Read or Dead

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

Episode 30The McDonalds of Books

Rincey and Katie tackled two presidential-adjacent mystery books and talk about their experiences with such different mystery novels. This episode is sponsored by Her Pretty Face By Robyn Harding and The Con Artist by Fred Van Lente.

Episode 29We Don’t Always Have Fireworks

Rincey and Katie decide to do a little bit of catch up on some series books that they've been meaning to pick up.

Episode 28Reading Scooby-Doo Mysteries

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.

Episode 27I Need You To Move Out to Make Space For My Books

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.

Episode 26If James Patterson thinks about a book, we have a catalog entry for it

Katie and Rincey talk about books by Asian and Asian American writers in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

Episode 25Severed Finger Sense of Humor

Katie and Rincey discuss a lot of news including award winners and all of the adaptations, plus they talk about their experiences reading funny mystery books.

Episode 24.5Bonus: Attica Locke Recommends

Please enjoy this bonus excerpt, courtesy of the Recommended podcast, featuring Attica Locke recommending Jane Smiley's 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel.

Episode 24Going Where the Amy Adams Train Takes Me

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.

Episode 23A Lot of AHHs and Screaming and GIFs

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.

Episode 22Using the Same Doorknobs as Lizzie Borden

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.

Episode 21A Glorious Piece of Fan Art

Rincey and Katie flail over the potential of new Gillian Flynn books, the new Obama/Biden buddy mystery and talk about some great mystery comics.

Episode 20Exploring Noir

Katie and Rincey talk all about all things noir: what's considered noir, classic noir and more modern noir books. This episode is sponsored by Libby and the Read Harder 2018 Challenge and Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson

Episode 19Speaking of Crazed Stalker Fans

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.

Episode 18You Had Me At Secret Society

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. 

Episode 17Diving Into Young Adult Mysteries & Thrillers

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.