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A New Noir Chapter by Andrew Vachss

A New Noir Chapter by Andrew Vachss

Welcome to Aftershock, the opening salvo in Andrew Vachss’s first new major crime-fiction series since the vastly popular Burke saga, which launched with the smash-hit Flood in 1985. In this new chapter, Vachss has moved the setting to a sleepy small town, yet the story is no less dark—or engrossing.


Read an Extended Excerpt from Keith Thomson’s New Thriller

Read an Extended Excerpt from Keith Thomson’s New Thriller

A brand-new heart-pounding techno-thriller from the acclaimed author of Once a Spy.


Arne Dahl’s Bad Blood: An American Serial Killer in Stockholm

Arne Dahl’s Bad Blood: An American Serial Killer in Stockholm

While there’s plenty of darkness in the moral universe of Arne Dahl’s second Intercrime novel, there’s more than a hint of redemption, too.


Video: Carsten Stroud Explains the Dark Origins of the Niceville Series

Video: Carsten Stroud Explains the Dark Origins of the Niceville Series

Don’t let the name fool you: Niceville is anything but. In a series of video interviews, author Carsten Stroud explains the origins of his dark, twisted thrillers.


Basket Case: Gazing into the Florida Glare with Carl Hiaasen

Basket Case: Gazing into the Florida Glare with Carl Hiaasen

It could only happen in a place like Florida: a riotous crime novel featuring corruption, murder, and even a frozen lizard corpse.


Video: Roger Hobbs Explores the Criminal Underworld for Ghostman

Video: Roger Hobbs Explores the Criminal Underworld for Ghostman

Watch video interviews with Roger Hobbs, the author of Ghostman, and learn about his intriguing forays into the world of crime.


Stranded: Alex Kava’s Brilliant Protagonist in Top Form

Stranded: Alex Kava’s Brilliant Protagonist in Top Form

Special Agent Maggie O’Dell, an FBI profiler, is fearlessly independent. She also hates air travel. That makes her a perfect target in Stranded, the latest pulse-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava.


The Bat: Back to the Beginning with Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole

The Bat: Back to the Beginning with Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole

Diana Coglianese, Jo Nesbø’s U.S. editor, explores the surprising setting of the first case in the Harry Hole series.


Bad Location: How Dark Settings Make For Memorable Stories

Bad Location: How Dark Settings Make For Memorable Stories

Lisa Unger shares some of her favorite scary settings…and the novels that wouldn’t be the same without them.


The Spark: Jens Lapidus and the Case That Started It All

The Spark: Jens Lapidus and the Case That Started It All

Jens Lapidus, author of the Stockholm Noir Trilogy, reveals the roots of his twist on classic crime noir…and the one case that he couldn’t forget.




Wiseguy Quotes

"Grubby, tacky, low, slimy, shabby—I know there’s a better word for such behavior from a new widow. Try wrong. Yeah, that’s it." Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen More Wiseguys