Books and Authors

Clues to My Crime: David Swinson’s CRIME SONG

Clues to My Crime: David Swinson’s CRIME SONG

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, David Swinson (The Second Girl) tells us about what inspired Crime Song, his second book about troubled private investigator Frank Marr.  Books and music. The two mainstays of my life. My father was a Foreign Service Officer for […]

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Best New Books: Week of May 15, 2017

Best New Books: Week of May 15, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction  The Affair of Lady Wescott’s Lost Ruby/The Case of the Unseen, by Gary Lovisi  August, by Romina Paula  The Awkward Age, by Francesca Segal  Exit Strategy, by Steven Hamilton  G-Man, by Stephen Hunter  Secrets […]

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Reviews of the Week: with Jo Nesbo, Scott Turow, Caroline Carlson, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Jo Nesbo, Scott Turow, Caroline Carlson, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from May 8 through 12—all crime fiction titles in honor of Mystery Month— so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, May 8  The Last Place You Look, […]

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Mysteries on the Small Screen: SMALL CRIMES

Title: Small Crimes Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jacki Weaver, Robert Forster, Gary Cole, Molly Parker, Macon Blair, Pat Healy First Aired: April 28, 2017 (Netflix) Where you can watch it: Netflix Cat ladies suffer from a distinct dearth of positive representation in film and on television. Almost always, we are portrayed as one-dimensional punchlines, our precious, precious cats […]

Clues to My Crime: Nancy Werlin’s AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

Clues to My Crime: Nancy Werlin’s AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Nancy Werlin (Impossible, Extraordinary) tells us about the things that inspired her latest work of YA fiction, And Then There Were Four, a book about five teenagers who learn that their parents are conspiring to kill them.    MONSTER AND […]

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LibraryReads June 2017

LibraryReads June 2017

LibraryReads has just announced its June 2017 selections! Check out the ten titles chosen by librarians below, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible. Remember, any public library staff member can nominate a book for LibraryReads! Vote for your favorite titles today.   FAVORITE OF FAVORITES Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz   TOP 10 The Alice […]

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We Read Dead People: SEE NO EVIL

We Read Dead People: SEE NO EVIL

Welcome to We Read Dead People, where authors Stephanie Kuehn (Charm & Strange, The Smaller Evil) and Daniel Kraus (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch, Rotters) read a novel from the glory days of direct-to-paperback horror—the magnificent 1980s—and determine whether it was worth the suggested retail price. Poor little Caryn! She’s got a distant dad, […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Ann Cleeves Talks about COLD EARTH

This week on Well Read—just in time for Booklist’s annual Mystery Month—award-winning crime-writer Ann Cleeves will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, Cold Earth, released April 18. The seventh book in Cleeve’s wildly popular Shetland series, Cold Earth zeroes in on inspector Jimmy Perez’s hunt for the identity […]

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Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with 12 New Titles

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with 12 New Titles

While Columbus is credited with discovering the Americas, notable scholars and historians have argued that Chinese explorers traveled around the world in the early 15th century and created a surviving map that shows America on its route. Imagine if those ancient explorers had stayed. The history of Asians who did stay in the Americas dates back to […]

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Small-Press Lineup: Down & Out Books

Small-Press Lineup: Down & Out Books

Some of the biggest crime fiction is perpetrated by some of the smallest players. We’re determined to shine the spotlight on them before they break out and wreak havoc across the whole country. Read them—before they publish again! Legal Name and Alias: Eric Campbell, Founder and CEO/Publisher Accomplices: Rick Ollerman, Editor, Down & Out: The […]