Top 10 Mystery Novels of 2020

There’s no better way to celebrate the return of fall and the upcoming Halloween season by stocking up on some cozy sweaters and heart-pounding mystery novels to entertain you all autumn long. If you want some fresh new reads, the following mystery books were just published this year and received rave reviews from the public and book critics alike. Whether you want a classic whodunit or a cozy mystery, you’re bound to find a new book to add to your TBR list here! 10 Best Mystery Novels of 20... [Read More...]

Free Cozy Mystery Books on Kindle

Cozy mysteries feature enough suspense and action to satisfy any amateur detective, but their cute settings, relatable heroines, and cheerful undertones make these books more fun to read than gritty crime thrillers or police procedurals. If you’re cooped up in your home, browse through these free cozy mystery stories to find the perfect novel to help you pass the time! 50 Free Cozy Mysteries on Kindle Most cozy mysteries share some basic similarities in the way they’re structured. In these ... [Read More...]

Her Outback Driver

When former Olympian, Michael—now Canada’s hottest TV star—flees scandal and jumps on the first flight to Australia, he needs a cover if he’s to outrun his fame. Posing as a down-on-his-luck traveler and partnering up with cute British backpacker, Evie, to explore the remote outback trails seems to be the answer. But when Evie turns up the heat between them, will Michael be able to hold on to his secrets…and his heart? $0.99 on Kindle. ... [Read More...]

10 Must-Read Cozy Mystery Authors

Have you been searching for a feel-good novel to cozy up with? A cozy mystery—typically full of lovable characters, fascinating crimes, and happy endings—is always a great option for anyone who needs a literary pick-me-up. If you need a few suggestions, check out the best selling mysteries by these much-loved writers: Cynthia Ellison Author Cynthia Ellingsen is the creator of the beloved, best selling Starlight Cove series, as well as numerous contemporary novels. Her books have been transl... [Read More...]

Top 10 Crime Fiction Authors

When you’re in the mood for a thrilling crime novel, any basic story about a jaded cop or a self-righteous vigilante type simply won’t do. If you need a book that’s sure to shock you and keep you entertained with endless twists and turns, clear a space on your bookshelf for these one-of-a-kind storytellers. 10. Jim Thompson Author Jim Thompson has shown a keen interest and talent in writing since he was a young boy, selling his very first story to True Detective when he was just 14 years ... [Read More...]

Top 20 Mystery Book Blogs

If you’re a mystery, thriller, spy or crime fiction author you’ve probably looked for blogs, at some point, that are willing to review your book. Mystery blogs not only offer editorial reviews, but they can also publish your guest posts, or even interview you. Getting your book reviewed by a good blog is just one piece in the larger  book promotion process. But it’s an important piece because avid readers in the mystery genre converge on blogs to find and discover new books. After sle... [Read More...]

The Cozy Mystery Genre

As the days become shorter and colder this winter, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and a great book. With familiar characters, quaint settings, and a happy ending every time, you can escape from the busy holiday season with the perfect cozy mystery novel. Common Elements of Cozy Mysteries Cozy mysteries, a sub-genre of the mystery genre, are well-named due to their common tropes and themes. In a cozy mystery, the protagonist is usually an am... [Read More...]

Techno-Thriller vs Sci-Fi: What’s the Difference?

New York Times bestselling author Blake Crouch excitedly told one writer that, “The techno-thriller will become the genre of the 21st Century.” He might not be wrong; techno-thrillers are thriving and selling well around the world, but they’re often mistakenly categorized as different genres. It’s not uncommon for readers, or even literary agents, to classify techno-thriller novels as other genres.
Distinctions Between Science Fiction and Techno-thrillers
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Amateur Sleuth Mystery Novels

Although legal thrillers and police procedurals are exciting sub genres in mystery fiction, sometimes readers want a protagonist that isn’t a detective or a member of law enforcement. Amateur sleuth mysteries feature an ordinary protagonist with a relatively normal life who tries to solve a crime that’s typically far out of their realm of knowledge. There’s something endearing about a main character, who has no expertise or experience, investigating and solving crimes before those trained ... [Read More...]