MONSTERS AMONG US

by Lisa Black One afternoon last month I held the hands of a man who had, one night over thirty years ago, raped and murdered both a grown woman and an eleven year old girl. I held them in neither anger nor comfort but as part of my job as a forensic specialist—I was in the courtroom to...

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ALMA KATSU GOES ROGUE

Five of Alma Katsu’s novels combine history with horror or the supernatural, including THE HUNGER (international award winning, Stoker nominated, and one of the best horror novels of all time per NPR) and THE DEEP (Stoker nominated). But her latest book, RED WIDOW, is also her first spy novel,...

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THE REAL BOOK SPY’S MARCH 2021 RECOMMENDATION IS…

by The Real Book Spy Joe Pickett is back! If you follow me on The Real Book Spy, or have ever browsed my Twitter feed, then you likely already know how excited I am about the release of Dark Sky — my Rogue pick for March. I’ve never kept it a secret how much I love CJ Box’s work, or that he’s my...

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A FATEFUL ANNIVERSARY

by Karna Small-Bodman This month marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination attempt on our 40th President, Ronald Reagan…a date that is seared in my memory!  My connection began when President Reagan announced his selection of Jim Brady as White House Press Secretary and gave...

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ROGUE FLASH – JENNY MILCHMAN’S E-BOOK ON SPECIAL SALE

Getting some snow this weekend? It's time to pick up a new weekend read! Jenny Milchman's thriller, Cover of Snow  just went on sale on Bookbub! From now until 3/15/21, you can buy the e-book for $1.99! This is a limited sale, so be sure to purchase Cover of Snow  while the sale lasts. Waking up...

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ZJ CZUPOR’S MYSTERY MINUTE

A Thumb Print and What Came of It In America, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, (Mark Twain, 1835-1910), was the first to introduce fingerprinting into fiction. In his memoir, Life on the Mississippi, he wrote a chapter entitled, “A Thumb Print and What Came of it.” (James R. Osgood & Co.,1883). Twain...

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HOORAY, IT’S THE PANDEMIC! (Just kidding.)

Well, not entirely kidding.  There were (surprisingly) some really good things.  This month marks a full year of quarantining for many of us who didn’t have to leave home to work.  We are grateful, John and I, to have been able to stay here. Remember last March as the pandemic was just starting to...

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