Special Report: ThrillerFest IX, Part II | What We’re Reading


Part II of the ThrillerFest “What We’re Reading” report

Pushing Boundaries | Mystery Preview 2014


Year after year, mystery remains the number one circulating genre in libraries, as LJ’s annual materials buying survey reveals. While fans have their favorite cozy, police procedural, or historical thriller, the increasing number of releases that allow readers to cross the boundaries from one genre to another in the same book proves that today there is no one true way of presenting this beloved genre.

Best Books 2013: Thrillers


The best thrillers of 2013.

ThrillerFest VIII: What I Learned About Ebooks, Social Media, & Writing


Though everyone sees ebooks as the future of publishing, we’re not there yet. That’s not a surprising conclusion, but the panelists at this year’s ThrillerFest VIII (July 10–13 in New York) grappled ably with the ramifications. Several panels—e.g., “What Are the New Rules of Digital Success?” and “What Are the New Rules of Social Media?”—addressed current changes head-on even as panelists acknowledged that change keeps happening.

Hot Reads in the Good Old Summertime: 20 Genre Fiction Pleasures


What better way to enjoy a summer day than by diving into the pleasures of genre fiction? Here to help you find your next genre read are members of the American Library Association’s Reading List Council, who annually present their picks for the best in genre fiction. They found a crop of dark and chilling tales to contrast with the sunny weather outside as well as some fun beach reads. The eight genres the council currently considers include adrenaline titles (suspense, thrillers, and action adventure), fantasy, historical fiction, horror, mystery, romance, sf, and women’s fiction. The list below pairs each 2013 release with an older read-alike. Whether you choose one of the new books or one of the backlist read-alikes, you’re sure to find a perfect summer title.

A Suspenseful Summer: Ten Thrillers for the Hot Months Ahead | May 15, 2013


Reviews of The Highway, Poppet, and The Abomination, plus a full listing of summer thrillers from the May 15 issue.

Mystery: Series Lineup | February 1, 2013


The latest installments in ongoing mystery series

Friday Ebook Freebies from Our Reviewers!


My reviewers are a talented bunch. When they are not reviewing books, they are writing them! Take Ron Terpening, a professor of Italian at the University of Arizona, Tucson. A fiction reviewer for more than ten years,  he also has published six adult and YA suspense novels as well as several academic tomes. Now two […]

Stephen King Wins 2012 ITW Thriller Award; Ebook, YA Awards Announced for 2013


Stephen King Wins 2012 ITW Thriller Award; Ebook, YA Awards Announced for 2013

Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, June 1, 2012


Xpress Reviews: Fiction | First Look at New Books, June 1, 2012