Read or Dead

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

Episode 63Stephen King Scholar

Katie and Rincey talk Stephen King's writers' retreat, get confirmation on Tana French being the best living mystery writer, and more!

Episode 62And Then More Stuff Happens

Katie and guest host Liberty talk about Knives Out, creepy mysteries, and more!

Episode 61Whales Can Have Bad Breath

Katie and Rincey give readalikes for some of the best selling mystery writers like James Patterson, Louise Penny and more!

Episode 60A Miniseries or a Regular Series for the BBC

Rincey is joined by guest co-host Liberty Hardy to talk about the trailer for the Tana French TV adaptation, Emily St. John Mandel's new mystery book, and World War I mysteries.

Episode 59Sufficiently Wary of Going Outside

Katie and Rincey talk about some interesting adaptations coming soon, survivalist thrillers and their love (or lack thereof) for the outdoors.

Episode 58Peaking in First Grade

Katie and Rincey talk about the Tiny Pretty Things adaptation, Tana French in the New Yorker, the real life Where the Crawdads Sing mystery and celebrate Women in Translation month. 

Episode 57Looking For a Time Turner

Katie and Rincey talk about Dean Koontz's new Amazon book deal, Scottish mysteries, and more!

Episode 56Hitting All My Terrifying Buttons

Katie and Rincey talk about controversy around the Staunch Prize, James Patterson's book about Jeffrey Epstein and pick up some 2019 release that they haven't gotten to yet.

Episode 55The Perfect Blend of Structured Chaos

Katie and Rincey talk about a seven-figure film deal, Stranger Things, and celebrate their two year anniversary by talking about Nancy Drew.

Episode 54They Were Just Here a Minute Ago

Katie and Rincey talk about some mysteries by Australian authors, along with some news about Linda Fairstein, women writing in the mystery genre, and more. 

Episode 53I Found Something Weird

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

Episode 52No People Were Harmed During the Reading of This Book

Katie and Rincey talk Nora Roberts hitting a major milestone, more lists featuring just white authors, and some mysteries by Asian and Asian American authors!

Episode 51Don’t Try This At Home

Katie and Rincey talk about the Edgar Awards, the Agatha Awards, infuriating cookie giving This episode is sponsored by Book Riot Insiders, Westside by W.M. Akers, and The Fifth Doctrine by Karen Robards

Episode 50Recruiting people to the Sujata Massey fan club

Katie and Rincey catch up after an episode apart and pick up books from some new-to-them authors.

Episode 49Why Is No One Listening To the Person Who Watches Horror Movies?