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Between the Lines: Lemony Snicket

A Deadly Day in the Life of Lemony Snicket By Dawn Ius “Scrambled eggs are garbage.” It’s almost impossible to discern whether that potentially controversial opinion is that of New York Times…

On the Cover: Rachel Harrison

When Life Is ‘a Romcom of Horror’ By April Snellings Rachel Harrison announced herself as a formidable new voice in horror with her 2020 debut The Return, a frightening and sometimes funny…

On the Cover: Ian K. Smith

Series Follow-Up on Point By Dawn Ius Despite a fairly recent introduction to the literary world, author Ian K. Smith’s Ashe Cayne knows the world of private investigating quite well. Readers first…

Africa Scene: Stanley Trollip

A Howling Solo Debut By Michael Sears Full disclosure: Stanley Trollip and I write the Detective Kubu mysteries together. So I know  he’s an excellent writer with clever plot ideas—but even I…

Up Close: Kat Rosenfield

Even Dead, She’s Dangerous By K.L. Romo “My name is Lizzie Ouellette, and if you’re reading this, I’m already dead. Yes, dead.” This is the first line in bestselling author Kat Rosenfield’s…

Up Close: Lee Matthew Goldberg

A Stalker Gets a Dose of Her Own Medicine By Millie Naylor Hast The title of Lee Matthew Goldberg’s new thriller gives you a hint of the wild experience you’re in for…

Up Close: Nicholas Kaufmann

An Affinity for Scares By José H. Bográn Nicholas Kaufmann has a reputation as a horror author, but while his new novel, THE HUNGRY EARTH, is more of a mystery thriller, his…

Up Close: Anthony Horowitz

Murder at a Literary Festival By Mindy Carlson Literary festivals are one of the joys of being an author and a reader. People gather in cities of every shape and size where…

Up Close: Anne Perry

Writing Strong Intelligent Women By Karen Hugg Since her career kicked off with The Cater Street Hangman some 40 years ago, British author Anne Perry has mastered the historical fiction crime genre…

On the Cover: Alverne Ball

A Different Kind of Police Procedural By April Snellings Since completing his MFA in Fiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago, Alverne Ball has published acclaimed graphic novels, written for television shows in…

Up Close: Eric Rickstad

Earning the Dark By April Snellings Wayland Maynard, the main character of Eric Rickstad’s I AM NOT WHO YOU THINK I AM, is only eight years old when he witnesses the unthinkable.…

Up Close: DP Lyle

Dark, Comedic, and Thrilling By Austin S. Camacho DP Lyle has charted a unique path through the world of thrillers. His latest, THE OC, is at once dark and comedic and thrilling.…

Up Close: Tara Laskowski

How Far Would You Go to Fit In? By K.L. Romo In award-winning author Tara Laskowski’s newest thriller, THE MOTHER NEXT DOOR, a new resident on posh Ivy Woods Drive is dying…

Up Close: Kyle Mills

The Fragility of Democracy By Guy Bergstrom Fictional CIA operative Mitch Rapp and author Kyle Mills have a lot in common, aside from their new novel, ENEMY AT THE GATES. Both the…

Up Close: Charles Lichtman

Stopping a Holy War By Charles Salzberg Besides being the author of THE SWORD OF DAVID, Charles Lichtman has a day job. A couple of them, actually. Trained as an attorney, he’s…

Up Close: Jonathan and Jesse Kellerman

Speaking the Family Language By Dawn Ius To say the Kellermans are one of the thriller community’s most well-known and prolific authors might be an understatement. Not only are Jonathan and Faye…

Up Close: J. H. Bográn and Steven Savile

Character Born Out of a Single Line By Dawn Ius Authors Steven Savile and J.H. Bográn have impressive solo careers. Both are agented with several published books under their individual belts, and…

Up Close: Hayley Krischer

Exploring the Toxicity of Female Friendship By Dawn Ius The power of friendship. Cliques. Obsession. Murder. These are the themes that lurk within the pages of Hayley Krischer’s intoxicating new young adult…

BookTrib Spotlight: David McCloskey

A Journey Through the Minefield By Neil Nyren       He was midway through a cup of booza, an elastic Levantine ice cream, and nursing a bottle of water when the mind games…

International Thrills: Romy Hausmann

Anything but Straightforward By E.M. Powell “I hate to tell a storyline straight from A to B,” says thriller author Romy Hausmann. “That bores me.” And indeed, her latest release, SLEEPLESS, is…

Kill For You by Kia D. Richards

By Terry DiDomenico Zenyia Washington, a budding professional musician, rebuilt her life after a devastating hit-and-run took away her ability to play music. With hard work and determination, she is beginning a…

In the Service of Others by David William Pearce

Adjusting to his newfound wealth, Monk meets his youngest brother, Jacob, a Marine. Withdrawn and anxious, Jacob joins Monk in LA only to run off after an accusation of sexual assault from…

The Choices by Alan L Moss

THE CHOICES is a story about determined individuals faced with decisions that will set the course of their future. They fight prejudice, violence, and natural hazards in attempts to fulfill their hopes…

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