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

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Historical mystery writer E.M. Powell offers words of encouragement to unpublished authors everywhere, including her younger self, in this candid letter.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

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