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Travel via Mystery Novels

Posted 5 months ago by Amy H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and Nature and Travel | Tagged with armchair travel, fiction, foreign countries, Mysteries, reading recommendations and travel

Are you unable to afford the expense or time for a vacation? Try reading one of these mysteries set in exotic cultures and/or locales where the place is just as much a part of the story as the characters and plot.

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25 Gripping Psychological Suspense Novels

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and New Books and Movies | Tagged with Psychological Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Readers' Advisory, suspense, Suspense Fiction and Thrillers

Enthralling novels that will keep readers interested from start to finish. This post includes classics, popular authors and notable selections from the past year including books by popular authors like Riley Sager, Ruth Ware, Lisa Scottoline, Lisa Unger, JP Delaney and more.

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Knitting a Few Good Yarns: Themed Cozy Mysteries

Posted 7 months ago by April S

Posted in Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers and New Books and Movies | Tagged with compelling, cozy mysteries, cozy mystery, crochet, engaging, events, gentle reads, hobby mysteries, homespun, knit, knitters, knitting, knitting -- fiction, mystery stories, needlework, programs and quirky

Curl up with one of these great themed cozy mysteries. People who love to crochet, embroider, knit, sew or weave will love the variety of selections in this post.

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10 Best Books of 2018 for Middle Grade Readers

Posted 7 months ago by Kathryn M

Posted in Fiction, Mysteries and Thrillers, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with adventure, best books of 2018, Best Books of the Year, books to read, bullying, Coming of Age, family, fantasy, friendship, graphic novels, Grief - Fiction, juvenile fiction, magic, middle grades, mystery, Paranormal Fiction, quests, redemption, schools, social issues, suspense and Young Adult Fiction

We have sifted through some excellent offerings and are pleased to present the best books of 2018 for middle grade readers.

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

Posted 8 months 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 8 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, 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, finding a good book, funny fiction, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, likable, Love Stories, murder mysteries, offbeat, plot-driven, quirky, Readers' Advisory, 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 8 months 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, genres, 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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