Danger Permeates Leslie A. Kelly’s ‘Nowhere to Hide’ [REVIEW]

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Evie Fleming doesn’t back down from a story. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A determined crime writer. A jaded police detective. When their paths collide on the darkened streets of the City of Angels, there is instant chemistry between them. But will it be enough to get them through one of the toughest cases of their careers? Find out in Lelie A. Kelly’s Nowhere to Hide.

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Malice Runs Rampant in Heather Graham’s ‘Seeing Darkness’ [REVIEW]

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A raven named Poe looks over the Krewe in Heather Graham’s Seeing Darkness. (Photo courtesy Canva)

It starts as a girls’ weekend. Then the unthinkable happens. Suddenly fun and games end and terror begins. What extreme measures will one woman take to stop a killer? And will anyone believe her when the villain she identifies is beloved by many? Find out in Heather Graham’s tautly plotted new novel, Seeing Darkness.  Read more of this post

Closure Isn’t So Easy to Come By in David Baldacci’s ‘A Minute To Midnight’ [REVIEW]

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To keep her job, a woman must return to her hometown and face the night her life changed forever. (Photo by Canva)

We all have that one pivotal moment in our lives where we realize nothing will ever be the same again. For one FBI agent, it was the night her sister was abducted and she was nearly killed herself. Now she must return to the scene of the crime and face the demons of her past if she is ever going to have a future. But what happens when she encounters an evil more dangerous than she ever dreamed? Find out in David Baldacci’s second Atlee Pine thriller, A Minute to Midnight.
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‘The Cutting Room’ Keeps Readers Looking Over Their Shoulders [REVIEW]

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Danger lurks in the dark in Ashley Dyer’s The Cutting Room. (Photo by Canva)

A highly-rated reality show. A diabolical criminal. A series of macabre crime scenes that are nefariously artistic. Will two detectives be able to stop the killer before the savage game is taken to the next level? Find out in Ashley Dyer’s breathtaking sophomore thriller, The Cutting Room.  Read more of this post

Queens Don’t Play: Fear and Gender Equality in Elizabeth’s Court [GUEST POST]

Elizabeth Receiving Dutch Ambassadors, 1560s

Queen Elizabeth I lived during a precarious time for women. Still, she had a knack for handling the men in her life. (Elizabeth Receiving Dutch Ambassadors, 1560s by Levina Teerlinc, Public Domain)

We love a good mystery… especially when it transports us to a time and place we could never go on our own. In Suzanne M. Wolfe’s new novel, A Murder by Any Name, readers are taken to Elizabethan England, where the queen’s ladies in waiting are being killed off one by one, and only one man can find the killer. This premise made us wonder if while researching this story, whether or not Ms. Wolfe discovered any disparities between how the Queen dealt with men versus women. If so, to what extent did fear play a factor in how she dealt with each gender? The author answers all our questions in today’s fascinating guest post. Enjoy! —J&H Read more of this post