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Flashy, Trashy, and Wonderful: Paperbacks from Hell

Horror of some sort has always been a presence in the paperback market, but it wasn’t until sometime in the mid-seventies publishers realized that …


10 Bookish Headlines to Celebrate the Kindle 10th Anniversary

Time flies. Can you believe we’re celebrating the Kindle 10th Anniversary? That’s right. It’s been a decade since Amazon unveiled its e-ink reading …


Charles Bukowski Wrote So Fast His Publisher Couldn’t Keep Up

It’s no news that Charles Bukowski was a one-of-a-kind writer: womanizer, boozer, Dirty Old Man, two-bit ignorant who couldn’t tell Hercules from …


30 Dystopian Novels By and About Women

This week marks the release of Louise Erdrich’s <i>Future Home of the Living</i> <i>God</i>, a novel that envisions a world in which evolution has begun to reverse …


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Our Favorite Ghost Stories—Just in Time for Halloween!

When Julia and Valentina inherit their deceased aunt Elspeth’s apartment bordering London’s Highgate Cemetery, they are semi-normal American …


Mystery Scene

Books<p>Path Into Darkness<p>by Lisa Alber<br>Midnight Ink, August 2017, $15.99<p>Buy at Amazon <br>Shop at Indie Bound<p><i>Path Into Darkness</i> is Lisa Alber’s third County …


Spring forward. Fall apart.

How did it get to be November already? Time flies, it would appear, whether or not you’re having fun.But you knew that, right? So let me trot out …


Best science fiction and fantasy books to read this month

<b>The City of Brass</b> (Harper Voyager), by S.A. Chakraborty, is a fast-paced fantasy that deftly intertwines two story lines. One tells the tale of Nahri, a con artist living in 18th-century Cairo; the other tells the tale of Ali, a prince who is fiercely devoted to his religious beliefs, even when it …


10 Space Operas to Read Before You See Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi<p>What better way to get in the mood for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” than reading a novel under the <i>Journey to Star</i> …

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Best Mysteries And Thrillers Of 2017

<i>Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.</i><p><b>Magpie Murders</b> by Anthony Horowitz<p>"Fans who still mourn the passing of Agatha Christie, the model who's evoked here in dozens of telltale details, will welcome this wildly inventive homage/update/commentary as the most fiendishly …


Your guide to mysterious literary genius Donna Tartt

With her seminal novel ‘The Goldfinch’ to be adapted as a film in 2018, we walk you through the world of one of the world’s most brilliant writers<p>14November 2017<p>All fiction should be immersive, but reading a novel by American author Donna Tartt is like entering a parallel universe, constellated by …


Hundreds of skeletons reportedly found on 'Murder Island'

Beneath the sand of this picturesque island chain lies a brutal and bloody past that’s still being unearthed.<p>Scientists are still discovering full skeletons that lay buried in the little-known “Murder Island” almost 400 years after Australia’s first and biggest mass murder, 60 Minutes reports.<p>The …


Top 10 talking animals in books

From Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire Cat to Franz Kafka’s ‘Ungeziefer’, linguistically gifted beasts have made for some of the most luminous characters in fiction<p>Animal characters in works of fiction have generally been used in a rather anthropomorphic way<i>.</i> This can be seen as a problem, though, and many …


The 10 best thrillers and mysteries of 2017

<b>Bluebird, Bluebird</b><p>By Attica Locke (Mulholland)<p>Locke, a former writer and producer of the Fox series “Empire,” sets this novel in an East Texas town where two people have been murdered. Is it a hate crime? It’s up to Texas Ranger Darren Mathews, nephew of the state’s first black Texas ranger, to …


Rekindling Amazon’s old flame: 10 years later, can we get the original Kindle e-reader to work again?

Amazon wants to make money when people use its devices, Jeff Bezos says, not when people buy them. In other words, he cares less about which Kindle …


Armistead Maupin: ‘I wrote the memoir to show I had made a journey from darkness’

The Tales of the City author on his past as a closeted young conservative and his fears over America’s ‘fascist regime’<p>Armistead Maupin is divorcing his family – that’s how he puts it. The particular problem is his brother, Tony, a Donald Trump supporter with a fondness for the Confederate flag. …


The Eerie Light in the London Sky: Pictures


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Omnivoracious: The Best Mysteries And Thrillers of October

It's a big month for Mysteries & Thrillers. Here are four to look forward to--and as always you can go here to see our complete list.<p>Shop on …

Before Buying a Kindle, Consider the Physical Book’s Benefits

Amazon’s latest Kindle, the $249 New Kindle Oasis, is definitely appealing. It’s got a bigger screen, waterproofing, and Bluetooth support for …

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30 Hilarious Gay Pulp Fiction Covers Of Yesterqueer

When we think of “gay pulp fiction,” John Travolta in a bolo tie and ponytail doing The Twist with a coked-up Uma Thurman immediately comes to mind. …

The Girl Hunters (1963) - Mickey Spillane as Mike Hammer questions a bikini-clad Shirley Eaton

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On the Rise of Scandinavian Crime Fiction

I was, as usual, in my little writing studio at Reimersholme, one of the beautiful small islands that make up Stockholm’s inner city, when my private …


David Sedaris: ‘You either talk about writing, or you stay home and write’

The latest book from the sardonic humorist and great observer David Sedaris is <i>Theft by Finding: Diaries, 1977-2002</i>. The book of journal entries takes its title from his knack for overhearing nuggets of conversations or coming across people (and money on the ground) overlooked and unappreciated by …


Meantime Brewing have made a limited edition latte/beer hybrid

Some alcohol pairs magically with coffee.<p>I’m looking at you, vodka, while winking over your shoulder at tequila (hello Cafe Patron, I love you, will …