Karen Robards surprises readers with action-thriller for fifty-second book

The Ultimatum is Karen Robards’ first foray into the realm of the action-thriller novel and features her feistiest, and perhaps sexiest, heroine to date, Bianca St. Ives. Part con artist, part savvy businesswoman, Bianca is all-action. … More Karen Robards surprises readers with action-thriller for fifty-second book

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Nothing You Can Do but enjoy these tales of murder, mayhem from Ed Kurtz

As author Ed Kurtz so eloquently puts it, “Sometimes people kill for profit, sometimes revenge, and sometimes they do it just for the fun of it.”

In his new anthology NOTHING YOU CAN DO: STORIES (Down & Out Books), he demonstrates the theme with seventeen tales of crime, murder, and vengeance. … More Nothing You Can Do but enjoy these tales of murder, mayhem from Ed Kurtz

Jerry Kennealy still mastering his craft after 22 books

After 11 novels featuring private eye Nick Polo—the latest being POLO’S LONGSHOT—and 22 books overall, you might think Jerry Kennealy has this author thing licked. He’d be the first to tell you otherwise.

“I’ll never get it licked, but this was a fun book to write: expensive wine, glider crashes, and interesting characters,” Kennealy said. … More Jerry Kennealy still mastering his craft after 22 books

Things get personal for Susie Steiner’s protagonist in Persons Unknown

By G. Robert Frazier Even as the excitement over Susie Steiner’s first crime novel, Missing, Presumed, is reaching new peaks, the author’s second book in the series featuring Detective Manon Bradshaw, PERSONS UNKNOWN, hits stores this month.  Missing, Presumed was recently shortlisted for the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, one of the UK’s most prestigious awards … More Things get personal for Susie Steiner’s protagonist in Persons Unknown

‘Your brain on literature’ a high for award-winning author George Saunders

Many people can still recall the old anti-drug commercials depicting an egg sizzling in a frying pan with the message, “This is your brain on drugs.” The antidote to that is a “brain on literature,” says award-winning short story author George Saunders. … More ‘Your brain on literature’ a high for award-winning author George Saunders