A Look At “Cops Lie!” By Leonard Love Matlick

Thomas Andes reviews “Cops Lie!“, the new novel by Leonard Love Matlick, for the Fall 2017 print edition of Mystery Tribune.  Though Americans have always distrusted authority, our collective faith in civic institutions might be at an all-time low. From police shootings of unarmed African-American teenagers to the fact a man who has boasted of…

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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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“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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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 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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Must Read Norwegian Crime Fiction: Ordeal By Jorn Lier Horst

One of the most exciting Scandinavian crime fictions we have read in 2017 is the newly translated novel by Jorn Lier Horst which is titled Ordeal. Horst who is an award-winning Norwegian thriller writer and former Senior Investigating Officer for the Norwegian police force, has developed an excellent story-line with a superb lead character named Inspector…

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Christina Dodd and Impressive “The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream”

New York Times bestselling author Christina Dodd has a new suspense novel out titled The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream – set in Virtue Falls, Washington – which is a great mix of murder, mystery and passion. This is a title which will be particularly appealing for readers looking for novels with female lead characters and here…

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Top Mystery and Thriller Audiobooks This Week: August 2017

This week’s bestselling and popular audiobooks include new releases by some notable mystery and thriller writers. Lisa Scottoline, for example, has a new legal thriller out titled Exposed. In this new novel, Mary DiNunzio wants to represent her old friend Simon Pensiera, a sales rep who was wrongly fired by his company, but her partner…

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Good Read In Suspense: The Other Girl By Erica Spindler

We were craving for a good suspense novel for a while and got lucky enough to come across the new release by Erica Spindler titled The Other Girl. This standalone suspense thriller covers the ritualistic murder of a college professor in a small town Louisiana and the adventures of a female local cop to uncover the…

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Notable Thriller Debut: The Driver By Hart Hanson

The Driver may be the debut thriller novel of Hart Hanson but he is certainly no novice in writing. Besides working on many notable scripts and shows like Judging Amy and Joan of Arcadia, he has been creator, writer, and executive producer for Bones, the longest-running, scripted, hour-long series on the Fox Network, which will…

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A Notable Medical Thriller: Charlatans By Robin Cook

We could not wait to pick up the new novel by Robin Cook titled Charlatans for the following reasons: Although he writes popular fiction, he is a master in developing intense plots and he uses the language very well. In other words, the reader gets a high quality product. Robin Cook’s literary career began with…

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