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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

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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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The Bridal Chase

by John M. Murray

With a blockbuster beginning and constant action, "The Bridal Chase" races by in a light and airy way. Robert Downs’s breakneck novella "The Bridal Chase" pits true love against ruthless thugs, and overflows with bombastic action and... Read More

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Deadly Payload

by Gary Henry

A thriller set amid a public health emergency, "Deadly Payload" is full of compelling characters and suspense. A small-town bioterrorism nightmare springs to frightening life in Karen Randau’s vivid modern-day thriller and detective... Read More

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Not Without Risk

by Anita Lock

"Not Without Risk" is filled with twists and turns from the get-go. In Pete Trewin’s engaging crime novel, "Not Without Risk", an unwitting underdog is caught in the throes of corruption. Martin Bennett, a stroke survivor who has been... Read More

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