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Better late than never: The 2014 Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Award winners!

Better late than never: The 2014 Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Award winners!

Shame on me for not posting these results sooner! The 2014 Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Award winners were presented last weekend at Bouchercon 2014. Huge congrats to all the winners! Anthony Award Winners (voted on by Bouchercon attendees) Best Audiobook: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith Best Television Episode Teleplay: “Pilot” for The Blacklist by John Bokenkamp Best Children’s or Young Adult Novel: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau Best Critical … Continue reading

Tidal Pool Rules: A Guest Post by Jeff VanderMeer (The Southern Reach Trilogy)

Tidal Pool Rules: A Guest Post by Jeff VanderMeer (The Southern Reach Trilogy)

Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy omnibus (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance) is out today from FSG, and to celebrate, I’ve got a very special guest post from author Jeff VanderMeer, with comments throughout (in purple) by Jarrett Byrnes, assistant professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. How cool is that? Can you tell that I’m thrilled to share this with you? You’ll certainly never look at tidal pools in … Continue reading

Interview: Imogen Robertson, author of The Paris Winter

Interview: Imogen Robertson, author of The Paris Winter

I read a lot of SFF, but every now and then, I love a good historical (especially one with lots of suspense), and The Paris Winter is just the thing to scratch that itch. That said, I’m thrilled to welcome Imogen Robertson to the blog to answer a few questions about her brand new book, The Paris Winter (out tomorrow)! Will you tell us a bit about The Paris Winter … Continue reading

Invisible Streets by Toby Ball

Invisible Streets by Toby Ball

Invisible Streets by Toby Ball (Overlook, July 2014)-Like your noir with a political twist? I do, and Invisible Streets, although it’s set in the turbulent 60s, it’s rather timely, which makes it even more fascinating for me. Again, it’s the 60s in the City, and this City doesn’t exist on any real map, which gives the author a certain amount of freedom with the prose, even as he sticks to … Continue reading

December 2014 Must Reads in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction

December 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 December! Enjoy! Moriarty by Anthony Horowitz (Harper-Dec. 9th) Synopsis-The game is once again afoot in this thrilling mystery from the bestselling author of The House of Silk, sanctioned by the Conan Doyle estate, which explores what really happened when Sherlock Holmes and his arch nemesis Professor Moriarty tumbled to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls. Internationally … Continue reading

A huge round up of ebook deals under $5 to blow up your TBR list!

A huge round up of ebook deals under $5 to blow up your TBR list!

Here it is, your weekly round up of awesome. A veritable cornucopia of awesome, in fact: suspense, SFF, horror, young adult…the list goes on, and they’re all $5 and under. As always, doublecheck before you click the Buy button, because sometimes the deals don’t last, and if Kindle isn’t your reading platform of choice, be sure to check elsewhere, since the discounts are sometimes universal! For noir fans: Akashic has … Continue reading

CB McKenzie, author of Bad Country, on why he writes, anti-heroes, and what comes next

CB McKenzie, author of Bad Country, on why he writes, anti-heroes, and what comes next

CB McKenzie’s debut novel, BAD COUNTRY, is out today, and he was kind enough to answer a few of my questions! Please welcome him to the blog! Also, be sure to check the Events section out on his Facebook page to see if he’s coming to a city near you on tour. You’ve already won the Tony Hillerman Prize… I was thrilled to win the THP because it not only … Continue reading

November 2014 New Releases in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction

November 2014 New Releases in Mystery,  Suspense, and Fiction

Here are the new releases in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction for November 2014. You’re sure to find something to fatten up your TBR list!

How about some scary ebook deals (all under $5!) to get you in the Halloween mood?

How about some scary ebook deals (all under $5!) to get you in the Halloween mood?

Halloween is tomorrow! Yay!! To get you in the mood, and to usher in the weekend, I’ve rounded up a TON of horror and dark suspense titles that will give you chills, and they’re all under $5 (Ritual is right at $5 buckaroos). As always, doublecheck before you click the BUY button, and if Kindle isn’t your preferred format, be sure to check other formats, since quite often the prices … Continue reading

A chat with Kim Zupan, author of The Ploughmen

A chat with Kim Zupan, author of The Ploughmen

I’m very excited to have Kim Zupan on the blog today. His debut novel, The Ploughmen, came out last month, and he was kind enough to answer a few of my questions! Your new book, The Ploughman, features a very unlikely friendship between two very different men. Will you tell us more about John Gload and Valentine Millimaki and what you think makes them so compelling? What I hope makes … Continue reading

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