Philo Vance is a fictional character featured in 12 crime novels written by S. S. Van Dine (the pen name of Willard Huntington Wright), published in the 1920s and 1930s. During that time, Vance was immensely popular in books, movies, and on the radio. He was portrayed as a stylish, even foppish dandy, a New York bon vivant possessing a highly intellectual bent. The novels were chronicled by his friend... [click here for more]
Sam is a high school cross country runner stuck living with his divorced dad when the pandemic shuts down traveling, hanging with friends, even school. He’d rather be with his mom, who at least calls him by the right name and pronouns. The day goes from gloomy to terrifying when Dad gets a letter in the mail that seems to turn him into a different person. An angry person. Scared, and more alone than... [click here for more]
How much do you know about the people who keep you safe?
Madeline Kyle is putting her life back together, throwing herself into a new library job after years of restrictive psychiatric care. Ready to put her past behind her and prove she can stand on her own, Madeline cleaves to personal rules and routines in order to hold back the paranoia and anorexia nervosa that first derailed her... [click here for more]
"I found myself entranced" "...engaging characters moving about in a world that is surprisingly vivid for a short story"
Marsden cannot remember his real name, nor how he came to be a valet for the schoolboy son of a powerful magician. Phantom wisps of incense and narrow glimpses of memory are all he has, until he chances upon a family secret which only compounds intrigue.... [click here for more]
After the fraught game of cat-and-mouse that drove Provocation, Meg Vann continues the InSecurity Triptych in The Centre, where a lost child and kidnapped mother plunges a young security guard into the heart of an investigation where nothing is quite what it seems.
Zilla Bannich is the junior security guard working the local shopping centre, a quiet misfit among... [click here for more]