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On the Cover: Alma Katsu

Navigating a New Genre By J.H. Bográn In RED WIDOW, a young CIA officer is asked to track down the mole inside Russia Division who is giving up important assets—Russians that the…

Up Close: Peter Swanson

A Very Different—and Terrifying—Infidelity Thriller By Dawn Ius Abigail Baskin has always dreamed of her fairytale wedding—but she didn’t think she’d fall in love with a millionaire. Bruce Lamb is a nice…

Up Close: Peter Robinson

Writing in the Dark By April Snellings The latest entry in Peter Robinson’s popular, long-running Alan Banks series finds Detective Superintendent Alan Banks investigating the disappearance of his police-consultant friend Zelda, who’s…

Up Close: Alex Finlay

Debut Kicks off with a Gut Punch By Dawn Ius EVERY LAST FEAR begins with a gut punch. Nearly an entire family found dead. The local police are calling it an accident—an…

Up Close: C.J. Tudor

An Old Chapel and a Macabre Past By Dawn Ius C. J. Tudor doesn’t shy away from dark things. In her award-winning debut The Chalk Man, Tudor wove a chilling mystery about…

Up Close: Victoria Helen Stone

Trust No One By Angela Channell In THE LAST ONE HOME, the latest title by Jane Doe author Victoria Helen Stone, nobody can be trusted. Least of all your family. Lies and…

Up Close: Heather Graham

Writing A Standalone After A Decade By Dawn Ius You’d be hard pressed not to have read a book by—or at least heard about—Heather Graham. The New York Times bestselling author has…

Up Close: Alison Morton

Not a Happily-Ever-After Thriller By E.M. Powell One could be forgiven for thinking that a happy-ever-after awaits Melisende des Pittones, ex-intelligence analyst with the French special forces in Alison Morton’s new espionage…

Up Close: John Farrow

Visit to “Lady Jail” Inspires Thriller By Millie Naylor Hast When a prisoner is murdered in 1994 at the Joliette Institution for Women, known by its occupants as Lady Jail, Sergeant-Detective Émile…

Up Close: Joel C. Rosenberg

Navigating Dangerous Situations By Austin S. Camacho If you’re a fan of espionage fiction, you’re looking for that one book: the one where the CIA’s most valuable operative finds himself in the…

Up Close: J.A. Jance

A Lifetime of Thrills By Karen Hugg What’s special about J. A. Jance is she doesn’t just offer entertaining, compelling stories; she offers us entire lifetimes. With 65 books and four series…

Africa Scene: Tony Park

Exploring the Underground Crime World of Plant Smuggling By Michael Sears Although an Australian, Tony Park is the author of 18 bestselling thrillers set in Africa. A “once-in-a-lifetime” safari holiday to southern…

Audiofile Spotlight: 5 Questions with Thérèse Plummer

By Candace Levy Today’s guest narrator, Thérèse Plummer, reigns supreme in the court of audiobook series. Listeners may be most familiar with her performances of romantic fiction, but Thérèse’s voice is also…

BookTrib Spotlight: Sarah Penner

Secrets, Poison, and Revenge By Neil Nyren “She would come at daybreak – the woman whose letter I held in my hands, the woman whose name I did not yet know. “I…

ICONS: John le Carré

Master of the Espionage Thriller By Dawn Ius It’s no secret as to why John le Carré’s espionage fiction resonates with so many readers—the former spy-turned-novelist knew that deep down, we all…

Up Close: Andrew Mayne

Education Through the Magic of Storytelling By Dawn Ius Andrew Mayne has more than a few tricks up his sleeve—he’s an accomplished magician, deep sea diver, and consultant, not to mention skilled…

Up Close: Daniel Pyne

A Fascination with Memory By Dawn Ius Daniel Pyne is fascinated with the nature of memory—its reliability, its limitations and opportunities. How it grounds or defines us. It is this fascination, in…

On the Cover: Alison Wisdom

A Dark and Intriguing Debut By E.M. Powell Alison Wisdom’s dark debut WE CAN ONLY SAVE OURSELVES is an original and intriguing read. It’s the story of Alice Lange, the seemingly “perfect”…

On The Cover: Brad Taylor by Esme Addison

It’s All in the Details By Esme Addison There are certain types of books you read that are enhanced by the fact that the author has been there and done that. Police…

Up Close: Paul Vidich

Literary Work Disguised as a Spy Novel By Karen Hugg While Paul Vidich has never been a spy himself, you’d never know it after reading his novel THE MERCENARY. His portrayal of…

Up Close: Michael Koryta

In a Class of His Own By Rick Pullen New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta got the call from the records office at Indiana University shortly before he was scheduled to…

On the Cover: Walter Mosley

Easing Back into the Genre By Austin S. Camacho Readers who have been waiting for a new Easy Rawlins novel will cheer the arrival of BLOOD GROVE. The latest novel from Walter…

Up Close: Jonathan Kellerman

Slithering Back into Your TBR By Dawn Ius Jonathan Kellerman is accustomed to digging into the roots of evil. It’s often the motivating drive behind his writing—telling the stories that illuminate human…

Up Close: Elle Cosimano

Using Humor to Lighten Dark Times By Millie Naylor Hast In these fraught times, sometimes we all could use a good laugh, right? Elle Cosimano’s FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT dishes out…

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