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Van Shaw, the protagonist of Every Day Above Ground by Glen Erik Hamilton, is conflicted. He has the perfect skillset—as well as the family tradition—for being a successful career criminal. But Van is just not sure breaking the law for a living is right for him…

 

 

Right now, though, Van doesn’t have the time to contemplate the philosophical, existential questions of his work. Lives are on the line and it’s up to him to save them

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Helena, the protagonist of The Marsh King’s Daughter, Karen Dionne’s recently published suspense novel, is the daughter of a brutal sociopath and the woman he kidnapped and raped. And the story just gets darker from there

 

 

Photo of Karen Dionne ©Robert Bruce Photography

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In The Force, the new crime fiction novel by Don Winslow, Detective Sergeant Danny Malone thinks he can beat The System and be a good cop, in spite of the fact he occasionally—well maybe more than occasionally—does bad things

 

 

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In Dangerous Ends, Alex Segura’s third Pete Fernandez mystery novel, Pete’s new case—investigating the purported innocence of a former Miami police detective serving time for murdering his wife—collides with events in Pete’s family’s past as Cuban emigres in Miami

 

 

 

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Investigative reporter Rebekah Roberts is back in Conviction, Julia Dahl’s third crime fiction novel. Like the previous two novels, the story is set in Brooklyn, this time toggling between the past—when the borough was not as salubrious as it is now—and the present

 

 

Photo of Julia Dahl ©Chasi Annexy

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When asked about inscribing a copy of Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted, Les Klinger, co-editor of the anthology along with Laura Caldwell, said he wrote, “Prepare to have your heart broken.” The story of each wrongfully convicted man and woman is powerful; and in the hands of fifteen high-profile crime fiction authors, powerfully told

 

 

Laura and Les will be on the radio Wednesday, March 29 1-3 AM EDT (that’s Tuesday night March 28 10-midnight PDT!) and will also be appearing at bookstores to talk about Anatomy of Innocence

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Up until the time of the car accident that killed her co-worker, self-help book author Bryn Harper—the protagonist of The Secrets You Keep, Kate White’s new domestic suspense thriller—had been described as a force of nature. Now, as she recovers in Saratoga, New York, Bryn finds herself plagued by nightmares and suffering from exhaustion. And then the caterer Bryn’s husband hired for a dinner party at their home is found murdered

 

Photo of Kate White ©Keith Major

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