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Trey R. Barker Excerpt: <i>When the Lonesome Dog Barks</i>
November 20 2017

Trey R. Barker Excerpt: When the Lonesome Dog Barks

Trey R. Barker
When the Lonesome Dog Barks by Trey R. Barker is the third book in the Jace Salome series. Two...
Charles Finch Excerpt: <i>The Woman in the Water</i>
November 16 2017

Charles Finch Excerpt: The Woman in the Water

Charles Finch
The Woman in the Water by Charles Finch is a prequel to the Charles Lenox series, which takes readers...
Emily Littlejohn Excerpt: <i>A Season to Lie</i>
November 6 2017

Emily Littlejohn Excerpt: A Season to Lie

Emily Littlejohn
A Season to Lie by Emily Littlejohn is the second Detective Gemma Monroe novel, where a twisted killer...
Mark Frost Excerpt: <i>Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier</i>
October 31 2017

Mark Frost Excerpt: Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier

Mark Frost
Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier by Mark Frost is the crucial sequel to the New York Times bestselling...
Michael Stanley Excerpt: <i>Dying to Live</i>
October 19 2017

Michael Stanley Excerpt: Dying to Live

Michael Stanley
Dying to Live by Michael Stanley is the sixth crime novel to feature the humble and endearing...
Iris Johansen Excerpt: <i>Mind Game</i>
October 17 2017

Iris Johansen Excerpt: Mind Game

Iris Johansen
Mind Game by Iris Johansen is the 22nd book in the Eve Duncan series and a propulsive thriller that’s...
Shannon Baker Excerpt: <i>Dark Signal</i>
October 12 2017

Shannon Baker Excerpt: Dark Signal

Shannon Baker
Dark Signal by Shannon Baker is the second installment in the Kate Fox mystery series, starring a...
Steven Cooper Excerpt: <i>Desert Remains</i>
October 7 2017

Steven Cooper Excerpt: Desert Remains

Steven Cooper
Desert Remains by Steven Cooper is the first book in the new Gus Parker and Alex Mills series (available...
Archer Mayor Excerpt: <i>Trace</i>
September 20 2017

Archer Mayor Excerpt: Trace

Archer Mayor
Trace by Archer Mayor is the 28th book in the Joe Gunther series (available September 26, 2017). The...
Andrea Kane Excerpt: <i>A Face to Die For</i>
September 18 2017

Andrea Kane Excerpt: A Face to Die For

Andrea Kane
A Face to Die For by Andrea Kane is the sixth book in the Forensic Instincts series. In A...
Cay Rademacher Excerpt: <i>Murderous Mistral</i>
September 13 2017

Cay Rademacher Excerpt: Murderous Mistral

Cay Rademacher
Cay Rademacher delivers a beautifully atmospheric new story with a captivating main character in Murderous...
John Keyse-Walker Excerpt: <i>Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed</i>
September 12 2017

John Keyse-Walker Excerpt: Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed

John Keyse-Walker
Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed by John Keyse-Walker is the second book in the Teddy Creque Mysteries...
Christina Dodd Excerpt: <i>The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream</i>
September 2 2017

Christina Dodd Excerpt: The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream

Christina Dodd
The Woman Who Couldn't Scream is the fourth book in the Virtue Falls series (available September...
J. D. Robb Excerpt: <i>Secrets in Death</i>
August 29 2017

J. D. Robb Excerpt: Secrets in Death

J. D. Robb
Secrets in Death by J. D. Robb is the 45th book in the In Death series, where Lt. Eve Dallas must...
Roger Johns Excerpt: <i>Dark River Rising</i>
August 22 2017

Roger Johns Excerpt: Dark River Rising

Roger Johns
Dark River Rising by Roger Johns is a tense and expertly plotted debut mystery set against the...
Louise Penny Excerpt: <i>Glass Houses</i>
August 21 2017

Louise Penny Excerpt: Glass Houses

Louise Penny
Glass Houses by Louise Penny is the 13th book in the Chief Inspector Gamache series, which shatters...
Matt Goldman Excerpt: <i>Gone to Dust</i>
August 11 2017

Matt Goldman Excerpt: Gone to Dust

Matt Goldman
Set in Minnesota, Gone to Dust is the debut private eye murder mystery from Emmy Award-winning...
Lisa Scottoline Excerpt: <i>Exposed</i>
August 10 2017

Lisa Scottoline Excerpt: Exposed

Lisa Scottoline
Exposed by Lisa Scottoline is the fifth book in the Rosato & DiNunzio series (available August...
Lisa Scottoline Audio Excerpt: <i>Exposed</i>
August 8 2017

Lisa Scottoline Audio Excerpt: Exposed

Lisa Scottoline
A battle for justice pits partner against partner in Exposed, the fifth book in...
Allison Brennan Excerpt: <i>Shattered</i>
August 6 2017

Allison Brennan Excerpt: Shattered

Allison Brennan
Allison Brennan's two series collide in Shattered, a powerful, enthralling read about the craving...
Rachel Howzell Hall Excerpt: <i>City of Saviors</i>
August 4 2017

Rachel Howzell Hall Excerpt: City of Saviors

Rachel Howzell Hall
Los Angeles Homicide Detective Elouise Norton encounters her toughest case yet in City of Saviors,...
David Young Excerpt: <i>Stasi Child</i>
July 25 2017

David Young Excerpt: Stasi Child

David Young
Stasi Child by David Young is the first book in the Karin Müller series, set in East Berlin...
C. J. Box Excerpt: <i>Paradise Valley</i>
July 18 2017

C. J. Box Excerpt: Paradise Valley

C. J. Box
Paradise Valley by C. J. Box is the fourth and final book in the Highway Quartet (available July 25,...
Linda Castillo Audio Excerpt: <i>Down a Dark Road</i>
July 14 2017

Linda Castillo Audio Excerpt: Down a Dark Road

Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo is the ninth Kate Burkholder novel, where a convicted murderer...
David Rosenfelt Excerpt: <i>Collared</i>
July 14 2017

David Rosenfelt Excerpt: Collared

David Rosenfelt
Collared by David Rosenfelt is the 16th book in the Andy Carpenter series (available July 18, 2017). Lawyer...
Michael F. Haspil Excerpt: <i>Graveyard Shift</i>
July 13 2017

Michael F. Haspil Excerpt: Graveyard Shift

Michael Haspil
Police procedurals go supernatural in Graveyard Shift, a gritty urban fantasy debut from Michael F....
Tetsuya Honda Excerpt: <i>Soul Cage</i>
July 12 2017

Tetsuya Honda Excerpt: Soul Cage

Tetsuya Honda
Soul Cage by Tetsuya Honda is the second book in the Lieutenant Himekawa series, where a severed...
Iris Johansen & Roy Johansen Excerpt: <i>Look Behind You</i>
July 10 2017

Iris Johansen & Roy Johansen Excerpt: Look Behind You

Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen
Look Behind You by Iris & Roy Johansen is the fifth novel featuring Kendra Michaels, the...
Bill Loehfelm Excerpt: <i>The Devil’s Muse</i>
July 6 2017

Bill Loehfelm Excerpt: The Devil’s Muse

Bill Loehfelm
The Devil's Muse by Bill Loehfelm is the thrilling 5th book in the Maureen Coughlin series, where...
Linda Castillo Excerpt: <i>Down a Dark Road</i>
July 4 2017

Linda Castillo Excerpt: Down a Dark Road

Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo is the ninth Kate Burkholder novel, where a convicted murderer...