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A chat with Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of The Wrong Girl

A chat with Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of The Wrong Girl

Please welcome Hank Phillippi Ryan to the blog! Hank was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about THE WRONG GIRL, winning the Agatha, and more! Congratulations on the Agatha Award win for THE WRONG GIRL! Will you tell us a bit about it and what inspired you to write it? Oh, thank you! (And breaking news—THE WRONG GIRL just won the DAPHNE Award for Best Mystery/Suspense! I am … Continue reading

Open Road has some pretty amazing Kindle deals goin’ on right now…just sayin’.

Open Road has some pretty amazing Kindle deals goin’ on right now…just sayin’.

Open Road Media is rather awesome. They partner with a ton of great publishers like Pegasus, Mysterious Press, and Akashic Books, among many others, and they always have great titles to choose from (classics, mystery, SF….) So, I’ve curated a few ebook titles here that might spark your imagination, and the best part is they’re all under $5 (many are under $2). How can you beat that?

A chat with Nick Harkaway, author of Tigerman

A chat with Nick Harkaway, author of Tigerman

Nick Harkaway is the author of The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker, and his big, gorgeous new book, Tigerman, is out tomorrow. I was thrilled when Nick agreed to answer a few of my questions, so please give him a warm welcome! Tigerman is one of the most unique, and wonderful, novels I’ve ever read, and I love it! What inspired you to write the book? It’s so hard to point … Continue reading

This week’s Kindle deals (all under $5!!)

This week’s Kindle deals (all under $5!!)

All of these Kindle titles are under $5…for now! It’s a grab-bag of awesome, with mystery, suspense, SFF, and YA, and you’re sure to find something to set you up for great weekend reading! Enjoy, and as always, be sure to doublecheck before you click the BUY button.

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta

Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta (Little, Brown, June 2014)-I’m not new to Koryta’s work, and really enjoyed The Prophet, so I had high expectations for this one. Since I read it in one afternoon, it’s pretty safe to say they were met. I’m a sucker for survival stories, and this is one, but it’s also a thriller that pretty much starts with a bang and doesn’t stop … Continue reading

Catching up with Jennifer Hillier, author of The Butcher

Catching up with Jennifer Hillier, author of The Butcher

I’ve been a fan of Jennifer Hillier’s since she debuted with CREEP in 2011 and now her third novel, THE BUTCHER, a standalone, is out! She stopped by to answer a few of my questions about the new book, and more, so please welcome her back! Congrats on the new book! Will you tell us a little about The Butcher? Thank you! This is my third book, and while I … Continue reading

Ben H. Winters on World of Trouble, writing Hank Palace, and losing it all…and a giveaway

Ben H. Winters on World of Trouble, writing Hank Palace, and losing it all…and a giveaway

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, it’s no particular secret that I think Ben H. Winters’s The Last Policeman trilogy is one of the best things going out there right now, in any genre. The final book in the series, WORLD OF TROUBLE, came out yesterday, and to celebrate, a few blogs are hosting guest posts and some giveaways, and sobbing in our cups that it’s over (maybe … Continue reading

A chat, and a giveaway, with James Lee Burke, author of Wayfaring Stranger

A chat, and a giveaway, with James Lee Burke, author of Wayfaring Stranger

I am beyond thrilled to welcome James Lee Burke to the blog today! James is the author of the immensely popular Dave Robicheaux series as well as the Hackberry Holland series (and more), and, well, he’s a legend, so to celebrate the release of his new book, WAYFARING STRANGER today, we’ve got a giveaway to go along with the interview, courtesy of the immensely lovely people at Simon & Schuster! I … Continue reading

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch

Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Thomas Sweterlitsch (Putnam, July 10th, 2014)-Tomorrow and Tomorrow is an odd novel (this isn’t a bad thing), but if you like your murder mystery with an SF, future twist, with a very strong shot of noir, then you really can’t go wrong here. Tomorrow and Tomorrow takes place 10 years after a blast that decimated Pittsburgh, and just about everywhere you go, there are memorials of … Continue reading

The 2014 ITW Thriller Award winners have been announced!

The 2014 ITW Thriller Award winners have been announced!

The 2014 ITW (International Thriller Writers) Thriller Award winners were announced over the weekend, so congrats to all of the winners! I’ve also included a cover gallery of all the nominees underneath the winners, and of course, they’re all books worthy of your reading list! BEST HARDCOVER NOVEL Andrew Pyper – THE DEMONOLOGIST (Simon & Schuster) BEST FIRST NOVEL Jason Matthews – RED SPARROW (Scribner) BEST PAPERBACK ORIGINAL NOVEL Jennifer … Continue reading

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