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.

The Benevolent Society of Ill-Mannered Ladies

An acquaintance from their past was charged with murder and exiled

A Botanist's Guide to Flowers and Fatality

Each woman who received the flowers has turned up dead

The People Watcher

She uses the cover of night to watch the people in her town.

City of Dreams

He demands a piece of the action and begins to rebuild his criminal empire

Maeve Fly

He awakens something dangerous within her

The Fall

Their dream quickly turns into a nightmare

Dead Drop

A desperate race to keep one step ahead of an Iranian hit squad


An eight-year-old is the sole witness to her mother’s murder


Brave heroes who rise up to take down a treacherous gang

Second Shot

Eliminating the nation’s enemies one sniper bullet at a time


What the FBI tells her is beyond chilling

Those We Thought We Knew

Two horrific crimes split the county apart

The Senator's Wife

Her uncertainty turns to paranoia as she begins to suspect the worst

Small Mercies

One night her teenage daughter stays out late and doesn’t come home

Some Desperate Glory

Command assigns her brother to certain death


They must track scant clues through L.A.’s perilous landscape

Titanium Noir

A crime whose roots run deep into the dark heart of the world

Where the Dead Sleep

He’s getting close to the dangerous legacy of the quiet Minnesota town

Fire with Fire

They will have to team up and move fast to solve this cold case

Her Dark Grave

Someone is stalking her from the shadows

The Ferryman

He is summoned to retire his own father

Don't Look Back

Now there’s a dead body in his apartment

None of This Is True

She left a terrible and terrifying legacy in her wake

Life Sentence

He had been nicknamed “Baltimore’s Number One Trigger Puller”

Cutting Teeth

The children’s ability to bleed their parents dry becomes deadly serious


Inspector Mislan and the Executioners

For You and Only You

If you want to write a book, you have to kill your darlings

Sisters of the Lost Nation

The demons plaguing the reservation—both ancient and new—are strong

Natural Beauty

Beneath these creams and tinctures lies something sinister

Payback in Death

He put a lot of dirty cops away during his forty-seven years in Internal Affairs

Hard Rain

Secrets, corruption, and violence are exposed


catch the train and kill them all, or all will be killed

Sing Her Down

A deadly cat-and-mouse from Arizona to the desolate streets of Los Angeles

The Wild Girls

Lies, secrets, obsession and revenge

Mastering the Art of French Murder

From the shadows of the Tour Eiffel at midnight, to the tiny Child kitchen

Forgotten War

He is determined to prove his friend is innocent

The Secret Service of Tea and Treason

Rumors of an assassination plot begin to circulate

Playing It Safe

She’ll try to unmask the spymaster and avert disastrous consequences

Zero Days

On the run and quickly running out of options

The Eden Test

Their marriage was never perfect, but now the lies are piling up

Dirty Laundry

The unspooling of a group of women desperate to preserve themselves

Sins of our Fathers

She has a red-hot investigation on her hands

Without Saying Goodbye

the longer a secret is kept, the worse it will be when the truth comes out

Murder in Postscript

She tracks a killer, putting her reputation—and her life—on the line

The Ferryman

He finds himself questioning everything he once believed

The Writing Retreat

With the clock running out, she must discover the truth

Strange Sally Diamond

People don’t always mean what they say

Those Empty Eyes

There are unexpected connections to the murder of her own family