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Game Wardens and Rugged Outdoorsy Sleuths: 7 Titles about Crime in the Natural World

Game Wardens and Rugged Outdoorsy Sleuths: 7 Titles about Crime in the Natural World

Outdoorsy types are the new tough guys (and gals) in crime fiction. C. J. Box’s Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett may be the best known of the current crop, but Joe better not look back (as Satchel Paige warned), because, if he does, he’ll likely hear Paul Doiron’s Mike Bowditch, from Maine, gaining on him. And, […]

All the Best Books Compilation: Crime and Thrillers, Part Two

All the Best Books Compilation: Crime and Thrillers, Part Two

Having previously counted down the 10th through 4th spots on the list of 2014 crime novels and thrillers most often mentioned as “best of the year,” I’ll move without further ado to the top four books from the 2014 ABBC (All the Best Books Compilation):   Download the full ABBC2014.   In fourth place with 11 best-of-the-year mentions is […]

2015 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award Longlist Announced

2015 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award Longlist Announced

There seems to be a lot of award activity this Mystery Month! The longlist for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award was announced on Monday. Created to celebrate the best of British and Irish crime writing, the Theakstons are open to the public for voting in July 2015 during the Theakstons […]

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June 2015 LibraryReads

June 2015 LibraryReads

June 2015 LibraryReads are here! Check out the ten titles below, linked to Booklist reviews where available. (Look for a review of Elin Hilderbrand’s The Rumor in the June 1 and 15 issue of Booklist.) Eight Hundred Grapes, by Laura Dave (Favorite of Favorites) The Truth According to Us, by Annie Barrows The Book of Speculation, by Erika […]

Solving the Puzzles of the Mind: Psychiatrists in Mysteries

Solving the Puzzles of the Mind: Psychiatrists in Mysteries

In Lisa Scottoline’s new stand-alone thriller, Every Fifteen Minutes, a psychiatrist puts his family and career at risk to save a troubled young man. From good guys like Alex Cross to the unbelievably bad like Hannibal Lecter, psychiatrists offer a uniquely qualified view into the minds of men. (And, lest we forget Chelsea Cain’s deliciously […]

Reviews of the Week

Reviews of the Week

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from May 4–8 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday, May 4th Delicate Monsters, by Stephanie Kuehn Award-winning Kuehn is firing […]

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Bonus! Free Mystery Reviews!

Bonus! Free Mystery Reviews!

Our appetite for books is simply insatiable, so we regularly extend the coverage in Booklist magazine with reviews exclusive to Booklist Online. And, since Mystery Month is a time of giving, we thought we’d save you the trouble of playing detective by rounding up all the usual suspects—er, crime fiction—in one place. If you want more free reviews delivered straight […]

All the Best Books Compilation: Crime and Thrillers, Part One

All the Best Books Compilation: Crime and Thrillers, Part One

In honor of Mystery Month, let’s look at the top 10 crime novels and thrillers of last year, as counted by the ABBC (All the Best Books Compilation). The ABBC looked at 172 sources—including Booklist, the RUSA Reading List Awards, and genre-specific sources such as the Edgar Awards, the Left Coast Crime Awards, and Crimespree Magazine—to see which […]

Summer Reading: Books for Grown-ups

Summer Reading: Books for Grown-ups

Let it be known that I am an adult, and despite my career in children’s books, I do still love to read books for my people my own age. I don’t often have time, and when I do, I don’t always manage to finish (see here, for instance). But I do have a master’s degree in twentieth-century […]

The 101 Best Crime Novels of the Past Decade

The 101 Best Crime Novels of the Past Decade

Mystery Month is in full swing here at Booklist, with all of the interviews, webinars, and blog posts about mystery fiction you could possibly want. And now, all of the book recommendations you need. Every year in the May 1 issue, our Mystery Showcase, Booklist compiles the 10 best adult crime novels reviewed over the previous 12 […]