Tag: crime fiction

For Hot Summer Days, Try These Cold Cases on Audio

For Hot Summer Days, Try These Cold Cases on Audio

Cold cases are hot in crime writing today. This subgenre that unites fans of historical mysteries with those who appreciate the scientific methods and tools—from cell phones to DNA—of contemporary crime stories. Here are some recommended titles on audio, linked to their Booklist reviews.   Blacklight Blue, by Peter May, read by Simon Vance Enzo Macleod, […]

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Clues to My Crime: Rob Hart’s THE WOMAN FROM PRAGUE

Clues to My Crime: Rob Hart’s THE WOMAN FROM PRAGUE

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Rob Hart tells us about what inspired The Woman from Prague, his latest Ash McKenna spy thriller, due July 11 from Polis Books.      BOOKS Six Days of the Condor, by James Grady (1974) A CIA […]

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Publishing U: How Do I Keep My Head Up while Finding a Publisher?

Publishing U: How Do I Keep My Head Up while Finding a Publisher?

Our readers are often curious about the process of writing books, and we’re happy to provide access to the experts! In this installment of our Publishing U series, crime writer Leonard Chang shares his experience with keeping his head up while finding the right editor in a sea of not-so-enlightened ones.   My latest novel, The Lockpicker, had a tortuous history, […]

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Clues to My Crime: Jordan Harper’s SHE RIDES SHOTGUN

Clues to My Crime: Jordan Harper’s SHE RIDES SHOTGUN

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Jordan Harper tells us about what inspired She Rides Shotgun, named one of Booklist’s best crime fiction debuts of 2017, a book about an ex-con who seeks to punish the gang trying to kill him and takes […]

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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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