Tag: mysteries

More Wives, More Daughters, More Girls: A Trend that Won’t Die

More Wives, More Daughters, More Girls: A Trend that Won’t Die

I know what’s on your mind: When you roll out of bed in the morning, comb your hair, and brush your teeth, you think, “Gee, there just aren’t enough books with “wife,” “daughter,” or “girl” in the title. I read all the ones Booklist compiled last summer (here and here). If only there were more!” Well, fear not, voracious […]

49 Wives, 139 Daughters, 188 Reasons to Call Your Book Something Else

49 Wives, 139 Daughters, 188 Reasons to Call Your Book Something Else

A few months ago, I reviewed The California Wife and, immediately after that, Absalom’s Daughters. Reading these two in a row—and seeing others like them appear on my desk day after day—made me wonder why this type of title was so popular. Curious, I scoured our archives for books with “wife” or “daughter” in the title. When […]

Can’t Break His Stride: An Interview with Brian Freeman

Can’t Break His Stride: An Interview with Brian Freeman

Brian Freeman is an international bestselling author of psychological suspense novels. His books have been sold in 46 countries and 20 languages. His debut thriller, Immoral (2005), won the Macavity Award and was a nominee for the Edgar, Dagger, Anthony, and Barry awards for best first novel, and several of the books in his Jonathan Stride series have received starred […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Luther

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Luther

Title: Luther Starring: Idris Elba, Warren Brown, Dermot Crowley, Michael Smiley, Ruth Wilson First aired: 2010 Where you can watch it: Netflix, Amazon Prime “Do you ever worry you’re on the devil’s side without even knowing it?” DCI John Luther (Elba) asks colleague Ian Reed (Mackintosh) while standing on the roof of the London police […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Broadchurch

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Broadchurch

Title: Broadchurch Starring: David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darville, Matthew Gravelle, David Bradley. First Aired: ITV, March 2013 – present Where you can watch it: Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Netflix, YouTube (dependent on region) Small town, big crimes. That’s the premise of Broadchurch, a mystery set in small-town England where the young Danny Latimer is found murdered […]

Reviews of the Week: Peter Lovesey, A. J. Hartley, Arturo Pérez-Reverte and More

Reviews of the Week: Peter Lovesey, A. J. Hartley, Arturo Pérez-Reverte and More

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 9–13 below, so you can revisit the best of the week. Monday May 9 Another One Goes Tonight, by Peter […]

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Mysteries on the Small Screen: Bosch

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Bosch

Title: Bosch Starring: Titus Welliver, Amy Aquino, Lance Reddick, Jamie Hector First aired: February 2015 Where you can watch it: Amazon Prime Two remarkable things happened in 1992 that will forever be intertwined in my mind; my daughter was born and so was Harry Bosch. The Black Echo won the Edgar Award for Best First […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Bored to Death

Mysteries on the Small Screen: Bored to Death

Title: Bored to Death Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Zach Galifianakis, and Ted Danson First aired: September 2009–November 2011 (HBO) Where you can watch it: Netflix DVD, HBO GO, Amazon Prime I’ll admit that I’m too prone to exclaiming, “Why didn’t I think of that?” I prefer to view this less as an indictment of my own creative powers and more […]

Four Series to Read if You Like Jessica Jones

Four Series to Read if You Like Jessica Jones

When Marvel and Netflix announced that their next television series was going to be about Jessica Jones, even comic-book fans were left scratching their heads and asking “Who?” Jones is a character created by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos for the series Alias. Her role is different from the Marvel heroes running […]

Win a Free Ebook of Megan Abbott’s “The Little Men”

Win a Free Ebook of Megan Abbott’s “The Little Men”

It’s no secret that we at Booklist have reviewed Megan Abbott pretty well. From our reviews of 2005’s Die a Little (“smolders like the night’s last, forgotten cigarette”) and 2012’s Dare Me (“Bring It On meets Fight Club“) to last year’s The Fever (“Abbott may be on her way to becoming a major writer,” I somewhat pompously intoned), […]