On the Cover: Stephen Graham Jones

Slasher 101 By April Snellings For all the lip service that’s paid to the final girl, she rarely gets her due on screen. It’s no one’s fault, really—if you’re going to squeeze…

On the Cover: Rachel Howzell Hall

A Thrilling Coming of Age Mystery By Dawn Ius Curiosity shops have long been woven into the fabric of pop culture—brimming with historic artifacts and unusual trinkets, these often-quirky stores provide storytellers…

On the Cover: Vera Kurian

The Word ‘Scheming’ Takes on a Deadly Meaning By K.L. Romo “October 23. Will Bachman has sixty days to live.” Will is one of freshman Chloe Sevre’s reasons for attending college at…

Up Close: Megan Collins

Starting with a Title By Dawn Ius Megan Collins and her husband were out for breakfast when the seed for her third novel was planted. While enjoying pancakes and cheese omelets, the…

Up Close: Catriona Ward

‘The Darker the Tale, the Purer the Heart’ By April Snellings It doesn’t hit US bookstores until September 28, but Catriona Ward’s THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET is already famously difficult…

Up Close: Tori Eldridge

Things Get Personal for Lily Wong By Dawn Ius Lily Wong didn’t come quietly into the literary world. No, author Tori Eldridge’s Chinese-Norwegian modern-day ninja fought her way onto the scene in…

Up Close: Matthew FitzSimmons

Peering into the Future By Adam Meyer For many years, Matthew FitzSimmons—who has just published his sixth novel, CONSTANCE—was a writer who didn’t write. “I had spent about three or four years…

Up Close: Karen Hugg

Horticultural Mysteries with a Touch of Magic By Jaden Terrell Karen Hugg was born into a Polish family in a Polish neighborhood in Chicago. “My older relatives came to America because they…

Up Close: Hank Phillippi Ryan

Even a Perfect Life Has Secrets By K.L. Romo On Twitter, she’s dubbed #PerfectLily. That’s because Boston’s Channel 6 News investigative reporter Lily Atwood must be perfect when she’s on the air.…

Up Close: Isabella Maldonado

The FBI’s ‘Warrior Girl’ Takes on a Monster By Millie Naylor Hast “The story I wanted to tell is about amazing resilience in the face of adversity,” Isabella Maldonado says of her…

Up Close: Lynette Eason

Series Ends with a Bang By E.M. Powell HOSTILE INTENT might be the last in Lynette Eason’s Danger Never Sleeps romantic suspense series—but one could argue that it’s the best. It’s a…

Up Close: Diana Rodriguez Wallach

From Heart-Racing Thrillers to Spine-Tingling Horror By April Snellings Regardless of your religious beliefs, possession is one of the most disturbing tropes in supernatural horror. Few things are as terrifying as the…

Up Close: William Nikkel

A Military Tragedy, A Ruthless Plot, and Sharks—Lots of Sharks By Millie Naylor Hast Marine biologist Jack Ferrell sets sail on his 10th adventure in William Nikkel’s newest thriller, DEADLY TIDE. This…

Africa Scene: Femi Kayode

Fact and Fiction Intertwine in Stunning Debut By Michael Sears Nigeria has produced some excellent new mystery and thriller writers in recent years, and Femi Kayode is no exception. His debut novel,…

Death and Sensibility by Elizabeth Blake

By Charlie Cochrane Elizabeth Blake’s latest cozy mystery, DEATH AND SENSIBILITY, is set in the beautiful, historic English city of York. In it, bookstore owner Erin Coleridge seeks the scoundrel who silenced…

Bad Medicine by James B. Cohoon  

From busy hospitals in San Diego to the barren deserts of Arizona, this tension-filled thriller, the second installment of the Medical Students series, follows the life and death challenges, the surprising twists…

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