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12 Captivating and Compelling Reads

Posted about 22 days ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with appeal, atmospheric, beyond the bestsellers, character driven, coming of age stories, compelling, finding a good book, intricately plotted, legal thrillers, Psychological Suspense, Readers' Advisory, reading recommendations, richly detailed, Spy Fiction, Stylistically complex, Suspense Fiction and world-building

Get ready for an engrossing reading experience with these reading recommendations.

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15 Intriguing Spy Novels Written by Women Featuring Female Spies

Posted 3 months ago by April S

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Mysteries and Thrillers | Tagged with action, adventure, CIA, conspiracies, cyberterrorism, Detective and Mystery Fiction, espionage, Historical Fiction, Political Fiction, secret agents, spies, Spy Fiction, spy stories, Suspense Fiction, Thrillers, War Fiction, women intelligence officers, women spies, Women's History Month and World War II Fiction

Spy stories with strong female protagonists, espionage, intrigue, action and adventure.

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25 Gripping Psychological Suspense Novels

Posted 5 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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Holiday-Themed Mysteries that are So Good You'll Want to Read Them Year-Round

Posted 6 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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Weird But True: This Lesser Known Fiction Genre is Making A Comeback

Posted about 1 year ago by Juliette H

Posted in eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction and Science Fiction and Fantasy | Tagged with anthologies, Dystopian fiction, experimental fiction, ghost stories, Gothic Fiction, haunted house, Historical Fiction, Horror Fiction, horror tales, Magical Realism, Paranormal Fiction, Sci-Fi, Short Stories, speculative fiction, supernatural horror, Suspense Fiction, urban fantasy, vampires - fiction and weird fiction

Weird fiction is characterized primarily by its blending of science fiction, fantasy, horror and just about every other fiction genre to create something entirely new.

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The Best Fiction and Nonfiction Books of 2017

Posted about 1 year ago by April S

Posted in Business and Investing, eBooks and Audiobooks, Fiction, History and Politics, Mysteries and Thrillers, New Books and Movies, Nonfiction, Romance, Science Fiction and Fantasy and Teen and Pre-Teens | Tagged with best books 2017, Best Books of the Year, best fiction, best nonfiction, booklists, books to read, Detective and Mystery Fiction, Domestic Fiction, Families Fiction, family relationships, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, leadership, Literary fiction, notable books, Political Fiction, Psychological Fiction, reading recommendations, Short Stories, Spy Fiction, Suspense Fiction, World War I Fiction and World War II Fiction

Explore a selection of the "best of the best" fiction and nonfiction books of 2017.

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