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Good Night, Sweet Daddy-O by John A. Connell  

By J. H. Bográn Set in San Francisco in 1958, GOOD NIGHT, SWEET DADDY-O is about a struggling jazz musician forced to change his profession after a midnight beating leaves his hand…

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,…

On the Cover: Riley Sager

Checking Items off the Writerly Bucket List By Dawn Ius Since his reinvention with 2017’s award-winning thriller Final Girls, Riley Sager has been checking off a lot of writerly bucket list items—New…

On the Cover: Karen Hamilton

Be Careful What You Wish For By Millie Naylor Hast Be careful what you wish for is the warning that drives Karen Hamilton’s second novel, THE LAST WIFE. Marie Langham wanted her…

Up Close: Rachel Amphlett

Discipline Key to Prolific Schedule By Jaden Terrell USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett started writing short stories when she was still in primary school. As a teen, she loved the creative…

Up Close: Timothy Jay Smith

A Mystery Set Alongside Greek’s Refugee Crisis By E. M. Powell As anybody who’s gone through or is going through the 2020 lockdown will know, finding ways to escape the tedium can…

Up Close: Katie Tallo by K. L. Romo

Loneliness, Lies, and a Dog Named Levi By K. L. Romo In her debut novel DARK AUGUST, author and screenwriter Katie Tallo delves into the life of August “Gus” Monet, a young…

BookTrib Spotlight: Jeffrey B. Burton

A Dog Sniffs Out Bodies—and Killers By Neil Nyren Human beings have five million scent receptors. Some breeds of dog have 300 million, which is what makes them such good trackers. For…

Africa Scene: Murder Out of Africa

By Michael Sears This month, we talk “murder” with four widely acclaimed writers of African thrillers—Leye Adenle, Tony Park, Kwei Quartey, and Stanley Trollip. Tell us a little about yourself and your…

The Crushing Depths by Dani Pettrey

By Cathy Perkins Dani Pettrey’s romantic suspense novels have been praised as standouts for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent…

Dead End by Mauro Azzano

A body goes missing from the city morgue, only to turn up a few days later, sitting in the driver’s seat of a stolen car. Detective Inspector Ian McBriar has his hands…

An Interview with Sherri Crichton

Did Michael Crichton’s Andromeda Strain Predict a Pandemic? By Dawn Ius Earlier this year, no one could have predicted that by the end of spring, more than half a million people would…

Absolution by John A. Vanek

By George Ebey Author John A. Vanek brings us ABSOLUTION, the third book in his Father Jake Austin Mystery series. This time around, Father Jake must decide whether to turn his back…

No One Will Hear Your Screams by Thomas O’Callaghan

By Rick Reed NO ONE WILL HEAR YOUR SCREAMS begins with an onslaught of killings perpetrated by Tilden, a sociopath on a mission—a serial killer who, as a young boy, was sexually…

This is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf

By Dani Brown Heather Gudenkauf’s latest thriller, THIS IS HOW I LIED, is an entertaining and thought-provoking novel filled with complex characters. The fast-paced story is told from three points of view:…

The Girl Under The Bridge by Fred Zackel

By J. H. Bográn With an advanced payment of $10,000 in cash, Frank Corvo is persuaded to return to the city he was forced to leave. The money is not the only…

Payback by Ronald S. Barak

By Basil Sands “Death to the Gatekeepers!” Olympic gymnast, turned physicist, turned lawyer Ronald S. Barak’s latest installment in the Brooks/Lotello murder mystery series, PAYBACK, presents an interesting take on the writer’s…

Never the Crime by Colin Conway and Frank Zafiro

By Austin S. Camacho Most crime fiction gives us good guys and bad guys who square off against each other. But great fiction reminds us that the real world is filled with…

Still Knife Painting by Cheryl Hollon

Miranda Trent has set up a sweet life in a scenic corner of Appalachia—until she stumbles across the trail of a killer. After inheriting her uncle’s Red River Gorge homestead in Eastern…

A Light In the Dark by Elisabeth Rose

Since the deaths of her father and stepmother nine months before, Mia Petros has suffered a terrifying recurring dream which implies that their deaths were not a murder-suicide at the hands of…

Let the Guilty Pay by Rick Treon

Bartholomew Beck has a secret. He saw who killed his neighbor, but he lied to the police and now the wrong man is on Death Row. Oh, and he wrote a bestselling…

The Mountain by Steven Konkoly

When someone goes missing on Northern California’s lawless Murder Mountain—it isn’t news. The vast terrain for illegal marijuana harvests is also a notorious black hole for outsiders. But when that someone is…

Driving Reign by TG Wolff

Sophie DeMusa had plans. Finish college. Go to med school. Save the world. She never planned to be in a hospital bed, in a coma after ingesting too many pills. The homicide…

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