Alex Grecian’s THE HARVEST MAN

From the Buzz Bin Another chapter in the ongoing tales of The Scotland Yard Murder Squad from Alex Grecian, HARVEST MAN (Putnam) is another great book from this new master of historical mysteries. The team is in disarray as DI Day is out with an injury and Hammersmith has been released from the force. This makes it a bit hard for them to chase a new serial killer who is proving to be relentless. And Hammersmith might be onto a case that proves the Ripper is back. Grecian builds suspense like a mast architect designing a skyscraper leaving no detail out. One of our favorites of the year so...

Mystery Cookbooks Apr23

Mystery Cookbooks

Two cookbooks out now from mystery authors. One is THE MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK and the other is THE COZY COOKBOOK. Quirk books did a beautiful job with the MWA book, hardcover, a bit oversized and filled with photo it has more than enough authors involved to fill a large kitchen. As you might expect the recipes run the gambit. We’ve already samples some of the recipes and they are outstanding. The added benefit of having a book like to get signatures in makes it a must have.       THE COZY COOKBOOK form Berkeley Prime Crime is an oversized trade and is filled with recipes that have run in the cozy mysteries of...

Nominees for 2015 Crimefest Awards Apr22

Nominees for 2015 Crimefest Awards

The folks behind Crimefest have announced the nominees for the Crimefest awards. The winners will be announced, on Saturday, 16 May,  at a Gala Dinner Audible.comAUDIBLE SOUNDS OF CRIME AWARD The Audible Sounds of Crime Award recognises the best crime audiobook published in both print and audio in 2014. Courtesy of sponsor Audible UK, the winning author and audiobook reader share the £1,000 prize equally and each receives a Bristol Blue Glass commemorative award. Ben Aaronovitch for Foxglove Summer, read by Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Orion Publishing Group) Lee Child for Personal, read by Jeff Harding (Penguin Random House Audio) Robert...

TRUE DETECTIVE: 3 new posters for season 2

HBO has posted, via Twitter, three new animated posters for the upcoming second season of TRUE DETECTIVE: We get the world we deserve. #TrueDetective pic.twitter.com/CFJuv00Nws — True Detective (@TrueDetective) April 22, 2015 We get the world we deserve. #TrueDetective pic.twitter.com/iTkuP2t04n — True Detective (@TrueDetective) April 22, 2015 We get the world we deserve. #TrueDetective pic.twitter.com/joLQ4R5b1H — True Detective (@TrueDetective) April 22, 2015 TRUE DETECTIVE returns to HBO on June...

Mark Billingham’s Helen Weeks heads to the B...

Mark Billingham’s Tom Thorne has found a home, on television, on Sky One, but fellow Billingham creation DS Helen Weeks is looking to make a bigger splash with the BBC. Mark recently announced that BBC Drama North will be adapting 2008’s IN THE DARK for a series that is expected to debut in Late 2016. A second season (or series) will be based on TIME OF DEATH (Out tomorrow), the second book to feature DS Helen Weeks. No word on casting yet, it will be interesting to see who plays Thorne, who ends up dating Weeks. His presence in IN THE DARK is limited, but he plays apparently plays a greater role in TIME OF DEATH. David...

Jessie Chandler celebates the release of OPERATION STOP HATE Apr22

Jessie Chandler celebates the release of OPERATION...

Last Thursday, Minnesota author Jessie Chandler celebrated the release of OPERATION STOP HATE, her new stand alone, at Once Upon A Crime. When Special Agent Cailin McKenna and her National Investigation and Protection Unit partners are drawn into an investigation surrounding a pair of school shootings in the Twin Cities, it soon becomes obvious that there’s more to it than meets the eye. A hate group is recruiting teenagers on school grounds with metal music rife with violent messages, all while plotting a massive terrorist offensive on a major Twin Cities venue. It gets personal when Cailin’s brother is stabbed and the attack...

2015 winner for L.A. Times Book Prize Apr21

2015 winner for L.A. Times Book Prize

The L.A. Times announced the winners for the 2015 L.A. Times Book Prizes. In the Mystery/Thriller category, the award went to DRY BONES IN THE VALLEY by Tom Bouman. DRY BONES is Tom’s debut novel. Other nominees: THE PAINTER BY Peter Heller (Knopf) AFTER I’M GONE by Laura Lippman (William Morrow) SINS OF OUR FATHERS by Shawn Lawrence Otto (Milkweed Editions) THE GIRL WITH A CLOCK FOR A HEART by Peter Swanson (William...

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Nancy Atherton ...

Aunt Dimity and the Summer King by Nancy Atherton Viking (240 pages) April 14, 2015 Summer has returned to the tiny English village of Finch, and while Lori Shepherd should be enjoying the sunny countryside with her new baby daughter—or at the very least preparing for a visit from her husband’s odious aunts—she can’t help but obsess about Finch’s real estate crisis. Sure, it’s only two empty cottages, but Lori’s positive their continued vacancy is the result of a nefarious plot. Mind you, she has no idea who’s the architect of said plot or what it entails, but she’s determined to get to the bottom of the matter and save her beloved village...