Books and Authors

Small-Press Lineup: Calexia Press

Small-Press Lineup: Calexia 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:  Jamie Freveletti    Accomplices:  Various editors, graphic designers, marketing advertising personnel, […]

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More Crafts! More Gardening! (And Some Decluttering, Too)

More Crafts! More Gardening! (And Some Decluttering, Too)

The current, May 15 issue of Booklist features our perennial (get it?) Spotlight on Crafts & Gardening—but we’re not done! Check out these new reviews of books on crafting, getting organized, and growing plants both indoors and out. And don’t forget to sign up for our upcoming crafts webinar, on Tuesday, June 5 at 1 […]

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I Like Them Even When They’re Bad: Talking Suspense with Lisa Jewell

I Like Them Even When They’re Bad: Talking Suspense with Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell’s bestselling books combine page-turning, what-happens-next excitement with nuanced characters—especially female characters—who are mostly likable. Her narrative voice has a keen sense of humor that might fool some readers into thinking the story is fluffy, or that the suspense isn’t real, neither of which is in any way true. In fact, Jewell’s latest novel, […]

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Famous Crime Duos on Both Sides of the Law

Famous Crime Duos on Both Sides of the Law

#MysteryMonth special to The Booklist Reader Jenni L. Walsh is an author of historical fiction. Her two novels, Becoming Bonnie and Side by Side (out on June 5 from Forge Books), imagine the iconic Bonnie and Clyde through Bonnie’s eyes. You can visit her at jennilwalsh.com and follow her on Twitter at @jennilwalsh.   When discussing […]

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2017 Nebula Winners Announced

2017 Nebula Winners Announced

I’m beginning to wonder what N. K. Jemisin’s trophy collection looks like. I met a much-lauded children’s book writer who had one measly National Book Award that he used as a paperweight. Jemisin, however, has won this year’s Nebula Award for Best Novel, making 2018 her third consecutive year of taking home a major science […]

Reviews of the Week, with Megan Abbott, Dean Koontz, Sabaa Tahir, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Megan Abbott, Dean Koontz, Sabaa Tahir, 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 14–18 below.   Monday, May 14  The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, by Stuart Turton The Hardcastle family has decided to throw a party […]

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Against Royalty: Books for Royal Wedding Buzzkills

Against Royalty: Books for Royal Wedding Buzzkills

You may not have heard, but the Royal Wedding is tomorrow. Of course, there are those among us who would rather spend the day starching underwear than pay it any mind. Whether your objection to these nuptials derives from an opposition to the concept of monarchy, a disdain for finding entertainment in an aristocratic ritual […]

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Clues to My Crime: Martin Walker’s A TASTE FOR VENGEANCE

Clues to My Crime: Martin Walker’s A TASTE FOR VENGEANCE

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. Here, Martin Walker tells us about what inspired his forthcoming novel, A Taste for Vengeance, the latest installment in his Bruno, Chief of Police series, due in June from Knopf. Walker has ten previous Bruno novels to his name, all international […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The May 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 291 new reviews and eight new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

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Small-Press Lineup: American Mystery Classics

Small-Press Lineup: American Mystery Classics

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: Otto Penzler   Accomplices: Charles Perry, publisher, and Jane Friedman, consultant   […]

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