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Why Men Pretend to Be Women to Sell Thrillers

Over the last decade, female writers have come to dominate crime fiction, a genre traditionally associated with men. But their appeal goes beyond the byline.<p>Almost 10 years ago, Martyn Waites, a British crime writer, was having coffee with his editor. Waites, who was at something of a loose end …

17 books we can’t wait to read in August

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is the first day of August. It feels like yesterday we were talking about the books we can’t wait to read in July. …

Mystery Thriller Book Reviews (page 3)

FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: June 12, 2018<p>Reviewed: March 20, 2018<p>FICTION & LITERATURE<p>Released: June 12, 2018<p>Reviewed: March 20, 2018<p>FICTION & …

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12 Excellent Summer Reads Before the Summer Is Over

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><b>American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land</b> by Monica Hesse<p>“A true-crime saga that works in every respect.” A captivating narrative about arson, persistent law enforcers, an unlikely romantic relationship, and a courtroom …

From Sherlock Holmes to Tartan Noir, a decade-by-decade guide to the best British crime novels

1900s<p>Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902), in which Sherlock Holmes hunts the “black beast …larger than any hound that ever mortal eye has rested upon”, is the greatest case of the world’s greatest detective, and still grips readers as irresistibly as the Grimpen Mire …

Man Booker prize 2017 longlist – in pictures

Man Booker prize 2017,Books,Culture,Fiction,Booker prize,Awards and prizes,Ali Smith,Sebastian Barry,Paul Auster,George Saunders,Mohsin Hamid,Arundhati Roy,Zadie Smith<p>Find out more about the 13 novels in contention this year for the most prestigious prize in the British books world

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3 Supernatural Noir Tales That Reflect The Inhuman Condition

<i>Jason Heller is a senior writer at</i> The A.V. Club, <i>a Hugo Award-winning editor and author of the novel</i> Taft 2012.<p>Los Angeles is the city of many great traditions — one of them being crime fiction. From the hardboiled classics of Raymond Chandler to the gritty noir of James Ellroy, numerous novels …

11 books to read while you wait for season 2 of Handmaid’s Tale

Women confronting power in dystopian worlds<p><i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> finished its first devastating season on Hulu this week, but the adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s chilling dystopian novel will come back for a second season.<p>The novel and show portray a dystopia in which women are stripped of their …

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Tips and tricks for getting the most from Google’s great service<p>By now, you’ve almost certainly heard how good Google Photos is. Your friends, family, and coworkers are probably using it and singing the app’s praises. It makes backing up your photo library effortless. It can identify people — even …

Mobile Photography

Britain's most fragrant rose gardens in the care of the National Trust

The best beaches in the UK for the perfect sandy getaway

You won't need to venture far for the ultimate beach getaway - Britain boasts some seriously incredible sandy beaches.<p>We're talking spectacular …

Home Library Bookcase Ideas – So You Can Surround Yourself With Stories

A home library is not exactly a common feature but let’s not take things so literally. Don’t necessarily think of the home library as a separate room …

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26 Google Maps Tricks You Need to Try

The mapping product that can do everything can actually do a whole lot more.<p>Features Editor<p>This story originally appeared on PCMag<p>Astral projection is the practice that supposedly allows humans to separate their consciousness from their physical bodies and travel anywhere in the universe. It's all …

Maps

9 Ways to Learn Photography

Want to learn how to take better photos, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you feel like you have some basic photography skills, but don’t know …

Here Are 10 Clever Photo Tricks You Can Do at Home (VIDEO)

Videos about photo tricks and camera hacks are some of our most popular posts so here’s another good one from the folks at COOPH. In the below video, …

Photography

A summer of suspense: Here come thrillers from John Grisham, Paula Hawkins, Daniel Silva and more

If you're looking for a heart-stopping thriller to pack for your summer vacation, look no further. These fresh and forthcoming novels, including …

Books

Gian Sardar - You Were Here - Book Review

You Were Here<p>By Gian Sardar<p>Putnam<br>$27.00<br>ISBN 9780399575006<br>Published 05/16/2017<p>Fiction / Thriller / Gothic Fiction<p>Buy the book<p>Trending Book …

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Dive Into This Summer's Best New Beach Reads!

Ah, Summer. The days are longer, the nights are warmer, and everyone seems a little bit more carefree. There is a seemingly endless supply of new books out, but I'm here to help you sort through all of them. As an author myself, I firmly believe that you should never leave the house without a book. …

'A Face Like Glass' Is A Magical, Perfectly Ticking Machine Of A Tale

Let me begin by stating that this is a perfect book.<p>I don't say this lightly. It's perfect in the way that excellent clockwork is perfect: intricate, precise, and hiding all its marvels in plain sight. Imagine a clear box full of interlocking gears and springs and pulleys — you can follow all their …

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And Here We Are: Best Contemporary Dystopian Fiction

Dave Eggers<p>Best-selling author and McSweeney’s founder Dave Eggers stunned us all in 2000 with his searingly honest memoir <i>A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius</i>, and he hasn’t slowed down since. In 2013 he published his tenth work of fiction, <i>The Circle</i>, a dark, fast-paced novel that addresses …

7 Films New to Netflix to Watch In May 2017, Including ‘Inglourious Basterds’ and ‘War Machine’

"Forrest Gump" and "Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie" are also coming to the streaming giant next month.<p>Netflix has announced the list of films that …

32 Underrated Crime Movies You Need To See ASAP

Your next list of must-watch films, solved.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Soda Bottle Vertical Garden (for Indoors or Out!)

Introduction: Soda Bottle Vertical Garden (for Indoors or Out!)<p>About: Like Birdz of a Feather, let's flock together to create sustainably. After all, …

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It’s an increasingly common problem — with geo-blocking, content owners keep many of your movies, TV shows, and other tasty entertainment options locked up behind arbitrary international firewalls. It’s always the viewer who suffers… so make sure you don’t fall prey to Netflix, Hulu or anyone …

From Goth Girl to Gone Girl: Unreliable Narrators in Literature

Unreliable narrators are all the rage, from the prevaricating Amy in <i>Gone Girl</i> to the inebriated Rachel in <i>The Girl on the Train</i> to the semi-amnesiac …

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Catch Up On the Past 11 Pulitzer Prize-Winning Novels

<i>Less</i>, by Andrew Sean Greer<p>Arthur Less is nearing his 50th birthday when he receives an invitation to the wedding of his younger ex-boyfriend. …

The Best Books of April 2017: From Anne Lamott to Sheryl Sandberg

A Novel<p>Omar El Akkad<p>The year is 2076 and the Second American Civil War is underway. Omar El Akkad’s brilliant and compelling debut imagines what happens when America splits at the seams and turns in on itself. The surreal setting feels oddly familiar, as the Mississippi River Delta is sinking, …

All Roads Lead Back To Florida In 'Sunshine State'

In Sarah Gerard's debut, the 2015 novel Binary Star, her unnamed protagonist undergoes a metamorphosis of metaphorical proportions. A road trip with her boyfriend takes them to the darkest regions of inner space, and Gerard's body and psyche undergo startling transitions. In the book, she also …

Books

This Spring’s Most Anticipated Thrillers

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p><i>Waking Gods</i> by Sylvain Neuvel<p>“Pure, unadulterated literary escapism featuring giant killer robots and the looming end of humankind. In a word: unputdownable.” A brazen fusion of science fiction and apocalyptic thriller, the second …