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sweetdee
November 17 2017

Audiobook Review: Murder on the Orient Express, Read by Kenneth Branagh

In addition to directing the new version of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, Kenneth Branagh expertly narrates a new audiobook recording of this classic Poirot mystery. Before...
DavidCranmer
November 17 2017

Review: Stealing Ghosts by Lance Charnes

Stealing Ghosts by Lance Charnes is the second book in the DeWitt Agency Files series. The DeWitt Agency opens for business again, and I, for one, appreciate the clever way that author Lance Charnes...
AmberKeller
November 16 2017

Review: A Season to Lie by Emily Littlejohn

A Season to Lie by Emily Littlejohn is the second Detective Gemma Monroe novel, where a twisted killer stalks his prey in the dead of winter. Read Emily Littlejohn's guest post about using weather...
DavidCranmer
November 14 2017

Review: Blood Run by Jamie Freveletti

Blood Run by Jamie Freveletti is the fifth book in the Emma Caldridge series, where the biochemist and her team must stop the spread of a smallpox virus and avoid the ruthless government attempting...
JBValeri
November 14 2017

Review: Seeds of Revenge by Wendy Tyson

Seeds of Revenge by Wendy Tyson is the third book in the Greenhouse Mystery series. Wendy Tyson has a background in law and psychology, which lends itself nicely to her endeavors as a crime fiction...
MeghanHarker
November 14 2017

Review: The Eterna Solution by Leanna Renee Hieber

The Eterna Solution by Leanna Renee Hieber is the climactic third installment of The Eterna Files series, delivering a delightful Gaslamp fantasy set in 19th-century New York and Washington D.C. that...
MyBookishWays
November 13 2017

Review: Turn on the Heat by Erle Stanley Gardner

Turn on the Heat by Erle Stanley Gardner is considered one of the best Cool and Lam novels in the acclaimed series, now made available from Hard Case Crime. Love old-school suspense yarns?...
DavidCranmer
November 13 2017

Review: The Savage by Frank Bill

The Savage by Frank Bill is an unnerving vision of a fractured America gone terribly wrong and a study of what happens when the last systems of morality and society collapse (available November...
AshKAlexander
November 9 2017

Review: City of Lies by Victoria Thompson

City of Lies by Victoria Thompson—author of the beloved Gaslight Mysteries—is the first in an exciting new series featuring Elizabeth Miles, a woman on the run during WWI and the women's...
DavidCranmer
November 9 2017

Review: Trading Down by Stephen Norman

Trading Down by Stephen Norman is a fast-paced cyberthriller set inside an investment bank under cyber-attack. A novel on the banking infrastructure and what could happen if it was obliterated is...
MyBookishWays
November 8 2017

Review: Trespass by Anthony Quinn

Trespass by Anthony Quinn is the fourth book in the Inspector Celsius Daly series, catapulting Daly into the search for a missing boy that leads to an unsolved mystery from the era of The...
DavidCranmer
November 7 2017

Review: The Midnight Line by Lee Child

The Midnight Line by Lee Child is the 22nd book in the Jack Reacher series. I dip into the Jack Reacher novels every few years and have enjoyed these visits with the wandering, destructive,...
JBValeri
November 7 2017

Review: Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke

Every Breath You Take by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke follows television producer’s Laurie Moran investigation of the unsolved Met Gala murder—in which a wealthy widow...
ArdiAlspach
November 7 2017

Review: Dark Asylum by E. S. Thomson

Dark Asylum by E. S. Thomson is the second book in the Jem Flockhart series, which is set in a crumbling Victorian asylum where a gruesome murder is committed and explores the early science of...
JBValeri
November 6 2017

Review: Dead of Winter by Wendy Corsi Staub

Dead of Winter by Wendy Corsi Staub is the third book in the Lily Dale Mysteries series (available November 7, 2017). New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is a veritable powerhouse....
ArdiAlspach
November 6 2017

Review: Bonfire by Krysten Ritter

Bonfire by Krysten Ritter is a gripping, tightly wound suspense novel about a woman forced to confront her past in the wake of small-town corruption (available November 7, 2017). Krysten Ritter...
MyBookishWays
November 3 2017

Review: Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, Edited by Jonathan Maberry & Bryan Thomas Schmidt

Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, edited by Jonathan Maberry and Bryan Thomas Schmidt, is an original collection of stories in the Joe Ledger universe. I’m an unabashed fangirl when it comes to Jonathan...
bookcrazie
November 3 2017

The Poe Myth Still Buried: Reviewing PBS’s Buried Alive

This week, PBS aired a documentary on Poe titled, Buried Alive. It should have been, Buried Anew. It was too much to hope that the film would actually set the record straight about...
MyBookishWays
November 1 2017

Review: The Extraditionist by Todd Merer

The Extraditionist by Todd Merer is the first book in the Benn Bluestone Thriller series.  Drug lawyer Benn Bluestone is kind of a jerk. He likes the ladies a little too much, he...
ThomasPluck
November 1 2017

Review: World Enough by Clea Simon

World Enough is an intriguing, hard-hitting, intricately-plotted mystery set in Boston’s clubland and marks an exciting new departure for cozy author Clea Simon. It's only rock 'n...
JBValeri
October 31 2017

Review: Buzz Killer by Tom Straw

Buzz Killer by Tom Straw is the first in a prospective new series featuring NYC Public Defender Macie Wild and Gunnar Cody, an ex-detective dismissed from the NYPD’s elite surveillance...
ThomasPluck
October 30 2017

The Deuce Season Finale, 1.08: “My Name Is Ruby” Episode Review

Take what comes. But show no ambition. Sandra learns that corruption and power are perpetual motion machines. Her source won’t go on the record. He’s taken a deal of his own and...
dvaleris
October 26 2017

Review: Dying to Live by Michael Stanley

Dying to Live by Michael Stanley is the sixth crime novel to feature the humble and endearing Detective Kubu, set against the richly beautiful backdrop of Botswana. I’m a big fan of the...
JBValeri
October 26 2017

Review: The Kill Circle by David Freed

The Kill Circle by David Freed is the sixth offering in the Cordell Logan series, a fast-paced thriller that is brimming with action and humor (available October 31, 2017). There’s...
MyBookishWays
October 24 2017

Review: Her Last Day by T.R. Ragan

Her Last Day by T.R. Ragan is the first book in a new series about PI Jessie Cole (available October 24, 2017). PI Jessie Cole is having a bad day. She’s following a guy that’s...
JanetWebb
October 24 2017

Review: Mind Game by Iris Johansen

Mind Game by Iris Johansen is the 22nd book in the Eve Duncan series and a propulsive thriller that’s impossible to put down (available October 24, 2017). Take a visual tour of Mind Game with...
EllisonCooper
October 23 2017

5 Reasons I Love Mindhunter

When I saw the teaser for the new Netflix show Mindhunter, I was skeptical of yet another televised police procedural. I also wondered if following the historical origins of the FBI's Behavioral...
ThomasPluck
October 23 2017

The Deuce 1.07: “Au Reservoir” Episode Review

Well, I am a degenerate. I can be a nitpicky viewer, and last time I pointed out the lack of heroin in The Deuce’s fairy tale of New York. And what do you know? We get an overdose this...
JBValeri
October 20 2017

Review: The Killer Who Hated Soup by Bill A. Brier

The Killer Who Hated Soup by Bill A. Brier is the first book in the new Killer Who Hated series, featuring amateur photographer/sleuth Bucky Ontario and his adventures in the fictional town of...
AngieBarry
October 20 2017

The Deep and Twisted Roots of Lore

Werewolves. Witches. Vampires. Ghosts. Monsters. They’ve rampaged, romanced, and revenged across our screens for a century and have populated our stories—both oral and written—since...