Lisa Scottoline’s ‘After Anna’ Proves Not All Wishes Should Come True [REVIEW]

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Her daughter was stolen from her twice, but who is guilty of her murder? Find out in Lisa Scottoline’s After Anna. (Photo by Gabriela Camerotti, Flickr)

When a woman’s estranged daughter reaches out to her after 16 years of silence, the mother is overjoyed. Little does she know, however, that by inviting the girl into her life, she’ll unleash unforeseeable devastation upon her new family which ultimately results in murder. But who is to blame? Find out in Lisa Scottoline’s new thriller, After Anna.  Read more of this post

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A Letter to My Pre-Published Self [GUEST POST]

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Historical mystery writer E.M. Powell offers words of encouragement to unpublished authors everywhere, including her younger self, in this candid letter. (Photo by Chris Blakeley, Flickr)

If you enjoy reading mysteries just as much as you like historical fiction, we bet you’re really going to take a shine to the work of E.M. Powell. Her new novel, The King’s Justice (published under Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint) starts a thrilling new series of medieval mysteries you won’t be able to put down. But like many writers, Powell’s career wasn’t an overnight success. Find out what she overcame on the road to publication in her guest post, “A Letter to My Pre-Published Self.” Enjoy! —J&H Read more of this post

In ‘Blackout,’ Alex Segura Captures Readers Within His Sticky Web of Secrets [REVIEW]

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Fifteen years after his high school crush disappears and her ex-boyfriend is found murdered, Pete Fernandez reopens a cold case he just can’t shake in Alex Segura’s latest novel, Blackout. (Photo by Elias de Carvalho on Pexels.com)

A private investigator with plenty of personal demons. A cold case that has haunted him since high school. When new evidence comes to light, will it lead him to the truth he’s so desperately sought or will the trail go cold once again? Find out in Alex Segura’s fourth Pete Fernandez novel, Blackout. Read more of this post

Some Answers Are ‘Worth Killing For’ in Jane Haseldine’s New Mystery [REVIEW]

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Determined to solve the mystery of her past once and for all, crime reporter Julia Gooden won’t stop digging until she discovers the truth about her brother’s disappearance in Jane Haseldine’s Worth Killing For. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

A young man is brutally murdered and another man seems to have been raised from the dead. Now a tenacious Detroit crime reporter is about to discover that these two incidents may be linked to her own traumatic past and to the one case she’s never been able to reconcile. But at what cost will she pursue the truth? Find out in Jane Haseldine’s nail-biting new mystery, Worth Killing For.  Read more of this post

Jayne Ann Krentz Reminds Readers to Face Their Fears in ‘Promise Not To Tell’ [REVIEW]

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One woman will never forget the night fire took her mother’s life in Jayne Ann Krentz’s Promise Not to Tell. (Photo courtesy Pexels.)

When a tortured but talented artist casts herself into the sea, she leaves behind a legacy of secrets that threaten to roll in with the tide. Now, a gallery owner and a private investigator who share a mysterious history must discover the truth before they become the next to die in Jayne Ann Krentz’s delicious new novel, Promise Not to Tell.  Read more of this post