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Best Books of 2019 So Far

A Hawk in the Woods by Carrie...

When newscaster Abby Waite is diagnosed with a potentially terminal illness, she decides to do the logical...

Pan’s Labyrinth: The...

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

The Growing Things and Other...

A chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author of the national...

Lanny by Max Porter

There’s a village an hour from London. It’s no different from many others today: one pub, one...

Recursion by Blake Crouch

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

The Grand Dark by Richard

From the bestselling author of the Sandman Slim series, a lush, dark, stand-alone fantasy built off the...

Rag and Bone by Joe Clifford

Set in the midst of an unforgiving New England winter, this uncompromising thriller pushes the boundaries of...

Song for the Unraveling of the...

FROM A MODERN MASTER OF THE FORM, A NEW SHORT STORY COLLECTION THAT DEXTEROUSLY WALKS THE TIGHTROPE...

Deception Cove by Owen

Former US Marine Jess Winslow reenters civilian life a new widow, with little more to her name...

This House of Wounds by...

This House of Wounds is the devastating debut short story collection from British Fantasy Award-winning author Georgina...

The Forgotten Girl by Rio

“She possesses a unique and powerful ability. Just like we can erase data from a computer hard...

Like Lions by Brian Panowich

A powerful follow up to multiple award-winning debut Bull Mountain. Brian Panowich burst onto the crime fiction...

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Mongrels by Stephen Graham

NOMINATED FOR THE SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD NOMINATED FOR THE BRAM STOKER AWARD NAMED ONE OF THE BEST...

Nox Pareidolia edited by Robert...

Cover Credit: Don Noble From the Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of the 2018 This is Horror Anthology...

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...

Mapping the Interior by Stephen...

Walking through his own house at night, a twelve-year-old thinks he sees another person stepping through a...

Cricket Hunters by Jeremy

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

Midnight in the Graveyard,...

Midnight. Some call it the witching hour. Others call it the devil’s hour. Here in the graveyard,...

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...

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The Boatman’s Daughter by...

Ever since her father was killed when she was just a child, Miranda Crabtree has kept her...

The Only Good Indians by...

Peter Straub’s Ghost Story meets Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies in this American Indian horror story of...

The Red Lotus by Chris

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Midwives and The Flight Attendant comes a twisting...

Lakewood by Megan Giddings

A startling debut about class and race, Lakewood evokes a terrifying world of medical experimentation—part The Handmaid’s...

Marley by Jon Clinch

    From the acclaimed author of the “marvel of a novel” (Entertainment Weekly) Finn comes a...

Forthcoming Dec 3rd For...

In the thrilling sequel to Bird Box, the inspiration for the record-breaking Netflix film that starred Sandra...

Forthcoming November 19th For...

In this thrilling sequel to the New York Times bestselling novella by Stephen King and award-winning author...

Forthcoming March 2020 For...

  From the acclaimed author of The Hunger comes an eerie, psychological twist on one of the...

Must-Read Selection of June...

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

Richard Chizmar On his Girl on...

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

Anyone by Charles Soule

Charles Soule brings his signature knowledge—and wariness—of technology to his sophomore novel set in a realistic future...

February 2019 Rundown with Bram...

    February 2019 Author Interviews: A Conversation with Grand Master of Noir Lawrence Block On his...

Forthcoming October 22nd 2019...

  Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renee Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed...

A Lush and Seething Hell by...

The award-winning and critically-acclaimed master of horror returns with a pair of chilling tales—both never-before-published in print—that...

A January 2019 Rundown

    Greetings all. I am back, in writing, on the page, after my previous piece of...

Forthcoming November 5th 2019...

RAGE is the first title in Jonathan Maberry’s brand new Joe Ledger spin-off series of international weird...

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Author Interviews

William Kent Krueger On...

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out...

Tim Lebbon On The Silence,...

Tim Lebbon is the New York Times bestselling author of Coldbrook, The Silence and The Relics series...

Rob Hart On his novel The...

Rob Hart is the author of the Ash McKenna series, published by Polis Books, which wrapped up...

Interview with Christopher...

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

John Langan On Sefira and Other...

John Langan is the author of two novels, The Fisherman(Word Horde 2016) and House of Windows (Night...

Nathan Ballingrud On his Wounds...

Nathan Ballingrud was born in Massachusetts in 1970, but spent most of his life in the South....

March Rundown &...

The More2Read March 2019 Reviews & Interviews Thank you to all the publishers and authors for your...

Cody Goodfellow on his...

CODY GOODFELLOW has written eight novels and four or five collections. His previous collections Silent Weapons For...

Interview with Elisabeth Elo on...

Elisabeth Elo is the author of the suspense novels FINDING KATARINA M., recently out from Polis Books...

Interview with Jeff Strand on...

Jeff Strand is the four-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of 40+ books, including Blister, A Bad Day...

Interview with Helen Marshall...

Helen Marshall is a critically acclaimed author, editor, and medievalist. After receiving a PhD from the prestigious...

February 2019 Rundown with Bram...

    February 2019 Author Interviews: A Conversation with Grand Master of Noir Lawrence Block On his...

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Best Fiction 2018

In the Night Wood by Dale

In this contemporary fantasy, the grieving biographer of a Victorian fantasist finds himself slipping inexorably into the...

Lou Berney on writing, writers,...

Lou Berney is the author of November Road (coming in October), The Long and Faraway Gone (winner...

November Road by Lou Berney

    Set against the assassination of JFK, a poignant and evocative crime novel that centers on...

Joe Lansdale on writing, film...

Lansdale has written novels and stories in many genres, including Western, horror, science fiction, mystery, and suspense....

Man of War by Sean Parnell

  The New York Times bestselling author of Outlaw Platoon makes his fiction debut with this electrifying...

Foe by Iain Reid

  A taut, psychological mind-bender from the bestselling author of I’m Thinking of Ending Things. We don’t...

The Man Who Came Uptown by...

In bestselling and Emmy-nominated writer George Pelecanos’ “taut and suspenseful” new novel, an ex-offender must choose between...

Hippie by Paulo Coelho

If you want to learn about yourself, start by exploring the world around you. Drawing on the...

Pieces of Her by Karin

  The #1 internationally bestselling author returns with a new novel in the vein of the New...

Severance by Ling Ma

Maybe it’s the end of the world, but not for Candace Chen, a millennial, first-generation American and...

Interview with Chris Offutt

Chris Offutt grew up in Haldeman, Kentucky, population 200, a former mining town in the Appalachian hills....

The Line That Held Us by David...

  From critically acclaimed author David Joy comes a remarkable novel about the cover-up of an accidental...

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Rundowns

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...

March Rundown &...

The More2Read March 2019 Reviews & Interviews Thank you to all the publishers and authors for your...

February 2019 Rundown with Bram...

    February 2019 Author Interviews: A Conversation with Grand Master of Noir Lawrence Block On his...

Best Nonfiction 2018

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Interview: Paul Tremblay On his...

Photo by Allan Amato Paul Tremblay has won the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy, and Massachusetts Book Awards...

The Devil Aspect by Craig...

A terrifying novel set in Czechoslovakia in 1935, in which a brilliant young psychiatrist takes his new...

A Conversation with Grand...

Lawrence Block has been writing crime, mystery, and suspense fiction for more than half a century.  He...

As I Lay Dying by William...

As I Lay Dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside...

Blindness by José Saramago

From Nobel Prize–winning author José Saramago, a magnificent, mesmerizing parable of loss A city is hit by...

Interview with Taylor Adams On...

Photo by KING 5 Taylor Adams directed the acclaimed short film And I Feel Fine in 2008...

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son’s fight to survive. A father and his son...

A January 2019 Rundown

    Greetings all. I am back, in writing, on the page, after my previous piece of...

Interview with Craig Russell On...

(Photo Credit: Jonathan Russell) Craig Russell is an award-winning, best-selling and critically-acclaimed author, published in twenty-five languages...

No Exit by Taylor Adams

A brilliant, edgy thriller about four strangers, a blizzard, a kidnapped child, and a determined young woman...

Widow’s Point by Richard...

Longtime residents of Harper’s Cove believe that something is wrong with the Widow’s Point Lighthouse. Some say...

The Elephant of Surprise by Joe...

  Hap and Leonard are an unlikely pair–Hap, a self-proclaimed white trash rebel, and Leonard–a tough-as-nails Black,...

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