Top 7 Bestselling Mystery and Thriller Books Featuring Female Protagonists

As we have noted before, mystery and crime fiction is largely a female game and plots surrounding female protagonists are also among some of the most popular characters. What comes below is a compilation of some of the most notable and sought after mystery, crime fiction and thriller books released in the last 3 months…

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Two UC Davis Students Launch Crowdfunding Campaign For L.A. Crime Film

Fans of crime and noir movies might finally feel a breath of fresh air in the sea of recycled Hollywood plots as two UC Davis students are using crowdfunding to bring a new L.A. crime film to life. Daniel Johnson O’Connor and Rashad Hurst, creative forces behind this new project and students at UC Davis,…

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Adrian McKinty and James W. Ziskin Nominated for the 2017 Anthony Award

On the heels of three 2017 Edgar Award nominations for Best Paperback Original, won by Adrian McKinty’s Rain Dogs, Seventh Street Books authors Adrian McKinty and James W. Ziskin have been nominated again – this time for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Paperback Original. This is the sixth award nomination for Rain Dogs. Others include…

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Tidelands: Netflix Announces Its First Australian Original Series

Netflix today announced its first Australian original series Tidelands, a supernatural crime drama that will debut exclusively on Netflix around the globe. Production will start in Queensland in 2018. The drama follows a former criminal as she returns home to the small fishing village of Orphelin Bay. When the body of a local fisherman washes…

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Swedish Author Viveca Sten Confirms New “Sandhamn Murder” Novels

Swedish crime novelist Viveca Sten has signed a new contract with publishing house Forum to continue writing her popular “Sandhamn Murder” novels until at least 2023. The deal includes three new installments in The Sandhamn Murder series and a collection of short stories which will give readers some background to their favorite characters, including Thomas…

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NBC Orders New Crime Drama Titled “Good Girls”

NBC has ordered a new crime drama show titled “Good Girls”, from The Family creator Jenna Bans. According to a statement by the network, the role of one of the lead characters “Beth” which was played by Kathleen Rose Perkins in the pilot will be recast for the series. Described by E! News as a mix…

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Bill Clinton and James Patterson Are Writing A Thriller Titled “The President Is Missing”

The former U.S. president Bill Clinton and the best-selling novelist James Patterson are collaborating on a thriller titled “The President is Missing”. The new novel will come out in June 2018 as a joint release by Alfred A Knopf and Little, Brown and Co. As the publishers are characterizing the story “…[the book is] a…

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British Crime Series Loch Ness To Make Exclusive U.S. Premiere on Acorn TV

Last year British ITV commissioned a six part murder mystery thriller titled “Loch Ness” from ITV Studios. The good news is that, soon after its ITV broadcast, Loch Ness will premiere in the U.S. beginning on consecutive Mondays, starting June 19, 2017 on Acorn TV.   The beautiful, yet haunting shores of Scotland’s most iconic loch is…

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Debut Crime Novel “August Snow” Gets On Hollywood Hot List

The debut crime novel of Stephen Mack Jones titled “August Snow” has grabbed the attention of famous Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein as he wants to make a TV show out of the story. Stephen Mack Jones, 62, narrates the story of a black Latino ex-Detroit cop in his novel who testified against a crooked mayor…

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James Patterson To Write True Crime Book on Aaron Hernandez

Best-selling thriller and crime writer James Patterson is taking a break from fiction to write a true crime book on Aaron Hernandez. The former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer was found dead in his prison cell last week. The new book will be published by Little, Brown and Company and is set for an early…

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Michael Mann And Reed Farrel Coleman To Co-Write Prequel Novel To Crime Film ‘Heat’

After a long process which involved interviewing with various novelists, Michael Mann has secured four-time Edgar Award-nominated author Reed Farrel Coleman to co-write a prequel novel with him to his landmark crime film Heat, which starred Al Pacino and Robert De Niro and was written, produced and directed by Mann. The novel will be published…

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