New Mysteries In The Market For January 22 Weekend

Among the new mysteries which hit the market this week, we find a melting pot of great titles which range from Ann Cleeves U.S. debut of Vera Stanhope series (The Crow Trap)to rising literary voices such as Ottessa Moshfegh (Homesick for Another World). Peter Swanson, who’s been emerging in the last few years as one of…

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New in private eye: A Scourge of Vipers

The new novel from Edgar Award winning author Bruce DeSilva is out: A Scourge of Vipers is yet another great read in Liam Mulligan series featuring a hard-nosed newspaper man who is trying to uncover the mysteries behind a new case. A Brief Summary:  To solve Rhode Island’s budget crisis, the state’s colorful governor, Attila the…

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Japanese Historical Mystery? Check out “The Iris Fan”

Laura Joh Rowland is the award winning author of Sano Ichiro series set in Feudal Japan from which the 17th and the last one The Iris Fan just got published. The daughter of Chinese and Korean immigrants, she was educated at the University of Michigan. Her The Fire Kimono was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s “Five…

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A great suspense novel: The Big Finish

Edgar Award winning author James Hall has the final installment of his Thorn series out in a story titled The Big Finish. It’s an amazing finishing plot in which Thorn starts by trying to find his son’s killer and ends up in an unexpected adventure. A Brief Summary:  A year ago Thorn’s son, Flynn Moss, disappeared…

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Video: Crime Novelist Joel Goldman Puts Kansas City Landmarks Into His Novels

A former attorney turned crime writer, Joel Goldman puts Kansas City landmarks and locations, and pieces of himself, into the novels he writes. Most notably, his former FBI Agent Jack Davis, a protagonist who also shares a movement disorder with which Joel was stricken. You can check out this nice video from him where he…

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An essential read: “The Good Boy” by Theresa Schwegel

The Good Boy, the latest paperback novel from Chicago-based Edgar winner Theresa Schwegel is a terrific piece of crime fiction. If strong character development is your thing, you should check this title out. A Brief Summary:  For Officer Pete Murphy, K9 duty is as much a punishment as a promotion. When a shaky arrest reignites…

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Blogging and Murder: “The Perfect Stranger” By Wendy Corsi Staub

NY Times bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub, very popular for her thrillers, has a new pocket book out titled The Perfect Stranger. In this new novel, again we are reading a story about blogging and this time the plot features one woman finds herself in the crosshairs of a twisted predator who might just be…

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What E-Book mysteries are on Top of New York Times List?

It’s no secret that mystery and crime fiction remains as one of the most popular genres among the fiction lovers (if not the most popular). That’s why, as usual most of the books which are on the list of NY Times Best Seller list are from this genre. This morning we specifically checked out the…

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Add this to your reading list: “Five” By Ursula Archer

The new releases for the coming fall season are exciting! and we just got lucky to read one of the better ones: Five, the upcoming book by Ursula Archer is definitely not a book for the faint-hearted, but it delivers great suspense, unexpected plot twists, and multi-dimensional characters. The book won’t be officially out until…

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An Amazing Thriller: Blacklist by Jerry Ludwig

Today, people point fingers and shout, “terrorist!” Not long ago, the accusation was “Communist!”…some people’s accusations had merits and some did it out of fear, jealousy or because of other motives. That’s the heart and soul of the new book Blacklist, written by the multiple-Emmy Award-nominated writer Jerry Ludwig. A Brief Summary: The last time…

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Author makes it to finals in Amazon novel contest with a mystery set in Ohio

Author D.M. Pulley is one of five finalists in this year’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, winning the top honor in the mystery-thriller category with “The Dead Key.” Pulley emerged as a finalist from a pool of 10,000 entries, and will vie for the grand prize with the finalists in general fiction, romance, science fiction/fantasy/horror and…

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