery, Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed!

[Like CliffsNotes, but more fun...]

Fri
Jul 28 2017 4:30pm

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Gulls’ Night”

Meg Langslow and her grandfather may have a hard time tracking down a rare gull...

But they should have no problem with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Gulls' Night” cocktail, inspired by Donna Andrews's 21st Meg Langslow Mystery, Gone Gull!

[Check out the recipe below!]

Wed
Jul 26 2017 3:30pm

Good Me, Bad Me by Ali Land: A Visual Guide

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This week, take a visual tour of Ali Land's dark, compelling, voice-driven psychological suspense debut, Good Me, Bad Me!

[Like CliffsNotes, but more fun...]

Fri
Jul 21 2017 4:30pm

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Forget Me Not”

What do you do when it feels like you're losing your mind? 

Drink yourself back to sanity with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Forget Me Not” cocktail, inspired by B. A. Paris's latest propulsive psychological thriller, The Breakdown!

[Check out the recipe below!]

Wed
Jul 19 2017 3:00pm

Telling Tales by Ann Cleeves: A Visual Guide

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This week takes a look at the old adage “innocent until proven guilty” with Telling Tales, a Vera Stanhope mystery from Ann Cleeves! Take a visual tour with GIFnotes!

[Like CliffsNotes, but more fun...]

Wed
Jul 12 2017 3:00pm

Dog Dish of Doom by E.J. Copperman: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format.

This week, cozy fans and animal lovers alike won't be able to keep their paws off E.J. Copperman's first Agent to the Paws mystery, Dog Dish of Doom! Take a visual tour with GIFnotes!

[Like CliffsNotes, but more fun...]

Fri
Jul 7 2017 4:30pm

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Down a Dark & Stormy Road”

What do you do when a convicted murderer escapes and asks you to help prove his innocence? Do you travel down that dark and stormy road? 

Or do you just pour a few of this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Down a Dark & Stormy Road” cocktail, inspired by Linda Castillo's ninth Kate Burkholder novel, Down a Dark Road!

[Check out the recipe below!]

Wed
Jul 5 2017 3:00pm

Dead, to Begin With by Bill Crider: A Visual Guide

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This week, take a visual tour of the 24th Sheriff Dan Rhodes mystery from Bill Crider, Dead, to Begin With!

[Like CliffsNotes, but more fun...]

Fri
Jun 30 2017 4:30pm

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “The Great White Shark”

A wise man once told me, “Live every week like it's Shark Week.”

What better way to achieve such valuable advice than with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—“The Great White Shark” cocktail, inspired by Chris Jameson's chilling shark thriller, Shark Island!

Take a visual tour of Shark Island with GIFnotes!

[Check out the recipe below!]

Wed
Jun 28 2017 4:00pm

Paradise Valley by C. J. Box: A Visual Guide

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This week, take a visual tour of the fourth and final book in the Highway Quartet from C. J. Box, Paradise Valley!

[Like CliffsNotes, but more fun...]

Fri
Jun 23 2017 5:30pm

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Pocket Kangaroo”

What do you do when you can open “hyper-space shunt” into a “pocket universe” to store things? Keep some vodka ice cold for any occasion!

Who needs to shake a martini anyway? Be cooler than Bond with think this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Pocket Kangaroo” cocktail, inspired by Curtis C. Chen's unique outer-space thriller Kangaroo Too!

[Check out the recipe below!]

Wed
Jun 21 2017 3:30pm

Cat About Town by Cate Conte: A Visual Guide

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This week, take a visual tour of Cate Conte's first Cat Cafe Mystery, Cat About Town—a frisky new mystery series set in a small New England town, where an unlikely citizen is called in to solve the purrfect crime!

[Like CliffsNotes, but more fun...]

Fri
Jun 16 2017 4:30pm

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “GINdigo”

Not all great things mix well. But sometimes you get the ingredients just right, and it becomes a recipe for success!

That's what you've got with Indigo, where 10 critically acclaimed authors combine to create a crime novel like you've never read. That's also what you get with this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “GINdigo” cocktail, where three ingredients combine to create a delicious drink!

[Check out the recipe below!]

Wed
Jun 14 2017 3:30pm

The Breakdown 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, take a visual tour of the one of most anticipated thrillers of 2017, The Breakdown by B. A. Paris!

[Like CliffsNotes, but more fun...]

Fri
Jun 9 2017 4:30pm

Book-Inspired Cocktails: “Total Eclipse”

Once upon a time, I was falling in love. But now I'm only falling apart.

No need to chase eclipses to get a thrill. Instead, try a few of this week's Pick Your Poison—where we create a cocktail inspired by a recently published mystery, thriller, or crime novel—the “Total Eclipse” cocktail, inspired by Erin Kelly's thrilling psychological suspense novel He Said/She Said!

[Check out the recipe below!]

Wed
Jun 7 2017 3:45pm

Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo: A Visual Guide

GIFnotes: Giving you the basic plot summary of an upcoming book with the help of the Graphics Interchange Format.

This week, a convicted murderer is on the run and Chief of Police Kate Burkholder must catch him before he strikes again. Take a visual tour of Linda Castillo's 9th Kate Burkholder mystery, Down a Dark Road, with GIFnotes!

[Like CliffsNotes, but more fun...]