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Book News

 

Montana Book Festival

Once again it’s time for the Montana Book Festival. It’s all online and on ZOOM! Check it out!

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Ken Follett Returns to Espionage Thrillers

he’s back!

By Laura Steven — Publishers Weekly

His new book, Never, is a departure and a return for the megaselling author (Viking says Follett’s books have sold more than 178 million copies worldwide), marking a return to his roots in espionage thrillers.

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Eric Ambler

a crime reader’s guide to the classics

By Neil Nyren — CrimeReads

Revisiting the Father of the Modern Thriller

Eric Ambler was the father of the modern thriller. John Le Carré called him “the source on which we all draw,” and Len Deighton, “the man who lit the way for us all.”  Frederick Forsyth said he was the man “who took the spy thriller out of the gentility of the drawing room and into the back streets where it all really happened.” 

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Now available! Check it out!

Self-Publishing GuideFREE!

a free guide and much more!

By Kayla Hollatz — ConvertKIT

Now is your time to learn how to self publish your book.

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Coming in January 2022

Plot Lines

write exciting and creative plots in six weeks

The Lightstand Project

In six weeks, learn the basics to building a strong plot line for your creative fiction writing: books, novellas, short stories etc.

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New Books Newsletter

By Book Riot

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Best Books to Read This Fall

Including Sally Rooney, Colson Whitehead, Michaela Coel, and more.

By Vulture

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22 Novels You Need to Read This Fall

By Emily Temple — Literary Hub

As you may have already noticed, fall is a big season for books—particularly novels. This year, we’ve got a TBR full of blockbusters, indie darlings, debuts, and yes: Sally Rooney. So where’s an eager reader to start? The Literary Hub staff has a few thoughts.

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The Many Saints of Newark

inside the making of the Sopranos prequel

By Alan Sepinwall — Rolling Stone

The stars, director, crew, and writers — including David Chase — reveal how the film came together nearly 15 years after the landmark series concluded.

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12 Crime Novels You Should to Read This September

By CrimeReads

September brings an outstanding line-up of new crime releases showcasing the breadth of the genre and the variety of talented approaches to the world of crime. 

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101 Best Websites for Writers 2021

By Writer’s Digest

These websites will help inspire, educate, and connect you to other writers as you start or continue on your writing journey.

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September 7, 2021

New Releases Tuesday

THE BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Danika Ellis — Book Riot

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September 14, 2021

New Releases Tuesday

THE BOOKS OUT THIS WEEK YOU SHOULD KNOW

By Danika Ellis — Book Riot

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September 21, 2021
Now Available!

Widow Falls

By Kiersten Modglin

The last girl went missing . . .
Someone doesn’t want her to be found.


When Sloane takes a job at the infamous whitewater rafting camp, Widow Falls, she quickly learns that the camp has a reputation for more than just summer fun.

People go missing at Widow Falls.

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September 21, 2021
Now Available! 

Peril

By Bob Woodward and Robert Costa

The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history. But it was far more than just a domestic political crisis.

This classic study of Washington takes readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White House, the 2020 campaign, and the Pentagon and Congress, with vivid, eyewitness accounts of what really happened.

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September 21, 2021
Now Available! 

Bewilderment

By Richard Powers

The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain…

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September 21, 2021
Now Available!  And 99 Cents!

Operation Brushfire

By Rhett C. Bruno

He’ll do anything for the truth. They’ll do anything to bury it.

Henry Stasik, an Internal Affairs agent for the globe-spanning Coalition, is no stranger to crooked agents or scandals. He’s a truth junkie. An addict.

But when international celebrity Anastasia Danicheva specifically demands his presence at a police station, everything changes. The Coalition, which has brought peace through uniting the world under a single banner, wants her dead. But their case against her doesn’t add up.

Stasik can’t help but need to know why.

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September 21, 2021
Now Available! 

Daughter of the Morning Star

By Craig Johnson

When Lolo Long’s niece Jaya begins receiving death threats, Tribal Police Chief Long calls on Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire along with Henry Standing Bear as lethal backup. Jaya “Longshot” Long is the phenom of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team and is following in the steps of her older sister, who disappeared a year previously, a victim of the scourge of missing Native Woman in Indian Country. Lolo hopes that having Longmire involved might draw some public attention to the girl’s plight, but with this maneuver she also inadvertently places the good sheriff in a one-on-one with the deadliest adversary he has ever faced in both this world and the next.

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Coming September 22, 2021

Her Final Victim

By N.J. Moss

With friends like these, who needs enemies? A twisting psychological thriller about what lies behind a marriage’s façade—and the deadly results . . .
 
Hazel and Jamie are happily married. Or so it would seem. Behind closed doors, things are far from normal. Jamie has an unhealthy obsession, and Hazel is more worried about herself than her husband.

So when Millicent injects herself into their lives, with Jamie firmly in her sights, the trio end up on a path that will end in death.

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Coming September 28, 2021

Last Seen Alone

By Laura Griffin

When they face the most baffling missing person’s case of their careers, a fiercely ambitious lawyer and a homicide detective have no one to turn to for help except each other.

Up-and-coming attorney Leigh Larson fights for victims of sexual extortion, harassment, and online abuse. She is not afraid to go after the sleaziest targets to get payback for her clients. Leigh is laser-focused on her career—to the exclusion of everything else—until a seemingly routine case and a determined cop turn her world upside down.

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Coming September 28, 2021

As Good As Dead

By Holly Jackson

The highly anticipated finale to the A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder series that reads like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end of this mystery series, you’ll never think of good girls the same way again . . .

Pip is about to head to college, but she is still haunted by the way her last investigation ended. She’s used to online death threats in the wake of her viral true-crime podcast, but she can’t help noticing an anonymous person who keeps asking her: Who will look for you when you’re the one who disappears?

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Coming September 30, 2021

Message in a Bullet

By Owen Thomas

The first book in a new detective series from Owen Thomas.

Raymond Mackey is a struggling crime writer. His friends call him Mack. But friends are in short supply these days. Mack’s thirty years as a homicide detective came to the kind of abrupt, ignominious end that tends to make friends dry up and blow away. It matters little that Mack was never actually a mole working for a shadowy, seemingly omnipresent mob boss. Somehow, the evidence was there anyway and the scandal ended everything for him overnight. Lucky to stay out of prison, Mack lives in a netherworld of forced retirement, spinning his memories of old homicide cases into pulp fiction and working part time as a shopping mall cop. His wife Marlo, the greatest criminal investigator Mack has ever known, has been dead of pancreatic cancer for nearly five years. That leaves his ancient Smith-Corona Corsair, a pack of Camels, a bottle of Old Forester, and Marlo’s bourbon-loving cat, Phil, as Mack’s only company.

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September Book News

September 21, 2021
Now Available!

Widow Falls

By Kiersten Modglin

The last girl went missing . . .
Someone doesn’t want her to be found.


When Sloane takes a job at the infamous whitewater rafting camp, Widow Falls, she quickly learns that the camp has a reputation for more than just summer fun.

People go missing at Widow Falls.

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September 21, 2021
Now Available! 

Peril

By Bob Woodward and Robert Costa

The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history. But it was far more than just a domestic political crisis.

This classic study of Washington takes readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White House, the 2020 campaign, and the Pentagon and Congress, with vivid, eyewitness accounts of what really happened.

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September 21, 2021
Now Available! 

Bewilderment

By Richard Powers

The astrobiologist Theo Byrne searches for life throughout the cosmos while single-handedly raising his unusual nine-year-old, Robin, following the death of his wife. Robin is a warm, kind boy who spends hours painting elaborate pictures of endangered animals. He’s also about to be expelled from third grade for smashing his friend in the face. As his son grows more troubled, Theo hopes to keep him off psychoactive drugs. He learns of an experimental neurofeedback treatment to bolster Robin’s emotional control, one that involves training the boy on the recorded patterns of his mother’s brain…

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September 21, 2021
Now Available! 

Daughter of the Morning Star

By Craig Johnson

When Lolo Long’s niece Jaya begins receiving death threats, Tribal Police Chief Long calls on Absaroka County Sheriff Walt Longmire along with Henry Standing Bear as lethal backup. Jaya “Longshot” Long is the phenom of the Lame Deer Lady Stars High School basketball team and is following in the steps of her older sister, who disappeared a year previously, a victim of the scourge of missing Native Woman in Indian Country. Lolo hopes that having Longmire involved might draw some public attention to the girl’s plight, but with this maneuver she also inadvertently places the good sheriff in a one-on-one with the deadliest adversary he has ever faced in both this world and the next.

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September 21, 2021
Now Available!  And 99 Cents!

Operation Brushfire

By Rhett C. Bruno

He’ll do anything for the truth. They’ll do anything to bury it.

Henry Stasik, an Internal Affairs agent for the globe-spanning Coalition, is no stranger to crooked agents or scandals. He’s a truth junkie. An addict.

But when international celebrity Anastasia Danicheva specifically demands his presence at a police station, everything changes. The Coalition, which has brought peace through uniting the world under a single banner, wants her dead. But their case against her doesn’t add up.

Stasik can’t help but need to know why.

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September 19, 2021
Now Available! 

All Your Lies

By O.C.S Francis

A face that won’t leave her. A secret that won’t die.

When famous photographer Benedict Raine dies, Amber hopes her terrible secret is buried with him.

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September 18, 2021
Now Available! 

Viper’s Nest of Lies

By Daniella Bernett

Twice dead . . . A living nightmare!

The discovery of a blood-encrusted stiletto knife in journalist Emmeline Kirby’s bag at Heathrow Airport sets in motion a chain of events that ensnares everyone she holds dear. The body of Sebastian Jardine is soon found in the boot of Superintendent Oliver Burnell’s car, leading to accusations that he and Emmeline conspired to commit murder. 

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September 17, 2021
Now Available! 

Trouble in Paradise

a violet darger novella

By L.T. Vargus and Tim McBain

A missing girl in a Caribbean paradise. And an old flame to complicate the trip.

When 17-year-old Micaela Tolliver goes missing during her beach vacation, FBI profiler Violet Darger heads to Curacao to investigate. The case vexes local law enforcement, with plenty of suspicious characters around and comparisons to Natalee Holloway aplenty.

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September 16, 2021
Now Available!  And it’s only 99 cents!

The Supper Club Murders

By Victoria Dowd

The phones are out.
The roads have flooded.
There’s no way in or out.
And the murders have begun.

Ursula Smart and her mother are invited to a supper club at Greystone Castle on the edge of a picturesque Dartmoor village, along with their ever-adventurous book group.

But as the dinner party begins, their hosts Lord and Lady Black begin to reveal festering resentments.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available! And it’s only 99 cents!

Lucky Girl

By Ellery A. Kane

The next chance you take could be your last . . .

Seven years ago, Teddy Drucker disappeared. He changed his name, altered his appearance, and abandoned his corporate aspirations, fleeing for his life. What choice did he have?

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

Callous

By Ken Bruen

Inheriting a Galway cottage may change a troubled woman’s life—but not the way she hopes!
 
Kate Mitchell’s in the process of kicking her heroin addiction—with the help of alcohol—when a letter arrives informing her that her aunt in Ireland has passed away and bequeathed her a home near the ocean. This could be the start of a new and better life for Kate, far away from Brooklyn, where she and her surviving brothers are each struggling with their own dark pasts.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available! And only 99 cents!

The Case of the Missing Faces

By Michael Leese

MEET YOUR NEW FAVOURITE DETECTIVE ODD COUPLE: DCI BRIAN HOOLEY AND CONSULTING INVESTIGATOR JONATHAN ROPER.

A man’s body is discovered in a disused warehouse in Kent. Knitting needles are stuck deep into his brain. His face has been completely removed.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

A Most Clever Girl

By Stephanie Marie Thornton

A thrilling novel of love, loyalty, and espionage, based on the incredible true story of Elizabeth Bentley, a Cold War double agent spying for the Russians and the United States.

1963: Reeling from the death of her mother and President Kennedy’s assassination, Catherine Gray shows up on Elizabeth Bentley’s doorstep demanding answers to the shocking mystery she just uncovered about her family. What she doesn’t expect is for Bentley to ensnare her in her own story of becoming a controversial World War II spy and Cold War informer . . .

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

My Sweet Girl

By Amanda Jayatissa

Paloma thought her perfect life would begin once she was adopted and made it to America, but she’s about to find out that no matter how far you run, your past always catches up to you . . .

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

The World Played Chess

By Robert Dugoni

In 1979, Vincent Bianco has just graduated high school. His only desire: collect a little beer money and enjoy his final summer before college. So he lands a job as a laborer on a construction crew. Working alongside two Vietnam vets, one suffering from PTSD, Vincent gets the education of a lifetime. Now forty years later, with his own son leaving for college, the lessons of that summer—Vincent’s last taste of innocence and first taste of real life—dramatically unfold in a novel about breaking away, shaping a life, and seeking one’s own destiny.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

Right Behind Her

By Melinda Leigh

Twenty-seven years ago, Sheriff Bree Taggert’s father killed her mother, then himself. Now Bree and her younger brother, Adam, find human bones on the grounds of their abandoned family farm. The remains are those of a man and a woman, both murdered in the same horrible way.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

The Missing Hours

By Julia Dahl

From a distance, Claudia Castro has it all: a famous family, a trust fund, thousands of Instagram followers, and a spot in NYU’s freshman class. But look closer, and things are messier: her parents are separating, she’s just been humiliated by a sleazy documentary, and her sister is about to have a baby with a man she barely knows.

Claudia starts the school year resolved to find a path toward something positive, maybe even meaningful – and then one drunken night everything changes. 

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

Her Perfect Life

By Hank Phillippi Ryan

Everyone knows Lily Atwood—and that may be her biggest problem. The beloved television reporter has it all—fame, fortune, Emmys, an adorable seven-year-old daughter, and the hashtag her loving fans created: #PerfectLily. To keep it, all she has to do is protect one life-changing secret.

Her own.

Lily has an anonymous source who feeds her story tips—but suddenly, the source begins telling Lily inside information about her own life. How does he—or she—know the truth?

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

Mastermind

By Andrew Mayne

Dr. Theo Cray and FBI agent Jessica Blackwood confront a cataclysmic conspiracy in a pulse-quickening thriller!

A mysterious electrical storm plunges Manhattan into darkness. As a strange, smothering fog rolls in, all communication crashes. In the blink of an eye, the island seems to vanish into a void.

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

The Sapphire Necklace

By C.A. Varian

Still fresh to the community of public defenders, Miss Hazel Watson finds herself entangled in a case of embezzlement – with a liberal dash of the supernatural. Who was this spirit haunting her client? Why is the spirit’s glimmering sapphire necklace so entrancing? And, most importantly, why could Hazel not communicate with her?

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September 14, 2021
Now Available!

Right Behind Her

By Melinda Leigh

The discovery of human remains unearths another nightmare from Sheriff Bree Taggert’s past in a bone-chilling thriller!

Twenty-seven years ago, Sheriff Bree Taggert’s father killed her mother, then himself. Now Bree and her younger brother, Adam, find human bones on the grounds of their abandoned family farm. The remains are those of a man and a woman, both murdered in the same horrible way.

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September 9, 2021
Now Available! and only 99 cents!

Dead Weight

By Ken Stark

Hal Mitchell is living a nightmare. Trapped in a body he can no longer control, his entire world has shrunk to a microcosm.

Unable to turn his head, he sees only what is directly before him. He hears others talking, but cannot utter a word. His mind is fully active, but its only use now is as a means of escaping to imaginary worlds for a few precious moments, before the pain ravaging his useless body brings him back.

It’s as if he has become his own coffin, and he has been buried alive.

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September 8, 2021
Now Available!

Turbulent Wake

By Matthew Rief

When a team of scientists investigating a lost Viking shipwreck are murdered, government agencies worldwide scramble to uncover a motive and hunt down those responsible. Upon receiving an urgent request from the White House, Jason Wake and his team of covert operatives race to the land of fire and ice for answers.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

The Summoning

By J.P. Smith

When it comes to contacting the dead, it’s easy to go a step too far.

Every year, as the anniversary of 9/11 inches closer on the calendar, Kit Capriol scans the memorials published in the New York Times. It’s a simple thing to look up a name and phone number, to reach out to surviving family members who might still be yearning for connection with their lost loved one . . .

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

The Night She Disappeared

By Lisa Jewell

On a beautiful summer night in a charming English suburb, a young woman and her boyfriend disappear after partying at the massive country estate of a new college friend.

One year later, a writer moves into a cottage on the edge of the woods that border the same estate. Known locally as the Dark Place, the dense forest is the writer’s favorite area for long walks and it’s on one such walk that she stumbles upon a mysterious note that simply reads, “DIG HERE.”

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

Left for Dead

By Sean Parnell

On a remote mountaintop in western China, Doctor Ai Liang is about to risk everything and defy the Chinese Communist Party. She and her team have created a terrifying new coronavirus, even more deadly than COVID-19, called C-62 that is capable of killing a person in twenty minutes. But her conscience tells her she must destroy the deadly bioweapon before it can bring devastation to millions. The doctor’s heroic plans are interrupted when mysterious commandos swarm the lab, kill everyone in sight, and take off with the C-62 virus.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

Forgotten in Death

By J.D. Robb

The body was left in a dumpster like so much trash, the victim a woman of no fixed address, known for offering paper flowers in return for spare change – and for keeping the cops informed of any infractions she witnessed on the street. But the notebook where she scribbled her intel on litterers and other such offenders is nowhere to be found. 

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

The Heron’s Cry

A Detective Matthew Venn Novel

By Ann Cleeves

North Devon is enjoying a rare hot summer with tourists flocking to its coastline. Detective Matthew Venn is called out to a rural crime scene at the home of a group of artists. What he finds is an elaborately staged murder–Dr Nigel Yeo has been fatally stabbed with a shard of one of his glassblower daughter’s broken vases.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

Body Count

By Terry Tolar

A ten million dollar reward!
To the person who kills Jamie Austen!
Is Pok still alive and the one behind it?


In this gripping new adventure, Alex must use every bit of his considerable skills to protect Jamie when he discovers on the dark web a ten million dollar hit out on her life. Someone is behind it and it’s a race against time to find the killers before it’s too late.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

Friends Like These

By Kimberly McCreight

Everyone has those friends. Doesn’t matter how long it’s been, or how badly they’ve occasionally behaved, or how late it is when that call finally comes—you show up. No questions asked.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

Death in London

a nightshade crime thriller

By Peter Jay Black

When the fiancée of a crime boss turns up dead in a rival’s warehouse, who can they ask to investigate? No one claims to know what the victim was doing there, and the murder threatens a civil war. The only option is to call for Emma, the daughter of both families, to assist Nightshade, an eccentric private detective.

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September 7, 2021
Now Available!

The Chuckling Fingers

By Mabel Seeley

Rediscover one of the great mystery authors of the twentieth century in this Depression-era tale of a wealthy family’s dark secrets turned deadly on their secluded lakeside estate.

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September 5, 2021
Now Available!

Romeo’s Town

By James Scott Bell

L.A. is Romeo’s town. Keep off the lawn.


When 16-year-old Clint Cunningham is arrested for selling drugs at an elite private school, his mother hires lawyer Ira Rosen and Mike Romeo. It should be a simple case. But nothing is simple in lockdown Los Angeles—especially when people want you dead.

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September 5, 2021
Now Available!

Deadly Caller

a gripping serial killer thriller

By OMJ Ryan

On a weekly Zoom call with her most valuable client, Antonia Berry is beyond horrified when she witnesses his murder – four hundred miles away – live on her laptop screen.

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September 4, 2021
Now Available!

The Replacings

a modern-day jekyll and hyde psychological thriller

By Sandie Will

He will replace the family he lost . . .

Whatever it takes!

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September 3, 2021
Now Available!

Neck & Neck

earl towne book 3

By C. James Brown .

In the sick, festering, sludge of corruption that forms much of today’s political landscape, winning is the ONLY thing that matters. Neck & Neck is a mystery and a thriller centered on a close and contentious senate campaign that devolves into blackmail and murder. Come along for the ride as a diverse cast of power-mad politicos, idiotic consultants, berserk protesters, and billionaire donors engage in all sorts of behind the scenes maneuvering. All in the name of power.

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September 1, 2021
Now Available!

These Toxic Things

earl towne book 3

By Rachael Howzell Hall

A dead woman’s cherished trinkets become pieces to a terrifying puzzle.

Mickie Lambert creates “digital scrapbooks” for clients, ensuring that precious souvenirs aren’t forgotten or lost. When her latest client, Nadia Denham, a curio shop owner, dies from an apparent suicide, Mickie honors the old woman’s last wish and begins curating her peculiar objets d’art. A music box, a hair clip, a key chain—twelve mementos in all that must have meant so much to Nadia, who collected them on her flea market scavenges across the country.

But these tokens mean a lot to someone else, too. Mickie has been receiving threatening messages to leave Nadia’s past alone.

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September 1, 2021
Now Available!

Constance

A breakthrough in human cloning becomes one woman’s waking nightmare

By Matthew FitzSimmons

In the near future, advances in medicine and quantum computing make human cloning a reality. For the wealthy, cheating death is the ultimate luxury. To anticloning militants, it’s an abomination against nature. For young Constance “Con” D’Arcy, who was gifted her own clone by her late aunt, it’s terrifying.LINK:

 

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August Book News

 

Five Psychological Thrillers You Should Read This Month

By Lisa Levy — CrimeReads

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Can’t Miss August Releases

By Sophia June — NYLON

There’s a whole new crop of books coming out in August that are worthy of adding to your stack.

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August Mystery Thrillers

By Sabienna Bowman — POPSUGAR

Whether you’re planning to read on the beach or stay cool inside, this August is chock-full of captivating mysteries and thrillers that will keep you guessing until the final page. 

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Summer Book Picks from Celebrity Book Clubs

By Hannah Reynolds — BookBub

Whether you have your own book club or just like to know what’s getting all the buzz, you’ll want to see these titles recommended by some of our favorite book club hosts! 

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July Book News

 

The Best New July Books

The CrimeReads editors pick the month’s best new books out in paperback. 

By CrimeReads

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Revenge Novels

Revenge is everywhere in popular culture

By Liberty Hardy — BookRiot

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July Books

what we are excited to read in July

By NPR

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June Book News

 

A Writer Prepares

By Lawrence Block

Sometime in 1953, I knew with unusual certainty what I intended to do with my life. I would become a writer.

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May Book News

 

Eight Thrillers an Mysteries
to Read This Summer

By S.A. Cosby — The Washington Post 

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Fantasy and Science Fiction Awards

By Jen Northington — Book Riot

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Five Great New Mysteries and Thrillers
to Look Forward to This Spring

By Richard Lipez — The Washington Post 

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New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

By Andrew Liptak — Polygon

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Mystery & Thriller Books

to get excited about this year

By Novel Suspects

There are so many fantastic new mystery suspense novels to get excited about in 2021! Whether you’re hankering for classic suspense thrillers, cozy mystery books with a dash or romance, or smart suspense novels that’ll make you think, this list has got something you’ll be sure to love. So get your pre-ordering muscles ready, because these are sixteen suspense books you’re not going to want to miss this year.

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S.A. Lelchuk Interview

Vigilante PI Protects the Defenseless

Interviewed by Austin S. Camacho — The Big Thrill

Thrillers have long followed heroes who set out to help victimized women, but rarely have those heroes been believable, well-developed female characters. It’s time to meet one now: Nikki Griffin, the star of ONE GOT AWAY by S. A. Lelchuk.

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T.J. Newman Interview

‘Jaws at 35,000 feet’

By Alison Flood — The Guardian

T.J. Newman dreamt up her terror-in-the-skies novel Falling while guarding the cockpit as the pilots took a toilet break. She reveals how she kept going through furlough and 41 rejections.

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Self-Publishing News

2021 Selfies Award winners announced

By Alliance of Independent Authors

Upcoming Conferences and Events

Check out the listing!

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State of the Crime Novel

a roundtable with the edgar awards nominees

By CrimeReads

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April Book News

 

Cast Announced for Joe Pickett TV Series

C.J. Box 

CASPER, Wyo. – The entire cast lineup has been officially announced for the new “Joe Pickett” TV series, which is under development by Spectrum Entertainment with Paramount Television Studios and Red Wagon Entertainment. The hour-long series will follow game warden Joe Pickett and his family in a “small rural town in Wyoming,” according to Deadline.

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Top eBooks to Binge Read During Lockdown

GET IT FREE!

By Markus Reily — Good E Reader

Ebook sales are on the rise, and it’s no bad thing. With a pandemic raging around us, the sales of Ebooks have skyrocketed. With all of us stuck on leave, working from home, and saving time on our commutes, we all have a lot more time to get to those books we have meant to read.

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This Month’s Chilling Mysteries

By Moira Macdonald — The Seattle Times

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New Books Coming Out This Week

10 New Books

Crimereads

New Offerings from the World of Crime, Mystery, and Thrillers.

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Best New Thrillers

Looking Forward to Five Great New Mysteries and Thrillers This Spring

Richard Lipez — The Washington Post

Escape to California, Lebanon, Connecticut, Provence and not-so-merry England in these five first-rate new mysteries and thrillers. 

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How to Sell Books on a Shoestring Budget

FREE WEBINAR — ENROLL TODAY!

By Bob Eagar — Writer’s Digest

Rob Eagar knows this truth first-hand as one of the rare marketing consultants who has helped both fiction and nonfiction books hit the New York Times bestseller list. Rob will reveal specific marketing tips that explain how to:

• Create a source of book sales that you can control
• Learn how bestselling authors go to where readers gather
• Promote your book to avid buyers in your genre

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Five Secrets to a Successful Webinar Series

By Jane Healey — Career Authors

Promote your books by creating a webinar!

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Relationships Made Justified Special

By Keith Roysdon — CrimeReads

Over six seasons, Justified explored the complex, twisted roots of Elmore Leonard’s distinct vision of Harlan County.

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An Evening with Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben is joined in conversation with internationally bestselling author Shari Lapena.

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March Book News

 

Kindle Exclusive New Releases

Browse new and upcoming releases you won’t find anywhere else and discover your next great read.

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10 Debut Novels You Should Read This Month

The best new debut novels in crime, mystery, and thrillers.

By CRIMEREADS 

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10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

NEW OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD OF CRIME, MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

By CRIMEREADS 

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10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

NEW OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD OF CRIME, MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

By CrimeReads 

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Writing Your Story’s Theme

The Writer’s Guide to Plotting Stories That Matter

By K.M. Weiland

THEME IS WHAT YOUR STORY IS REALLY ABOUT!


Theme — the mysterious cousin of plot and character. Too often viewed as abstract rather than actionable, theme is frequently misunderstood and left to chance. Some writers even insist theme should not be purposefully implemented. This is unfortunate, because in many ways theme is story. 

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10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

NEW OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD OF CRIME, MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

By CRIMEREADS 

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Gwen Florio

Lauren Korn chats with Missoula author Gwen Florio.

Montana Public Radio (MTPR) Online
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Ten Novels You Should Read This March

By CrimeReads

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Anne Lamott on Writing a Book

Five Questions for the Author of  Dusk, Night, Dawn

By Literary Hub

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February Book News

 

Sarah Moss’s Anxiety Chronicles

By Tara K. Menon — Los Review of Books

MOST NOVELISTS WHO want to embed sophisticated ideas in their fiction resort to long stretches of dialogue. In the traditional philosophical novel, loquacious characters are the vehicles for politics or principles. Sarah Moss is different.

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Six Reasons Why:

Short Story Writing Is Good For You

By Cheryl Burman 

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The Real Book Spy’s March 2021 Reading Guide

By The Real Book Spy

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Lucy Kirk Interview

Author of The Poison Factory

Lucy Kirk spent three decades with the CIA before retiring and penning her CIA-related thriller, The Poison Factory.

Listen about how art imitated real life in her story about Russian poisonings, the challenges of self-publishing and garnering exposure for a debut novel during a pandemic.

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10 New Books Coming Out This Week

New offerings from the world of crime, mystery, and thrillers.

By CrimeReads

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The Best Thrillers of 2021

By Thrillerfix Book Awards

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The Women Pushing Espionage Fiction Into New Territories

A Roundtable Discussion

By Lisa Levy — CrimeReads

Spy fiction is undergoing a revolution, and women authors are using it to challenge notions about identity, power, and trust.

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Book Marketing Update

By Frances CaballoSocial Media Just for Writers

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55 Most Anticipated Books of 2021

By Leigh Haber, Michelle Hart and Hamilton Cain

Here, we’re sharing our list of the most anticipated books of 2021 through the first five months of the year, which we’ll be updating every few months.

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The Best Thriller Books of 2021

Here we share our edit of the most exciting thriller books to come in 2021

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Early Bird Books

Early Bird Books brings you free and bargain ebooks that match your interests. You can sign up for free, read the books on any device, and the books are yours to keep.

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Ereader News Today

Choose your genres, enter your email and start reading your new books today. Our service is always free to use – no strings attached!

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EXCLUSIVE From The Book Spy

Two-time Edgar-winning Steve Hamilton teams with 26-time #1 New York Times bestseller Janet Evanovich on “The Bounty”

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Freebooksy — Free Kindle Books

We love free ebooks. We help you find them.

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Hot New Releases

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