‘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

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Historical mystery writer E.M. Powell offers words of encouragement to unpublished authors everywhere, including her younger self, in this candid letter.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

Brian Andrews Blows Our Minds with ‘Reset’

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Prepare to have your mind blown with Brian Andrews’ new stand-alone thriller, Reset. (Photo courtesy Thomas & Mercer)

Two years ago I had the chance to review Tier One, a novel by Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson. It was the kind of fast-paced action adventure I love, one which launched a series and which I praised as being “as real and relevant as tomorrow’s headlines.” Now, prepare to be amazed because Andrews is back with a brand new novel which is guaranteed to thrill. This one is called Reset, and it tackles some pretty interesting ground. Thankfully, Brian agreed to shed some light on this relentless novel in today’s Q&A. Enjoy!

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Heather Graham Takes No Prisoners In ‘A Dangerous Game’ [REVIEW]

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When a woman drops dead at her feet, a criminal psychologist must find out who she is in Heather Graham’s A Dangerous Game. (Photo by Owen Blacker, Flickr)

It’s been just one more day at the office for Kieran Finnegan, a New York City criminal psychologist. But just as she’s wrapping things up and looking forward to heading to the family pub to go see one of her favorite bands play, a distraught woman shows up and thrusts a baby into her arms, then flees before she can answer any questions. Whose child is it? Is the woman the mother? And why is she murdered moments after giving the baby away? Find out in Heather Graham’s breathlessly paced new novel, A Dangerous Game. 

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A Hero Is Born in Christopher Rice’s ‘Bone Music’ [REVIEW]

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Serial killers mentored her as a youth. Now she’s ready to play a different game in Christopher Rice’s Bone Music. (Photo courtesy Pexels)

As a baby, she became the prize of two notorious killers after they murdered her mother. She grew up in their a dark world where it wasn’t always easy to distinguish good from evil. Now the woman she has become has a new tool in her arsenal, and she’s determined to use it change the world in Christopher Rice’s new thriller, Bone Music.   Read more of this post