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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.


Hit List: Dan Fesperman on Martin Cruz Smith’s Polar Star

Hit List: Dan Fesperman on Martin Cruz Smith’s Polar Star

The author of The Double Game discusses what he loves about this Cold War-era thriller—and reveals what it taught him about writing.


Video: Jo Nesbø On His Inspiration For The Redeemer

Video: Jo Nesbø On His Inspiration For The Redeemer

In these video interviews, the author reveals how crime films and an encounter in the Balkans led to the writing of this fantastically gripping thriller.


Unlocking the Cover of Inferno by Dan Brown

Unlocking the Cover of Inferno by Dan Brown

The wait is over—Inferno, the new book from internationally bestselling author Dan Brown is now available everywhere.


Exclusive: Read a Short Story From Mortal Lock by Andrew Vachss

Exclusive: Read a Short Story From Mortal Lock by Andrew Vachss

From assassins to corrupt thugs, disgruntled writers to P.I.s who live by their own rules, the master of crime fiction creates a searing portrait of the criminal underworld.


Harry Hole Returns in Phantom by Jo Nesbø

Harry Hole Returns in Phantom by Jo Nesbø

Fans of the brilliant and deeply troubled (former) detective—we’ve got your man. Read an excerpt from this twisting page-turner of a thriller.


Historical Mysteries: When Fact Meets Fiction Meets Murder

Historical Mysteries: When Fact Meets Fiction Meets Murder

Murder in Elizabethan England. Mayhem in the post-Civil-War United States. The best historical thrillers blend fact and fiction to create uniquely riveting reads.




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