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Read or Dead

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

The Quarantine Doldrums

Katie and Rincey talk about Jane Harper's new novel, the French serial killer expert who apparently isn't an expert and books featuring religious elements that are not by Dan Brown.

Episode 77Experiencing My Muppet Arming Mood

Katie and Rincey discuss the Edgar Award winners, Tana French's new book and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

Episode 76Upright and Breathing

While they are self-quarantining, Katie and Rincey decide to tackle some of the oldest mystery and true crime books on their TBR. 

Episode 75Teenagers with Dawson’s Creek Syndrome

Katie and Rincey talk about some changing release dates, Tiger King, and the books they turn to when they need some comfort.

Episode 74Banished to the Corner

Katie and Rincey thank the mystery gods for a new Tana French potentially coming this fall, talk about some great mystery small presses.

Episode 73Who Doesn’t Love a Sassy Cat?

Katie and Rincey talk about how the ghost of Agatha Christie might be haunting a museum, Snoop Dogg is adapting the IQ series, and read some backlist books.

Episode 72Judge These Books By Their Cover

Katie and Rincey give a rundown about the discussion around My Dark Vanessa and Excavation and then talk about some mysteries written by Latinx authors.

Episode 71Tie Dye and an Armadillo Race

Katie and Rincey pick out some mysteries with a romantic element to them to celebrate Valentine's Day! 

Episode 70A Thing Happens and Then More Things Happen

Katie and Rincey talk about the Edgar Award nominees and some genre-crossing SFF mysteries.

Episode 69The Nicole Kidman Segment

Katie and Rincey catch up after the new year and talk about their feelings on Dublin Murders, the TV adaptation of In the Woods and The Likeness by Tana French.

Episode 68Making Our TBRs Cry

Katie and Rincey celebrate the new year by talking about some of the books they are excited to pick up in the first half of 2020.

Episode 67‘Tis the Season for Holiday Mysteries

Katie and Rincey get into the holiday spirit by reading some holiday mystery books.

Episode 66Time for Our 2019 Mystery Favorites!

Katie and Rincey talk about what mysteries they read this year that were their favorites.

Episode 65Homicide for the Holidays

Katie and Rincey give some recommendations of books you can pick up during the holiday season to gift to the people in your life — or just get for yourself!

Episode 64The Great Halloween Blizzard

Katie and Rincey talk about all of the recent mystery award winners and the books they picked up in honor of Nonfiction November.