Please welcome John Love to the blog! His new book, Evensong, just came out in January and he stopped by to answer a few of my questions. Please give him a warm welcome! **Also, courtesy of Night Shade Books, we’ve got one copy of Evensong to give away to one lucky US winner, so be… Read more »
I’m very excited to welcome Justin Howe to the My Bookish Ways team! Justin will be reviewing SFF/Horror, and I’m psyched that I snagged him. Here’s more about Justin: Justin Howe is a product of late 20th century New England. An avid reader, he’s written reviews for Strange Horizons, Innsmouth Free Press, and Tor.com. His… Read more »
Monday’s Lie by Jamie Mason (Gallery Books, February 3, 2015) – I have a thing for Hitchcock. The man knew how to spin a good yarn and dangle tantalizing little clues, all the while beckoning you closer to an ending you’d never suspect. So when the book description for Jamie Mason’s Monday’s Lie included the… Read more »
Haterz, James Goss’s brand new book, just came out yesterday, and he stopped by to answer a few of my questions about it, and more! Will you tell us a little about Haterz and what inspired you to write it? Wondering if we were all so angry before the internet, or if it’s made us… Read more »
The Headmaster’s Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene is out in paperback today, and courtesy of the nice folks at Picador, we’ve got 2 copies to give away to 2 lucky US winners! About The Headmaster’s Wife: Inspired by a personal loss, Greene explores the way that tragedy and time assail one man’s memories of his… Read more »
The Intern’s Handbook by Shane Kuhn is out today in paperback, and courtesy of Simon & Schuster, we’ve got one copy to give away to one lucky US winner, so check out the book and fill out the widget to enter to win. Good luck! About The Intern’s Handbook: An elite assassin goes undercover as… Read more »
Please welcome Michael Kardos to the blog! His new book, Before He Finds Her, just came out, and he kindly answered a few of my questions about it, and more! Congrats on the new book! Will you tell us a bit about Before He Finds Her and what inspired you to write it? Before He… Read more »
Bone Gap by Laura Ruby (Balzar & Bray, March 3, 2015)-Welcome to Bone Gap, Illinois, where the people are a bit odd, magic lingers. Bone Gap is an apropos name since there are places, or “gaps” in the town where reality is a bit fluid, and otherworldly doors appear. Brothers Sean and Finn O’Sullivan live… Read more »
Please welcome Amanda K Byrne to the My Bookish Ways team! Amanda will be interviewing mystery and suspense, and I’m very excited to have her as part of our growing team of reviewers. About Amanda: The best word to describe Amanda K. Byrne’s literary taste is eclectic. She writes romance, reads pretty much everything, and… Read more »
The Best Young Adult category is fairly new for the Edgars, and here are the Best Young Adult Edgar Award winners, all the way from 1989 to the present. Enjoy!
Read This: Get Carter by Ted Lewis
Get Carter by Ted Lewis (Soho Syndicate, 2014) – After being estranged from his brother, Frank, for over a decade, Jack Carter heads back home. Unfortunately, it’s for his brother’s funeral. It’s chalked up as a sad, drunken driving episode, but Carter knew his brother too well to believe that and resolves to get down… Read more »
Speculative Fiction Reviewers Wanted to Join the MBW Team
Asking for help is HARD, but it can often be the first step to sanity. On that note, I’d like to add a couple of folks to my little team that love speculative fiction and can write a KILLER review. Is this you? It’s a thankless, unpaid job. Actually, not thankless. I’ll thank you profusely…. Read more »
My Bookish Ways Welcomes Angel Luis Colón!
Please welcome Angel Luis Colón to the MBW team! Angel will be reviewing mystery and suspense and I’m really excited to have him on board. More info about Angel is below, and keep an eye out for his reviews (and his new novella this summer)! Angel Luis Colón‘s short fiction has appeared in All Due… Read more »
March 2015 Must Reads in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Here are the books that I’m especially looking forward to in SFF and Horror for March! What are you looking forward to? The Devil’s Detective by Simon Kurt Unsworth (Doubleday-March 3rd) Synopsis (all synopsis are from B&N or Amazon)-Thomas Fool is an Information Man, an investigator tasked with cataloging and filing reports on the endless stream… Read more »
A Q&A and Giveaway with Andy Siegel, author of Cookie’s Case
The Tug Wyler series by Andy Siegel is great fun, and I loved the first book, Suzy’s Case (if you like your suspense with a bit of twisted humor-and lots of heart-you’ll love these.) I got a chance to ask Andy a few questions about his new book, Cookie’s Case, so please welcome him back… Read more »
March 2015 Must Reads in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction
Here are the books that I’m especially looking forward to in Mystery, Suspense, and Fiction for March (ya’ll, I thought Feb was a fab month for suspense, but March takes the cake so far!!) Enjoy (all synopsis are from B&N or Amazon)! Dark Rooms by Lili Anolik (William Morrow-March 3rd) Synopsis-The Secret History meets Sharp Objects in… Read more »
Giveaway: Doctor Death by Lene Kaaberbøl
Courtesy of the lovely folks at Atria, I’ve got 3 copies of Doctor Death by Lene Kaaberbøl to give away to 3 lucky US readers! Check out the book, fill out the widget below, and I’ll pick a winner sometime around the 20th. About Doctor Death: Strong-minded and ambitious, Madeleine Karno is eager to shatter… Read more »
Interview: Robert Levy, author of The Glittering World
I loved Robert Levy’s debut, The Glittering World, and am thrilled to welcome him to the blog today to answer a few questions about the book, and more! Congratulations on your new book, The Glittering World! Will you tell us a bit about it and what inspired you to write it? Thank you so much!… Read more »
Read This: White Plague by James Abel
White Plague by James Abel (Berkley, Jan 2015)-White Plague kind of has everything I like in a straight up thriller: strong, interesting protagonist in Joe Rush, a Marine who happens to be a bioterror expert; a cold, inhospitable environment (here, it’s the Arctic); people trapped in claustrophobic environs with a danger that can’t be escaped…… Read more »
34 Hard Case Crime Titles are under $2 on Kindle!
All of these Hard Case Crime titles are only $1.99 on Kindle right now, so get ‘em while they’re hot! Makes for a helluva cover gallery, too.