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

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By everynameisalreadytaken1234 - Aug 10 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.

iTunes Ratings

122 Ratings
Average Ratings
72
15
16
12
7

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: 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

49mins

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Rank #2: 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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Show Notes

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

46mins

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Rank #3: Mysteries Surrounding Strange, Severed Hands

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Katie and Rincey go over the mystery and thriller books in Amazon's Best Books of 2017 so far list and question if some of the books on there are actually mysteries. This episode is sponsored by Libby and Blackstone Publishing.

Jul 07 2017

53mins

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Rank #4: Read or Dead Ep. #10: Geeking out on Tana French

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Katie and Rincey use the news about the upcoming Tana French BBC adaptation to fawn over her books. This episode is sponsored by Gangster Nation by Tod Goldberg and Lit Chat.

Oct 13 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #5: 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

1hr 1min

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Rank #6: 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

59mins

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Rank #7: Read or Dead Ep #19: Speaking of Crazed Stalker Fans

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In honor of Valentine's Day, Katie and Rincey talk about romantic mysteries, with quick mentions of the Audie awards and some Stephen King news.  This episode is sponsored by It Should Have Been You by Lynn Slaughter from Page Street Publishing and The Honorable Traitors by John Lutz.

Feb 16 2018

53mins

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Rank #8: 31: #31: Monster Book of Monsters

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Aug 03 2018

58mins

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Rank #9: Read or Dead Ep #18: You Had Me At Secret Society

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Katie and Rincey talk about the Edgar Awards nominees, the new Staunch book prize, and talk about books by black authors to kick off Black History Month.  This episode is sponsored by Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp and Girl Unknown by Karen Perry.

Feb 02 2018

56mins

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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

52mins

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Rank #11: 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

55mins

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Rank #12: Read or Dead Ep. #11: The Snowman, slightly better than Gigli

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Katie and Rincey talk about how horrible the new Snowman adaptation seems to be and give some Halloween recommendations. This video is sponsored by Book Riot's $500 bookstore gift card giveaway!

Oct 27 2017

50mins

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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

1hr 5mins

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Rank #14: 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

50mins

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Rank #15: Read or Dead Ep. #8: Worshipping the Ground Stephen King Walks On

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Katie and Rincey do a Stephen King themed episode! They talk about adaptations - including the new release of IT - their favorite books and more. This episode is sponsored by Good Me Bad Me by Ali Land and Dead in the Water by Denise Swanson.

Sep 15 2017

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Rank #16: 32: #32 - Tana French Would Not Approve

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Aug 17 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #17: Read or Dead Ep. #4: The Essence of a Woman is Not Contained in a Bra

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Katie and Rincey talk about male writers taking on ambiguous pseudonyms, more adaptations and give true crime recommendations. This episode is sponsored by Libby and Blackstone Publishing.

Jul 21 2017

59mins

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Rank #18: 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

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Rank #19: Read or Dead Ep. #7: Acting Like Veruca Salt With Adaptations

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Katie and Rincey talk about real life mysteries that have surrounded mystery writers. This episode is sponsored by The Blind and the Unusual Suspects newsletter.

Sep 01 2017

59mins

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Rank #20: Read or Dead Ep #17: Diving Into Young Adult Mysteries & Thrillers

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Katie and Rincey talk about their experiences reading young adult mysteries and thrillers and highlight some of their favorites in the genre This episode is sponsored by Walking The Bones by Randall Silvis and The Night Market by Jonathan Moore.

Jan 19 2018

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