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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…

On the Cover: Tracy Clark

Digging for Character Gold By April Snellings Cassandra Raines, the cop-turned-private investigator who leads author Tracy Clark’s Chicago Mystery series, is relentless. She won’t back away from a challenge, and she won’t…

Up Close: Grady Hendrix

Final Girls and Kung Fu Movies By April Snellings In Grady Hendrix’s new novel, six women who survived horrific attacks in their teens gather every month to commiserate in the basement of…

Up Close: A. R. Torre

Some Lies Are Worth Telling By Millie Naylor Hast Is there ever a good lie? A. R. Torre sets out to explore the question in her latest psychological suspense, THE GOOD LIE,…

Up Close: David Bell

Connecting Through Emotion By P.J. Bodnar In every professor’s career, there’s one or maybe two students who are smarter or more talented than their professor. For Dr. Connor Nye, Madeline O’Brien is…

Up Close: Spencer Quinn

Taking on a Charming Dog’s Life By Karen Hugg Peter Abrahams’s first dog was a pretty little golden retriever named Bailey. She liked to trot alongside the author during his jogs and…

Up Close: Riley Sager

Boiling It Down to Basics By Dawn Ius Riley Sager needed a break. Burnt out both physically and emotionally by the pandemic but still facing a deadline, Sager knew he couldn’t churn…

Up Close: Louise Candlish

Staking Her Claim in Psychological Suspense By E.M. Powell Londoners tend to have a somewhat love/grumble relationship with their Tube network. There’s plenty of love for a half-empty carriage and a welcome…

Up Close: Kathy Reichs

Infectious Diseases, Genome Mapping, and Death By Dawn Ius New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs has always been fascinated with the evolution of technology, in particular when that evolution happens ahead…

Up Close: Karin Slaughter

Capturing Tragedy in a Way Nonfiction Can’t By Dawn Ius Karin Slaughter recalls reading about the Spanish flu in high school—passages in textbooks that only skimmed the surface of a pandemic that…

Up Close: Liv Constantine

Memories Make the World Go Round…Or Crash and Burn By K.L. Romo “I don’t remember.” So says protagonist Addison Hope in bestselling author-duo Liv Constantine’s newest thriller, THE STRANGER IN THE MIRROR.…

Up Close: Laura McHugh

So Many Ways to Disappear By April Snellings In Laura McHugh’s stunning fourth novel, WHAT’S DONE IN DARKNESS, a teenage girl is kidnapped in broad daylight from her family’s roadside produce stand…

Up Close: Carol Goodman

Truth, Trauma, and the Legacy of Abuse By K.L. Romo “We can’t build a safe—or just or free—world by burying the secrets of the past or hiding injustices or by telling only…

Up Close: Hilary Davidson

Over to the Dark Side By Rick Pullen It was a dark time. Everything had started falling apart around Hilary Davidson. Four close friends had told the award-winning novelist their marriages were…

Up Close: Jeff Abbott

Nothing in Common—Except Tragedy By José H. Bográn Jeff Abbott’s new novel, the devilishly titled AN AMBUSH OF WIDOWS, is about two women with nothing in common except a tragedy. An “ambush”…

BookTrib Spotlight: Willa C. Richards

A Family, and a City, Confront Their Monsters By Neil Nyren “Memory, of course, is also a story. It feels like the truth, especially when there is no one to dispute your…

International Thrills: Greg Buchanan

Video Game Style of Storytelling Propels Plot By Angela Channel Greg Buchanan’s debut opens with a bone-chilling puzzle set by an unknown assailant—a puzzle that unfortunately involves the subject of the novel’s…

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: 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…

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…

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: 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…

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