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Holiday-Themed Mysteries that are So Good You'll Want to Read Them Year-Round

Posted about 19 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers and New: Books and Movies | Tagged with christmas mysteries, Christmas stories, cozy mysteries, Crime Fiction, detective fiction, holiday mystery novels, holidays, Murder - Investigation - Fiction, murder mysteries, mystery anthologies, mystery fiction, Suspense Fiction and women sleuths

'Tis the season for mysteries ... continue reading to find an extensive selection of holiday-themed mysteries.

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9 Wonderfully Witty, Fast-Paced Funny Fiction Novels

Posted about 21 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, caper novels, character-driven, Crime Fiction, detectives, Domestic Fiction, engaging, family relationships, fast-paced, funny fiction, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, likable, Love Stories, murder mysteries, offbeat, plot-driven, quirky, satirical fiction, Short Stories, snarky, suspense, Unconventional and witty

Fans of witty writing and fast-paced stories with humor sprinkled in will love these books.

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5 Tips for Writing Mysteries and Thrillers That Will Hook Readers from Start to Finish

Posted about 1 month ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers, Nonfiction and Writing and Publishing | Tagged with authors , authorship, biographies, creative writing, Detective and mystery stories, literary figures, mystery, NaNoWriMo, National Novel Writing Month, plot, suspense, writers, writing, writing skills and writing tips

From plot twists to character development to psychological tension - explore ways to hook the reader and keep their attention from start to finish.

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Two Librarians, Too Many Books: TRUE CRIME TIME

Posted 2 months ago by Allison Fiscus

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Mysteries and Thrillers and Nonfiction | Tagged with cold cases, criminal justice, criminology, documentaries, murder, murderers, Readers' Advisory, serial killers and true crime

It's October, the month of ghosts, goblins, and all things spooky. To celebrate, we got together to discuss the creepiest type of stories we know: true crime. Read on for our (lightly-edited-for-clarity) conversation about what we think are the definitive tales of murder, mayhem, and conspiracy (and maybe a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. reference or two).

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8 Humorous Books Featuring Misfits and Their Misadventures

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Mysteries and Thrillers and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with books to read, coming of age stories, eccentrics, engaging, funny fiction, hilarious, humorous stories, likable, misadventures, misfits, offbeat, plot-driven, quirky, sardonic, satirical fiction, snarky and witty

Get your funny on with these offbeat, engaging and witty stories. Including novels by notable authors like Douglas Adams, Dave Barry, Terry Pratchett, Tom Robbins, Fannie Flagg, Maria Semple, Jade Chang and Elizabeth Gilbert.

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7 Offbeat Funny Fiction Novels Featuring Quirky Characters

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Graphic Novels and Poetry, Movies and Music, Mysteries and Thrillers, New: Books and Movies, Romance and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, books to read, character-driven, eccentrics, engaging, funny fiction, humorous stories, offbeat, quirky, Readers' Advisory, Short Stories, unusual and witty

Offbeat stories featuring eccentric and quirky characters.

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