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Book News

40 Fabulous Writing Conferences in June

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CLASS: JUNE 23 – 24, 2021

Screenwriting 101

how to get started and do it right

Instructors: Tab Murphy and David Kirkpatrick

Screenwriting not only demands a great story, but a specific kind of storytelling. From memorable dialogue to evocative stage notes to proper formatting, spinning a story for the screen requires a unique set of skills.

In two sessions over two nights, Screenwriting 101 will focus on the three pillars of screenwriting: art, craft, and tools.

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* * JUST 99 CENTS! * *

JUST 99 CENTS!

Image in a Cracked Mirror

a violet darger novella

By L.T. Vargus and Tim McBain

A family has been massacred in their home, a display of violence both brutal and bizarre. The details prove curious — not only are the bodies savaged way beyond anything found at a normal murder scene, every mirror in the house has been shattered.

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JUST 99 CENTS!

AVANTI

a joelene stonehouse thriller

By Adam James

FOLLOWING TWENTY-FIVE YEARS flying every kind of attack helicopter the Army has to offer, Joelene Stonehouse returns to a civilian world she barely recognizes. But sitting home alone painting pictures of horses and cows doesn’t cut it. Following a life of danger and excitement, what’s a warrior to do?

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JUST 99 CENTS!

The Scattered and the Dead (Book 0.5)

“All my friends are dead. Everyone I’ve ever cared about is dead.”

By Tim McBain and L.T. Vargus

Loneliness drives an introvert to write a letter to the girl in the apartment across the hall. He is anxious. Reclusive. Desperate for a friend. The apocalypse interrupts this attempt at human contact.

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JUST 99 CENTS!

A Friend Like That

a gripping psychological thriller

By Marissa Finch

I should wonder why I feel so comfortable with Taylor. Why I’m so enamored with a stranger I met at a bar.

I should, but I don’t.

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JUST 99 CENTS!

Save Haven

a psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist

By Patricia MacDonald

She finally had everything she ever wanted . . .
Dena returns to her hometown for a high school reunion. She gets together with Brian, her high school crush, and ends up pregnant. She moves back to the small town where she grew up to start a new life with horse breeder Brian. But behind closed doors, Dena’s perfect life becomes the perfect nightmare.

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* * JUST RELEASED! * *

JUST RELEASED!

The Girl They Took

By Leslie Wolfe

Paige was gone. They’d taken her little girl.

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* * COMING UP! * *

Releasing June 15, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

Hairpin Bridge

By Taylor Adams

Three months ago, Lena Nguyen’s estranged twin sister, Cambry, drove to a remote bridge sixty miles outside of Missoula, Montana, and jumped two hundred feet to her death. At least, that is the official police version.

But Lena isn’t buying it.

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CLASS BEGINS JUNE 21, 2021

The Architecture of Fiction

Where do you start? Where are you going? How do you get there?

Instructor: Nick Mamatas

Each week of the class will include a homework assignment to demonstrate the skills you learn—and it’ll be critiqued by both Nick and your fellow classmates. There will also be ample opportunities to pose questions to Nick, engage in discussions, and explore topics related to the class, and to writing.  

Class size is limited! Enroll now!
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CLASS BEGINS JUNE 21 – 26, 2021

Chautauqua Writer’s Festival

The 2021 Chautauqua Writers’ Festival takes place over the four days (Wednesday to Saturday). In addition to the Festival’s tradition of intensive workshops and one-on-one conferences with award-winning contemporary authors, attendees can also experience panel conversations and a keynote address.

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Releasing June 24, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

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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COMING JUNE 25, 2021

Bosch The Final Season

By Oliver Gettell

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CLASS BEGINS JUNE 29, 2021

UPCOMING WRITING CLASSES

The First Five Pages

Your Instructor: Lauren Spieller
author and literary agent for TriadaUS Literary Agency

Your first 5 pages can make or break your book. This three-week class will show you how to inject voice into your opening, along with the tricks to writing a great query.

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Releasing July 6, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

FALLING

‘Jaws at 35,000 feet’

By T.J. Newman

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.

Available July 6, 2021
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Coming in September

Don Winslow’s City On Fire

first book in a mob war trilogy

Reviewed by Mike Fleming Jr. — Deadline

The plot of City on Fire directly tracks that of Homer’s epic. Winslow has created an entire world, taking stories that are 2,000 years old and melding them with contemporary crime fiction.

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Book News

June 11, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

The Girl They Took

By Leslie Wolfe

Paige was gone. They’d taken her little girl.

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June 8, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

A Dark and Secret Place

By Jen Williams

A woman discovers her late mother had a decades-long secret correspondence with a serial killer, begging the question: how well do we know our own family and even ourselves?

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June 1, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

Unfinished Business

Ali Reynolds Series Book 16

By J.A. Jance

Ali Reynolds’s personal life is thrown into turmoil just as two men show up on the scene—a former employee of her husband’s who has just been released from prison and a serial killer who sets his sights a little too close to home.

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May 27, 2021

Eight Thrillers an Mysteries
to Read This Summer

By S.A. Cosby — The Washington Post 

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May 27, 2021

Fantasy and Science Fiction Awards

By Jen Northington — Book Riot

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May 25, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

City on the Edge

By David Swinson

An American teen living abroad discovers the truth about himself and his family in this thrilling novel from “one of the best dialogue hounds in the business” (New York Times Book Review).

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May 18, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

Paradox Lake

A Chilling Psychological Suspense

By Vincent Zandri

Sculptor and single mom, Rose Conley, is haunted by her tragic past and anxious about her uncertain future. She needs to get away from it all. 

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May 15, 2021

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

By Richard Lipez — The Washington Post 

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May 15, 2021

New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books

By Andrew Liptak — Polygon

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May 14, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

A Lonely Man

By Chris Power

The author of Mothers delivers an existential mystery that explores the uncertain intersection between fiction and reality, and the disastrous consequences of a chance encounter.

Two British men meet by chance in Berlin. Robert is trying and failing to finish his next book while balancing his responsibilities as a husband and father. Patrick, a recent arrival in the city, is secretive about his past, but eventually reveals that he has been ghostwriting the autobiography of a Russian oligarch. The oligarch has turned up dead, and Patrick claims to be a hunted man himself.

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May 14, 2021

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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May 12, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

While Justice Sleeps

By Stacey Abrams 

A gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together—excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn—the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases—has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. 

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May 12, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

MYOPIA

A Work of Science Fiction

By Richard Dent

A homeless man is mysteriously abducted. A journal is left on the edge of a subway platform, filled with stories about a world that doesn’t exist. Not far from here a scientist is murdered in cold blood. The only clues are his burned down lab. A magnetically propelled motorcycle, and a man walking around New York City with the last living falcon on the planet.

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May 5, 2021

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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May 5, 2021

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.

Available July 6, 2021
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May 5, 2021

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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May 5, 2021

State of the Crime Novel

a roundtable with the edgar awards nominees

By CrimeReads

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May 3, 2021

GRAND OPENING!
Monday, March 3, 2021

NEW Missoula Public Library

The doors open at 9:00 AM! Hope to see you there!
    — Adam James

 

April 27, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

How to Write a Mystery

A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America

By Lee Child, Editor, and Mystery Writers of America

From the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries—from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers—a must-have for every aspiring mystery writer. 

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April 26, 2021

Five Days Post Mortem

A Gripping Serial killer Thriller (Violet Darger Book 5)

By L.T. Vargus and Tim McBain

When two fishermen discover a corpse floating in the Clackamas river, profiler Violet Darger heads to rural Oregon to hunt another serial killer. What she discovers in the woods might change the course of her life.

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April 25, 2021

Shoeless Child

A Terrifying Psychological Thriller (Detective Kerri Blasco Book 4)

By J.A. Schneider

A little boy has seen a horrific murder but is too traumatized to speak. Detective Kerri Blasco struggles to connect with him . . .

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April 23, 2021
NOW RELEASED!

Beneath Blackwater River

Detective Kay Sharp Book 2

By Leslie Wolfe

A totally gripping, addictive and heart-pounding crime thriller

She looked alive, her hair drifting freely in the water, her red lips gently parted, as if to let her final breath escape. A small locket floated by her face, attached to her neck with a silver chain…

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April 21, 2021

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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April 21, 2021
FREE BOOK FOR YOU!

Violence in the Blood

GET IT FREE!

By M.J. Newman

Join Malkie Thompson & his crew as they blaze a trail of robbery, extortion, murder and mayhem north & south of the border, & witness the birth of The Crime Syndicate.

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April 21, 2021

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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April 20, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

A GAMBLING MAN

An Archer Novel Book 2

By David Baldacci

Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II veteran fresh out of prison, returns in this riveting follow-up to the Nero Award-winning thriller One Good Deed.

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April 20, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

In Her Tracks

Book 8: The Tracy Crosswhite Series

By Robert Dugoni

What family secrets are behind two disappearances? Seattle detective Tracy Crosswhite is determined to uncover the truth in the latest installment of author Robert Dugoni’s heart-stopping series.

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April 19, 2021

This Month’s Chilling Mysteries

By Moira Macdonald — The Seattle Times

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April 19, 2021

New Books Coming Out This Week

10 New Books

Crimereads

New Offerings from the World of Crime, Mystery, and Thrillers
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April 19, 2021

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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April 19, 2021
BEGINS TODAY! — APRIL 19 – 23

Crime Writer’s Week

Love writing crime? This FREE event is for you.

By ProWritingAid

Whether you’re crafting a police procedural, a whodunnit, or a good old-fashioned mystery, you won’t want to miss this week-long crime-writing summit. Attend live sessions with bestselling authors, including Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner, Ian Rankin, Leigh Russell, Peter James, K.J. Howe, Steve Berry, and Fiona Cummins.

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April 15, 2021
Class Starts Today! Runs from April 15 — 29

How to Write a Query Letter in 14 Days

INSTRUCTOR: Jack Adler

Take your writing one step further and tackle the publishing process. When you enroll in this online course, you’ll learn the details of the query letter format and how to write a query letter that catches the attention of agents and publishers.

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April 13, 2021
WHOA! A FREE BOOK!

Romeo’s Fight

Mike Romeo Thirller Book 4

By James Scott Bell

All Romeo wanted was to chill by the pool and talk to Zane Donahue, the man who’d summoned him. But trouble walked up to ruin a good day. When Romeo’s around somebody’s always spoiling for a fight.

I just downloaded my FREE book. Get yours now! — Adam James

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April 13, 2021
NOW AVAILABLE!

Ocean Prey

A Prey Novel

By John Sandford

Fan-favorite heroes Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers join forces on a deadly maritime case in the remarkable new novel from #1 New York Times-bestselling author John Sandford.

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April 13, 2021

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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April 12, 2021
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Next Class STARTS TODAY!  from April 12 — May 7

Art of Suspense

How To Write Thrillers That Keep Readers Hooked

The thriller story can take many forms – from corporate espionage and international politics to serial killers and technology run amok. But one thing that marks any page-turning potboiler is a heady dose of twists, turns, tension… and the art of suspense.

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April 12, 2021
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Next Class STARTS TODAY  Runs from April 12 – 18

Get Lit! Festival

The Get Lit! Festival will be held virtually

Almost all of our festival events this year will be FREE to watch on our YouTube channel. Events will be available to stream starting at their designated time in our festival schedule, PLUS they will stay up for 2-12 months (depending on the event) to be shared and viewed anytime!

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April 10, 2021
Next Class Runs from April 10 — April 24

Storytelling Webinar

Learn the language of storytelling 

By Jessica Brody

The Storytelling Masterclass consists of 3 live webinars:

Day 1 – Saturday, April 10, 2021 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM pacific   
Day 2 – Saturday, April 17, 2021 
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM pacific   
Day 3 – Saturday, April 24, 2021 
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM pacific    

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April 8, 2021
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
April 8, 2021 7:00 – 8:00 PM EDT

Three Secrets to Self-Publishing Webinar

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April 8, 2021
EVENT CONCLUDED!

An Evening with Tod Goldberg

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April 5, 2021

Five Secrets to a Successful Webinar Series

By Jane Healey — Career Authors

Promote your books by creating a webinar!

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April 4, 2021
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
May 28 – 30, 2021

Stockholm Writers Festival

The Stockholm Writers Festival is back, May 28 to 30, 2021. We’ll have everything online that makes us special in real life: A celebration by writers for writers with sessions about craft and commerce. And plenty of space for community building. It’s everything emerging writers need to build a career in publishing.

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April 2, 2021

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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April 1, 2021

An Evening with Harlan Coben

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

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March 30, 2021

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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March 30, 2021

10 Debut Novels You Should Read This Month

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


By CRIMEREADS 

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March 29, 2021
Couldn’t Resist! It’s FREE today!

Color of Blood

A Dennis Cunningham thriller Book 1

By Keith Yocum

When CIA Agent Dennis Cunnigham’s boss forces him to take a low-level assignment to investigate a missing employee in Australia, he soon finds that even in the red dust of the Outback, there is romance – and death – just a sweltering heartbeat away.

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March 25, 2021
PICK UP THIS FOUR-BOOK SERIES TODAY!

By Dominic Piper

The series features the enigmatic, London-based private investigator Daniel Beckett. 

When Beckett is offered double his usual fee to track down Viola Raleigh, the missing daughter of a billionaire arms dealer, he has no reason to believe the assignment is not as it seems.

It isn’t long before Beckett himself is in danger, but his adversaries quickly discover that they are dealing with a formidable opponent with a far more sinister background than they might ever have imagined.

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March 25,  2021
Watch on YouTube!

An Evening with Harlan Coben

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

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March 25, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

Blood & Bone

Vigilante Crime Series Book 3

By Kristi Belcamino

A beautiful but deadly serial killer is on the loose, dishing out gruesome and lethal punishment to men who reject her . . .

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March 24, 2021

10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

NEW OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD OF CRIME, MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

By CRIMEREADS 

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March 23, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

The Bounty

By Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton

FBI agent Kate O’Hare and charming criminal Nick Fox race against time to uncover a buried train filled with Nazi gold. 

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March 21, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

Watch Her Sleep

By L.T. Vargus and TimMcbain

Holy Cannoli! This creep-fest is loaded with more thrills than a shark tank, more chills than a Texas power outage, and more frills than a rug that really ties the room together. (WARNING: Frilly floor coverings not included.)

For real, though, this might be our creepiest novel yet. No hesitation. It leaps straight for the damn jugular. 

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March 21, 2021
Special Price — 99 Cents — Order Now!

Girl Under Water

By L.T Vargus and Tim McBain

 

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March 20, 2021

10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

NEW OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD OF CRIME, MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS

By CrimeReads 

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March 18, 2021

Don Winslow On “The Border”

Both Literary and Political

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March 15, 2021

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March 12, 2021

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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March 12, 2021
Friday, March 12, 7:00 – 8:00 PM EST

Noir at the BarEVENT CONCLUDED!

Readings from the Darker Side of Crime Fiction
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https://www.eventhub.shop/ReadFest/SistersInCrime

Join NY Times bestselling thriller author Lisa Black as she hosts ten Sisters in Crime authors whose writings emanate from the darker side of crime fiction as they read from their latest novels. Readings may include mature language.

Featured authors include:

  • J.D. Allen
  • Bridges DelPonte
  • Tammy Euliano, M.D.
  • Chris Goff
  • J.J. Hensley
  • Marlene Kurban
  • Martha Reed
  • Joel Shulkin, MD
  • Louise Titchener
  • Elaine Viets

For a sneak peek at featured authors and their books, click here: https://youtu.be/2tmZv6WVOqU

 

March 11 2021

BEDTIME STORIESEVENT CONCLUDED!

THE LONG HAPPY DEATH OF IAN MacTAVISH With Lisa Malice

After lamenting the mistakes in his life that led his family to love money more than each other, an aging Texas oilman is determined to change the hearts of his greedy kin, and find some measure of peace in doing so. He sets in motion a plan to take effect after his death. When he dies suddenly of a heart attack, his trusted friend and lawyer goes to work, determined to protect the man’s dying wish from the family he disinherited… for their own good.

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March 10, 2021

10 NEW BOOKS COMING OUT THIS WEEK:

NEW OFFERINGS FROM THE WORLD OF CRIME, MYSTERIES AND THRILLERS


By CRIMEREADS 

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March 10, 2021

EVENT CONCLUDED!

Viet Thanh Nguyen Interview

Date And Time:
Wed, March 10, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:15 PM PST
8:00 PM – 9:15 PM MST


Viet Thanh Nguyen,
author of “The Committed,” joins book club readers on March 10 for a conversation with Los Angeles Times columnist Carolina A.Miranda

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March 8, 2021

Tony Lee Has Spent Lockdown

Writing Novels as Jack Gatland

By Rich Johnston — Bleeding Cool

What has comic book and screenwriter Tony Lee been doing lockdown? Well, apparently he has been inventing a brand new character – for himself. 

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March 7, 2021

Southwest Florida Reading Festival

A FREE Virtual Event for All Ages

Both March 12 presentations will premiere on March 12 through our festival booth. These will be available for replay on March 13.

Go to www.EventHub.Shop/ReadFest/SistersInCrime for more information and access to these programs next Friday. Hope to see you there!

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March 7, 2021

BOOK GIVEAWAY!

A GAMBLING MAN

By David Baldacci

Release date: Apr 20, 2021
Enter for a chance to win a galley
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March 4, 2021

Gwen Florio

Lauren Korn chats with Missoula author Gwen Florio.

Montana Public Radio (MTPR) Online
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March 4, 2021

Ten Novels You Should Read This March

By CrimeReads

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March 3, 2021

Anne Lamott on Writing a Book

Five Questions for the Author of  Dusk, Night, Dawn

By Literary Hub

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March 3, 2021
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

Jessica Strawser Events!

Authors team up for virtual book talks!

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March 2, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

The Committed

By Viet Thanh Nguyen 

The long-awaited follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sympathizer, which has sold more than one million copies worldwide.

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March 2, 2021
JUST RELEASED!

Dark Sky

By C.J. Box 

Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett must accompany a Silicon Valley CEO on a hunting trip–but soon learns that he himself may be the hunted.

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February 28, 2021

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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February 27, 2021

Self-Published Book Awards

ENTER NOW!  Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Book Awards is currently accepting submissions. 

By Writer’s Digest

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February 27, 2021

Six Reasons Why:

Short Story Writing Is Good For You

By Cheryl Burman 

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February 26, 2021
Releasing August 10, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

The Truth of It All

A NEW SERIES

By Gwen Florio

A hot-button legal case fuels a community’s smoldering hostility–but the dark secret at its heart could set the town ablaze. 

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February 26, 2021
Releasing April 27, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

How to Write a Mystery

A Handbook from Mystery Writers of America

By Lee Child, Editor, and Mystery Writers of America

From the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries—from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers—a must-have for every aspiring mystery writer. 

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February 25, 2021
SPECIAL PRICE : $0.99

Girl Watching You

A psychological thriller of romantic suspense

By J.A. Schneider

A young woman, obsessed by a man she considers a predator, climbs a fire escape and thinks she sees a murder.

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February 24, 2021

The Real Book Spy’s March 2021 Reading Guide

By The Real Book Spy

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February 24, 2021
SPECIAL PRICE : $1.99

Stranger Things:  Suspicious Minds

The First Official Stranger Things Novel

By Gwenda Bond 

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
If you think you know the truth behind Eleven’s mother, prepare to have your mind turned Upside Down in the first official Stranger Things novel
“the prequel story that fans have been waiting for” (Kirkus Reviews).

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February 24, 2021

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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February 23, 2021
NEW RELEASES!

10 New Books Coming Out This Week

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

By CrimeReads

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February 23, 2021
Releasing May 11, 2021 — Pre-Order Now

While Justice Sleeps

By Stacey Abrams

A gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together—excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn—the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases—has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. 

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February 20, 2021

The Best Thrillers of 2021

By Thrillerfix Book Awards

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February 20, 2021
NEW RELEASE — AN ESPIONAGE THRILLER!

The Poison Factory – Operation Kamera

By Lucy Kirk A new release, from an author who’s been there, done that!

CIA officer Decktora Raines arrives in England at the invite of a defector she once handled. A Russian emigre has been murdered in London. As the bodies pile up, Decky knows it’s the Russians again. Nothing has changed, except for the name on the door. 

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February 19, 2021
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Reborn

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February 19, 2021
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The Girl From Silent Lake

By Leslie Wolfe

A new series, a new powerhouse heroine: Dr. Kay Sharp

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The Unwilling

By John Hart

Set in the South at the height of the Vietnam War, The Unwilling combines crime, suspense and searing glimpses into the human mind and soul.

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February 19, 2021

Into The Dark

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By J.A. Schneide

A perfect marriage deteriorates as a woman starts to fear that her husband is a killer . . .

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FALLING

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The Women Pushing Espionage Fiction Into New Territories

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The Grid

By Harry Hunsicker 

Someone is staging a series of seemingly random attacks on the regional power grid!

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