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The Con Artist

by Peter Dabbene

"The Con Artist" is a lively romp loaded with geek humor. A longtime comic book writer, author Fred Van Lente has a deep familiarity with the annual San Diego Comic-Con, which has become the central event of the comic book industry.... Read More

Book Review

The Winter's Child

by Mya Alexice

Cassandra Parkin’s The Winter’s Child is a gripping thriller from beginning to end, certain to chill and haunt. The novel traps us in the mind of Susannah Harper, a woman whose son, Joel, went missing five years prior and whose... Read More

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The Girl from Blind River

by Claire Foster

"The Girl from Blind River" is a gritty debut thriller about high-stakes poker in a small town in New York. Jamie Elders, born with a gift for cards and a criminal streak, learns that Blind River is a hard place to live and an even... Read More

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A Brush with Death

by Claire Foster

Susie Mahl knows a few things about the fine art of sleuthing. In "A Brush with Death", the unlikely detective unravels a murder mystery in the idyllic English countryside. This self-effacing, humorous mystery has a light touch and a... Read More

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When the Flood Falls

by Claire Foster

The trouble with country living: there’s nobody to hear you scream. Lacey McCrae, a former corporal in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, defends a friend from a nighttime stalker in the tense thriller "When the Flood Falls". With... Read More

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Don't Look Now

by Claire Foster

Don’t Look Now is a fast-moving thriller that mixes hashtags with psychopathic slashers. A modern Jack the Ripper tale, this novel’s contemporary details make it vivid, believable, and extra frightening. When a serial killer takes to... Read More

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Big Woods

by Claire Foster

Keds, neon, Aqua Net, and Satanic Panic: "Big Woods" is a satisfying, pulpy mash-up of pop culture references and classic horror. By turns spooky and super sentimental, the novel encapsulates the high emotions of adolescence and the... Read More

Book Review

A Hangman for Ghosts

by Claire Foster

Set in the roiling, corrupt world of an 1829 prison colony, Andrei Baltakmens’s "A Hangman for Ghosts" is a historical mystery that brings regency-era Australia to life. Gabriel Carver, the hangman of Sydney, is a dark, lonely figure.... Read More

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