Archive for the ‘mysteries’ Category

ARLA’s Top Ten Father’s Day Books

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Father’s Day approacheth, one of the biggest book-giving holidays of the year.  To mark the occasion, we composed a list of our top ten books with Serious Father Issues.




Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Paul Doiron’s latest Mike Bowditch novel (his second book in a row to make the LibraryReads list!) is on shelves next week! If you just can’t wait, you can catch a sneak peek at the first chapter on the Criminal Element – and be sure to click through below to find WIDOWMAKER tour dates! (more…)


As 2015 Draws to a Close…

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

book treeARLA’s authors shine on “Best of 2015” round-ups across the web.

See more after the jump.






C.J. Box to Headline SleuthFest 2016

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

SF16CoverEmailWebSize-232x300Registration is open for SleuthFest 2016! Among the guests of honor are C.J. Box, who’ll deliver the keynote, and Box’s editor (and Friend of ARLA) Neil Nyren.  (more…)



Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Precipice CoverTHE PRECIPICE is out today from Minotaur Books!

Booklist calls Paul Doiron’s latest “one of the finest entries in a uniformly strong series that has quietly taken its place among the very best outdoors-based crime dramas.”

See the book tour dates below:



Advance Praise For The Precipice

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Precipice CoverWe’re so pleased to share some amazing advance praise for THE PRECIPICE, Paul Doiron’s latest Mike Bowditch novel. Read on below: (more…)


Library Journal Loves Endangered

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

EndanderedCJBoxWe’re pleased to report Library Journal’s rave review of ENDANGERED. They call it “a breathless, roller-coaster ride of sheer suspense and entertainment.” Praising the novel’s nonstop action and intricately woven plotlines, Library Journal declares, “Series fans will love this thriller.” ENDANGERED hits shelves next month!


Critics Praise Sundstøl’s “Mystically Mysterious” Second Volume

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

only_dead_sundstolWe’re excited to tell you that ONLY THE DEAD by Vidar Sundstøl is now available from University of Minnesota Press!

“Like the central movement of a dark Grieg symphony, this brief second installment of Norwegian author Sundstøl’s Minnesota Trilogy resounds with two stunning variations on a single theme: the complex motivations behind murders that link brotherhood, love, and death,” says Publishers Weekly, adding, “Readers will eagerly await The Ravens, the trilogy’s conclusion.”

In a starred review, Kirkus says, “The second in the Minnesota Trilogy, this slim volume is so exquisitely written, lyrically descriptive and mystically mysterious it could stand on its own, but to understand all the nuances it’s best read as part of the trilogy.”

We think you’d better listen to them and buy both ONLY THE DEAD and THE LAND OF DREAMS, the first installment, today! Then you, too, will be eagerly awaiting the final installment!


Almost Harvest Day For The Bone Orchard!

Monday, July 14th, 2014

bone_orchard_doironWe’re thrilled to tell you that THE BONE ORCHARD by Paul Doiron comes out tomorrow! The News & Observer has named it one of the best mysteries of the month, saying, “Paul Doiron has created a character I keep coming back to, book after book.”

More praise, interviews, tour news, and an excerpt after the jump! (more…)


The Red Chameleon And The Gray Lady

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Red-Chameleon_WrightMarilyn Stasio takes at look at Erica Wright’s THE RED CHAMELEON in The New York Times Book Review, declaring that there’s “something very appealing about Kathleen Stone, a quick-change artist who can slip into the persona of Katie, Kat, Kitty, Kathy, Kate, Katya — or her personal favorite, 15-year-old Keith — at the drop of a hat or, more likely, the switch of a wig. The hairpieces are an original touch and smartly supported by Kathleen’s close relationships with her Brighton Beach wigmaker, a cranky Russian artiste named Vondya Vasiliev.” Stasio concludes that this “new P.I. has got a smart mouth on her, and plenty of wigs to help her find her own true character.”