Tough-As-Nails Attorney Spike Sanguinetti Returns In ‘A Thousand Cuts’ [REVIEW]

Gibraltar

The further Spike Sanguinetti investigates, the more secrets deep in Gibraltar’s past he uncovers in Thomas Mogford’s A Thousand Cuts. (Photo by Patrick McDonald, Flickr)

When secrets long buried simply can’t be forgotten, a violent insurrection shatters the peace of the present as a series of heinous murders ricochet across Gibraltar in a misguided search for justice in Thomas Mogford’s A Thousand Cuts.  Read more of this post

NANCY MEHL: Writing About Serial Killers [GUEST POST]

Serial Killer

Why would an inspirational novelist write about a serial killer? Find out in this guest post from Nancy Mehl. (Photo by Giampaolo Macorig, Flickr)

Do serial killers belong in inspirational suspense and mystery? Some say yes, some say no. I just wrote Dark Deception, where I took on a serial killer for the first time. Why? First of all, serial killers exist. We can’t just pretend they don’t. Actually, many writers include serial killers in their novels without assigning them the title. If the bad guy in a mystery or suspense novel kills more than one person, we could call him (or her) a serial killer, couldn’t we? Of course, these villains are usually trying to cover up a crime – they don’t kill for some kind of perverse gratification. But murder is murder, right? Read more of this post

Don’t Get Scammed By ‘the IRS’ [VIDEO]

Worried man on phone

Don’t let scammers posing as the IRS take you to the cleaners. (Photo by Alon, Flickr)

A few weeks ago, I received a voice mail message that I needed to contact the IRS immediately or else I was going to be arrested. Since I file my own taxes, my first reaction was, “Oh no! What did I do wrong?” But then I remembered reading Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Allie and Bea, where a senior citizen is scammed by someone claiming to be the IRS and I thought, “I’d better investigate!” Read more of this post

James Rollins Creates A Chillingly Plausible Thriller With ‘The Seventh Plague’ [REVIEW]

Biohazard

An unknown disease quickly starts spreading throughout Cairo. Have the ten plagues of Moses started again? Find out in James Rollins’ new novel, The Seventh Plague. (Photo by Bill Dickinson, Flickr)

In the latest Sigma Force novel, The Seventh Plague, a threat born out of the ancient past threatens to destroy all of the world’s children and ultimately all of mankind forever. Blending biblical philosophies with modern day science, this promises to be one of the most riveting stories of James Rollins’ career.  Read more of this post

Ace Atkins Ignites Boston In ‘Robert B. Parker’s Slow Burn’ [REVIEW]

Warehouse fire

Will Spenser be able to find out who is burning down Boston? Find out in ROBERT B. PARKER’S SLOW BURN by Ace Atkins. (Photo by Mikhail Kryshen, Flickr)

Robert B. Parker’s iconic Boston based private investigator, Spenser, is back and snarkier than ever in Slow Burn. When an old church is torched in the South End, three firefighters are killed in the blaze and Captain Jack McGee wants answers. But the church was just the beginning, and soon a rash of fires engulfs Boston, and neither the cops or the arson unit are able to turn up any viable leads. So McGee enlists the P.I.’s help, and together with Hawk, Sixkill, and the sultry Susan, Spenser starts his own investigation off the books, rattling cages and earning himself even more enemies than usual. But will he identify the culprit before it is too late? Read more of this post