Unusual Suspects

British Spies Used Cupcake Recipe To Stop Terrorists

Hi mystery fans! I was able to roundup a good amount of interesting lists, articles, podcasts, and news I think you’d be interested in. Plus, I’ve got a completed series to watch and great Kindle deals.

From Book Riot And Around The Internet

a gentleman's murder10 Mystery and Thriller Authors Like Agatha Christie

Rincey and Katie discuss the Edgar Award winners, Tana French’s new book and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Mysterious Affair at Styles on the latest Read or Dead.

Poison is the Best Murder Weapon in Mysteries

Liberty and Vanessa discuss new releases, including A Deadly Inside Scoop by Abby Collette on the latest All The Books!

Land of Shadows cover image: sunrise LA city image blended into a dark street image with a silhouette of a person walkingRachel Howzell Hall and Alex Segura discuss diversity in crime fiction, what they admire most in crime novels, their participation as judges in the Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award, and more.

The cover for Fatal Fried Rice, Vivien Chien’s 7th Noodle Shop Mystery!

Val McDermid’s exclusive and gripping short story to inspire budding writers

The Origins of Scandinavian Noir

Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Deadcover imageDrive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk is a Best Translated Books Award finalist!

The director of Suicide Squad is adapting yet another Harlan Coben novel for Netflix

How British Spies Used a Cupcake Recipe to Stop Terrorists

Why it’s so hard to read a book right now, explained by a neuroscientist

How much do you know about the true history of Scotland Yard?

Bluebird Bluebird by Attica Locke cover imageAttica Locke, Joe Ide, David Baldacci, Scott Turow, Harlan Coben, Walter Mosley at Live Talks LA

Exclusive: This upcoming novel gives the domestic thriller a killer sci-fi twist

French serial-killer expert admits serial lies, including murder of imaginary wife

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Amazon Prime: So this is slightly outside of what I usually recommend here, but the entire series (5 seasons) of Orphan Black is now on Amazon Prime. Yes, it’s sci-fi but it’s also a great show for fans of thrillers, crime shows, and the mystery of who/what is behind all of this and why?! Tatiana Maslany is also ridiculously talented in playing so many parts and Helena is one of my all time favorite characters. While it wasn’t an adaptation there have been books, graphic novels, and even a coloring book based on the show.

Kindle Deals

A Study in Scarlet Women cover imageMy favorite Sherlock is on sale: A Study In Scarlet Women (The Lady Sherlock Series Book 1) by Sherry Thomas is $2.99! (Review) (TW rape–I think it’s past recounted)

For bibliophiles and nonviolent true crime fans: The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett is $4.99! (Review)


Girls Like Us cover imageIf you’re looking for a return home mystery starring an FBI agent: Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger is $2.99! (Review) (TW addiction/ PTSD/ statutory rape/ suicide mention with detail)

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