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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A Conversation With Scandinavian Crime Fiction Legend Gunnar Staalesen

In the Fall 2017 print issue of Mystery Tribune, Jerry Holt speaks with the Scandinavian crime fiction legend Gunnar Staalesen about the inspirations behind his books and a life of crime writing.  There are many appropriate places in Bergen, Norway,  for an interview with Gunnar Staalesen, author of the long-running series that features P.I. Varg…

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A Conversation With Felix Francis On New Thriller “Pulse”

The British crime writer Felix Francis, Dick Francis’s younger son, studied Physics and Electronics at London University and then embarked upon a 17-year career teaching Advanced Level physics at three schools. Over the past 40 years Felix assisted Dick with both the research and the writing of many of his novels. His first novel written without his father was Gamble, published in September 2011, although…

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Louise Rick Scandinavian Detective Novels by Sara Blaedel Coming To TV

Bron Studios will adapt the Louise Rick detective novels, written by Scandinavian author Sara Blaedel, into a TV series beginning with The Forgotten Girls for season one. The Forgotten Girls was originally released by Grand Central Publishing and its plot is a chilling one: The body of an unidentified woman has been discovered in a…

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A Great Suspense Thriller: Killing Pace By Douglas Schofield

We were recently impressed with the quality of the story in the new novel by Douglas Schofield titled Killing Pace. Having a background as a lawyer, Schofield writes efficient and to the point and his narrative flies fast. Mixing that with an addictive plot and the result is for sure entertaining. Killing Pace opens in…

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Killer App: Short Fiction by Nikhil Iyengar

Nikhil Iyengar has lived and worked in Asia, Europe and the US. His science-fiction short film ‘Borrowed Time’ (Writer/Director) was screened at the New York MIAAC film festival. He was a Top 5 winner of last year’s Avex Digital International short film contest, and a finalist at this year’s Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition. He…

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10 Mystery and Thriller Audiobooks Listeners Are Raving About Now

Among the best mystery and thriller audiobooks listeners are raving about is the new novel by Ronald H. Balson titled The Trust. The newest audiobook from Ronald H. Balson, the international best-selling author of Once We Were Brothers, finds private investigator Liam Taggart returning to his childhood home for an uncle’s funeral, only to discover his death might…

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“The Man in the Crooked Hat” By Harry Dolan Is An Electrifying Thriller

“The Man in the Crooked Hat” is a new electrifying thriller by one of our favorite authors Harry Dolan (see our interview with the author here). We have previously reviewed and loved The Last Dead Girl (see here) and with this new work yet again Dolan demonstrates he deserves to be a nationally bestselling author.…

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Acorn TV Adds Final Episodes Of Award-Winning British Detective Series George Gently

Acorn TV add another major U.S. Premiere in November with the final two television movies in the award-winning British detective series George Gently. Both episodes will be available beginning Wednesday, November 1, less than two days after the series finale broadcasts on BBC One. Acorn Media Enterprises, RLJE/Acorn’s UK-based development division, co-produced the final two episodes. Tony® nominee Martin…

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A Conversation with Geoffrey Girard, Author of “Mary Rose”

Mary Rose by Geoffrey Girard recently came on the Mystery Tribune radar and and we were impressed with its great plot: The book is a contemporary gothic ghost story complete with an unexplained disappearance, a haunted island, and a family that’s not what they seem.  At the center of the novel is protagonist Mary Rose, whose mysterious…

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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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