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Be Careful What You Conjure By Rebecca Fields In Victorian London, Genevieve Timmons poses as a spiritualist to swindle wealthy mourners—until one misstep lands her in a jail cell awaiting the noose.…

Up Close: Sandra Brown

Grappling with a Moral Dilemma By Dawn Ius New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown isn’t afraid to admit she wrote Blind Tiger—last year’s historical story of romantic suspense, set in the…

Up Close: James L’Etoile

New Series Puts Spotlight on Broken System By Millie Naylor Hast The hot streets of the desert Southwest come to searing, dusty life in James L’Etoile’s new series starring Maricopa County Detective…

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A Double Identity in Fiction and Real Life By Jaden Terrell The cover copy for Ava Glass’s new spy thriller, ALIAS EMMA, begins, “Nothing about Emma Makepeace is real. Not even her…

Up Close: Zac Topping

A Timely and Ambitious Military Thriller By Austin S. Camacho WAKE OF WAR, the new military thriller from Zac Topping, reaches beyond the action to be both timely and quite ambitious. This…

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Not So Wedded Bliss By Dawn Ius Murder happens quickly in Jaime Lynn Hendricks’s sophomore thriller, IT COULD BE ANYONE. Halfway through the first page, a groom is murdered. Soon thereafter, you…

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A World Alive with Hawaiian Mythology By Rebecca Fields On a whim, Grady Kendall applies to work as a live-in caretaker for a luxury property in Hawai’i, as far from his small-town…

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Fitting-In Has Never Been So Deadly By K.L. Romo “Before you judge me, remember this: a girl died, but it wasn’t my fault.” So begins the tantalizing narrative in award-winning author Lizzy…

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Found in the City of Lost Souls By K.L. Romo In her new thriller, POINT LAST SEEN, bestselling author Christina Dodd takes readers to Big Sur on the California coast and the…

Up Close: Nadine Matheson

Exorcising the Ties That Bind By K.L. Romo In her second #ownvoices thriller, THE BINDING ROOM, London criminal-defense attorney and award-winning author Nadine Matheson once again spotlights law enforcement’s misogyny and racial…

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Crafting the Perfect Character Trifecta By José H. Bográn It’s the perfect character trifecta for a horror tale: a beautiful diner waitress, a mysterious biker that rides into town, and a crooked…

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A Modern Twist on the Locked Room Mystery By Guy Bergstrom Solving an ordinary murder is difficult enough—only half of the 20,250 homicides in 2020 were solved by the police. But bestselling…

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Mystery Infused with Gothic Flavor By Jaden Terrell When bestselling author Carol Goodman was nine years old, she was given a creative writing assignment at school. She turned in a 90-page collection…

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The Magic of Misdirection By Dawn Ius Bestselling author Kate White is no stranger to taking things to a new level. Even before she ran one of the most popular magazines in…

Up Close: Melissa Albert

From the Hazel Wood to the Chicago Suburbs By April Snellings It’s an exciting time in an author’s career, and probably a frightening one: leaving behind the relative security of a popular…

On the Cover: Nancy Bilyeau

Returning to Espionage and Murder in 18th Century England By E.M. Powell Back in 2018, historical thriller and suspense author Nancy Bilyeau published The Blue, a twisty tale of industrial espionage set…

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The Daunting Challenge of Living up to a Legend By Adam Meyer While writing his new novel, TOM CLANCY ZERO HOUR, Don Bentley faced the daunting task of not just penning a…

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A Twist You Won’t See Coming By Allison McKnight Ever since her husband died, Casey Fletcher’s one true love has been found in a bottle, preferably bourbon. But as the tabloids have…

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A One-Two Hit from the Universe By José H. Bográn David Koepp is no stranger to big stories. With script credits for some of the top box office hits of the last…

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Diversity and Inclusion in an Expansive Universe By Allison McKnight It is hard to determine what to say when confronted with a masterpiece of a novel. Not all novels are masterpieces, obviously—some…

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Bigger in Texas By Austin Camacho Legal thrillers sometimes take place in a rather generic courthouse. But in THE LOCAL, Joey Hartstone shows us that like everything else, the thrills—and the dangers—are…

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You Just Thought the Cold War Was Over By K.L. Romo In his timely new spy thriller, RED WARNING, bestselling author Matthew Quirk takes on Russian aggression within the boundaries of the…

Up Close: Katie Tallo

The Art of Unraveling By Dawn Ius Katie Tallo can’t whistle, curl her tongue, or wink. She’s also left-handed—but bats right—and is slightly dyslexic. “I think my brain is a little criss-crossed…

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When Strangers Come to Town By Dawn Ius After three adventures, Fiona Barton figured her series protagonist, Kate Waters, deserved a bit of a break. So when she sat down to write…

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