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Sponsored by Random House. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly for $2.99. Get it here, or just
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Crime Fiction Lover contributor Kate Vane’s new crime novel, Still You Sleep, features online journalist Tilda Green and crime reporter Freddie Stone as they investigate the death of a young woman from a drug overdose. Here’s her pick of journalists in crime fiction. Journalists make great protagonists in crime fiction. They have the skills and
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Sponsored by Dragon Hoops by Gene Luen Yang with First Second. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals The Golden Hour by Beatriz Williams for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. On Thin Icing by Ellie Alexander
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Sponsored by Crooked River, the new Agent Pendergast novel from Preston & Child. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Giovanni’s Room by James Baldwin for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty for
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Written by Nick Petrie — This is Nick Petrie’s fifth thriller featuring PTSD-afflicted Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Peter Ash, and it retains every bit of the energy of his earlier works. This time Ash’s old war-buddy seeks his help in locating an eight-year-old boy who was taken a year ago after witnessing his mother’s
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Sponsored by Book Marks: A Reading Tracker. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick by Zora Neale Hurston for $3.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. The Traitor’s Game by Jennifer A. Nielsen for
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The Stranger is a Netflix eight-part mini-series that won’t do much to encourage you to make new friends. It’s a psychological thriller and was originally written by crime fiction mega-author, Harlan Coben. Richard Armitage stars but without the dwarvish beard he wore in The Hobbit, playing the everyman whose life gets jammed into a blender
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Sponsored by Book Marks: A Reading Tracker. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Sphere by Michael Crichton for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. World of Our Fathers by Irving Howe for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on
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Written by Elly Griffiths — The best crime book series – for example, the likes of Bosch and Rebus – keep the readers coming back by always surprising us. Yes, we know the central characters well, but just leaving them plodding along the same old furrow is dull, predictable, and ultimately, a turn off. So
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Sponsored by 2020 Newbery Honor recipient Scary Stories for Young Foxes by Christian McKay Heidicker with Macmillan Children’s. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Dreyer’s English by Benjamin Dreyer for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Black
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Sponsored by Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard, now in paperback from Algonquin Books. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Ordinary Girls by Jaquira Diaz for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella
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On the Radar — Someone told us you love tricksy mysteries, and if that’s true you’ve come to the right place. On the Radar is our weekly news column and we’ve got five brain-tinglers for you this week, starting with one set in Ireland. There are psychological thrills, espionage, mobsters, criminal kids and more… A
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Written by Kate Vane — Journalists often make excellent lead characters as tenacious investigative reporters picking through the bones of crimes and societal corruption. Chris Brookmyre’s Jack Parlabane is a standout of the type, a truth-seeking maverick, who’ll let nothing stand in the way of justice through the printed story. In Still You Sleep, Kate
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Written by Dreda Say Mitchell — While many of Dreda Say Mitchell’s earlier novels have focused on London’s ganglands and young characters in that setting, her recent standalone novels have shifted to psychological thriller territory. But she’s not a writer who wants to create stories about young women who have disappeared and are victims. Instead,
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Sponsored by The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski, with Fierce Reads. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand for for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole for
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Award-winning author Elly Griffiths’ series featuring Dr Ruth Galloway, set in North Norfolk, reaches its 12th novel this month with the release of The Lantern Men. (Watch for our review, soon.) The Galloway books have been a huge hit with readers worldwide, and the author has also written five novels in her Brighton Mysteries series.
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Captain America was invented expressly to punch Nazis. As long as World War II continued, that worked out just fine. Americans were happy to buy Captain America month after month for the latest red-white-and-blue Nazi smackdown. But then, inevitably, the war ended. They could have artificially extended the war, M*A*S*H style, but Americans were sick of reading about
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Written by Sarah Stovell — In a remote part of the Lake District stands a property that serves as a home to a trio of troubled young women. The latest residents are Hope, Annie and Lara, and all three girls have troubled pasts which have affected them deeply. It’s Christmas Eve as this story begins,
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I don’t often write posts covering one book. Book Riot isn’t a review site: we’re interested in your reading life and adjacent subjects, not on putting value judgments on whatever it is sparks joy when it enters your eyeballs (provided whatever that is doesn’t hurt anyone else). Every so often, however, a very special book—an
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Crime Fiction Lover recommending that you watch a programme from the Star Trek franchise is probably the last thing you’d expect, but what is life without surprises? As we write this article, Star Trek: Picard is only three episodes in, with new ones available to stream on Fridays via Amazon Prime, and from the very
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Saga was my first comic. In the years since falling in love with this extraordinary story, I’ve been on the search for comics that move me as deeply as it has. I am sorry to report that comics like Saga are hard to come by. I have yet to find one that I love as absurdly
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A couple of weeks ago, I went down to the New Orleans area to do some writing at Daniel José Older’s magical creative retreat, The Launch. Why go so far? I always write a lot when I’m in that part of the country. This time, for example, I took two chapters of a novel I’ve been
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Written by Mark Dawson — Set only a few months before the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, The Vault is a standalone spy thriller with all the standard, but essential elements of the sub-genre – MI6, double agents and covert operations with plenty of action included. After months of planning and burrowing a
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February sees a crop of love-themed books make their way across the pond, but if that’s not what you’re into, fear not! There is some hard-hitting fiction and memoir, too. Seduction: A History From the Enlightenment to the Present, by Clement Knox (Pegasus Books, February 4) It’s February, so maybe you’re in the mood for
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On the Radar — Memory loss is not something we’re prone to here on Crime Fiction Lover – we never forget a great read! – but it’s central to our lead book in this week’s new books column. As well as Andrew Ewart’s Forget Me, don’t forget to check out Still You Sleep by our
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Written by Matt Wesolowski —In a recent interview with Crime Fiction Lover, crime author Matt Wesolowski told us that his debut, Six Stories, was began as an experiment. However, the formula he created has been catnip for crime fiction lovers looking for books that offer something original. The format remains the same here in Beast,
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