Short Fiction: “Who is Bringing the Ravioli?” By Joan Leotta

Joan Leotta is a poet, performer and writer of both fiction and non-fiction books. As a long-time resident of Washington D.C. suburbs, she authored various historical books including a history of Massachusetts (Scholastic) and a guide to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia (Norton). After moving to North Carolina, she developed a new fiction series titled…

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Jack Getze: My Reflections On The Protagonist

Note: Former Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Getze has published news stories in over five-hundred newspapers and periodicals worldwide. On the fiction front, his screwball mysteries, Big Numbers and Big Money, were first published by Hilliard Harris in 2007 and 2008. Those, along with Big Mojo, have also been published by Down & Out Books in…

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Notable Thriller Debut: The Shepherd’s Calculus by C.S. Farrelly

Thomas Andes reviews the new debut novel by C.S. Farrelly titled “The Shepherd’s Calculus” in the upcoming fall issue of Mystery Tribune.  As exemplified by Graham Greene in such novels as The Power and the Glory and The Comedians, the Catholic political thriller has the unique ability to ask pressing moral questions while probing matters…

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Top 10 Mysteries and Thrillers Dominating NY Times Lists Now

The list of top 10 mysteries and thrillers this week starts with a familiar name: Stephen King and his co-author Owen King have a new novel out titled Sleeping Beauties. In this new father/son collaboration, Stephen and Owen tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men? In…

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First Icelandic Thriller Original “Stella Blomkvist” Coming To The Screen Soon

Scandinavian crime fans will be pleased to know that Sagafilm’s new drama Stella Blomkvist, starring Heida Reed (Poldark) and directed by Oskar Thor Axelsson (Trapped), will soon come to life via Nordic streaming service Viaplay. The series is based on a series of novels that follow a hard-nosed lawyer named Stella Blomkvist as she takes on mysterious murder…

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J.J. Hensley: Want to Do Something Different? Play God for a While

Note: J.J. Hensley is a former police officer and former Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service.  He is the author of the novels Resolve, Measure Twice, and Chalk’s Outline.  J.J. graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Administration of Justice and has a M.S. degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University.…

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Best Historical Thrillers In The Market For October 2017

The list of best historical thrillers for October 2017 is diverse: Lightning Men by Thomas Mullen is a great read which reminds one of James Ellroy writings. Officer Denny Rakestraw and “Negro Officers” Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. It’s 1950 and racial tensions are simmering…

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Rich Zahradnik Reflects on Lights Out Summer

Note: Rich Zahradnik has been a journalist for more than thirty years, working as a reporter and editor in all major news media, including online, newspaper, broadcast, magazine, and wire services. He lives with his wife and son in Pelham, New York, where he teaches elementary school kids how to publish online and print newspapers. In…

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New Thriller By James Patterson and Bill Clinton Coming To Showtime

Thanks to the new novel by James Patterson and Bill Clinton, political thriller fans will soon see “The President Is Missing” as a new Showtime TV series. The premium cable network announced last Friday that is has acquired the rights to adapt the upcoming novel “The President Is Missing,” by former President Clinton and James Patterson.…

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A Notable Danish Crime Novel: The Scarred Woman By Jussi Adler-Olsen

In general, we are huge fans of authors such as Jussi Adler-Olsen or novels like The Scarred Woman. This is because there’s something perennially appealing about crime novels coming out of Scandinavia. Readers quickly notice their grit and sharp social commentary and above all, their pure entertainment value has captured the attention of many mystery…

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Life Without Pain: Stephanie Gayle Reflects On Her New Novel

Note: In the following piece by Stephanie Gayle, the author reflects on her inspirations for Idyll Fears, the newest book in the Thomas Lynch mystery series (out September 5th).  What inspired the latest book, Idyll Fears? A boy who can’t feel pain. That’s what I took away from a newspaper article I read over twenty…

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These Top 10 Supernatural Thrillers Are Trending In The Market Now

If you are into great supernatural thrillers, the good news is that this summer and fall releases include some great reads in this category. Among the notable and bestselling new titles, The Child Finder is a haunting, richly atmospheric, and deeply suspenseful novel by Rene Denfeld, the acclaimed author of The Enchanted, about an investigator who must…

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