What Is Hardboiled Fiction?

An eternally inebriated detective still wearing his clothes from the day before. A messy office full of cheap furniture and loose files. A mysterious client with a suspiciously easy case. These are the typical images of a hardboiled detective story. Hardboiled...

12 New Thriller Books Released in 2022

If you’re an avid fan of thriller fiction, chances are you devour books like a kid devours candy. You only need to get hooked once and you suddenly find yourself constantly yearning for stories that are intense, suspenseful, and mysterious. And the more books...

15 Twisty Books Like The Silent Patient

The literary market has been saturated with psychological thrillers following the success of books like Gone Girl (2012) and The Girl on the Train (2015). Despite the flood of similar titles, Alex Michaelides’s The Silent Patient (2019) stands out as one of the...

The Greatest Female Detectives in Fiction

When you think of detectives in fiction, you might immediately think of Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, or C. Auguste Dupin. These gentlemen occupy much of crime fiction’s real estate, even years after their peak popularity. But while they are the originals who...

The Gentleman Thief: A Criminal with Manners

Also known as a phantom thief, the gentleman thief is a popular stock character in fiction. Characterized by impeccable manners and style, they often use guile and charm to commit crimes, unlike common criminals who go straight to violence. Imagine James Bond going...