Sandra Brown Robs Us of Our Sleep With ‘Outfox’ [REVIEW]

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In Sandra Brown’s Outfox, an FBI agent strives to outfox an elusive killer. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A deadly con man. A determined FBI agent. The beautiful woman who comes between them. Will a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse finally come to a satisfactory end or will a killer get away with murder one more time? Find out in Sandra Brown’s electrifying new thriller, Outfox. Read more of this post

Small Town Mayhem Makes ‘Forgotten Bones’ A Compelling Read [REVIEW]

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A car accident leads to the discovery of a young boy’s body in Vivian Barz’s Forgotten Bones. (Photo courtesy Canva)

A young cop. A schizophrenic professor. The grave of a small boy. When these three elements intersect, it leads to a string of clues and a bigger mystery than anyone ever suspects. But will they be able to solve the case before an old malice catches up with them? Find out in Vivian Barz’s addictive new novel, Forgotten Bones.  Read more of this post

Police Chief Krista Larson is the ‘Girl Most Likely’ to Catch a Killer [REVIEW]

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A high school reunion turns deadly when a killer starts silencing students from the class of 2009 in Max Allan Collins’ Girl Most Likely. (Photo by Tex Texin, Flickr)

The nation’s youngest female police chief. A retired detective. One of Chicago’s top investigative reporters. When the three of them are reunited at a high school class reunion, they have no idea a killer lurks among them. But who is killing classmates and why? Find out in Max Allan Collins’ new thriller, Girl Most Likely.  Read more of this post

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

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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

‘The Immortal Gene’ Delivers Creepy, Scary Thrills [REVIEW]

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They wanted to create an immortal gene. Now they must destroy their only mistake. (Photo by Valuecare Pharmacy, Flickr)

A serial killer obsessed with families. A cop with an idyllic life. A pharmaceutical company bent on transforming the future. When all three collide, it can only result in one thing: pure terror. Prepare to burn the midnight oil because Jonas Saul is back with his creepiest thrill ride yet, The Immortal Gene.  Read more of this post