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Leslie Gilbert Elman
June 26 2017

Grantchester 3.01: Episode Review

You might recall that the former archdeacon in Grantchester left under a cloud of “embarrassment” last season. That’s the politest way to describe what occurred. Suffice it to...
JBValeri
June 23 2017

Review: Lowcountry Bonfire by Susan M. Boyer

Lowcountry Bonfire by Susan M. Boyer is the 6th book in the Liz Talbot Mystery series (available June 27, 2017). Southern scribe Susan M. Boyer revisits her USA Today bestselling series with...
dvaleris
June 23 2017

Review: Indigo by Charlaine Harris

In Indigo, Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James Moore, and Mark Morris join forces to bring you...
ArdiAlspach
June 22 2017

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: “The Murdered Bride” Episode Review

HLN, a channel affiliated with CNN, has released their first acquired produced content (Nutopia) in Beyond Reasonable Doubt, and true crime fans should rejoice at this news! The first three episodes...
AmberKeller
June 22 2017

Review: A God in the Shed by J-F. Dubeau

A God in the Shed by J-F. Dubeau is a chilling paranormal thriller about a small town and a powerful, evil god that wreaks havoc among its citizens.  This turned out to be one of my favorite...
dvaleris
June 21 2017

Review: Kangaroo Too by Curtis C. Chen

Set in the same world as Waypoint Kangaroo, Curtis C. Chen's Kangaroo Too is bursting with adrenaline and intrigue in this unique outer-space adventure. Hurray! Finally, the sequel to Curtis...
ThomasPluck
June 20 2017

Review: The Force by Don Winslow

The Force by Don Winslow is a haunting and heartbreaking story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable...
DavidCranmer
June 19 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 5, 6, and 7

Part 5: “Case Files” In prison, Bad Coop (Kyle MacLachlan), observing his reflection, flashes back a quarter of a century to The Great Northern Hotel where he had smashed his head...
DavidCranmer
June 19 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.08: “Come to Jesus” Review

The season finale sees the long overdue returns of Anansi and Bilquis. While Mr. Nancy (Orlando Jones) is tailoring suits for big cheese Wednesday (Ian McShane) and his henchman Shadow (Ricky Whittle),...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
June 19 2017

Grantchester 3.00: Christmas Special Episode Review

Behold, I bring you tidings of great joy … Grantchester has returned. And this episode, which aired in the U.K. last December, opens with a rehearsal for a Christmas pageant. Thus, the aforementioned...
Debbie.Meldrum
June 16 2017

Review: The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards

The Lucky Ones by Mark Edwards is a terrifying new thriller that follows a down-on-his-luck dad and his bullied son, an out-of-place detective, and a serial killer that connects them all. Read...
AmberKeller
June 15 2017

Review: Shiver Hitch by Linda Greenlaw

Shiver Hitch by Linda Greenlaw is the third book in the Jane Bunker Mystery series. Author Linda Greenlaw spins quite a yarn with this Jane Bunker series installment. There’s murder, snow,...
DavidCranmer
June 14 2017

Review: The Mentor by Lee Matthew Goldberg

The Mentor by Lee Matthew Goldberg is a twisty, nail-biting thriller that explores how the love of words can lead to a deadly obsession with the fate of all those connected hanging in the balance. Take...
MyBookishWays
June 13 2017

Review: The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers

The Forgotten Girl by Rio Youers is a dark mystery about a girl with a special power to selectively erase memories, the dark and dangerous group out to get her, and a man who searches for the girl he...
DirkRobertson
June 12 2017

Review: Knife Creek by Paul Doiron

Knife Creek by Paul Doiron is the 8th book in the Mike Bowditch Mystery series. Mike Bowditch works for the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife along with his partner, Stacy. They could...
CorrinaLawson
June 12 2017

Review: A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot

A Merciful Truth by Kendra Elliot is the second book in the Mercy Kilpatrick series, where the survivalist FBI agent must investigate a local antigovernment militia before more people get hurt. Read...
DavidCranmer
June 12 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.07: “A Prayer for Mad Sweeney” Review

At the Ibis and Jacquel funeral home, the bodies are piling up and keeping the godly duo busy. But Jacquel notes Ibis’s fingers are itching to return to writing and excuses his partner to...
JBValeri
June 12 2017

Review: The Switch by Joseph Finder

The Switch by Joseph Finder is a timely, electrifying new thriller where a simple mix up throws one innocent man into the crosshairs of sinister government secrets and ruthless political ambitions...
DavidCranmer
June 8 2017

From Westlake with Love: Exploring Donald Westlake’s Lost Bond Novel, Forever and a Death

The James Bond I prefer, the “real” James Bond, is the one that exists outside of the bloated, by-the-numbers films. The highly profitable franchise produced few faithful adaptations,...
jenny_maloney
June 8 2017

Review: The Himalayan Codex by Bill Schutt & J. R. Finch

The Himalayan Codex by Bill Schutt & J. R. Finch follows zoologist and adventurer Captain R. J. MacCready as he is sent to the frozen mountain valleys of Tibet to find a creature of legend...
JBValeri
June 8 2017

Review: Cast the First Stone by James W. Ziskin

Cast the First Stone by James W. Ziskin is the 5th book in the Ellie Stone Mysteries series. Edgar-, Anthony-, Barry-, and Lefty-nominated author James W. Ziskin infuses his fiction with the...
AngieBarry
June 7 2017

Review: The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg

The Daughter of Sherlock Holmes by Leonard Goldberg is a new thrilling tale of the great detective’s daughter and her companion Dr. John Watson, Jr. as they investigate a murder at the...
JBValeri
June 6 2017

Review: DIS MEM BER by Joyce Carol Oates

DIS MEM BER: and Other Stories of Mystery and Suspense by Joyce Carol Oates is a meticulously crafted, deeply disquieting collection of seven short stories centered on girls and women confronting the...
DavidCranmer
June 5 2017

Page to Screen: American Gods 1.06: “A Murder of Gods” Review

The Coming to America segments have been my personal favorites thus far in the first season of American Gods, so much so that they often steal the show. But what a disappointment this week’s...
MyBookishWays
June 5 2017

Review: The End of Temperance Dare by Wendy Webb

Haunting and atmospheric, The End of Temperance Dare by Wendy Webb is another thrilling page-turner from the Queen of the Northern Gothic (available June 6, 2017). Crime beat journalist...
DeborahLacy
June 5 2017

Review: Need You Dead by Peter James

Set in Brighton and Sussex, England, Need You Dead by Peter James is the 13th book in the Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series (available June 6, 2017).  When Roy Grace had...
PeterFoy
June 2 2017

Krisha: A Look Back at Trey Edward Shults’s Unbelievable Debut Feature

For a number of reasons, it’s logical for people to perceive that the quality of indie cinema has diminished since the dawn of the new millennium. After the auteur slump in the early 1980s,...
JBValeri
June 2 2017

Review: You’ll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron

You'll Never Know, Dear by Hallie Ephron is an addictive novel of psychological suspense about three generations of women haunted by a little girl’s disappearance and the porcelain doll...
dvaleris
June 1 2017

Review: He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly is a gripping tale of the lies we tell to save ourselves, the truths we cannot admit, and how far we will go to make others believe our side of the story (available June...
DirkRobertson
May 30 2017

Review: Tom Clancy’s Op-Center: Dark Zone by George Galdorisi & Jeff Rovin

In Dark Zone, a race-to-the-finish thriller in the New York Times-bestselling Tom Clancy's Op-Center series, the brutal murder of an undercover agent reveals a plot to incite a full-fledged war...