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Read or Dead

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Rank #127 in Literature category

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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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105 Ratings
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A wonderful podcast

By Booksrockcal - May 11 2019
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How much do I love this podcast!? A ton! I love mysteries and true crime, and these two book lovers locate and describe so eloquently some of the best mysteries out there. They are young and hip book lover/librarians, not old and stodgy stereotypical mystery lovers, and they explore all kinds of mysteries- from cozy to dark to thriller to fantasy- the way they describe them, I want to read them all. I’m forever grateful to this duo for their enthusiasm for the Widows of Malabar Hill- what a great book!! Thank you Book Riot for devoting a podcast to mysteries and for employing Katie and Rincey to curate it.

Could use some work

By JustEmilyC - May 10 2019
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Oh boy, this podcast needs some help. The hosts are no where near a good source for mystery and thriller podcasts. Most of the book discussion involves reading from the back summary from the book. Any book news is just a run down of old news that anybody could find. You will not get any insider scoop. Also, like almost all other Book Riot podcasts, the hosts have a harding time transitioning of topics are knowing when to stop talking about a book. There's a lot of repeated sentenances. And yes, like other reviewers are saying, the 'ums", "you knows" and "likes" is pretty absured compared to most other podcasts. Finally, I know this is picky but one of the hosts pronounces the word "already" as "aldreadly". Listen for it.

iTunes Ratings

105 Ratings
Average Ratings
60
15
13
11
6

A wonderful podcast

By Booksrockcal - May 11 2019
Read more
How much do I love this podcast!? A ton! I love mysteries and true crime, and these two book lovers locate and describe so eloquently some of the best mysteries out there. They are young and hip book lover/librarians, not old and stodgy stereotypical mystery lovers, and they explore all kinds of mysteries- from cozy to dark to thriller to fantasy- the way they describe them, I want to read them all. I’m forever grateful to this duo for their enthusiasm for the Widows of Malabar Hill- what a great book!! Thank you Book Riot for devoting a podcast to mysteries and for employing Katie and Rincey to curate it.

Could use some work

By JustEmilyC - May 10 2019
Read more
Oh boy, this podcast needs some help. The hosts are no where near a good source for mystery and thriller podcasts. Most of the book discussion involves reading from the back summary from the book. Any book news is just a run down of old news that anybody could find. You will not get any insider scoop. Also, like almost all other Book Riot podcasts, the hosts have a harding time transitioning of topics are knowing when to stop talking about a book. There's a lot of repeated sentenances. And yes, like other reviewers are saying, the 'ums", "you knows" and "likes" is pretty absured compared to most other podcasts. Finally, I know this is picky but one of the hosts pronounces the word "already" as "aldreadly". Listen for it.
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Read or Dead

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Rank #127 in Literature category

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

Rank #1: 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
46 mins
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Rank #2: 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 #3: Read or Dead Ep. #2: A Modern, Slightly Less Hairy, Sexy Hagrid

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Rincey and Katie talk about the difference between mysteries, thrillers, and suspense books and provide some recommendations for each genre and sub-genre.  This episode is sponsored by The Outliers by Kimberly McCreight and The Pierre Hotel Affair by Daniel Simone with Nick Sacco.
Jun 23 2017
57 mins
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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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
53 mins
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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
59 mins
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Rank #7: 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 #8: 31: #31: Monster Book of Monsters

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Aug 03 2018
58 mins
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Rank #9: 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 #10: 32: #32 - Tana French Would Not Approve

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Aug 17 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #11: 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
56 mins
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Rank #12: 47: #47: Springtime, time to refresh or whatever

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Katie and Rincey talk about the big college admissions scam (because how could they not?) and provide some creepy book picks for a reader's book club.

This episode is sponsored by Libro.fmThe Huntressby Kate Quinn, and Save Me From Dangerous Menby S.A. Lelchuk.

Subscribe to the podcast via RSSApple Podcasts, or Stitcher.

To get even more mystery/thriller recs and news, sign up for our Unusual Suspectsnewsletter!

Show Notes

Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories to Develop Miss Marple Series From Agatha Christie Novels

FX To Turn Don Winslow’s Epic Cartel Drug War Novel Trilogy Into TV Series

Russell Hornsby To Headline ‘Lincoln’ NBC Pilot Based On ‘The Bone Collector’ Books

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among 50 charged in college admissions scam for unworthy kids, prosecutors say

Books Mentioned

Bad Bloodby John Carreyrou

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastleby Stuart Turton

Forty Acresby Dwayne Alexander Smith

The Good Houseby Tananarive Due

My Sister Rosaby Justine Larbalestier

The Trial of Lizzie Bordenby Cara Robertson

A Dangerous Collaborationby Deanna Raybourn

House on Fireby Bonnie Kistler

The Plottersby Un-Su Kim

Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escapeby Jenna Miscavige Hill

Mar 15 2019
49 mins
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Rank #13: 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 #14: 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
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #15: 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
53 mins
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