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Best Books of 2019 So Far

Best Books of 2019 with...

  The best literary, mystery, thriller, noir, and nonfiction books published in 2019. The many books I...

Nothing More Dangerous by Allen...

Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens: In a small town where loyalty to family and to “your...

Your House Will Pay by Steph

A powerful and taut novel about racial tensions in Los Angeles, following two families—one Korean-American, one African-American—grappling...

Cricket Hunters by Jeremy

Celia (Garcia) Lundy was fifteen in the fall of 1998 when Abby Powell, one of her five...

Dry County by Jake Hinkson

A dark vision of American religion and politics, Dry County is a portrait of a man willing...

Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma

Acclaimed author Priya Sharma transports readers back in time with Ormeshadow, a coming-of-age story as dark and...

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi...

In his boldly imagined first novel, Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award–winning author of Between the World...

A Cosmology of Monsters by...

A tender and terrifying literary horror novel–the author’s debut–that tells the story of a family (creators of...

Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke

  One of Entertainment Weekly‘s Biggest Books of Fall 2019 Texas Ranger Darren Mathews is on the...

Three-Fifths by John Vercher

A compelling and timely debut novel from an assured new voice: Three-Fifths is about a biracial black...

Rule of Capture by Christopher...

Better Call Saul meets Nineteen Eighty-Four in this first volume in an explosive legal thriller series set...

The Book of X by Sarah Rose...

A surreal exploration of one woman’s life and death against a landscape of meat, office desks, and...

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Everything Is Beautiful and...

Now shipping! Fully color illustrated by Luke Spooner Signed, numbered, and limited to 250 copies $10 from...

Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, is the Finch...

Cutting Edge edited by Joyce...

  Joyce Carol Oates pulls out all the stops in this chilling female-centric noir collection featuring brand-new...

Kaaron Warren’s Quartet of...

A quartet of uncanny must-read tales from the crafting of author Kaaron Warren. Haunting and creepy short...

Tales Old & New with H.P...

This is my new project. I hope to read these tales for the joy of reading and...

The Half-Freaks by Nicole...

Harry Meyers is ill-equipped to handle funeral planning of any sort. If he had a goldfish and...

Girls Without Their Faces On...

  Laird with his lyrical third eye potent tellings, transmutation of words, archaic and contemporary fused juxtapositioning...

Nothing More Dangerous by Allen...

Nothing More Dangerous by Allen Eskens: In a small town where loyalty to family and to “your...

Sing Your Sadness Deep by Laura...

British Fantasy Award-winning author, and Shirley Jackson Award finalist Laura Mauro, a leading voice in contemporary dark...

Into Bones like Oil by Kaaron...

In this gothic-styled ghost story that simmers with strange, Warren shows once again her flair for exploring...

Out of Water by Sarah Read

THIS IS AN INVITATION TO DROWNING. These are the stories of things out of water—of sea bed...

Echoes: The Saga Anthology of...

The essential collection of beloved ghost stories, compiled by the editor who helped define the genre—including stories...

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Forthcoming-Preorder

Forthcoming Jan 14th 2020: A...

#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris returns with the second of the Gunnie Rose series,...

Lullabies For Suffering edited...

Lullabies for Suffering: Tales of Addiction Horror: Addiction starts like a sweet lullaby sung by a trusted...

Forthcoming Feb 25th 2020:...

Apeirogon by Colum McCann: From the National Book Award–winning and bestselling author of Let the Great World...

Forthcoming March 3rd 2020:...

Blackwood by Michael Farris Smith: A timeless, mythical, spiritual tale of love and harm, of unforgiving justice...

Forthcoming Jan 28th 2020: Hi...

Hi Five (IQ #4) by Joe Ide: IQ is back—and working a case that involves juggling many...

Forthcoming March 17th 2020:...

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben: A man with a mysterious past must find a...

Forthcoming Jan 28th 2020:...

Prosper’s Demon by K.J. Parker: In the pitch dark, witty fantasy novella Prosper’s Demon, K. J. Parker...

Forthcoming July 7th 2020: A...

A Peculiar Peril by Jeff VanderMeer: The first book in a two-volume fantasy about a boy who...

Forthcoming May 19th: The...

  The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes will...

Forthcoming Jan 21st 2020: Riot...

Riot Baby by Tochi Onyebuchi: Ella has a Thing. She sees a classmate grow up to become...

Forthcoming July 21st: Hamnet...

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell: A thrilling departure: A short, piercing, deeply moving new novel from the acclaimed...

Forthcoming April 21st: Little...

Little Secrets by Jennifer Hillier: Overwhelmed by tragedy, a woman desperately tries to save her marriage in...

Forthcoming July 7th 2020:...

Survivor Song by Paul Tremblay: A riveting novel of suspense and terror from the Bram Stoker award-winning...

Forthcoming April 7th 2020:...

Broken by Don Winslow: In five intense novellas connected by the themes of crime, corruption, vengeance, justice,...

Forthcoming August 25th 2020:...

About: Sandman Slim is back in Los Angeles and kicking more supernatural ass in this inventive, high-octane...

Forthcoming August 18th 2020:...

About When These Mountains Burn: Acclaimed author and “remarkably gifted storyteller” (The Charlotte Observer) David Joy returns with...

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Author Interviews

Kaaron Warren On Into Bones...

Kaaron Warren‘s stories have appeared in Australia, the US, China, the UK, and elsewhere in Europe, and...

Horror Authors & Their...

Laird Barron’s Recommended Reads He said this in our interview in 2019: “Three of my abiding favorites...

Interview: Stephen Graham Jones...

Stephen Graham Jones is the author of sixteen and a half novels, six story collections, a couple...

Shaun Hamill On A Cosmology of...

A native of Arlington, Texas, Shaun Hamill holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives...

Author Interview: Priya Sharma...

Priya Sharma’s fiction has appeared venues such as Interzone, Black Static, Nightmare, The Dark and Tor. She’s...

Author Interview: Dan Chaon On...

Dan Chaon’s most recent book is Ill Will, a national bestseller, named one of the ten best...

Interview with Riley Sager On...

Riley Sager is the pseudonym of a former journalist, editor and graphic designer. Now a full-time writer,...

Brian Evenson On his new story...

BRIAN EVENSON is the author of a dozen books of fiction, most recently the story collection Song...

F. Paul Wilson on writing, his...

F. Paul Wilson is the New York Times bestselling author of horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction,...

J. Todd Scott On his novel This...

J. Todd Scott was born in rural Kentucky and attended college and law school in Virginia, where...

Richard Chizmar On his Girl on...

RICHARD CHIZMAR is a New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Amazon, and Publishers...

Interview with author of...

Tim Major is a writer and editor from York, UK. His love of speculative fiction is the...

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Best Fiction 2018

Interview with Laird Barron On...

Photo courtesy Jessica M. Laird Barron, an expat Alaskan, is the author of several books, including The Imago...

Interview with Paul Howarth On...

Photo credit: Sarah Howarth Paul Howarth was born and grew up in Great Britain before moving to Melbourne...

Interview with George Pelecanos...

George Pelecanos was born in Washington, D.C. He worked as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, and woman’s...

Interview with Alma Katsu on...

Photo Credit: Tim Coburn Alma Katsu is the author of The Hunger, a reimagining of the story...

Best fiction books of 2018

Memorable Characters, potent voices, great prose, evoking locales and conflict, various complexities, love, death and dreams in...

Coyote Songs by Gabino Iglesias

      In Gabino Iglesias’ second novel, ghosts and old gods guide the hands of those...

Hazards of Time Travel by Joyce...

An ingenious, dystopian novel of one young woman’s resistance against the constraints of an oppressive society, from...

Blood Standard by Laird Barron

Award-winning author Laird Barron makes his crime fiction debut with a novel set in the underbelly of...

Driving to Geronimo’s Grave...

  From the Dusty Great Depression to the far future, to the wild west, to the era...

Elevation by Stephen King

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine The latest from legendary master storyteller Stephen King,...

The Sea Dreams It Is the Sky by...

  They had escaped their country, but they couldn’t escape the past Having lost both her home...

The Reckoning by John Grisham

October 1946, Clanton, Mississippi Pete Banning was Clanton, Mississippi’s favorite son—a decorated World War II hero, the...

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Rundowns

Authors and Their Favorite...

Alma Katsu, Carrie Laben, S.P Miskowski, Gwendolyn Kiste, Kaaron Warren, Priya Sharma, and Helen Marshall. I asked...

Best Books of 2019 with...

  The best literary, mystery, thriller, noir, and nonfiction books published in 2019. The many books I...

Tales Old & New with H.P...

This is my new project. I hope to read these tales for the joy of reading and...

Horror Authors & Their...

Laird Barron’s Recommended Reads He said this in our interview in 2019: “Three of my abiding favorites...

Must-Read Selection of June...

  This Storm by James Ellroy June 4th | Knopf A massive novel of World War II...

April Rundown | Interviews|...

Reviews Of April Like Lions by Brian Panowich In The River by Jeremy Robert Johnson Wounds: Six...

Best Nonfiction 2018

Can’t Hurt Me by David...

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare — poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and...

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found...

  The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row (Oprah’s Book Club...

Best Nonfiction Books of 2018

“Susan Orlean has long been one of our finest storytellers, and she proves it again with The Library...

The Line Becomes A River:...

For Francisco Cantú, the border is in the blood: his mother, a park ranger and daughter of...

Heartland: A Memoir of Working...

  Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the...

The Library Book by Susan

On the morning of April 28, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library....

Heavy: An American Memoir by...

In this powerful and provocative memoir, genre-bending essayist and novelist Kiese Laymon explores what the weight of...

The Reckonings: Essays by Lacy...

This extraordinary, timely new collection of essays by the award-winning writer of The Other Side—rooted in her...

Impossible Owls: Essays by...

A globe-spanning, ambitious book of essays from one of the most enthralling storytellers in narrative nonfiction In...

The Third Bank of the River:...

A sweeping look at the war over the Amazon-as activists, locals, and indigenous tribes struggle to save...

Goodbye, Sweet Girl : A Story...

    Goodbye, Sweet Girl by Kelly Sundberg: In this brave and beautiful memoir, written with the...

The Stuff: Unlock Your Power to...

  Everyone has difficult moments in life. But everyone also has the Stuff to overcome hardships, to...

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Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, is the Finch...

Forthcoming May 14th 2020: Of...

Pull up a seat and sit a spell. Master storyteller Joe R. Lansdale has cooked up a...

Authors and Their Favorite...

Alma Katsu, Carrie Laben, S.P Miskowski, Gwendolyn Kiste, Kaaron Warren, Priya Sharma, and Helen Marshall. I asked...

Best Books of 2019 with...

  The best literary, mystery, thriller, noir, and nonfiction books published in 2019. The many books I...

Tales Old & New with H.P...

This is my new project. I hope to read these tales for the joy of reading and...

Horror Authors & Their...

Laird Barron’s Recommended Reads He said this in our interview in 2019: “Three of my abiding favorites...

Cold Storage by David Koepp

For readers of Andy Weir and Noah Hawley comes an astonishing debut by the screenwriter of Jurassic...

Pan’s Labyrinth: The...

Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke come together to...

Interview with Riley Sager On...

Riley Sager is the pseudonym of a former journalist, editor and graphic designer. Now a full-time writer,...

Recursion by Blake Crouch

What if someone could rewrite your entire life? “My son has been erased.” Those are the last...

Interview with Christopher...

  CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, The Boys...

The Pandora Room by Christopher...

When what appears to be the original Pandora’s Box is discovered in an ancient city, neighboring countries...

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