Tag: crime fiction

Book Trailer Thursday: THE THIRST by Jo Nesbø

The Thirst, the latest installment of the mega-bestselling Harry Hole series, finds our hero up against a vampire. As author Jo Nesbø explains in the interview above, this is no Dracula, but someone who suffers from a psychological disorder that causes him to feel a need to drink blood. Fans of Jo Nesbø won’t want to miss this novel; as Bill Ott […]

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Clues to My Crime: Bill Loehfelm, THE DEVIL’S MUSE

Clues to My Crime: Bill Loehfelm, THE DEVIL’S MUSE

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Bill Loehfelm (Let the Devil Out, Doing the Devil’s Work, The Devil in Her Way, The Devil She Knows) tells us about the New Orleans locales and music that inspired The Devil’s Muse, the latest book […]

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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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Reviews of the Week: with Agnete Friis, Danielle Winslow, Haylen Beck, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Agnete Friis, Danielle Winslow, Haylen Beck, 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 1 through 5—all crime fiction titles in honor of Mystery Month— so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   Monday, May 1  What My Body Remembers, by Agnete […]

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Mysteries on the Small Screen: Happy Valley

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Happy Valley

Title: Happy Valley Starring: Sarah Lancashire and Siobhan Finneran First aired: April 2014–March 2016 (BBC) Where you can watch it: Netflix, Amazon One of the most absorbing and wrenching cop shows I’ve seen in years, the ironically named Happy Valley is set in a West Yorkshire town where it sometimes seems as though half the population is trying […]

The Year’s Best Crime Novels, 2017

The Year’s Best Crime Novels, 2017

For the past 21 years, Booklist has published a Mystery Showcase issue in spring. For the past eight, The Booklist Reader has augmented that showcase with Mystery Month, which lasts throughout May. As we embark on our 2017 celebration, we bring you this list of the year’s best crime fiction from the May 1 issue of […]

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Meet Hard-Boiled Rule-Breaker, Bertha Cool

Meet Hard-Boiled Rule-Breaker, Bertha Cool

In the world of hard-boiled detective fiction, Bertha Cool was a revelation. Up until Bertha burst onto the literary scene, women in the mean-streets school of detective novels were given one of two roles to play in a story: Either they were some variation of the secretary with a heart of gold, or some version […]

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Small-Press Lineup: Black Heron Press

Small-Press Lineup: Black Heron 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: Jerry Gold Aliases: Big Jere; The Boss Accomplices: J. C., editing Willa Jean, marketing […]

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This Week on Well Read TV: Ian Rankin Talks about RATHER BE THE DEVIL

This week on Well Read, award-winning author Ian Rankin will be speaking with hosts Elisa Jaffe and Mary Anne Gwinn about his latest installment to the best-selling Rebus series, Rather Be the Devil, released January 31. Here, “legendary but retired Edinburgh detective” John Rebus revisits a decades-old cold case, only to find himself up against […]

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Darkness in the Sunshine State: 9 Essential Crime Novels Set in Florida

Darkness in the Sunshine State: 9 Essential Crime Novels Set in Florida

With ALA’s annual convention kicking off just a couple of weeks from now in Orlando, Florida, my mind turns not to eager anticipation of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but to the Florida I know and love from the pages of crime fiction. Yes, I’ve visited the state […]