May 3, 2013
By now, all the literary fiction fans and book club members have been thoroughly alerted: Life After Life by English novelist Kate Atkinson is an absolute must-read. And rightfully so. So if you're one of the few who hasn't read it, here's yet another reason to reconsider.
April 23, 2013
If you read mysteries – and who doesn’t? – you know that there are literally dozens of subgenres. From Sherlock to Stieg Larsson, Matlock to Millhone, each style offers its own approach to detection and its own depiction of human depravity. So, fair notice: Paul Cleave’s The Killing Hour probably won’t appeal to the cats-and-tea-cosies set. Everyone else: Keep reading.
April 3, 2013
Gods and Beasts is the third title in Denise Mina's top-notch Detective Sergeant Alex Morrow series set in Glasgow, Scotland, and it is pretty much impossible to put down.
March 12, 2013
Soderberg delivers a cinematic mix of action, violence, and emotion in this tale of rivalry between international crime syndicates, corrupt cops, and the beautiful nurse caught in the middle.
January 28, 2013
In Dennis Lehane's latest novel, we're thrown into Prohibition-era America -- among bootleggers, gangsters, flappers -- and follow a bank robber struggling with an identity crisis as he pursues a life of crime.
January 2, 2013
In Louise Erdrich's National Book Award-winning novel, Geraldine Coutts is brutally attacked on a reservation in North Dakota, and her husband and thirteen-year-old son try their best to piece together what exactly happened.
December 19, 2012
Harry Hole returns in Jo Nesbo's latest thriller, Phantom, this time chasing a dangerous mastermind who has brought a highly addictive new drug to the streets of Oslo.
December 18, 2012
Crime fiction fans, you’re going to want to batten down the hatches, lay in some eggnog, and hide from the Christmas crowds for a night because Santa is here with a totally fly early present: a brand-new stand-alone crime novel from Walter Mosley.
November 16, 2012
Sometimes you fight authority and authority doesn't win. Witness Richard Zacks' Teddy Roosevelt, whose battle to clean up a sin-loving New York in the 1890s made him enemies and contributed to his downfall as a New York City police commissioner.
October 30, 2012
On June 22, 2012, it was reported that Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted of forty-five counts of sexual abuse. Here is the story of the first victim to come forward, Aaron Fisher, previously known only as Victim Number One.
October 25, 2012
Erik Larson chronicles the grit and glitter behind the creation of the famed 1893 Chicago World's Fair and exposes its true terrifying underbelly in gruesome detail.
October 19, 2012
Karin Fossum is on the list of great Scandinavian crime writers. In Bad Intentions, she delivers bodies in a lake, a twisted friendship, and a relentless detective with unique methods.
October 17, 2012
Raymond Chandler was one of the original authors to create the hard-boiled style of crime fiction. Revisit this noir classic and get reacquainted with his tough but virtuous protagonist private eye, Philip Marlowe, in his first of many appearances.
April 20, 2012
Jens Lapidus has been hailed as the next Stieg Larsson and from his electrifying new crime novel, it is clear why. Lapidus' gritty story is set in Stockholm and depicts an underworld of Euro-mobsters. Connected with this sinister set is a group of rich, young things on the party scene, and it would appear a penchant for violence does not discriminate whether you're wearing Prada or prison couture.
March 24, 2012
Imagine your child was accused of a heinous crime. How far would you go to find out the truth and protect him? At what point would you start blaming yourself? Noah Hawley's latest psychological page-turner, The Good Father, examines this scenario and poses heartbreaking questions about parenting, love's limits, and good versus evil.