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Between the Lines: Andrews & Wilson

Starting a New Series with a Bang By José H. Bográn Authors Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson have had a bang-up couple of years. In addition to thrilling readers with installments of…

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Ian Rankin and William McIlvanney

Putting Layers Back on the Onion By Rick Pullen Crime is relative, especially when deciphering the layers of a Scottish crime novel. To the delight of many fans, Scotland’s famed crime novelists…

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: 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…

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: 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: 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: 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…

BookTrib Spotlight: Amanda Jayatissa

When Nightmares Follow You Halfway Around the World By Neil Nyren My hands were trembling slightly….I hate how they do that when I’m angry. I hate it when I’m angry. It makes…

AudioFile Spotlight: Talking with Author Louise Penny

AudioFile Spotlight: Talking with Author Louise Penny By Aurelia C. Scott Louise Penny says that plotting her bestselling mysteries about Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Quebec Sûreté is a balancing act.…

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,…

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: 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: 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…

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