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Category: Author Essay

Samantha Downing and the Appeal of Dark Academia

Samantha Downing and the Appeal of Dark Academia

Crime fiction author of The Lovely Wife, Samantha Downing discusses our recent fixation with dark academia mystery and suspense novels--the good, the bad, and the deadly.

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Karin Slaughter on Her Latest Thriller False Witness

We sat down with New York Times Bestselling author Karin Slaughter to discuss her latest mystery suspense novel False Witness.

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B.A. Paris on Suburbs, Domestic Suspense, and Killer Female Leads

We sat down with psychological thriller author B.A. Paris to discuss her newest domestic suspense The Therapist, on sale from St. Martin's Press now.

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The Much-Needed Queer Thriller You Should Be Reading

We sat down with author PJ Vernon to discuss his newest queer thriller published by Penguin Random House - Bath Haus.

Classic PI Archetypes: Did Sam Spade Have Milk in His Fridge?

Crime writer Tracy Clark on the classic archetypes in detective fiction and her latest book in the Chicago Mystery series, on sale June 29th from Kensington.

Locked-Room Mysteries, Red Herrings, and Recipes With Kate White

Locked-Room Mysteries, Red Herrings, and Recipes With Kate White

We sat down with best-selling authors Kate White to discuss her latest psychological suspense novel THE FIANCÉE.

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The Appeal of Small-Town Murder Stories With Joe R. Lansdale

We discussed the research behind writing about a small town and its dynamics, very different than the big city counterpart, with crime writer Joe. R. Lansdale.

Author Spotlight: Zakiya Dalila Harris and The Other Black Girl

We sat down with Zakiya Dalila Harris, the author of the highly anticipated debut The Other Black Girl, to discuss race, book publishing, and everything in between.

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David Swinson Shares His Top Mystery & Thriller Reads

Author of City of the Edge, The Second Girl shares his favorite mystery & thriller books.

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Kylie Logan Discusses Her Newest Novel ‘A Trail of Lies’

We sat down with bestselling author Kylie Logan to discuss the latest book in her Jazz Ramsey Mystery series 'A Trail of Lies'.

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The perfect recipe for a cozy mystery

Author of the new mystery Arsenic and Adobo, Mia P. Manansala shares the perfect recipe for a cozy mystery!

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Jonathan Ames Shares Must Read Noir Fiction

For this list, I’m going to be somewhat broad, perhaps, in my interpretation of what ‘noir fiction’ means.  I think one normally associates that label with the fiction that inspired…

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