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Webcomics Wednesday: Abby Howard’s The Last Halloween

Webcomics Wednesday: Abby Howard’s The Last Halloween

Apparently I’m in the mood for eerie black-and-white comics, since this is the second post in a row that features something grim and shadowy. I personally blame Keir, who poked his head in my office door this week and, intently focused on Mystery Month, asked, “Is is noir?” Well, not really, unless you consider it […]

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 […]

Small-Press Lineup: Brash Books

Small-Press Lineup: Brash 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:  Lee Goldberg aka “Ian Ludlow” Accomplices: Joel Goldman, my partner in […]

Cherie Priest’s I Am Princess X Has Comics, Computers, and Crime—Oh My!

Cherie Priest’s I Am Princess X Has Comics, Computers, and Crime—Oh My!

Lynn:  Looking for a smart, hip mystery to hand to teens who want something a little different? Cherie Priest’s I Am Princess X (May 2015) is just what the librarian ordered! Priest is the author of over a dozen adult science fiction and fantasy books, and she makes the transition to YA with enviable ease. That the […]

Small Press Lineup: New Pulp Press

Small Press Lineup: New Pulp Press

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: Jonathan “Deadeye” Woods, Editorial Director Accomplices: Chuck “the Virus” Newman, Technical […]

Publishing U: Keeping It Fresh

Publishing U: Keeping It Fresh

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing and publishing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts. In this installment of our Publishing U series, Edgar Award–winning mystery writer William Kent Krueger discusses one of the signature challenges of penning a long-running series.   William Kent Krueger: Now 14 novels into my Cork O’Connor mystery series, I get asked […]