Secret Sharer

The Ideal Houston Scavenger Hunt Can Be Found In This Book

Secret Houston: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure details all sorts of obscure Houston lore.

10/28/2019 By Chris Gray

Radio Silence

A KRBE DJ Debuts His First Novel

Freddy Cruz's When America Fell Silent is an offbeat political thriller that imagines a dystopian United States in the near future.

09/20/2019 By Holly Beretto

Comedy & Readings

The Authors and Comedians We Can't Wait to See This Fall

Jonathan Van Ness? Ta-Nehisi Coates? Yes, please.

08/26/2019 By Chris Gray

Books

Appreciating the Architecture of Fiona Davis

With each of her books centered on a specific building, The Chelsea Girls looks inside New York's Chelsea Hotel.

08/02/2019 By Holly Beretto

Gabriel Allon

The New Girl is Daniel Silva's 'Brilliant' New Thriller

The best-selling author talks his latest Gabriel Allon book, a ripped-from-the-headlines tale of Saudi-Russian entanglement.

07/18/2019 By Holly Beretto

Spooky

Katherine Howe's Writing Is Bewitching

The Houston-born author of The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs returns to Murder by the Book for a signing.

07/01/2019 By Holly Beretto

Publishers Clearing House

This New Site Compiles Houston's Literary Scene into One Place

ReadHouston.com wants to be your one-stop shop for independent bookstores.

05/08/2019 By Holly Beretto

Weekend read

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, April 26–28

Support local shops for Saturday's Independent Bookstore Day, plus a bunch more ideas.

04/26/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Houston Noir Reveals the Bayou City In All Its Seedy Glory

The new short story collection explores the murder, betrayal and brujería lurking everywhere from River Oaks to the Ship Channel.

04/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Hugo Marston

Mark Pryor Bring Paris Intrigue to Houston

The lawyer-author visits Murder by the Book for a reading of The Book Artist.

02/08/2019 By Holly Beretto

'voodoo, all that stuff'

AR Baumann's Nick Noelle Takes on the Big Easy

The Houston-born jack of all trades is back with her new mystery novel, Thicker Than Blood.

12/03/2018 By Holly Beretto

double double x

At Murder by the Book, Two Women 'Who Aren’t Afraid to Jump Into the Fray'

Authors DiAnn Mills and Lindsay Emory explain why their novels must always have 'strong women, strong roles.'

10/10/2018 By Holly Beretto

Fall Arts Guide 2018

What Houston Bookworms Are Most Excited to Read This Fall

And the readings we're excited about, too.

08/17/2018 By Chris Gray

paw-some times

5 Things You Must Do This Weekend, July 20–22

Dogs, music, lots of space, and a portentous book signing.

07/19/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Mother Russia

Daniel Silva and The Other Woman Come to Houston

The best-selling author's newest novel carries a timely message: “Russia is not a friend of the West. Russia is an adversary of the West. Russia wants its old empire back.”

07/17/2018 By Holly Beretto

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This Saturday is Independence Day for Books

Booksellers across the city will celebrate Saturday's Independent Bookstore Day. Here's how.

04/27/2018 By Holly Beretto

Murder o'Clock

Bestselling Author Robert Crais Returns to the Bookstore that Launched His Career

The author of The Wanted will visit Murder by the Book for a signing and discussion of his latest work.

01/03/2018 By Holly Beretto

Fall Arts Guide 2017

7 Authors and Comedians Coming to Houston This Fall

Inprint kicks off its annual Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, John Mulaney stops by Revention Music Center, and more.

08/21/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Crime Lit

Karin Slaughter's The Good Daughter is a Small-Town Thriller With a Strong Female Lead

“As a writer, I wanted that challenge to write about a difficult woman and the daughters that she raised.”

08/08/2017 By Allyson Waller

Book Talk

Daniel Silva Talks House of Spies and Whether this Gabriel Allon Tale Will Be His Last

The bestselling author talks about the success of his franchise at selling books and predicting the future.

07/12/2017 By Holly Beretto