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News and opinion about crime books, mystery books, their authors, and this site.

The Grantchester Mysteries

The Sidney Chambers (Grantchester Mysteries) by James Runcie came to my attention after I discovered Grantchester on PBS. Grantchester quickly became one of my favorite new mystery series to watch, and although I haven’t read the books, I do believe I’ll have to give them a try. I’ve been waiting anxiously for the series to […]

New Richard Castle Book! Driving Heat – Richard Castle

Driving Heat, book 7 of the Castle “Nikki Heat” Series releases on September 15, 2015. Richard Castle, New York Times mega-bestselling mystery writer and star of ABC’s hit primetime show Castle is back. In the seventh novel of his popular Nikki Heat series, the NYPD’s top homicide detective has been promoted to captain just in time […]

Quick, Kindle First Has Mickey Outside by David Lender As a March Selection

A reminder about the Amazon Kindle First selection for March, which includes the white collar crime thriller, Mickey Outside by David Lender.

Best Bets of January 2014

January’s short list of best bets for an entertaining read.

December Best Bets of 2013

December’s short list of best bets for an entertaining read.

Now You See Her by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge in Paperback

A mystery thriller full of suspense, Now You See Her has garnered plenty of great ratings and reviews from readers. Anyone who enjoys reading crime and mystery books is likely to enjoy reading this Patterson and Ledwidge book about a woman with a past.

One For the Money Movie

This weekend I hit the theater to catch a matinee of One For the Money, the movie adaptation of Janet Evanovich’s bestselling Stephanie Plum novels. As one of the few people…

Red Mist Paperback Publish Date Released

The newest Kay Scarpetta novel is set to be released in paperback on September 4, 2012.

Kill Alex Cross, James Patterson’s Latest

Newly published Kill Alex Cross is the latest addition to the Alex Cross series of novels from James Patterson.

October 2011 Berkley Crime & Mystery Novels

A list of the October 2011 Berkley Prime Crime, Obsidian, & Ace crime mystery novels.

September 2011 Berkley Crime & Mystery Novels

A complete list of the September 2011 crime mystery books from Berkley Prime Crime, Obsidian, and Ace.

New Tom Clancy Novel Against All Enemies For Sale Now

Tom Clancy is an established master of authentic detail, complex plots, and thrilling suspense. Peter Telep is a multi-genre author of nearly 40 novels.

J.A. Konrath’s Jacqueline ‘Jack’ Daniels series moves publishers…

After Hyperion published the past six mystery novels in J.A. Konrath’s ever popular Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels series, the author switches over to Amazon’s publishing imprint, AmazonEncore.

More Harlequin Intrigue Books

A quick note about a site update in which we added more Harlequin Intrigue novels to the database.

June Bestsellers in Mystery & Thrillers at Amazon

The June bestsellers in crime and mystery at Amazon.

Amazon’s Top 10 Bestselling Mysteries – May 2010

The 10 bestselling mysteries for May 2010 according to Amazon.

The 9th Judgment by James Patterson (The Women’s Murder Club) is out in hardcover…and the reviews are in!

About The 9th Judgment and The Women’s Murder Club from James Patterson.

True Crime and Non-fiction Author Stephen Wade has been added to our database!

About author Stephen Wade and his July 2009 release, Hanged at Lincoln.

A little bit mystery, a little bit crime, and a little bit romance…is there any better work of fiction than one that covers all of your loves?

What makes that perfect book for you? For me, it’s definitely one that contains all the elements I love to read about. Black Hills by Nora Roberts fits that bill. Read why.

Futuristic Crime and Mystery Books

Crime & mystery books aren’t just set in the past or present, you can also find crime and mystery books with a futuristic setting.

Want quicker, easier access to good books?

The Last Policeman  (The Last Policeman Series, #1) Sydney Chambers and the Shadow of Death (The Grantchester Mysteries, #1) Personal (A Jack Reacher novel)