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The Laws of Murder by Charles Finch: The Whodunnit Tour (guest post & giveaway)

The Laws of Murder by Charles Finch: The Whodunnit Tour (guest post & giveaway)

Welcome to the “where” stop of Charles Finch’s Whodunnit Tour! His newest Charles Lennox mystery, THE LAWS OF MURDER, will be out on Nov. 11th, and we’ve also got a copy to giveaway to one lucky US winner, courtesy of the nice folks at St. Martin’s Press! On the one hand: Narnia, Hogwarts, Pemberley. On the other hand: the Tower of London, Oxford, Castle Howard. England, the country I write … Continue reading

Giveaway: Ark Storm by Linda Davies

Giveaway: Ark Storm by Linda Davies

Love thrillers chock full of science? Courtesy of the lovely folks at Tor/Forge, we’ve got 1 copy of ARK STORM by Linda Davies to give away to one lucky US winner, so check out the book, fill out the widget, and I’ll pick a winner on or around 10/26! About ARK STORM: The Ark Storm is coming—a catastrophic weather event that will unleash massive floods and wreak more damage on … Continue reading

The Wolf in Winter (Charlie Parker #12) by John Connolly

The Wolf in Winter (Charlie Parker #12) by John Connolly

The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly (Emily Bestler, Oct 28th, 2014)-Prosperous, Maine is an interesting little town. The name is a perfect fit, because for ages, they’ve been a town of prosper, and tolerance, and general well-being, and if their little church, the Congregation of Adam Before Eve & Eve Before Adam (brought brick by brick from Northumbria, in England), is a little odd, well, there are always odd … Continue reading

November 2014 Must Reads in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction

November 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 November (it’s a FANTASTIC month for mystery!) Enjoy! Black Karma by Thatcher Robinson (Seventh Street-Nov. 4th ) Synopsis -Bai Jiang—San Francisco’s best-known souxun (“people finder”)—is hired to track down the mysterious Daniel Chen. Police inspector Kelly suspects Chen of being involved in a botched drug heist that resulted in the death of an officer. Bai … Continue reading

Ethan Reid on The Undying, why we love a good apocalypse, and more!

Ethan Reid on The Undying, why we love a good apocalypse, and more!

In case you missed it, yesterday was the launch of Simon451, Simon & Schuster’s brand new SFF imprint, and I’m so excited to kick off that launch here with an interview with Ethan Reid, who’s apocalyptic novel, THE UNDYING (Simon451’s first aquisition, actually), just dropped. Please give him a warm welcome! *Also, for all you lucky folks that will by at New York Comic Con, Ethan will be too, and … Continue reading

Discover a new book…that’s not so new: a list of my all time favorite reads.

Discover a new book…that’s not so new: a list of my all time favorite reads.

You know those books that you have warm fuzzies about, and still think about years and years later? I’m listing a few of those here, in the hopes that you’ll discover a new love, because love them I do, and hope you will too. Oh dear, that rhymed… These are in no particular order. SWAN SONG by Robert R McCammon-I read my parents’ beat up copy of Swan Song when … Continue reading

Ebook deals under $5: Your weekend kickoff!

Ebook deals under $5: Your weekend kickoff!

Yay Friday! Here are some great under $5 Kindle (SWAN SONG and FEAR are $5) deals to usher in your weekend. There’s SFF, suspense, mystery, and fiction, so you’re sure to find something to your taste. As usual, doublecheck the price before clicking that BUY button because sometimes these deals don’t last! If Amazon is not your choice of eBook destination, don’t hesitate to look up the titles wherever you buy … Continue reading

The White Van by Patrick Hoffman

The White Van by Patrick Hoffman

The White Van by Patrick Hoffman (Grove/Atlantic, Sept. 2014)-Emily Rosario is 31 years old, and addicted to crack. When she meets a Russian man in a bar and he invites her back to his hotel, ostensibly to take drugs, she goes with him. It isn’t smart and she knows it isn’t, but her habit won’t let her say no. Soon she realizes drugs aren’t the only thing on the menu. … Continue reading

An interview with Patrick Hoffman on The White Van, unlikely heroines, and what comes next

An interview with Patrick Hoffman on The White Van, unlikely heroines, and what comes next

I LOVED Patrick Hoffman’s debut novel THE WHITE VAN, and was thrilled when he agreed to answer a few of my questions about the new book, and more! Your experience as a PI and investigator for the San Francisco public defender’s office were a huge influence on your highly praised novel, THE WHITE VAN. Will you tell us a little more about it and what made you take the plunge … Continue reading

In The Red: An interview with Elena Mauli Shapiro

In The Red: An interview with Elena Mauli Shapiro

Elena Mauli Shapiro is the author of 13, rue Thérèse, and her newest novel, IN THE RED, just came out in mid September from Little, Brown. She kindly answered a few of my questions about the new book, and much more! Tell us more about Irina and IN THE RED. What inspired you to write the novel? When Communism fell in the Eastern Block in 1989, Romania was my favorite … Continue reading

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