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On the Cover: Tracey Lien

She Wants You to Know How It Feels By K.L. Romo Insight into identity, community, and inherited trauma wraps around a murder investigation in ALL THAT’S LEFT UNSAID. In her powerful debut,…

Up Close: Lisa Black

A Thrilling Opener to a Don’t-Miss Forensic Science Series By Millie Naylor Hast With RED FLAGS, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Black steps out with a new series featuring forensic scientists…

Up Close: Cate Holahan

Navigating the Pandemic in a Fictional World By Mindy Carlson In Cate Holahan’s new novel, THE DARKNESS OF OTHERS, Imani Banks is a wife, mother, and psychiatrist struggling to hold her world…

Up Close: Linda Hurtado Bond

Intersecting Careers Make for Thrilling Fiction By Lisa Malice As an award-winning TV journalist with more than 30 years in the business, Linda Hurtado Bond has worked more real-life murder stories in…

Up Close: Meg Elison

Being a Literary Star Isn’t All It’s Written Up to Be By K.L. Romo Everyone loves fame and fortune, right? But what happens when a fan’s obsession turns into a deadly pursuit…

Up Close: Daco S. Auffenorde

Haunted By a Past She Can’t Recall By Rebecca Fields She’s haunted by a past she can’t remember. A beautiful woman wakes in a hospital bed, shackled and confused. She’s been in…

Up Close: Alice Feeney

A Birthday Party on a Remote Island Turns Deadly By Dawn Ius To say Daisy Darker has a dysfunctional family might be oversimplifying things. They aren’t exactly close—in fact, some of them…

Up Close: Kelly J. Ford

Real Bad Things Is Really Good By Dawn Ius Where do you get your ideas from? It’s a cliché question and one most authors hate—often because they can’t remember, precisely, what sparked…

Up Close: Deanna Raybourn

Upping the Stakes By Dawn Ius New York Times bestselling author Deanna Raybourn had her feet firmly planted in the past when her editor called with a challenge she couldn’t pass up:…

Up Close: Catherine McKenzie

Be Careful What You Wish For By Dawn Ius The Old Boys’ Club still exists—and women are tired of fighting it. Author Catherine McKenzie says she for sure is. And that’s one…

Up Close: Scott Turow

“Sextortion” and a Pinky Swear By K.L. Romo Since the ’80s, readers have considered bestselling author Scott Turow a king in the legal thriller genre, and in SUSPECT, he does not disappoint.…

BookTrib Spotlight: Alaina Urquhart

A Lesson in Fear from Someone Who Knows By Neil Nyren Hunting at night is a lesson in fear. It teaches you to control your instincts and accept the unfamiliar sounds that…

International Thrills: John Connolly

Two Parker Thrills for the Price of One By Allison McKnight For those Charlie Parker fans perusing the pages of this month’s edition of The Big Thrill, we have an additional big…

International Thrills: Gillian McAllister

Time-Loops and Cosmic Do-Overs By K.L. Romo How do you prevent a murder after it’s already happened? That’s the question in bestselling author Gillian McAllister’s newest thriller WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME, a…

Africa Scene: Michael Stanley

Murder Kicks Off Eighth in Series By Kwei Quartey Michael Stanley is the writing partnership of Stanley Trollip and Michael Sears. Their mystery series features a large detective in the Botswana Criminal…

The Big Thrill’s Behavioral Analysis Unit: Adam Hamdy

By Eric P. Bishop Acclaimed author Adam Hamdy accomplished a task many would love to emulate—he burst out of the corporate world and into the literary universe with his Pendulum Trilogy, and…

Between the Lines: Gabino Iglesias

The Spaces Between By April Snellings If you’re a writer who uses Twitter, there’s a good chance Gabino Iglesias has talked you through a rough day. Thanks to a devoted base of…

On the Cover: Amina Akhtar

All Is Not Well in Wellness Town By Dawn Ius Between Instagram influencers, TikTok phenomenons, and the latest celebrity pushing their “new” products on you, some fairly ridiculous wellness trends have recently…

On the Cover: Amanda Jayatissa

Happily Never After By Dawn Ius Though she’d been to New York numerous times, Sri Lankan author Amanda Jayatissa made the long journey for the first time post COVID for a very…

Up Close: Dean Koontz

Synchronicities, Cults, and Coincidences By Allison McKnight Dean Koontz needs no introduction (but here we are, introducing him anyway). With 14 of his novels hitting #1 on the New York Times Bestseller…

Up Close: Chuck Hogan

The Jewel Heist That Brought Down a Chicago Crime Syndicate By K.L. Romo The mob is back in bestselling author Chuck Hogan’s new thriller, GANGLAND. But this time, instead of the Irish…

Up Close: Catherine Coulter

Vigilante Justice and Chopin’s Prelude in D Flat Major By K.L. Romo Texas transplant and prolific bestselling author Catherine Coulter, whose sanity saver is a tub of guac and an endless bag…

Up Close: Megan Miranda

Peace and Sinister Intent Found in Nature By Mindy Carlson Megan Miranda, author of the New York Times bestselling novel, All the Missing Girls, and Reece Witherspoon Book Club pick The Last…

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