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Up Close: Jennifer McMahon

Where Monsters Dwell By April Snellings Jennifer McMahon’s suspense novels often sidle up to the borders of the horror genre—her 2007 debut, Promise Not to Tell, was a ghost story dressed up…

Up Close: Linwood Barclay

A Visit from the Past Wreaks Havoc in the Present By K.L. Romo What happens to your new life when your wife who disappeared six years ago suddenly reemerges? In bestselling author…

Up Close: Anne Heltzel

Motherhood Is a Cult By April Snellings In Anne Heltzel’s adult horror debut, a young woman who managed to escape the clutches of a cult when she was a child falls prey…

AudioFile Spotlight: Bites of Fright: Mystery Short Story

Bites of Fright: Mystery Short Story Collections By Ellen Quint We have great respect and admiration for writers who can capture the essence of characters and generate engaging plots in the limited…

Africa Scene: Vivian de Klerk

Portrait of a Sociopath By Michael Sears Vivian de Klerk had an impressive academic career at Rhodes University in the Eastern Cape for more than 30 years. When she retired, she turned…

International Thrills: Vanessa Savage

The Fascination of Dark Tourism By Dawn Ius Vanessa Savage used to write books with an expected Happily-Ever-After—but her fascination with the darker side of humanity led her to write crime fiction.…

BookTrib Spotlight: Isabel Cañas

A Priest, A Bride, A Haunted Hacienda By Neil Nyren       It was my new conquest. My salvation. Mine…So why didn’t I feel safe when the enormous door of Hacienda San Isidro…

The Big Thrill’s Behavioral Analysis Unit: Jack Carr

Interview by Eric P. Bishop Jack Carr burst onto the writing scene in 2018 when his debut novel, The Terminal List, showed up on the “Best Of” lists for countless thriller critics…

Anthology: CRIME HITS HOME edited by S.J. Rozan

Home Is Where the Homicide Is By R.G. Belsky Home is where the homicide is. That’s the theme of CRIME HITS HOME—a fascinating new collection of short stories from some of mystery…

Up Close: Sara Paretsky

Warshawski Battles Crime and COVID By R.G. Belsky Bestselling author Sara Paretsky says writing during the pandemic has been difficult for her—but the result is an exciting new V.I. Warshawski thriller called…

The Big Thrill’s Behavioral Analysis Unit: Lisa Scottoline

By Eric P. Bishop Bestselling author Lisa Scottoline epitomizes the words “successful writer.” With 30 million copies of her novels published in more than 35 countries, Scottoline is a force to be…

On the Cover: Gilly Macmillan

Friend or Foe? No One Knows  By K.L. Romo In her newest thriller, THE LONG WEEKEND, bestselling author Gilly Macmillan takes readers deep into the forest of Northumbria, near the border between…

On the Cover: David Baldacci

David Baldacci Took Control of his Career—By Not Taking Royalties By Rick Pullen Like them or not, royalties rule the day in publishing—regardless of whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned bestseller.…

Up Close: Heather Graham

Apocalyptic Execution in the Everglades By K. L. Romo The Book of Revelation’s Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse take center stage in bestselling author Heather Graham’s second novel in the Four Horsemen…

Up Close: Timothy David Mack

An Adventure Thriller with Revolution and Natural Dangers By Karen Hugg When Kevin McNeill visited the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina in 2012, he had no idea he’d soon be writing a…

Up Close: Carole Lawrence by E.M. Powell

Same Era, New Sleuth By E.M. Powell Fans of historical mysteries will need no introduction to Carole Lawrence. Her Detective Inspector Ian Hamilton novels set in 1880s Edinburgh have gained her a…

Up Close: Tessa Wegert

A Family Reunion to Avoid By Rebecca Fields Tessa Wegert is back with DEAD WIND, a tense thriller featuring returning heroine Shana Merchant. DEAD WIND is the latest in the series that…

Up Close: Annie Ward

Vindication Never Felt So Good By K.L. Romo It seems the women of the prestigious Falcon Academy in affluent Falcon Valley, Colorado, have three options: 1) tell the truth, 2) run away,…

Up Close: Sarah Pinborough

The Madness of No Sleep By Dawn Ius An estimated 70 million Americans are affected by sleep disorders every year, with chronic insomnia impacting a whopping 10 to 15 percent of them.…

Up Close: James Rollins

Humankind Goes Head-to-Head with Mother Nature By José H. Bográn James Rollins returns with another Sigma Force adventure in THE KINGDOM OF BONES—a sprawling jungle epic, where humankind goes head-to-head against Mother…

Up Close: Carter Wilson

Unable to Bury the Past By Dawn Ius After writing more than a half dozen standalone thrillers, Carter Wilson had no intention of writing a series, or even connecting any of the…

Up Close: Andrews and Wilson

Powerful Character Returns in Second Shepherds Book By Dawn Ius You don’t have to love military thrillers to know the names Jeffrey Wilson and Brian Andrews—though you’ve likely read a few books…

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