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Seven August Thrillers: the FBI, Chases, and More!

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Thriller writer and BookTrib contributor Jon Land has checked in with his top thriller picks for the month of August. Among the reviews: a heart-pounding mix of period mysteries, FBI missions, and cross-country chases to keep you on the edge of your seats for hours. Sandra Brown has written dozens and dozens of books, a number virtually equaled by her appearances on the New York Times bestseller list. But the tremendous Tailspin (Grand Central) might be her most ambitious and finest effort yet. This exceptional slice of neo-noir features rogue pilot Rye Mallet whose known for flying anything, anywhere at any time. At least until he meets the mysterious Dr. Brynn O’Neal who shows up supposedly in the stead of…

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Genre-Redefining True Crime Author Ann Rule Passes Away

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“Three percent of all males are deemed to be antisocial and without conscience, while only one percent of females seem to lack compassion for others. But the icy manipulations of that one percent are utterly fascinating. No one can be crueler than a woman without a conscience.” – Ann Rule, Empty Promises and Other True Cases. Ann Rule, a seminal author who redefined the true crime genre, passed away at Highline Medical Center in Washington on Sunday at the age of 83. She is survived by her five children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ann Rule first rose to fame in the true crime genre following an astronomical coincidence. It was the mid-1970s and Ann had been writing various true crime articles…

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