Ngaio Marsh Award: Best New Zealand Crime Novels For 2017

The longlist for the Ngaio Marsh award for best New Zealand crime fiction is now available via The Spinoff for 2017 in what can be described as a rich and notable literary list. The Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel (popularly called the Ngaio) is a literary award presented annually in New Zealand to…

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George A. Bernstein: “My Reflections on The Prom Dress Killer”

George A. Bernstein, author of the upcoming novel The Prom Dress Killer, reflects on his life as a writer.  In 1990, when I was able to semi-retire fairly young, my wife asked me how was I planning on filling my time. “You don’t love golf or playing cards that much. You were always a great storyteller.…

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Sarah E. Glenn: “The Character I Never Met”

Sarah E. Glenn, co-author of Murder on the Mullet Express, reflects on her latest historical crime fiction. Many fiction writers base their characters on people they know in real life—relatives, friends, or perhaps a personal hero. Sometimes it’s done unconsciously during the process of writing, blessing the heroes with a history, desires, and personal quirks.…

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A.H. Richardson: My Thoughts on “Murder in Little Shendon”

A. H. Richardson, author of “Murder in Little Shendon“, was born in London England and is the daughter of famous pianist and composer Clive Richardson. She published her debut novel Jorie and the Magic Stones in 2014. In the following piece, she reflects on her recent crime novel and inspirations behind her story.  Murder in…

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Original Swedish Crime Thriller Series “The Hunters” Commissioned By C More

Nordic SF Studios is planning to produce “The Hunters,” an original six-episode Swedish crime thriller series which has been commissioned by C More, the streaming service of Swedish commercial channel TV4. This is a spin-off from hit feature films The Hunters (Jägarna) and False Trail (Jägarna II) and the story is about a small community in…

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“Unsub”, The Serial Killer Thriller By Meg Gardiner, Is Hard To Put Down

Unsub, the new serial killer novel by Meg Gardiner, will surely delight the fans of fast-paced thrillers. Gardiner’s plots are always nail-biting and her twists are more like cliffs that she takes you to the edge of and then at the last moment pulls you back. This novel which is the first in a series…

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Editors’ Picks For Summer Mystery and Thriller Fiction

Among the editors’ picks for summer mystery and thrillers, the new novel by Rosecrans Baldwin titled “The Last Kid Left” has been one of the most anticipated books of 2017. The novel is a bold, searching novel about how our relationships operate in a hyper-connected world, an expertly-portrayed account of tragedy turned mercilessly into entertainment. The Last…

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Tom Clancy And Other Best of the Week Mystery And Thriller Audiobooks

This past week featured a number of new and bestselling mystery and thriller audiobooks which included titles from Tom Clancy franchise, Laurie R. King, and Karen Dionne. Mike Maden, the new voice in Tom Clancy universe has a new novel out titled Point of Contact (see our review here). The book is action-packed, fast-paced and features…

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New Tom Clancy Novel “Point Of Contact” By Mike Maden Is A Riveting Thriller

With a Ph.D. focusing on areas of conflict, and international relations and experience as a political expert, Mike Maden has developed a very compelling narrative in the new Tom Clancy novel “Point of Contact“. Although he is a new voice in the Tom Clancy universe, Maden is well-known and has been praised by genre luminaries…

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Australian Writer Melissa Pouliot Finalist In Crime Fiction Prize

Australian author Melissa Pouliot is a finalist for one of Australia’s most prestigious crime fiction awards. Ms Pouliot’s fourth novel, You’ll Never Find Me, has made the long list for the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards, which is open to female crime writers in Australia. The core of Melissa Pouliot’s novel which is the third installment in Detective Rhiannon…

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Francesco Carrozzini To Direct Movie Based On Jo Nesbo’s Midnight Sun

Italian production company Cattleya has picked up the rights for an English language adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s novel Midnight Sun, with Francesco Carrozzini confirmed to direct the new upcoming movie. Midnight Sun is a tightly wound tale of a man running from retribution, a renegade hitman who goes to ground far above the Arctic circle,…

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Family Man By Patricia Dusenbury

As an economist, Patricia Dusenbury produced many dry reports. Now, she hopes to atone by writing mysteries that people read for pleasure. Her first book, A Perfect Victim was named 2015’s best ebook mystery by the Electronic Publishing Industry Coalition. Secrets, Lies & Homicide was a 2016 EPIC finalist. A House of Her Own is…

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New And Noteworthy Mystery Novels In May and June 2017

From the new and noteworthy mystery novels released in May and June 2017, two debut titles caught our attention: The first book is a suspenseful story by Los Angeles-based author Gian Sardar titled You Were Here. The book weaves together two sub-plots separated by decades surrounding the life of female protagonist Abby Walters and her…

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