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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.


Alexander Söderberg’s Top 5 “Up All Night” Thrillers

Alexander Söderberg’s Top 5 “Up All Night” Thrillers

The Andalucian Friend is a bracing international crime novel that kept us up way, way past our bedtimes—so it’s only fair that author Alexander Söderberg should tell us which thrillers made him lose sleep…


Why We Love to Read True Crime

Why We Love to Read True Crime

Is it simple rubbernecking, a guilty desire to glimpse what goes on in life’s darkest corners? Or is there something else to be learned from real-life tales such as The Mark Inside by Amy Reading and The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson?




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