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Between the Lines: Patricia Cornwell

From Space to Ground to Six Feet Under By Dawn Ius There’s not much difference between living through a pandemic and traveling to space, says New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell.…

On the Cover: Jason Pinter

On the Knife’s Edge of Legal vs. Illegal By Josie Brown There are tiger moms. And then there’s Rachel Marin, the protagonist in Jason Pinter’s thriller series that bears her name. Pinter…

On the Cover:  Chris Hauty

Keeping Politics Out of Political Thrillers By April Snellings With his 2020 debut Deep State, screenwriter-turned-novelist Chris Hauty seemingly did the impossible: he wrote a political thriller, steeped in Beltway intrigue, that…

On the Cover: Lisa Gardner

On the Hunt for Missing Persons By R.G. Belsky Frankie isn’t a police officer. She’s not a private investigator. She’s not out for money or fame. She just travels around the country…

Up Close: Lee Goldberg

Wildfires Scorch LA Canyons to Reveal…A Novel Plot By Josie Brown In BONE CANYON—Lee Goldberg’s second book in his Eve Ronin series—charred bones found in the aftermath of a devastating Santa Monica…

Up Close: Nick Petrie

Right Man in the Wrong Place By J.H. Bográn The right man in the wrong place—that’s usually the case with Peter Ash. In Nick Petrie’s new book THE BREAKER, we find his…

Up Close: James Grippando

A Timely and Thought-Provoking Thriller By Austin S. Camacho James Grippando has been at the top of the legal thriller tree for quite a while—but in his latest, TWENTY, he gives us…

Up Close: Lincoln and Child

New Mystery Connects With Ancient American History By J.H. Bográn In 2019, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child introduced their fans to a new series led by archaeologist Nora Kelly and FBI Special…

Up Close: Ace Atkins

A Twisted Story of Moral Corruption By R.G. Belsky It’s been almost 50 years since the first Spenser book, but Robert B. Parker’s iconic Boston PI is still going strong—thanks to Ace…

Up Close: Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell

Forensic Pathology at Its Finest By K.L. Romo In AFTERSHOCK, bestselling author duo Judy Melinek and T. J. Mitchell return to the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office with Dr. Jessie Teska, who…

Up Close: Anders Roslund

Peeking Behind Closed Doors By Angela Channell The cover of Anders Roslund’s latest release, KNOCK KNOCK, is dominated by the image of a handle on a locked door. It’s a door that…

BookTrib Spotlight: Ashley Audrain

A New Mother Discovers the Experience Is Not What She Hoped For —and Everything She Feared By Neil Nyren “One day you’ll understand, Blythe. The women in this family…we’re different.” The woman…

AudioFile Spotlight: Favorite Crime Fiction Sidekicks

By Ellen Quint Living in COVID times has forced people to reassess all of the everyday life activities that have been taken for granted: casually dropping into the grocery store; going to…

Should Grace Fail by Priscilla Paton

By Dawn Ius When a man who saves lives has his brutally taken, two Metro detectives are tasked with the difficult task of solving the murder. But there’s more to this case…

The Life and Times of Sherlock Holmes by Liese Sherwood-Fabre

By Jaden Terrell Liese Sherwood-Fabre’s first memory of Sherlock Holmes was watching old black and white Basil Rathbone movies after school. As he’s done for more than a century—even inspiring cartoon characters…

The Magdalene Reliquary by Gary McAvoy

By Cathy Perkins Gary McAvoy is a veteran technology executive, lifelong entrepreneur, author, and professional collector of ancient manuscripts and historical documents. These last two elements merge in McAvoy’s Magdalene books, including…

How to Pack for the End of the World by Michelle Falkoff

By Dawn Ius No doubt about it, slices of time in 2020 certainly felt as though the world was ending—but although our reality has, in some cases, forever changed, we’re certainly not…

The Two Fathers by Keith Dixon

Why does Jessica Hastings come home late several times a week? Her husband asks private investigator Sam Dyke this simple question. Dyke doesn’t want the case—he doesn’t do divorce work—but Brian Hastings…

She Lies Close by Sharon Doering

Recently divorced, Grace Wright moves her two small children into a new home to start again and hopes the move will reset her crippling insomnia. Instead she discovers that her next-door neighbor…

Staged for Murder by Erica Miner

In STAGED FOR MURDER, the third novel of the Opera Mystery series, violinist Julia Kogan heads to the San Francisco Opera with her significant other, former NYPD detective Larry Somers, and their…

Sweet Water by Cara Reinard

By Millie Naylor Hast Imagine finding your teenage son with a girl in the middle of the night in a frigid, rainy woods—and the girl is dead. Your son, who has been…

Alaska Mountain Rescue by Elizabeth Heiter

By Dani Brown Elizabeth Heiter’s second book in her K-9 Alaska series, ALASKA MOUNTAIN RESCUE, is a thrilling ride through the wilderness, full of unexpected twists and turns. Though the protagonists face…

The Rage Room by Lisa de Nikolits 

From the incomparable crafter of nine cross-genre works of fiction, Lisa de Nikolits expands her horizons to pen a multi-layered, grab-you-by-the-throat, feminist dystopian domestic suspense thriller, a speculative-fiction murder mystery in the…

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