Fright

Prescott Marshall is about to tie the knot, but a drunken misadventure shortly before his big day sees him wind up in bed with another woman.  It isn’t long before the young woman shows up and begins to blackmail Marshall for money in exchange for keeping her mouth shut.  The situation comes to a head…

Dead Girl Blues

As the calendar turned to 2020, and with the release of Dead Girl Blues, Lawrence Block entered his eighth decade as an author.  With published work spanning all the way back to the 1950s, and a level of quality most authors can only dream of, it certainly says something that this book is being called…

If It Bleeds

Stephen King returns with his strongest work in years with If It Bleeds, a collection of four novellas. King kicks it off with Mr. Harrigan’s Phone, a story featuring a student and mentor dynamic between two unlikely parties.  Mr. Harrigan, a retired business magnate, settles into Maine to live out his golden years.  Craig, a…

Broken

With his new book Broken, author Don Winslow returns with a collection of six novellas. In the title story, Winslow travels down to New Orleans to focus on a family of cops when tragedy strikes.   A vengeful cop looks to inflict his wrath on the powerful, elusive drug dealer responsible.  Broken reads like John…

The Cruelest Month (Inspector Gamache #3)

Welcome back to Three Pines – a small village in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.  It’s Easter weekend and a few residents decide to tempt the spirits by holding a series of seances.  While eerie, all seems to be going smoothly until one of the party members dies suddenly. Once again, Detective Inspector Armand…