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July 2014 Must Reads in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction

July 2014 Must Reads in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction

Here are the  books that I’m especially looking forward to in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction for July (click on the covers to pre-order)! Note I took out the Top 10, because I never (ever) can keep it to just 10. These are in no particular order.  Sorrow Bound by David Mark (Blue Rider Press-July 3rd ) Synopsis (all synopsis are from Amazon or B&N)-It’s a sweltering summer in Hull: gray storm clouds gather … Continue reading

This week’s Mystery and Suspense Kindle Deals (all under $5!)

This week’s Mystery and Suspense Kindle Deals (all under $5!)

Lots of great titles under $5 in Mystery and Suspense this week! As usual, be sure to double check before you click the BUY button!

This week’s mystery and suspense Kindle deals under $5!

This week’s mystery and suspense Kindle deals under $5!

Looking for a few great mysteries to get you through the long weekend? I’ve got you covered! I’ve curated hard boiled, procedurals, thrillers, and more-over 80 titles, and they’re all under $5 on Kindle. As always, double check the price before you click the Buy button, and enjoy!

Interview: Craig Wallwork, author of “Dollhouse” (The New Black)

Interview: Craig Wallwork, author of “Dollhouse” (The New Black)

Please welcome Craig Wallwork to the blog! His story, “Dollhouse”, was one of the creepiest stories in The New Black and I’m thrilled that he took the time to answer a few of my questions about it, his writing, and more! Will you tell us a bit about your story in The New Black and what inspired you to write it? I have a work colleague who is really into … Continue reading

Congrats to the 2014 Anthony Award Nominees!

Congrats to the 2014 Anthony Award Nominees!

Here are the 2014 Anthony Award nominees, and the winner will be announced at Bouchercon in November. Congrats to all of the nominees! Best Mystery Novel Suspect by Robert Crais A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger (Review) | Fresh Meat Feature at Criminal Element The Wrong Girl by Hank Phillippi Ryan  Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Interview: Nik Korpon, author of “His Footsteps Are Made of Soot” (The New Black)

Interview: Nik Korpon, author of “His Footsteps Are Made of Soot” (The New Black)

Please welcome Nik Korpon to the blog as part of my series with authors from The New Black anthology! He kindly answered a few of my questions about his story “His Footsteps Are Made of Soot.” Will you tell us a bit about your story in The New Black and what inspired you to write it? “His Footsteps are Made of Soot” is about old ghosts and home surgery, specifically … Continue reading

Interview: Richard Lange, author of “Fuzzyland” (The New Black)

Interview: Richard Lange, author of “Fuzzyland” (The New Black)

Please welcome Richard Lange (Angel Baby) as part of my series with The New Black anthology authors! He stopped by to talk about his story “Fuzzyland”, and more! Will you tell us a bit about your story in The New Black and what inspired you to write it? “Fuzzyland” is from my first collection, Dead Boys. I’m not sure what, in particular, inspired it. I wanted to write about Tijuana, … Continue reading

June 2014 Must Reads in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction

June 2014 Must Reads in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction

Whew!! June is a heckuva month for suspense! Here are the  books that I’m especially looking forward to in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction for June (click on the covers to pre-order)! Note I took out the Top 10, because I never (ever) can keep it to just 10. These are in no particular order.  Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Koryta (Little, Brown-June 3rd) Synopsis (all synopsis are from Amazon … Continue reading

Interview: Stephen Graham Jones, author of “Father, Son, Holy Rabbit” (The New Black)

Interview: Stephen Graham Jones, author of “Father, Son, Holy Rabbit” (The New Black)

Stephen Graham Jones’s story “Father, Son, Holy Rabbit” is the first story in The New Black anthology, and it’ll horrify you and break your heart. Stephen was kind enough to stop by and talk about it, and more. Please give him a warm welcome. Will you tell us a bit about your story in The New Black and what inspired you to write it? Aside from having a son and … Continue reading

Excerpt: “The Familiars” by Micaela Morrissette (from The New Black)

Excerpt: “The Familiars” by Micaela Morrissette (from The New Black)

Today I’ve got an excerpt from Micaela Morrissette’s rather lovely (yet creepy) story “The Familiars” from The New Black anthology. Enjoy! THE FAMILIARS Micaela Morrissette The boy and his mother wake late in the swampy summer mornings and sit on the edge of the porch drinking their first glass of water and spooning out their wedges of melon and picking the dead heads off poppies with their toes. They brush … Continue reading

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