Two Can Play at That (Spy) Game!

July 21, 2021 J. Kingston Pierce 0

It’s not easy keeping up with Max Allan Collins’ literary production. Over the last nine months alone, that Iowa-based author has come out with Skim Deep, his ninth novel starring a professional thief known only as Nolan; what I believe is the 15th “Trash ’n’ Treasures mystery,” Antiques Carry On, penned by Collins and his wife under the joint pseudonym Barbara Allan; his sixth Caleb York western adventure, Shoot-Out at Sugar Creek (on which the […]

Falling by TJ Newman

Fiction: Falling by T.J. Newman

July 14, 2021 Tony Buchsbaum 0

Summer. Great for lounging by the pool or the ocean or on the sun porch, your nose in a good book. And of course what you want is a book whose thrills actually thrill, whose twists and turns cause whiplash, a book you really can’t put down. Dear reader, I introduce you to Falling by T.J. Newman. Imagine you’re an airline pilot, and you’re minutes into a long flight. You get a message: crash the […]

Fatal Infraction

This Just In: Fatal Infraction by Kevin G. Chapman

July 13, 2021 News Editor 0

He took a knee for social justice. Now he’s dead. Controversial quarterback Jimmy Rydell’s body was found naked on the Central Park carousel. Who killed him? How did he get there two days after he disappeared? And why was the body frozen? Jimmy’s team just wants to move on, after collecting on the $20 million insurance policy. Jimmy’s teammate – the one who threatened to kill him – swears he wasn’t there. Jimmy’s bodyguard had […]

Boston Teran

This Just In: Two Boys at Breakwater by Boston Teran

June 9, 2021 News Editor 0

Guy Prince was the son of a racketeer, Dean Teranova the son of a third-rate conman. Their love story takes place in New York during the summers of 1957 and 1966. Their loss of innocence serves as an indictment of a time and a world that was violent, sexual and layered with corruption and immorality, taking readers from the black and white era of West Side Story to the psychedelic and radicalized sixties. The youths’ […]

John Steinbeck

Unknown Steinbeck Mystery Novel Uncovered

May 30, 2021 Linda L. Richards 0

In 1930, struggling writer John Steinbeck (East of Eden, The Grapes of Wrath) couldn’t find a publisher for a mystery novel with supernatural undertones he called Murder at Full Moon. As described by the Guardian, this is a book that both fans of the author and of early mystery would love to get their hands on, but it’s been kept in the dark in archives for over 90 years. Set in a fictional Californian coastal […]

Murder for Beauty

Crime Fiction: Murder for Beauty by Beatrice Fairbanks Cayzer

January 5, 2021 admin 0

A business venture is not a walk in the park, much more when numerous companies compete to get on top of the pyramid. Innovative ideas and concepts, strategic planning, effective marketing, and a great leader might give a company the upper hand. But how about a serial killer on the loose? That is what Murder for Beauty by Beatrice Cayzer is all about. Fairbanks Cayzer comes from an illustrious family. Her two ancestors came to upper […]

John Le Carré

Cold War Novelist John le Carré Has Died

December 13, 2020 News Editor 0

John le Carré, author of The Spy Who Came In from the Cold, The Looking Glass War Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, and many others has died. He was 89. According to his literary agency, Curtis Brown, the author died in Cornwall in southwest England on Saturday after a short illness that was not related to COVID-19. Best known for his cold war thrillers, le Carré was one of the top selling novelists in the world. […]

Crime Fiction: Moonflower Murders
by Anthony Horowitz

November 19, 2020 J. Kingston Pierce 0

Three years ago, author-screenwriter Anthony Horowitz’s Golden Age-style whodunit, Magpie Murders, won critical applause on both sides of the Atlantic. And not without ample justification. The novel introduced us to Susan Ryeland, one of the editors at a minor London publishing house, who was busily working her way through the manuscript of the ninth, and apparently concluding, entry in author Alan Conway’s best-selling mystery series starring Atticus Pünd, a 65-year-old half-Greek, half-German concentration camp survivor […]

Cornell Woolrich

Cornell Woolrich Literary Estate Resurrects Long Lost Titles

November 17, 2020 admin 0

Criminal masterminds. Demented killers. Vengeful brides. The fiction of Cornell Woolrich is rife with the kind of psychological tension audiences have always craved. He has been called the foremost suspense writer of the 20th century and the Edgar Allan Poe of his era. Francis Nevins Jr., author of the biography Cornell Woolrich: First You Dream, Then You Die (1988) rated Woolrich the fourth best crime writer of his day, behind Dashiell Hammett, Erle Stanley Gardner […]

Lee Child and Heather Martin

Reaching for Answers: Heather Martin Talks with Lee Child

November 3, 2020 Ali Karim 1

  In 2003, the World Crime and Mystery Convention known as Bouchercon was held in Las Vegas. Always a terrific event, I’m not the only one who thought that year was special. Lee Child was Toastmaster, and he was great at it. Just seven books into his Jack Reacher series, it was still relatively early in Child’s career and the event seemed to set the stage for all of the brilliance that was yet to […]