Around the World in Books (5/5/21)

Today’s spotlight takes us around the world to a remote coastal landscape as a woman examines her life, one of Iceland’s most isolated villages with a teacher seeing ghosts, a gorgeous Brittany beach resort after a murder, and a rural village in Northern China to find justice. SECOND PLACE by Rachel Cusk 4 starred reviews […]

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Happy Half Hour (3/8/21)

In this week’s Happy Half Hour, we discuss a breakdown of social injustices facing marginalized citizens, an inspector investigating a brutal murder in Northern China, a standalone thriller about a teacher in an isolated village, and the first book in the fresh and funny Jessica Darling series. HOW WE CAN WIN: Race, History and Changing […]

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Extra! Extra!: September Book News

Here are the headlines you may have missed this month. Check out the trailer for The Comey Rule.  Cixin Liu’s THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM will be adapted for Netflix by Games of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss! NPR reviews LUSTER + BEOWULF + SELF PORTRAIT WITH RUSSIAN PIANO +  PIRANESI and interviews Claudia Rankine […]

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Author Spotlight: Ragnar Jónasson (6/17/20)

The year is 1987. Enter, an isolated farmhouse, a snowstorm, a liar, a killer, and an unexpected guest. Welcome to the final installment in the nail-biting, critically-acclaimed Hidden Iceland crime fiction series from today’s featured author, Ragnar Jónasson! THE MIST 3 starred reviews! “Jónasson weaves his suspenseful tales together with remorseless logic up to a […]

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Starred Review Round-Up (4/22/20)

We’re seeing stars! These titles all received multiple starred reviews: OWLS OF THE EASTERN ICE: A Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl by Jonathan C. SlaghtISBN 9780374228484, on sale 8/4/20 “The cast of characters he brings to life—both human and avian—illuminates the delicate symbiosis of the natural world and sheds a welcome […]

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Thriller Thursday (5/23/19)

Thriller Thursday (5/23/19)

Join us on an epic armchair adventure from Lake Superior to Iceland to Camp David and through savage terrain… All in today’s #ThrillerThursday! DEAD MAN’S MISTRESS: A McKenzie Novel by David Housewright “One beautifully staged, unusually clear set piece follows another as the plot unwinds, offering a free-of-charge education in the treachery-ridden art market. A […]

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#ThrillerThursday (1/24/19)

#ThrillerThursday (1/24/19)

Buckle up! This week’s Thriller Thursday celebration will take you on an international thrill ride: THE NOWHERE CHILD by Christian White Two starred reviews! A gripping internationally bestselling mystery about a young woman whose life is turned upside down when she finds out she may have been abducted years before by her recently deceased mother. […]

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#womencrush + #thrillerthursday (10/18/18)

#womencrush + #thrillerthursday (10/18/18)

Lead the way, ladies! THREE, count ’em, three female leads in today’s #womencrush + #thrillerthursday! THE CRAFTSMAN by Sharon Bolton Decades ago, Florence Lovelady put away horrific child murderer Larry Grassbrook, who buried his victims alive in coffins. Grassbrook has died, and now history is repeating itself. Is a copycat killer at work, or did […]

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Thriller Thursday (8/30/18 Edition)

Thriller Thursday (8/30/18 Edition)

Happy #ThrillerThursday! Read Elsa Hart’s (CITY OF INK) Mystery Scene Magazine essay about her quest to replace a Chinese library book she lost before plunging into these three dark thrillers: TRUST ME by Hank Phillippi Ryan Also available in audio An accused killer insists she’s innocent of a heinous murder. A grieving journalist surfaces from […]

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August 2018 All-Stars

August 2018 All-Stars

We’re seeing stars for these forthcoming mysteries & nonfiction science titles! THE DARKNESS by Ragnar Jónasson “A complex, fascinating mix of Icelandic community and alienation, atmospheric tension, and timely issues (immigrant exploitation and vigilante justice), Jónasson’s latest series is another must-read for crime fans who follow the work of Arnaldur Indridason and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir.” — […]

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