Labor Day has passed again, and as we watch summer turn to fall, we got to thinking about using seasons as a setting. Whether it’s the bleakness of winter or the dog days of summer, the time of year can really affect the tone and setting of a story—especially in a… Read more
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August was a month of hot weather and even hotter books! From Hank Phillippi Ryan’s first standalone to Sophie Hannah’s latest Hercule Poirot mystery to Sandie Jones’s highly anticipated debut psychological thriller, this month provided some killer reads. But we want to know which one was your favorite!
Karin Slaughter has been a mainstay in crime fiction since her first novel, Blindsighted, made the Crime Writers’ Association’s Dagger Award shortlist for Best Thriller Debut in 2001. In addition to two extremely successful series—the Will Trent series and the Grand County series—Slaughter has published four thrilling standalone novels that push… Read more
In 1997, Janet Quin-Harken began writing mysteries for adults under the name Rhys Bowen. Since then, she’s delighted mystery fans for decades with several wonderful series. She’s won the Agatha Award for Best Novel (Murphy’s Law) and has been nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel (Evan’s Gate). With… Read more
The popularity of true crime entertainment has skyrocketed in recent years after the nation was swept up in the first season of Serial in late 2014. Since, hundreds of true crime podcasts—including our own, Case Closed (available now!)—and documentaries have captivated armchair detectives and true crime fanatics who can’t seem to get enough…. Read more
From Reservoir Dogs to The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino has put together hit after hit over an illustrious and storied directorial career. But with so many good films under his belt, we want to know which is your favorite!
When you think of the best of British crime drama, Ann Cleeves’s name is always near the top. From the highly successful Vera Stanhope series to the critically acclaimed Shetland Island mysteries (both of which have been adapted into fantastic television shows), Cleeves has cemented herself as a force to… Read more
As we inch closer and closer to the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, we can’t help but be reminded of George R. R. Martin’s fantastic A Song of Ice and Fire series that inspired the show. Although still unfinished, we want to know which book in the series is… Read more
To temper the anticipation of the publication of Linda Castillo’s 10th Kate Burkholder novel, A Gathering of Secrets, we decided to take a trip back to the very beginning with Sworn to Silence and reread our way to July 10th. Now, we want to know which Kate Burkholder novel is your favorite! Check… Read more