Tag: suspense

9 Questions for 57-Time Author Christina Dodd

9 Questions for 57-Time Author Christina Dodd

New York Times best-seller Christina Dodd is the author of 57 books—of historical romance, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and suspense—but it took two children, three completed manuscripts, and 10 years before she got published. Her third attempt, the manuscript that became Candle in the Window, won the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award for unpublished […]

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By January 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL

Nodding to the current political climate, this debut mystery from former political corespondent Sarah Vaughan will add to the growing unrest about consent, sexual misconduct, and corruption. British political figure James Whitehouse has been convicted of a crime and his wife, Sophie, has made it abundantly clear she will stand by his side no matter […]

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By January 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: ALLEGEDLY

Though brief, this week’s featured trailer is too haunting not to share. Slashes of red text and flashes of jail juxtapose images of a pristine nursery. Meanwhile, speaking in tones both soft and self-assured, innocent and eerie, the narrator—16-year-old Mary B. Addison—insinuates that she is ready to tell her side of her story. Convicted of infanticide […]

By September 15, 2016 0 Comments Read More →

Book Trailer Thursday: The Wonder

Famous for Room, as well as its Oscar-nominated film adaptation, Donoghue continues to display her mastery of suspense, this time in 1859 Ireland. Lib Wright, a nurse, watches over Anna, an 11-year-old who supposedly hasn’t eaten in four months. Since Anna doesn’t seem emaciated, Lib questions what the rest of the pious town deems a religious miracle and—as the trailer suggests—uncovers […]

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RIP Ruth Rendell, Grande Dame of the Mystery World

RIP Ruth Rendell, Grande Dame of the Mystery World

The mystery world has lost one of the grande dames. The much-lauded Ruth Rendell (winner of numerous mystery awards, including the 1991 Cartier Diamond Dagger for a Lifetime’s Achievement in the Field, not to mention being awarded a CBE in 1996), who had suffered a stroke at the beginning of this year, passed away on May 2, 2015. […]

Webcomics Wednesday: Emily Carroll’s When the Darkness Presses
By November 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Webcomics Wednesday: Emily Carroll’s When the Darkness Presses

When I read Emily Carroll’s debut graphic novel, Through the Woods, earlier this year, it was a sunny Saturday morning, but despite the decidedly cheery weather, I nevertheless found myself squealing in terror thanks to her expert timing, eerie illustrations, and ominous handwritten fonts. That kind of delightful, giggly scare-fest is the stuff campfire dream are made […]

Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Zebra Forest by Adina Rishe Gewirtz

Cindy: I was totally sucked in by the cover of Zebra Forest (Candlewick 2013). Add the promise of family secrets and I’m in. Annie and Rew live with a grandma who has good days…and bad. Annie has three wishes: 1. Get tall. 2. Have an adventure. 3. Meet my father. She realizes her chances are […]