A History of Violence

Based on a novella by Jonathan Ames, You Were Never Really Here is a gritty new thriller from Amazon Studios starring Joaquin Phoenix. We spoke with the writer about the origins of the story, New York's "ugly beauty," and how a certain French sensibility made the movie possible.

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"The Unexpected Benefits of Writing a Deaf Character" by Emma Viskic

The protagonist in this great debut crime thriller is deaf. How would that affect his experience? And what's it like to write a deaf character when you aren't deaf?

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of March

Here's your monthly list of go-to mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels.

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"The Wife: Should She Believe Him or the Women?" by Alafair Burke

When your husband has been accused of improper behavior, how should you respond?

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Enter Sandman: An Interview with Sonny Mehta

The editor-in-chief of Knopf discusses the introduction of Scandinavian thrillers to the U.S., including the most recent in a line that began with Henning Mankell, Jo Nesbo, and Stieg Larsson. 

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of February

Here are some of our favorite mysteries and thrillers of February, including a follow up to one of our favorite books of 2017.

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The Best Mysteries & Thrillers of January

With weather like this, it's a great time to read a mystery or thriller. The best seller lists bear that out.

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Announcing the 2018 Edgar Nominees

The mystery of who is up for the Edgars has finally been solved...

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"A Woman's Place" by Sujata Massey

Introducing a memorable new heroine, based in part on the first female lawyer in the British Empire.

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Film Noir and "The Woman in the Window"

If you love classic suspense films from Alfred Hitchcock or something more recent like Dead Calm, and you also have an affinity for a top notch psychological thriller, put The Woman in the Window on the top of your to-read list...

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"Looking for Ambivalent Mothers in Fiction" by Claire Fuller

The celebrated author knows parenthood isn't easy, and that makes for a compelling mystery.

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Lee Child Talks about Opioids, Jack Reacher, and "The Midnight Line"

We talk with Lee Child about the opioid epidemic, whether Reacher will ever get a dog, and his new novel, The Midnight Line.

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Weekend Reading

In this edition, a Halloween read, an uncomfortable Gay Talese encounter, something for kid chefs, and more.

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Strange Books to Get You Ready for "Stranger Things 2"

Five books to whet your appetite for more bloodthirsty creatures, more evil, and more kids to the rescue.

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"The Rooster Bar" - Read an Excerpt of John Grisham's New Legal Thriller

Read the first four chapters of Grisham's new legal thriller here.

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