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Between the Lines: Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver

Treading on Dangerous Territory By Dawn Ius Though Tess Gerritsen and Gary Braver have been friends and writing colleagues for more than 25 years, it wasn’t until the two chatted at a…

On the Cover: P.J. Vernon

  Writing First, Getting into Trouble Later By April Snellings In the opening pages of P. J. Vernon’s BATH HAUS, the reader has no doubt that Oliver Park is about to make…

On the Cover: Daryl Gregory

The Unexpected Gift of Lockdown By April Snellings In THE ALBUM OF DR. MOREAU, Detective Luce Delgado and her pun-loving partner are tasked with solving the grisly murder of a music producer…

On the Cover: Maureen Johnson

Johnson Returns to Truly Devious Universe with Gripping Spinoff By Dawn Ius When the last novel in New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson’s Truly Devious trilogy hit shelves in 2019, fans…

Up Close: George Ebey

Swashbuckling Adventure from Earth to…Mars By Tim O’Mara At the start of ROVER by George Ebey, Helen Hunter is just a techie teen who likes to play online games, build custom robots,…

Up Close: Don Bentley

Achievement Unlocked By José H. Bográn Fresh off his success as a solo author—his debut is up for an ITW award this year—Don Bentley sits behind the wheel of Tom Clancy’s Jack…

Up Close: Kate White

Family, Money, and Murder By Dawn Ius Kate White has spent a lot of time in the company of actors. First, in her former job as editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, and these days…

Up Close: Eric Van Lustbader

Confronting the Past By Don Helin New York Times and internationally bestselling author Eric Van Lustbader returns with another page-turning thriller featuring his compelling and heroic protagonist, Evan Ryder. In THE KOBALT…

Up Close: Lisa Unger

Finding a Home for the Darkness By Dawn Ius It’s no secret Lisa Unger is passionate about writing. With each novel, she pushes herself to be better, to tell the story in…

Up Close: Nicci French

Allegation of Adultery, Postmortem By K.L. Romo “Moments when your life changes: there will always be a before and an after, separated, perhaps, by a knock at the door. I had been…

Up Close: David Housewright

Secondary Characters Take the Lead By Angela Channell Most writers embarking on the 18th installment of their fan-favorite series—not to mention their 25th title overall—would be eager to send their hero somewhere…

Up Close: Hannah Mary McKinnon

Vanishing Act By K.L. Romo One man with amnesia and two women who love him play a deadly game of hide and seek in bestselling author Hannah Mary McKinnon’s latest thriller, YOU…

Up Close: Taylor Adams

Processing Loss; Reconciling Truth By José H. Bográn Taylor Adams’s new novel HAIRPIN BRIDGE is about a young woman determined to prove her twin sister’s suicide was really a murder—and to catch…

Up Close: Clare Mackintosh

Piecing Together an Intense Puzzle By Karen Hugg Clare Mackintosh has never feared flying. She boarded her first airplane at 17-years-old for a trip to Greece with a friend and has loved…

Up Close: Susan Elia MacNeal

History in Rhythm By Esme Addison Susan Elia MacNeal is the author of the New York Times, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today-bestselling Maggie Hope mystery series, starting with the Edgar Award-nominated and…

Up Close: Dolores Redondo

Thrilling Action Across Time and Continents By E.M. Powell Millions of readers worldwide have already come to know and love Dolores Redondo’s homicide inspector Amaia Salazar through her bestselling Baztán Trilogy. Now…

Up Close: Laura Lippman

A Twisty Tale of Psychological Suspense By R.G. Belsky Laura Lippman’s bestselling and acclaimed books have been described by many people as “unique” and “twisty” tales of psychological suspense, much different than…

Up Close: Brian Pinkerton

Taking Readers on an Adventure By Austin S. Camacho What if millions tuned into a virtual reality program while society collapsed around them? That intriguing question, and its chilling answers, will hold…

AudioFile Spotlight: Five Questions with Marin Ireland

Five Questions with Marin Ireland By Candace Levy Do you ever pick an audiobook based solely on the narrator? You can count on Marin Ireland to create an emotionally charged atmosphere that…

Africa Scene: Mike Nicol

A Heady Mix for a Thriller By Michael Sears Mike Nicol is a talented South African novelist and stylist, and every one of his thrillers is a treat. He’s also a writing…

BookTrib Spotlight: Rebecca Starford

In World War II London, Espionage Shows Its Dark Side By Neil Nyren “You always did like art, didn’t you, Evelyn? And books. Clever as you were. You always thought you were…

Between the Lines: Jake Tapper

The Art of Juggling By April Snellings If you think you don’t have time to write a novel, Jake Tapper is here to disabuse you of that notion. Since he was named…

On the Cover: Mia P. Manansala

Filipino Food with a Side of Murder Makes for an Appetizing Read By Karen Hugg Author Mia P. Manansala’s earliest memories of food were of eggs and rice. “Sometimes with a side…

Up Close: Geling Yan

Secrets Laid Bare Under a Cloak of Anonymity By Dawn Ius You probably don’t have to look past your own computer—or phone—screen to come up with at least one way the internet…

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