You Will Never Find Me - Robert Wilson

The winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award, acclaimed author Robert Wilson’s new international thriller follows a family thrown into conflict by careers spent solving disappearances. For two detectives and their thrill-seeking teenage daughter, the distinction between parental love and crime investigation is dangerously blurred. Amy Boxer has vanished from London, taunting her parents with the last line of her note: “you will never find me.” Because they don’t want to get the

Blackbird - Tom Wright

In a small town in the Ark-LATex region, Detective Jim Beaudry Bonham has been assigned a new case: a woman has been brutally attacked and nailed to a cross on the outskirts of town the day after a devastating storm hits. Bonham recognizes her immediately as Dr. Deborah Gold, one of the town’s most well known psychologists. Knowing how many secrets Dr. Gold took to her grave, Bonham’s list of suspects grows by the minute—as well as the questions that help explain just how and why such a gruesome

Marriage Material - Sathnam Sanghera

Sathnam Sanghera's debut novel is a luminous exploration of the life of an immigrant family in the UK, layering the contemporary story of a young man caught between British and Punjabi culture, the history of his family, and the new life he's made for himself. In a fresh narrative voice that wryly observes, questions, and reflects, Sanghera confronts the complexities of tradition, culture, love, and family. Readers will find more laughter than sadness, smiling even when the Banga family's story

Lesser Evils - Joe Flanagan

An exciting entry into the noir canon, Joe Flanagan's Lesser Evils expertly reimagines 1957 Cape Cod, where the mystifying murder of a local child brings us into a world of intrigue——honed by intricate plotting, sharp dialogue, and original characters——that culminates in a conclusion both surprising and deeply moving.

When the first young boy goes missing in a quiet Cape Cod town, Lieutenant Bill Warren is pulled into a morass that promises no happy ending. As his pursuit uncovers the unimagina

Crane Pond - Richard Francis

The great success last year of Stacy Schiff's The Witches proves, once again, that abiding interest in the Salem Witch Trials remains high. Richard Francis's stunning novel Crane Pond is the story of Samuel Sewall, loving father and husband, anti-slavery advocate, defender of Native American rights, and presiding judge at the Salem Witchcraft trials in 1692, where he sentenced twenty innocent women to death. He was the only judge to later admit his terrible mistake, and ask for forgiveness.


Stealing People - Robert Wilson

Charlie Boxer, an expert at solving kidnappings, and his ex-wife Detective Mercy Dunqah are tasked with taking down a bold and heartless crime syndicate responsible for the abduction of six children.

Two years after the events of You Will Never Find Me (Europa, 2015), Boxer is contemplating retirement. He has found a measure of contentment even as a mystery from his own past gnaws at his sense of justice. Mercy balances a complicated personal life with an even more precarious professional one i

Fever City - Tim Baker

If you took James Ellroy at his most imaginative and Oliver Stone at his most conspiratorial, and mixed them up in a supersized martini shaker, you would produce the vivid writing, explosive events, and irresistible entertainment of Fever City.

The story kicks off in 1960 Los Angeles, with the daring kidnapping of the child of one of America's richest men. It then darts back and forth between a private detective's urgent search for the child, the saga of a notorious hit man in the days leading

How To Save For a House

Especially for younger or first-time homebuyers, the idea of saving up for a home may seem unthinkable. And if you’re someone who’s used to renting, it’s natural to take one look at a home listing with a 6+-figure price tag and go running the other way.

Strategies To Help You Save For a House

If a down payment of any amount sounds like a stretch, stick with us. There are plenty of simple strategies you can employ to start putting money aside today, so that home ownership could be in reach much

How to Sell Your Home While Buying a New One

At first glance, selling your current home while buying a new one might seem like something of a magic trick. Both those transactions have so many moving pieces already – how could you possibly spin all those plates in the air without breaking them, or make your old house vanish as your new one appears?

counting on proceeds from the sale of your current home to make a down payment. And even if you do come up with a payment, you could find yourself paying two mortgages for as long as it takes to

The Top 8 Reasons to Move to Wheatland, California

If you’re considering Northern California as your next home, be sure to consider the lovely town of Wheatland. Resting at the edge of the spectacular Sacramento Valley, Wheatland offers small-town charm and boasts breathtaking natural landscapes, rich local agriculture, and more. Read on for our top 8 reasons why you should consider calling Wheatland, CA your new home.

If you love the idea of urban attractions but not the expense, Wheatland could be an excellent option for you. While the city i

Top 6 Reasons to Make Oakdale, CA Your New Home

For anyone considering life in Northern California, it’s time to take a look at the vibrant town of Oakdale. This intersection of history, culture, agriculture, dining, outdoor recreation, and more offers a unique charm that you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Here are our top 6 reasons to call Oakdale, CA your new home.

Be sure to visit the Southern Pacific Railroad depot, and admire the countryside over dinner on the Sierra Dinner Train, featured in movies like Back to the Future III and th

6 Reasons Why Your Mortgage Approval Could Be Withdrawn

Now that you’ve submitted your mortgage application, received approval, and have less than a week until closing, you’re starting to feel like you can finally exhale. To all appearances, you are in the final stretch of the home-buying process — only for your mortgage to fall through.

While this may sound like the stuff of stress nightmares, the truth is, it happens. Even buyers approved for a mortgage may have their approval withdrawn just a few days before closing, or even once construction of

Types of Home Loans: Which One Is Right for You?

Anyone interested in applying for home loans, or just in learning more about them, may find themselves inundated with information, with endless details and distinctions, before they’ve even clicked on their first search result.

But you’ll find that as distinctive as they can be, most home loans fall into a few broad categories – and once you have a basic understanding of those, you can start to see which mortgage might be best for you, whether you’re an existing homeowner or a first-time buyer.

What are Closing Costs & Who Pays Them?

While financial advice for potential homeowners is often dominated by the question of the down payment, closing costs don’t always get quite as much attention – but they’re an essential element for you to take into account, even in the earliest stages of homebuying research.

Just for one thing, they’ll need a place in your budget: Closing costs range from 2%-6% of your home’s purchase price (we’ll get into this in more detail below), so if you’re planning to make a 3% down payment, the closing

Who Pays Real Estate Agent Fees?

One aspect of the real estate industry that’s most often misunderstood is the real estate agent’s fee. Although US home sellers are estimated to have paid $114 billion in agent fees in 2018, a survey conducted the following year found that even among Americans who had bought or sold a home in the last five years, over half were unable to guess the amount of a typical real estate agent fee.

So, what exactly is a real estate agent fee, and how is it determined? Is it fair? If not, who benefits mo

What is Proof of Funds in Real Estate?

In the acronym wonderland of the homebuying process, one of the items that aspiring homebuyers will find themselves being asked for is a POF, or proof of funds letter. The POF is a document, provided by a bank or other financial institution, which proves that the buyer has the funds required to cover their share of a given transaction, like the purchase of a home.

For those buyers or investors making an all-cash offer with no contribution from a lender, their share of that transaction is 100%,

What is an HOA? Benefits, Fees & More

What is an HOA and how does it work?

If you’re in the market for a new home or have been before, you’ve likely heard the term “HOA” (or Home Owners Association) tossed around. According to recent statistics from iProperty Management, 58% of homeowners in the US live in HOA communities, and that number is likely to rise; there are currently 351,000 HOAs in the U.S., with an average of 22 new ones forming every day.

What exactly is an HOA? It’s generally defined as a private, self-governing orga

What is a Gated Community?

If you’re a prospective homebuyer, you may find yourself debating the appeal of life in a gated community. Like so many questions you’re likely facing, this one is complicated and hinges a good deal on personal preference – but we can help you get started by defining what this type of community actually is.

A gated community is just what it sounds like: any collection of homes that limits access to residents and their guests through the use of a physical barrier – whether a gate, wall, fence or

The Best Crime Podcasts of 2019

For better or worse, 2020 is almost here, and something tells me that it might be kind of stressful! So while there’s still time, let’s stall by reflecting on 2019.

This year has proven many things, including the fact that crime podcasting continues to get stronger, more nuanced, and more willing to take on even the most difficult topics. We’re seeing whole podcasts revolve around full-dimensional character studies, as well as podcasts that cast an unusually wide net—examining the role of crime
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