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In Pacific Burn, Barry Lancet’s third mystery featuring PI Jim Brodie, an assassin seems to be targeting the adult family members of an esteemed Japanese artist who is a good friend of Brodie’s. It’s up to Brodie to find out who is killing off the Nobuki family one by one …and why

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To all the world, defense attorney Amanda Jaffe’s client—who is charged with murder—looks guilty. Not to mention, he confessed. But in Violent Crimes, Phillip Margolin’s latest legal thriller, nothing is quite what it appears to be

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Swamp Noir at its finest: Hap and Leonard, perhaps the world of PI’s most unique partnership, are back in Honky Tonk Samurai

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And because there really can’t be enough Hap and Leonard in the world, Joe tells us more about the upcoming Hap and Leonard, starring James Purefoy, Michael Kenneth Williams and Christina Hendricks, on Sundance Channel.

 

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Police Scotland’s DCI Alex Morrow is back in Blood Salt Water investigating two murders that may—or may not—be connected

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The title of the book is inspired by a quote of President John F. Kennedy and for Denise it speaks to the connectivity of lives, circumstances and geography.

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World’s Greatest Detective Elvis Cole may be driving The Promise, but fans will appreciate that Joe Pike, Jon Stone and the team of Scott James and Maggie the LAPD K-9 are worthy co-pilots to the story

 

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Check out the schedule for Robert Crais book tour.

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When it comes to elements of a locked-room mystery, there isn’t any location much more atmospheric—or claustrophobic—than a submarine. A setting James Law uses to great advantage in his debut crime fiction novel, Tenacity

 

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Law knows of what he writes. He’s a former senior nuclear engineer in the Royal Navy Submarine Service. In Tenacity, his protagonist Danielle “Dan” Lewis goes where no woman has gone before: on board a Royal Naval Submarine at sea. The question is: Is she in over her head?

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According to Les Klinger, co-creator of Speaking of Mysteries, Bonnie MacBird’s Sherlock Holmes adventure, Art in the Blood, “has the three key ingredients for a delicious pastiche: Meticulous research, plausibility and grand fun!”

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As if fans didn’t already know, there’s really nothing darker than the distaff side of crime fiction. One look at the choice of novels included in Women Crime Writer’s: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s and you’ll know there is no better guide to this harrowing region of the genre than Sarah Weinman

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Our schedule of interviews for the rest of October is shaping up to be great

 

Les Klinger, fresh from winning an Anthony Award for Anthologies at Bouchercon 2015 for In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, which he co-edited with Laurie R. King, will be interviewing

  • Sarah Weinman on Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s, the anthology she edited for The Library of America
  • Bonnie MacBird on Art in the Blood, her Sherlock Holmes adventure that takes the great consulting detective, along with his Boswell, John Watson M.D., to Paris