February 20, 2024

The Esmeralda Goodbye

Corey Lynn Fayman’s The Esmeralda Goodbye is a trouble-in-paradise thriller with high stakes action and a star-studded cast that pays homage to Raymond Chandler.

When young beat officer Jake Stirling keeps famous writer Raymond Chandler from shooting himself at his California home, Jake doesn’t anticipate that Chandler’s gun will become part of a circle of […]


February 13, 2024


Patricia Boomsma’s Flotsam is a riveting modern-day crime-drama set in America’s Pacific Northwest, focusing on the mysterious disappearance of a young indigenous woman.

The novel commences with the macabre discovery of a foot washed up on a beach and the introduction of deputy prosecuting attorney Kelly Flynn, who, while investigating the foot, encounters Therese, an […]


February 6, 2024

Shitamachi Scam

Michael Pronko’s sixth novel in the Detective Hiroshi series showcases his ability to weave a gripping crime story with his deep knowledge and appreciation of Japanese culture and society.

The novel opens with a police sting. An elderly woman is set to give a bag with money and documents to a low-level crook, part of […]


January 23, 2024

Lost Grove: Part One

Lost Grove is a modern-day small-town supernatural mystery focusing on the enigmatic death of local college-girl Sarah Elizabeth Grahams and the subsequent investigation into her demise.

The novel commences with the macabre discovery of Sarah Elizabeth’s body on a beach, followed by the introduction of former San Francisco Police Department homicide-detective Seth Wolfe. Seth, who […]


December 18, 2023

Trust No One: A Conor Thorn Novel

In Trust No One, Glenn Dyer continues his character-rich, atmospheric series about WWII spies Conor Thorn and Emily Bright-Thorn. This installment recounts a race against time enveloping the newly married agents during the French resistance in Vichy-era France, a secret documents’ cache that could derail the Allied war effort, and a series of dramatic confrontations.



November 7, 2023

The Still Small Voice

Brenda Stanley’s The Still Small Voice is a riveting mystery centering on a dying man’s final wish.

Shunned by her family for rejecting the tenets of the Mormon Church, Madison left home intending to never come back. However, after years away, she reluctantly returns at the request of her dying father. He has a confession […]


October 31, 2023

Captured by Their Past

Captured by Their Past, by Miguel Arrufat Millan, presents a murder mystery revolving around the victim’s best friend and sons.

When visiting John Brown, a long-time friend in London, Michael Smith expects to catch up after several years apart. But the visit soon becomes a murder investigation after Brown is poisoned during dinner. Both of […]


October 24, 2023

All Body Bags and No Knickers

Chance Yang, an Inner Mongolian Chinese mergers and acquisitions consultant, and his British bride Catherine Roxborough encounter multiple murders—new and decades old—on their honeymoon in this third novel in Shawe Ruckus’ Mercenaries in Suits series.

Chance was introduced in A Chinese Remedy, living in London with his fiancée Catherine. Young, they party with a colorful […]


September 11, 2023

A Fair Knight Slain: Murder at the Renaissance Fair

Linda LeBlanc’s lively murder mystery, A Fair Knight Slain, is set in a Renaissance fair, those traveling showcases of medieval culture.

Gunnar the Undefeated, one of the knights who perform daily, is found dead, sliced up with what’s later determined to be the kind of dagger sold at the fair’s gift shops. Sara Lansing, the […]


August 19, 2023

Flowers of Evil

The first installment in N.L. Holmes’ Hani’s Daughter Mysteries saga—an offshoot of her critically acclaimed Lord Hani series—is set in ancient Egypt (1335 BCE) during the first regnal year of King Tut-ankh-aten.

Neferet, Lord Hani’s youngest daughter and an accomplished physician, opens a medical practice in Waset—the bustling capital of Upper Egypt—with her friend and […]