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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…

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…

A Murder of Principal by Saralyn Richard

When someone sets fire to Lincoln High and kills its new principal, chaos threatens to overtake the urban school. Assistant Principal Sally Pearce, hired by the deceased principal to help him revamp…

No Gravestone Unturned by Debbie De Louise

A murder in the Cobble Cove cemetery on Halloween night follows the burial of John’s aunt. Could one of his cousins who have come to town be responsible? As Alicia, Gilly, and…

Active Defense by Lynette Eason

As a former field surgeon in Afghanistan, Heather Fontaine is used to life-or-death situations. She just didn’t expect them to follow her home. When she returns from a party to find that…

Dead Already by Mike Krentz

By Terry DiDomenico Think about the rush an emergency room doctor must feel as the ambulance pulls up, the doors fly open, and there comes the patient. If you want to feel…

Ghost by Michael Jack Webb

By George Ebey Michael Jack Webb brings us the first in a new crime series with a paranormal bent. Kate Justice, the FBI’s youngest profiler, is assigned to find a serial killer…

Up Close: Faye Kellerman

Characters Key to Keeping Long-Standing Series Fresh By E.M. Powell Welcoming in a new year becomes extra special when it also means the arrival of a new Faye Kellerman title in her…

Africa Scene: Natalie Conyer

Conyer Returns to Roots for Debut By Joanne Hichens In Natalie Conyer’s novel debut, PRESENT TENSE—the first book in the Schalk Lourens Mystery series—veteran cop Schalk Lourens wants a quiet life. Like…

Eddie’s Boy by Thomas Perry

By Karen Hugg Though Eddie the Butcher is a fictional creation of Thomas Perry’s mind, the author is no stranger to mob activities. Growing up in Tonawanda, New York, Perry remembers times…

Suicide Blonde by Brian Thornton

By Karen Hugg Brian Thornton loves history. “For me it’s exciting to take an actual historical event and add my own twists and takes on both the human element in every story…

Between the Lines: John Douglas

Revisiting the Long and Dark Shadow of a Killer By Dawn Ius The name John Douglas is familiar to anyone involved in forensic science—and to be fair, true crime junkies across the…

On the Cover: Josie Brown

Not Your Typical Housewife By Angela Channell On a typical evening in San Francisco, you might find author Josie Brown at the movies, theater, happy hour, or out on one of her…

On the Cover: Caz Frear

Writing A Convincing Police Procedural By Dawn Ius Caz Frear has been obsessed with police procedurals, both on screen and off, for most of her life, but she never set out to…

Up Close: Andrew Shaffer

Balancing Horror and Comedy By April Snellings Any horror fan worth her salt can recommend a dozen Christmas-themed fright flicks that aren’t Silent Night, Deadly Night—but filling your TBR pile with (good)…

Up Close: Sam J. Miller

Constant Obsessions By April Snellings The best horror is always timely, but this year’s standout offerings, from Paul Tremblay’s virus epic Survivor Song to Jeremy Robert Johnson’s class-warfare battle cry The Loop,…

Up Close: Harriet Tyce

Getting Past “Stage Fright” After Debut Success By E.M. Powell In the acknowledgements of her new release, THE LIES YOU TOLD, Harriet Tyce says that “second novels are difficult.” It’s a sentiment…

Up Close: Matt Coyle

Writing Into the Blind By R.G. Belsky Matt Coyle pulls off an amazing feat in his new thriller BLIND VIGIL—hard-boiled detective hero Rick Cahill somehow solves a baffling murder case without being…

Up Close: A.R. Torre

Obsession and Jealousy Are a Dangerous Duet By K.L. Romo If you’ve ever been cheated on, EVERY LAST SECRET is dedicated to you. How far would you go to steal a life?…

AudioFile’s 2020 Best Audiobooks

Audiobooks have taken on new significance for listeners over the last few months. Many of us are isolated from family, friends, or colleagues—or all of the above. The challenges of the COVID-19…

Africa Scene: Maaza Mengiste

Diverse, Surprising, and Superb Writing Mark New Story Collection By Michael Sears Addis Ababa Noir is another African collection from Akashic Books. And once again, it’s surprising, diverse, and contains some superb…

The Venturi Effect by Sage Webb

By Austin S. Camacho You might not expect boats, beaches, and bars to be the ingredients for a gripping legal thriller, but THE VENTURI EFFECT by Sage Webb will surely change your…

Without Regret by Colonel David Hunt & R.J. Pineiro

By J.H. Bográn  WITHOUT REGRET is the third book in the Hunter Stark series by Col. David Hunt and R.J. Pineiro. This time around, the world is pushed to the brink of…

The Dead Season by Tessa Wegert

By Millie Naylor Hast How far would you go to unravel the mysteries of your past? In Tessa Wegert’s THE DEAD SEASON, New York State Police senior investigator Shana Merchant’s journey into…

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