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A body so badly burned that it could be mistaken for a movie prop…except for the smell. That’s not something the LAPD finds lying on the street every day. When Detective Tully Jarsdel is called to the scene, it’s clear to him that something about the placement of the corpse is intentional, even ritualistic. But nothing Jarsdel can prepare him for the deep evil behind this case, which appears to be as hopeless as it is violent. Jarsdel is dragged into the underbelly notorious for chewing up and spitting out anyone dumb enough to turn their back on survival.
Hello mystery fans! Who’s ready to click all the links, get some Amazon deals, and hear about a new documentary? Well, ready or not, here we go:
From Book Riot And Around The Internet
Rincey and Katie are here to satisfy your SFF mystery cravings and to talk about the Edgar Award nominees in the latest Read or Dead.
“One day somebody will explain to me why it is that, at a time when science has never been wiser, or the truth more stark, or human knowledge more available, populists and liars are in such pressing demand.” John le Carré on Brexit: ‘It’s breaking my heart’
Cuban Writer Honored for ‘Queen of Bones’ Murder Mystery (The bit about how heavy her accent is was not needed.)
“It would be better if we were having conversations about it rather than talking at each other, and as always, books are some of the best means to spark those kinds of conversations.” Throwing Rocks: An Interview with John Vercher
News And Adaptations
I inhaled her mystery novels in high school: Legendary Mystery Writer Mary Higgins Clark Has Died at 92
Well this upcoming “gothic lesbian murder book” sounds super good.
Chris Pratt will star in and executive producer an adaptation of the political thriller The Terminal List by Jack Carr.
McMillions On HBO Go: A six-part docuseries about the ex-cop that defrauded the McDonald’s Monopoly game of $24 million. “Big crime, when nonviolent, can have an element that’s sort of funny — audacious, inventive, and doomed to blow up in the faces of the perpetrators. But big criminals often suck in small criminals, and in those stories, you often find desperation and naivete.” From Linda Holmes NPR review. Watch the trailer.
Reminder: Briarpatch starring Rosario Dawson as an investigator premiered yesterday, February 6th on USA Network, and if not up already will probably soon be on the website/app.
From my TBR pile the British serial killer detective thriller The Cutting Room (Carver and Lake #2) by Ashley Dyer is $1.99!
And for a quirky, horrorish murder mystery, Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia is $1.99! (Don’t remember if it has triggers.)
Start a delicious cozy mystery series: Hummus and Homicide by Tina Kashian is $1.99!
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