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Written by Riku Onda, translated by Alison Watts — At the heart of The Aosawa Murders is a puzzle – who could have poisoned 17 people at a gathering at a house belonging to the Aosawa family, and who could have had a motive to murder the family of a prominent local doctor and all
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Sponsored by Kaiyo Books – the young adult adventure trilogy. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett for $1.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by
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Sponsored by A People’s History of Heaven by Mathangi Subramanian, new 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 Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. A Map
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There was fantastic news for the crime fiction community at the end of 2019 when the London-based author Dreda Say Mitchell was awarded an MBE. She’s now one of the Queen’s trusted knights, a Member of the British Empire, recognised for her services to literature alongside her work with young people and prisoners. A CWA
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Written by Tom Bradby — With a plot that would have seemed far-fetched just a few years ago, Tom Bradby’s latest political thriller feels like it could have been ripped from the headlines. Deception, betrayal and the ethical vulnerability that compromise Western political leaders are here turned into a gripping, all-too-believable tale. Bradby’s protagonist Kate
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Sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, the exclusive digital hangout for the Book Riot community. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover image below. The Witch’s Daughter
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Written by Tim Dorsey — ‘“Don’t shoot guns into the hurricane.” Elsewhere this would go without saying, but Floridians need to be told.’ So begins Tim Dorsey’s comic crime novel Naked Came the Florida Man. If you live in the United States, you know that ‘Yesterday, a Florida man…’ is the signal that a report
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Sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, the exclusive digital hangout for the Book Riot community. These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Death by Dumpling: A Noodle Shop Mystery by Vivien Chien for $2.99. Get it here, or just click on the cover
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Written by David Young — Stasi Winter is the fifth novel in the Stasi series featuring Karin Müller of the People’s Police in East Germany. It is 1978 and the country is enduring a notoriously cold winter. Müller is the single mother of young twins, sharing their care with her grandmother. She is hoping to
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Written by Leigh Russell — The series featuring DS Geraldine Steel has reached book 13, which is anything but unlucky for Leigh Russell fans. This British author has sold more than a million copies of her books and shows no sign of letting up – in fact, in a recent interview with Crime Fiction Lover
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The bestselling confessional memoirist Elizabeth Wurtzel died Tuesday from complications following metastatic breast cancer. She was 52. Her husband, Jim Freed, told the Washington Post that the cause of death was “complications from leptomeningeal disease, which occurs when cancer spreads to the cerebrospinal fluid.” In 2015, she wrote about her cancer diagnosis for Vice: “So
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Sponsored by the Read Harder Journal, a reading log for tracking your books and reading outside your comfort zone! These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande for $3.99. Get it
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Written by Mads Peder Norbo, translated by Charlotte Barlsund — Matthew Cave is a journalist who returned to the small town of Nuuk, West Greenland, after the death of his wife and young daughter in a car accident. The Girl Without Skin was a fine, if graphic, debut from Norbo. Cold Fear picks up where
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Written by Lucy Malleson — This is a first for me on Crime Fiction Lover – the chance to review an autobiography by a Golden Age author. Never heard of Lucy Malleson? Then how about Anthony Gilbert? Because they’re one and the same person. ‘Anthony Gilbert’ was the author of more than 60 crime novels,
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Who better to praise beauty than poets? A poet harnesses language and their crafty word powers for maximum emotional impact, as you’ll see in this list of poems about beauty. The poems you’ll read in this collection of 20 short poems about beauty explore all facets of beauty, the appreciation of it, the act of
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David Young’s debut novel, Stasi Child, won the CWA Historical Dagger when it was published in 2016. Since then, his Stasi novels have been sold in 11 territories around the world. They feature Karin Müller, a detective in the People’s Police in East Germany and are crime thrillers that also highlight the challenges and compromises
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Sponsored by Read Harder Journal, a reading log for tracking your books and reading outside your comfort zone! These deals were active as of this writing, but may expire soon, so get them while they’re hot! Today’s Featured Deals Star Wars Trilogy by George Lucas, James Kahn, and Donald F. Glut for $1.99. Get it here, or just
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Another year over, another top five to be chosen – and as the time passes it certainly doesn’t get any easier! There have been some fantastic debuts in 2019, while well loved characters have shown that there’s life in the old dog yet. Yes, the year has had its disappointments, but they pale into insignificance
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This post originally appeared in Book Riot’s Unusual Suspects newsletter. Sign up to receive news and recommendations for mystery/thriller readers. Hi mystery fans! In the spirit of the new year and reading harder/trying something new—the worst that happens is you don’t like it, which is a thing that happens even when you think a book
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Having reviewed more than 40 crime novels for Crime Fiction Lover this year, I noticed a couple of things. Though my reading year started rather slowly with a lot of OK but not great books, a flurry of excellent ones appeared in the last few months. My best-of list tends toward the innovative, the quirky
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Oh, fanfiction! How I love you, my guilty little pleasure! It is the ultimate outlet for all of my pent-up frustration for What If? and But What About? For Percy Jackson fans, the official Universe is ever-expanding; there are a plethora of opportunities to explore alternate universes or vignettes between books. That’s where the best
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