Book Reviews

Reviews of new and upcoming books in the mystery, thriller, horror, crime, and suspense genres. Our editorial staff and reviewers choose which titles to review. All reviews meet standards of notability.

Station Eternity

Aliens and humans alike begin to die

The Last Close Call

The pressure of police cases left her burned out

Blood Lines

They might have learned too much about US clandestine operations

The Last Guardian

He will join forces with allies he’s not sure he can trust

The Beautiful and the Wild

Extreme weather, starvation, and wildlife are not the only threats

One Last Kill

They’re off to find the twisted truth behind a killer’s motives

Good Bad Girl

Three suspects, two murders, and one victim


His confession is connected to a string decades-old disappearances

The Buried

A legacy of evil that must be reckoned with at last

A Curse of Queens

No one knows who is behind the plot to threaten the fragile new peace

Midnight is the Darkest Hour

They comb the town’s secret underbelly in search of true evil

The Dark Edge of Night

He risks bringing the wrath of both the SS and the Gestapo upon himself

The Ghost Illusion

Ghostly voices seem to haunt the Victorian house

When I'm Dead

She unearths disturbing details about her daughter and her transgressions

The Golden Gate

Some say she haunts the Claremont still

Remi Bone

A lucrative gun-for-hire scheme arises

Schrader's Chord

His father left him two parting gifts

Her Sweet Revenge

She knows her friend’s death wasn’t an accident

Crook Manifesto

Harlem is burning, block by block

The Raging Storm

Another body is found, and he finds his judgment clouded

Saving Myles

He swallows his doubts to get his son home

Hanging by a Thread

She is investigating the attempted murder of a wealthy matriarch

The Heiress

An inheritance can entail far more than what’s written in a will

Bright Young Women

She is is convinced her missing friend was targeted

Payback in Death

The closer she examines the body, the more suspicious she becomes

The Coworker

She receives an unsettling, anonymous phone call that changes everything

Murder at Midnight

The victim was the well-to-do son of a local gentleman

Things Get Ugly

Nineteen unforgettable crime tales

Gone Tonight

Both mother and daughter begin a dance of deception

Vampires of El Norte

Their conflict is overshadowed by the appearance of a nightmare made flesh

The Quiet Tenant

When his wife dies, he and his thirteen-year-old daughter are forced to move

The Moonshine Messiah

She is trying to head off a bloody, Waco-style massacre

Kill Show

one family's tragedy—and Hollywood's insatiable desire to exploit it


Her disappearance is a mystery that someone wants to keep unsolved

The Last Devil to Die

With the body count rising, the clock ticking down


Three Novels of the 1980s: The Names, White Noise, Libra

Killing Moon

Ten days to catch a devious, deranged killer

Murder in the Family

Despite a high-profile investigation, no suspect was ever charged

Long Past Midnight

Four children explore an abandoned house that's supposed to be haunted

Mother-Daughter Murder Night

Their amateur snooping advances into ever-more dangerous territory

Harm's Way

The high-priority rescue op comes as a personal plea

Shadow Dance

She has no way to hide her true reason for being in New York

Beneath the Surface

This weekend one of them will be crowned heir

Before You Found Me

She takes refuge in an idyllic New England town

Burning Justice

This latest warehouse blaze looks suspicious


The sisters have been pulled into a dizzying web of cover-ups and danger

The Last One

She soon realizes that the ship is completely empty

Beirut Station

The one person she might be able to trust might not be who he says he is