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Up Close: Sandra Brown

Setting—and Exceeding—the Bar By Dawn Ius After almost 80 books, New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown admits that it’s sometimes a challenge to find new ways to write. It’s not that…

Africa Scene: Andrew Harding

True Crime Grips Like a Thriller By Michael Sears Andrew Harding is a British journalist and author who has worked for BBC News since 1994. He covered the infamous case of Oscar…

BookTrib Spotlight: David Heska Wanbli Weiden

On an Indian Reservation, a Vigilante Seeks Justice By Neil Nyren On South Dakota’s Rosebud Reservation, Virgil Wounded Horse waits for a man named Guv Yellowhawk. Yellowhawk has raped a nine-year-old girl,…

Up Close: Brad Parks

Freewheeling on to the Next Thing By Adam Meyer A woman with hearing loss tries to navigate the mysterious disappearance of her husband, a brilliant scientist. An ex-cop on the verge of…

Between The Lines: Karen Dionne

On Incorporating Traditional Fairytale Elements By J. H. Bográn Three years after her smash hit The Marsh King’s Daughter, internationally bestselling author Karen Dionne returns to familiar ground in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula…

Up Close: Hank Phillippi Ryan

Embracing the Panic By April Snellings After 43 years as an investigative reporter, Hank Phillippi Ryan thinks, speaks, and dreams in the language of story. Though she didn’t get around to writing…

On the Cover: Christopher Reich

Globe-Trotting Novel Perfect Antidote for Cabin Fever By Adam Meyer At a time when many of us are suffering from cabin fever, Christopher Reich’s new novel, THE PALACE, feels like the perfect…

On the Cover: Alex Segura

Trouble Brewing in a Galaxy Far, Far Away By J. H. Bográn Some years after the demise of the Galactic Empire, trouble brews in a galaxy far far away. Sometimes, novels offer…

Up Close: Amber Garza

She Didn’t Just Want to Be Her, She Was Her By K. L. Romo “I’m calling to remind you of your well baby appointment this Friday at 10.” Lonely empty-nester Kelly Medina…

Up Close: Julia Heaberlin

Listening to the New Call from the Universe By E. M. Powell ‘’You can’t explain the magical process of building a plot that is not imagined ahead of time. It’s a wild…

Up Close: Poppy Gee

Contradictory and Complex Island Perfect Backdrop for Thriller By Jaden Terrell For the first 18 years of her life, Poppy Gee lived with her family on a small farm in Tasmania. For…

Up Close: Vanessa Savage

It Wasn’t an Accident By Millie Naylor Hast What would you do if something terrible happened, but you couldn’t remember it? In Vanessa Savage’s new psychological thriller THE WOODS, Tess Cooper tries…

Up Close: Jon Land

Paperback Writer: Land Has Lived It All By Rick Pullen Jon Land is a paperback writer. Or was. Most of his books today are released in hardback—an acknowledgement of his status and…

On the Cover: Jenny Milchman

A Mother of a Modification By Dawn Ius When Jenny Milchman realized she’d be releasing a novel during an unprecedented global shut-down, she of course had all the same concerns as everyone…

Up Close: Alex Gilly

Every Life Has a Price By Dawn Ius Alex Gilly could have given up writing after the success of his debut thriller Devil’s Harbor. Not because the book did exceptionally well in…

Up Close: Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

Duo Kicks Off Terrifying New Series By Dawn Ius In the utterly terrifying opening scene of Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro’s THE HOLLOW ONES, intrepid FBI agent Odessa Hardwicke must decide…

Up Close: Karin Slaughter

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Violence? By Dawn Ius Karin Slaughter knows how to craft a character. Whether it’s the kind that stick around a while—like Will Trent and…

Up Close: Alice Feeney

The Lies That Bind By K. L. Romo There are at least two sides to every story, maybe more. But the truth usually hovers somewhere in between. In her darkly tantalizing psychological…

Up Close: Megan Miranda

A Past That Haunts You By Dawn Ius There are all kinds of clichés and sayings about living in the past. “People who are living in the past generally are afraid to…

BookTrib SpotLight: Kate Reed Petty

Bending Genres, Telling Lies, Searching for the True Story By Neil Nyren “Monsters are real. Ghosts are, too. They live inside us—and sometimes they win.” The woman quoting Stephen King in Kate…

AudioFile Spotlight: Five Questions with Santino Fontana

By Candace Levy This month’s guest voice performer may be relatively new to audiobooks, but in just a few years his work has already won several AudioFile Earphones Awards and the 2020…

Africa Scene: Peter Church

Putting a Face on Evil By Michael Sears BITTER PILL is the third book in Peter Church’s trilogy centered on Dark Video, a malevolent pornography organization that skulks on the dark web.…

Between the Lines: Josh Malerman

Living—and Writing—by the Fold By Dawn Ius Josh Malerman is probably best known for his New York Times bestselling horror novel Bird Box—but it wasn’t the first book he wrote. In fact,…

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