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Crossing Over: 5 Crime Fiction Authors Who Defy Genre

Crossing Over: 5 Crime Fiction Authors Who Defy Genre

We’ve rounded up several writers who straddle multiple literary categories—perhaps you’ll discover new crime reads or you’ll be surprised to see a new side of your favorite author.


Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: First Look at Jo Nesbø’s Blood on Snow

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend: First Look at Jo Nesbø’s Blood on Snow

Until Jo Nesbø’s newest stand-alone crime novel Blood on Snow hits bookstores in the US on April 7, you can read the first 14 pages of it here on Weekly Lizard! You’re welcome.


The Hypnotic Power of True Crime: Little Demon in the City of Light

The Hypnotic Power of True Crime: Little Demon in the City of Light

Check out three fascinating facts about hypnosis during the Belle Époque that we gleaned from Steven Levingston’s breathtaking true crime thriller Little Demon in the City of Light.


3 Reasons to Read Jo Nesbø’s The Son Right Now

3 Reasons to Read Jo Nesbø’s The Son Right Now

Jo Nesbø’s latest thriller, The Son, is new in paperback—why not dedicate the next couple of days to its adrenaline rush of a plot? Here are three reasons you should drop everything and read it.


It’s Elementary: The Origins of Sherlock Holmes’s Detective Style

It’s Elementary: The Origins of Sherlock Holmes’s Detective Style

Every great hero has an origin story. Learn about Sherlock Holmes’s, and how Arthur Conan Doyle used his medical education to create a detective who brought a real scientific approach to his work.


A Crime Fiction Hit List for the Holidays

A Crime Fiction Hit List for the Holidays

This holiday season, lose yourself in a world of double-dealing cops, ruthless serial killers, and labyrinthine investigations with our list of seven must-read crime fiction novels.


Video: Anne Rice’s Triumphant Comeback to Vampire Lore with Prince Lestat

Video: Anne Rice’s Triumphant Comeback to Vampire Lore with Prince Lestat

In these video interviews, Anne Rice discusses the genesis and legacy of The Vampire Chronicles and the much-anticipated new entry, Prince Lestat.


Otto Penzler Cracks the Case of the Locked-Room Mystery

Otto Penzler Cracks the Case of the Locked-Room Mystery

Clear your calendars, kids—this one will take a while. But the payoff is gonna be big.


The (Un)dead Come Alive in 9 Thrilling Reads

The (Un)dead Come Alive in 9 Thrilling Reads

Get ready for Halloween by stocking up on a selection of spooky books. Whether you like reading about vampires, zombies, ghosts, or some other terrifying creatures, we’ve got you covered with a collection that ranges from horror to gothic fiction to supernatural thriller.


Podcast Interview: Christopher Reich Raises the Stakes with The Prince of Risk

Podcast Interview: Christopher Reich Raises the Stakes with The Prince of Risk

In his latest financial thriller, The Prince of Risk, Christopher Reich imagines a sophisticated foreign conspiracy that threatens to wipe out the entire US financial system. Learn more about the novel and its terrifying—and entirely plausible—premise.




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