Spring Best Debuts

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An array of first novels that display the creativity and imagination rampant in today’s fiction. Libraries need to take note.

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, March 21, 2014

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A creepy tale from Becker, friends into lovers from Drewry, a psychological mystery ebook reissue from Fyfield, a cunning female protagonist from Patrick, and a well-written, small-town romance from Stacey

Series Lineup | March 1, 2014

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Complicated missions, upright detectives, small-town laughs, impressive thrills; nine mystery titles

Mystery Reviews | March 1, 2014

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Reviews of N.P. Simpson’s B.O.Q., Brad Parks’s The Player, Steven Rigolosi’s The Outsmarting of Criminals, Marco Vichi’s Death in Sardinia, and a list of titles from the March 1 issue.

Mystery Series Lineup | February 1, 2014

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Nine award-winning, gritty, cozy, smartly structured historical, and enjoyable entries from the February 1 issue.

Mystery Reviews | February 1, 2014

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Reviews of Parker Bilal’s The Ghost Runner, Cynthia Harrod-Eagles’s Hard Going, Frances Brody’s Murder in the Afternoon, and a list of mystery titles from the February 1 issue.

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, February 14, 2014

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A special valentine from Wilde, a New Zealand setting from Ashenden, a sexy escape from D’Alba, a police procedural from Russell, and well-developed characters from Wilkins

Mystery: Series Lineup | January 2014

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A cozy historical, Judy Talbot (aka The Black Stilletto), The Devil’s Breath is a stunner, and more from the January column.

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, January 31, 2014

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A promising new police procedural from McGilloway and a perfectly sensual romance from Quinn

2014 Edgar Award Nominees Announced

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Sunday, January 19, was Edgar Allen Poe’s 205th birthday; to celebrate the occasion, the Mystery Writers of America announced its nominees for the 2014 Edgar Allen Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, nonfiction, and television published or produced in 2013.

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