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Matt Coleman

Matt Coleman writes mysteries and comedy. Both of his novels (Juggling Kittens and Graffiti Creek) have too many bad words for his mom’s liking. Matt also writes about TV, pop culture, and (mostly) indie books for and Book Riot. Follow him on Twitter @coleman_matt, learn more about him at, or contact him at

United States of a Mystery: Essential Louisiana Crime Fiction

Continue your tour of the United States of mystery in the American South with these essential Louisiana crime fiction books.

United States of a Mystery: Essential Georgia Crime Fiction

Get to know the essential crime fiction of Georgia.

Y’all, I’m Getting Pretty Excited About Agora’s Diverse Crime Fiction

United States of a Mystery: Essential Illinois Crime Fiction

Duchess of Detective Fiction Tracy Clark shares some of the best Illinois crime fiction as we continue a national tour of mystery favorites.

United States of a Mystery: Essential Florida Crime Fiction

Alex Segura joins Book Riot contributor Matt Coleman on his tour of the country's best mysteries with some essential Florida crime fiction.

For Your Consideration…Mystery Books on One Anthony Awards Ballot

The Future of Indie Crime Fiction Belongs to Female Authors of Color

Crime Fiction Empathy and E.A. Aymar’s THE UNREPENTANT

With a unique sense of humor and wonderful sense of place, E.A. Aymar brings a refreshing dose of empathy to the crime fiction genre.

Joseph Knox’s THE SMILING MAN Is Right Up True Crime Fans’ Noir Alley

Exclusive Interview With Steph Post on Her New Novel MIRACULUM

Indie Press Polis Launches Diversity-Focused Crime Imprint Agora Books

In an exclusive, Book Riot got to sit down with everyone involved in Polis Books' new imprint, Agora, to talk about the diversity-focused crime indie press.

Gabino Iglesias Is Leading an Influx of Indie Lit About the Immigrant Experience

Gabino Iglesias sits down with Book Riot to talk about his new book and leading an influx of great indie lit written about/from the immigrant experience.

Laura Kemp Brings Out a New Niche of Indie New Adult Lit

7 Indie Horror, Mystery, and Crime Novels for Music Lovers

The Creators of LETHAL LIT on Your Next Bookish Podcast Obsession