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

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

Compounding pharmacy laboratory

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

Evil Lurks in Every Corner of the ‘City Of Endless Night’ [REVIEW]

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Evil has everyone on the run in Preston and Child’s City of Endless Night. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

A billionaire’s daughter is missing. The police know she will turn up eventually. But when they do find her, it isn’t how they hoped. The truth is a lot more grisly. Now it is up to a renowned FBI agent to step in and solve the case in Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child’s new thriller, City of Endless Night. Read more of this post

Beware of the Deadly ‘Huntress Moon’ [REVIEW]

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There’s a killer on the loose in San Francisco… and she’s no lady. Discover her true identity in Alexandra Sokoloff’s Huntress Moon. (Photo by Christian Arballo, Flickr)

There’s no forgetting her. She’s alluring, riveting, and elusive. But just like a poisonous blossom for which there’s no antidote, she’s also beautiful and deadly. Join the pursuit to capture this mysterious woman in Alexandra Sokoloff’s addictive thriller, Huntress Moon.  Read more of this post

‘Before the Dawn’ Will Make Readers Believe in Monsters [REVIEW]

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Love is deadly when you fall for the wrong man. (Photo by Sarah, Flickr)

When a woman is found brutally murdered, an FBI agent must face ghosts from his past to determine whether the killer is a copycat or if an old nemesis is back from the dead in Cynthia Eden’s Before the Dawn.  Read more of this post