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Read or Dead is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the worlds of mystery and thriller literature.

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LOVED the Nancy Drew segment! So interesting to think about how or even if we can still relate to The characters and plots. Never thought I’d be the least bit interested but I might actually do a reread.

iTunes Ratings

120 Ratings
Average Ratings
70
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15
12
8

Ok

By everynameisalreadytaken1234 - Aug 10 2019
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Ok

Gets Better All The Time

By nbsp2 - Jul 05 2019
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LOVED the Nancy Drew segment! So interesting to think about how or even if we can still relate to The characters and plots. Never thought I’d be the least bit interested but I might actually do a reread.
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Read or Dead

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Read or Dead is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the worlds of mystery and thriller literature.

Rank #1: Read or Dead Ep #15: Our Favorite Mysteries of 2017

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Katie and Rincey talk about their favorite mystery, thriller and true crime books that were released this year along with one backlist favorite. This episode is sponsored by Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman and Book Riot Top 20 Giveaway.
Dec 22 2017
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #2: Read or Dead Ep #16: Our Most Anticipated Mysteries of 2018

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Katie and Rincey highlight some of their most anticipated new mysteries coming this year! This episode is sponsored by Book Riot's Top 20 Giveaway.
Jan 05 2018
59 mins
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Rank #3: Read or Dead Ep. #12: Why We Love True Crime

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Katie and Rincey talk about the Goodreads Choice Awards, John Grisham's latest book and true crime books. This episode is sponsored by Murderer’s Maid by Erika Mailman and Haven by Mary Lindsey.
Nov 10 2017
57 mins
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Rank #4: 24: #24: Going Where the Amy Adams Train Takes Me

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Katie and Rincey talk about the shocking developments with the Golden State Killer case, how Amy Adams is starring in all the adaptations and discuss the Edgar Awards. 

This episode is sponsored by If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio and Enigma by Catherine Coulter.

Apr 27 2018
49 mins
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Rank #5: 41: #41: Talking to the Guy at the Place about the Stuff

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Katie and Rincey run down their favorite mystery, thriller and true crime books of the year!

This episode is sponsored by the Read Harder Journal and Before We Were Strangers by Brenda Novak.

Dec 21 2018
50 mins
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Rank #6: 23: #23: A Lot of AHHs and Screaming and GIFs

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Katie and Rincey talk about lots of exciting news (including a new Tana French book!!) and discuss the trope of the unreliable, often female, narrator.

This episode is sponsored by Force of Nature by Jane Harper and Enigma by Catherine Coulter.

Apr 13 2018
57 mins
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Rank #7: 30: #30: The McDonalds of Books

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Rincey and Katie tackled two presidential-adjacent mystery books and talk about their experiences with such different mystery novels.

This episode is sponsored by Her Pretty Face By Robyn Harding and The Con Artist by Fred Van Lente.

Jul 20 2018
1 hour 10 mins
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Rank #8: 44: #44: Everyone Needs an Intervention

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Katie and Rincey talk about the Agatha awards and Edgar Award nominees, more adaptation news and some mysteries written by Black authors.

This episode is sponsored by the Read Harder JournalBookclubbishFate: An Uncle Chow Tung Novelby Ian Hamilton

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Show Notes

The Agatha Award nominees

The Edgar Award nominees

Netflix Begs People to Stop Calling Serial Killer Ted Bundy ‘Hot’

‘Dare Me’ Gets USA Series Order With Netflix Coming In As International Distributor

Books Mentioned

A Dark & Deadly Deceptionby Eleanor Taylor Bland

August Snowby Stephen Mack Jones

Death Prefers BlondesbyCaleb Roehrig

SpinbyLamar Giles

Evil ThingsbyKatja Ivar

The Silent PatientbyAlex Michaelides

The Hiding PlacebyCJ Tudor

The PlottersbyUn-Su Kim

Come Find MebyMegan Miranda

The Lost ManbyJane Harper

Sweet Little Liesby Caz Fear

Lethal WhitebyRobert Galbraith

Force of NaturebyJane Harper

Feb 01 2019
50 mins
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Rank #9: 33: #33: We Like New Blood

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Aug 31 2018
55 mins
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Rank #10: 42: #42: The Crime World Took a Holiday

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Katie and Rincey talk about the 2019 mysteries and thrillers that they are most excited for!

This episode is sponsored by the Read Harder JournalKissConand Before We Were Strangersby Brenda Novak.

Jan 04 2019
52 mins
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Rank #11: 34: #34: 9 Out of 10 People Have Died Laughing From This Tweet

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Katie and Rincey discuss historical mysteries, Serial season 3 and more.

This episode is sponsored by TBRThe Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles and Hollywood Dead by Richard Kadrey.

Sep 14 2018
56 mins
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Rank #12: 48: #48: Couples That Slay Together, Stay Together

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This episode, Katie and Rincey pick up mystery books featuring disabled protagonists.

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders and The Perfect Girlfriendby Karen Hamilton. 

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Hot Series Package: Steve Zaillian Meets Patricia Highsmith’s Sociopath Tom Ripley

Coming soon: Winter Countsby David Heska Wanbli Weiden to your lists: an #ownvoices Native American thriller!

Dan Mallory, Author Who Once Faked Being British, Nominated for British Book Award

Damien Power Tapped To Direct ‘No Exit’ Thriller For 20th Century Fox

Crime Fiction Book List: Disabled isn’t Unable

Books Mentioned

Blood Harvest by S.J. Bolton

Blackman’s Coffinby Mark De Castrique 

My Lovely Wifeby Samantha Downing

Murder Lo Meinby Vivien Chien

Murder by the Book: The Crime That Shocked Dickens's London by Claire Harman

The Spectatorsby Jennifer DuBois

Ask Me No Questions: A Lady Dunbridge Mystery by Shelley Noble

Frangipani Tree Mystery by Olvidia Yu

The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson

Mar 29 2019
46 mins
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Rank #13: 27: Ep #27: I need you to move out to make space for my books

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In honor of the one year anniversary of the podcast, Katie and Rincey reminisce a bit and each pick up a book that they heard about because of the podcast.

This episode is sponsored by Hangman by Jack Heath, new from Hanover Square Press

Jun 08 2018
1 hour 5 mins
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Rank #14: Read or Dead Ep. #13: I Mustache You A Question

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Rincey and Katie discuss Agatha Christie and the latest adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express! This episode is sponsored by Penguin Random House Audio and Book Riot's $500 Giveaway.
Nov 24 2017
59 mins
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Rank #15: 51: #51: Don't Try This At Home

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Katie and Rincey talk about the Edgar Awards, the Agatha Awards, and infuriating cookie giving

This episode is sponsored by Book Riot InsidersWestsideby W.M. Akers, and The Fifth Doctrineby Karen Robards

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Show Notes

Trailer for We Have Always Lived in the Castle

Is the hipster mystery a thing?

Simon Pegg & Nick Frost’s Stolen Picture To Adapt Ben Aaronovitch’s Epic Fantasy Drama ‘Rivers of London’

Edgar Award Winners

Agatha Award winners

The Writer's Mag tweet

Lee Child and Paul Doiron on strong, interesting, complex female characters

Books Mentioned

Tiny Pretty Thingsby Sona Charaipotra & Dhonielle Clayton

My Sister, the Serial Killerby Oyinkan Braithwaite;

See What I Have Doneby Sarah Schmidt

Girl Waits With Gunby Amy Stewart

A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Leeby Casey Cep

If She Wakesby Michael Koryta

The Satapur Moonstoneby Sujata Massey

The Things She’s Seenby Ambelin & Ezekiel Kwaymullina

Billion Dollar Whaleby Tom White & Bradley Hope

The Frangipani Tree Mysteryby Ovidia Yu

An Elderly Woman Is Up To No Good by Helene Tursten and Marlaine Delargy

Newcomerby Keigo Higashino

Miracle Creekby Angie Kim

Evil Thingsby Katja Ivar

May 10 2019
50 mins
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Rank #16: 22: #22: Using the same doorknobs as Lizzie Borden

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Katie and Rincey talk about The Woman in the Window movie adaptation, a new Cormoran Strike book and do a bit of a backlist dive.

This episode is sponsored by Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney and Libby.

Mar 30 2018
1 hour 1 min
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Rank #17: 53: #53: I Found Something Weird

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In honor of Pride month, Katie and Rincey spend some time talking about mystery books by LGBTQ+ authors.

This episode is sponsored by All the BooksThe Shallowsby Matt Goldman, and Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murderedby Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark.

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Exclusive: One of Us Is Lying author Karen McManus reveals what's Next

Books Mentioned 

A Kind of Justice by Renee James

Death Prefers Blondesby Caleb Roehrig

Those Peopleby Louise Candlish

Recursion by Blake Crouch

Grab a Snake By the Tailby Leonardo Padura

Miracle Creekby Angie Kim

Clueby Paul Allor, illustrated by Nelson Dániel

Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Marriedby Abby Ellin

Jun 07 2019
43 mins
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Rank #18: 25: #24 - Severed Finger Sense of Humor

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May 11 2018
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #19: 29: #29: We Don't Always Have Fireworks

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Rincey and Katie decide to do a little bit of catch up on some series books that they've been meaning to pick up.

This episode is sponsored by Notes from My Captivity By Kathy Parks and Book Riot's $500 YA Giveaway.

Jul 06 2018
55 mins
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Rank #20: 28: #28: Reading Scooby-Doo Mysteries

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Katie and Rincey discuss their "wheelhouse phrases", or the words or descriptions will immediately will cause them to pick up a book. 

This episode is sponsored by Hangman by Jack Heath, new from Hanover Square Press.

Jun 22 2018
1 hour
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