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Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke

Wayfaring Stranger by James Lee Burke (S&S, July 15th, 2014)-I shamefully admit that it’s been awhile since I’ve read anything by the wonderful James Lee Burke. It’s all good, though, because Wayfaring Stranger has reignited my love for his books, and I’ll be devouring the rest of them soon enough. Wayfaring Stranger could be called a thriller, I suppose. It’s paced like one at times. But, oh gosh, it’s so … Continue reading

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

Echo Lake by Letitia Trent

Echo Lake by Letitia Trent

Echo Lake by Letitia Trent (Dark House Press, June 2014)-Emily Collins has been spending the last 5 years or so working to support herself and her musician husband, while he plays gigs and crashes at friends’ houses. When Emily discovers that he’s been cheating on her (probably for a while), instead of breaking down, she throws him out, and discovers newfound freedom. Perhaps it’s fate, then, when she gets a … Continue reading

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway

Tigerman by Nick Harkaway (Knopf, July 29th)-British Sergeant Lester Ferris has been sent to the (fictional) island of Mancreu to ostensibly keep the peace at the end of his career (after a rather disastrous tour in Afghanistan), as the island slowly gives way to waste and chemical abuses resulting in toxic gases that are affecting the wildlife and fauna . This “Mancreu Cauldron” will eventually destroy the island, not to … Continue reading

Interview: Adam Nevill talks about horror, what scares him, and The House of Small Shadows

Interview: Adam Nevill talks about horror, what scares him, and The House of Small Shadows

Adam Nevill’s new book, THE HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS, just came out here in the US this week, and he was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about it, and more! Please welcome Adam to the blog! I’m very excited that The House of Small Shadows is finally out in the US! I’ve read that the book was inspired in part by your childhood in England. Will … 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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