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Between the Lines: Megan Abbott

The Slow Burn of a Ballet Thriller By Karen Hugg When Megan Abbott saw The Nutcracker for the first time, she was enthralled. “Such magic and mystery,” she says, “and a young…

On the Cover: Richard Chizmar

The Accidental Creation of a New Genre By April Snellings Horror fans know Richard Chizmar as the founder of the influential genre magazine Cemetery Dance; a prolific author, editor, and anthologizer of…

On the Cover: Joy Fielding

The Secrets of a Close-Knit Community By Dawn Ius Joy Fielding struggled to write when the pandemic started. She and her husband had just returned from their Florida home to ride out…

Up Close: Catherine Coulter

Listening to the Voices By E.M. Powell A new release from Catherine Coulter is always a special treat for suspense thriller fans—fans who will devour VORTEX, the latest in the bestselling author’s…

Up Close: Robyn Harding

Pushing Perfection to the Edge By Dawn Ius We all know a family like them—wealthy, successful, beautiful. Perfect. At least, that’s the façade they present to the world, often online, where social…

Up Close: Brad Parks

Navigating Unthinkable Choices By Adam Meyer Brad Parks knows exactly when he realized he had a can’t-miss idea for his new novel, UNTHINKABLE. The premise is both incredibly epic and utterly personal:…

Up Close: Sandra Brown

Trading One Pandemic for Another By Dawn Ius International bestselling author Sandra Brown knew only one thing when she sat down to write her 2021 thriller—she did not, under any circumstances, want…

Up Close: Seraphina Nova Glass

Perfect Mom and Wife? Skilled Liar? Or Both? By K.L. Romo “Sometimes, the truth will not set you free, but do quite the opposite.” So learns devoted wife and mother Melanie Hale…

Up Close: Melissa Larsen

Bursting with Fog and Wind…and Murder By Dawn Ius Everyone deals with grief differently. Some look inward. Others seek support from family and friends. And a few…run from it. That’s certainly the…

Up Close: Amber Garza

Motherly Love Can Be Deadly By K.L. Romo In her newest thriller, WHERE I LEFT HER, bestselling author Amber Garza once again takes readers into a mother’s worst nightmare. Whitney Carter is…

Up Close: Brian Freeman

Shepherding a Series By Steve P. Vincent Robert Ludlum’s Jason Bourne series is an icon of the thriller genre, loved by millions of book and film fans for its propulsive action. Since…

Up Close: Kate Myles

Ambition, Money, Sex, and Disaster By Millie Naylor Hast The slick, ruthless world of Hollywood comes alive in Kate Myles’s riveting debut, THE RECEPTIONIST. In this domestic psychological thriller, Emily is at…

Up Close: Pamela Crane

Psychopath Sparks Writing Career By Jaden Terrell Ask 100 authors how their writing journey began, and most will mention a family of storytellers, a loved one who fostered a love of books,…

International Thrills: Catherine Ryan Howard

From ‘Untitled Lockdown Novel’ to 56 DAYS By April Snellings When Catherine Ryan Howard sat down to write what will inevitably be called her “pandemic thriller,” it wasn’t really the pandemic she…

AudioFile: Capturing the Thrills of ThrillerFest

Capturing the Thrills of ThrillerFest By Ellen Quint This year, ThrillerFest took place as a series of virtual events from June 28 thru July 10. Now all the attendants can access the…

International Thrills: Peter James

Just a Terabyte Ahead of His Time By Rick Pullen When it comes to British crime fiction, Peter James stands on top of the world. Literally. He’s sold more than 20 million…

Africa Scene: Tony Park

Magic—or Murder? By Michael Sears BLOOD TRAIL is Tony Park’s terrific new thriller set at a private game reserve and a nearby rural village, Killarney, bordering the Kruger National Park. Mia, an…

International Thrills: James Swallow

Life Imitating Art By José H. Bográn SHADOW is the fourth novel in James Swallow’s series featuring Marc Dane, an ex-MI6 field technician who now works as part of a privately-funded covert…

Debut Spotlight: Ashley Winstead

Anything to Win By José H. Bográn Ashley Winstead’s debut, the hauntingly titled IN MY DREAMS I HOLD A KNIFE, introduces us to Jessica Miller, an ambitious woman going to a college…

Killer’s Vault: Featuring Lis Rohm and Eric Roberts

Tread Carefully into the KILLER’S VAULT By K.L. Romo This podcast is not for the squeamish. But neither are serial killers. Like “True Crime” on steroids, KILLER’S VAULT dives into the chilling…

BookTrib Spotlight: Taylor Moore

High Drama on the Texas High Plains—A New Action Hero Is Born By Neil Nyren “It seemed the faster he ran, the closer his ghosts followed. And he shuddered to think what…

Between the Lines: S.A. Cosby

Making the Story Earn It By Dawn Ius Though he’s been picking away at short stories since the tender age of 12, S.A. Cosby recalls the exact moment he received what remains…

On the Cover: Tom Lin

A Western—Except the Protagonist is Chinese American By Charles Salzberg If you’re looking for Tom Lin’s debut novel on the shelves of your local bookstore, you might find it under Crime Fiction…

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