Books

Join us as we track down the best scary books, horror books, and true crime books around. After all, there's nothing better than settling in for a terrifying read.

6 Stories for Edgar Allan Poe Fans

6 Stories for Edgar Allan Poe Fans

Young writers create creepy hommages to the original master of horror.

TLU Excerpt: The Last Madam, by Christine Wiltz

TLU Excerpt: The Last Madam, by Christine Wiltz

She was the glamorous madam of New Orleans' most decadent brothel – until the long arm of the law came pounding at her door.

Mad Max Meets WWIII

Mad Max Meets WWIII

Fly the post-apocalyptic skies with a Zen fighter pilot in Mack Maloney's rip-roaring Wingman thrillers.

10 Best Places to Read Crime Fiction in Brooklyn

10 Best Places to Read Crime Fiction in Brooklyn

The (formerly) mean streets of Brooklyn are now the best place to read crime novels set in the New York City borough.

TLU Excerpt: The Garden of Martyrs, by Michael C. White

In 1805, Marcus Lyon was traveling the Boston Post Road when he was brutally murdered.

A Sherlock Holmes Novel Without Sherlock

Author Anthony Horowitz's latest novel, Moriarty, puts Holmes's greatest nemesis under the magnifying glass.

Living Large: A Second Helping for Detective Nero Wolfe

Living Large: A Second Helping for Detective Nero Wolfe

The detective gourmand lives on in the novels of author Robert Goldsborough, the authorized heir to Rex Stout's beloved Wolfe Mysteries.

TLU Excerpt: As Far As You Can Go, by Lesley Glaister

TLU Excerpt: As Far As You Can Go, by Lesley Glaister

Cassie and Graham thought they'd gotten lucky with a new job in the Australian Outback, but their new employers aren't quite what they seem.

TLU Pick: Jimmy the Stick, by Michael Mayo

TLU Pick: Jimmy the Stick, by Michael Mayo

This hardboiled mystery set in New York City mixes Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler styles with historical characters thrown in for good measure.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

See where the world's most famous detective got his start ... and almost met his untimely end.

6 Questions with Janice Law

6 Questions with Janice Law

The Francis Bacon Mysteries author talks writing rituals, favorite books, and the inspiration behind her successful trilogy.

“I’ve Murdered People in All Sorts of Ways”

“I’ve Murdered People in All Sorts of Ways”

Acclaimed author Jane Langton isn't as sweet as she seems.

Most Mysterious Reads of 2014

Most Mysterious Reads of 2014

Tales of jazz-loving killers, Victorian murder, and a home goods superstore from hell. We look back at the 7 most intriguing mystery releases of the year.

Mr. Sherlock Holmes in the Case of the Drugged Golfers

When a priceless trophy goes missing, the world's most famous detective is called to solve the case.

11 Gifts for Amateur Sleuths and Super Spies

Hidden cameras, masterful disguises, and Sherlock Holmes-inspired deduction instructions to slip under the tree.

Inside the Author’s Bookshelf: Leslie Alan Horvitz

Inside the Author’s Bookshelf: Leslie Alan Horvitz

Our favorite mystery and thriller writers share the books that have stuck with them through the years.

10 Tips for Surviving Bouchercon

10 Tips for Surviving Bouchercon

It's the country's biggest crime and mystery convention. Here's how to make the most of your time.

3 Reasons to Crack Open the Robin Hudson Mysteries

3 Reasons to Crack Open the Robin Hudson Mysteries

This lady detective doesn't know the meaning of "damsel in distress."

America’s Queen of the British Mystery

Martha Grimes, the award-winning author of over twenty Richard Jury mysteries, sits down for an in-depth interview.

Means of Evil: Inside the Mind of Ruth Rendell

Means of Evil: Inside the Mind of Ruth Rendell

The celebrated scribe behind the Chief Inspector Wexford mysteries sits down for a revealing interview.