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

Read or Dea‪d‬ Book Riot

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    • 4.2 • 167 Ratings

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

    Edgar Awards Season!

    Edgar Awards Season!

    Tune in as Katie and Nusrah discuss the Edgar Award Nominees and recommend books for you to prioritize from the list.

    • 50 min
    Mystery and Suspense In A Land Far Away

    Mystery and Suspense In A Land Far Away

    This week Katie and Nusrah talk about mystery/thrillers that transport you to a particular time and place.

    • 50 min
    Revenge Of The Silenced

    Revenge Of The Silenced

    This week Katie and Nusrah talk about mystery/thrillers that feature revenge and serial killers, and how these narratives uncover stories that often go unheard.

    • 50 min
    Never Too Late for Some Romantic Reckoning

    Never Too Late for Some Romantic Reckoning

    Tune in as Katie and Nusrah talk about mystery and thriller reads featuring romance gone right, and romance gone very wrong.

    • 53 min
    True Crime and Racial Injustice

    True Crime and Racial Injustice

    Tune in as Katie and Nusrah talk about reads that feature true crime and social justice honoring Black History Month.

    • 52 min
    Letters, Journals, and Intrigue

    Letters, Journals, and Intrigue

    Katie and Nusrah talk about books that make use of unique formats to tell their story.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

Kittens Mittens ,

Almost 5 stars

This is a great podcast about mystery, thriller and scary books. It would get five stars from me except for this, I really enjoy Rinceys reviews but she throws the word “Like” in there so many times it’s distracting.

Tiny891234455 ,

I love the book recommendations!

This is a great fun listen and I love the book recommendations! I’m a huge mystery/thriller/true crime lover and I’ve been enjoying the light discussions. The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars is because of the constant swallowing noise coming from one of the hosts. If you listen to the episodes, she’s CONSTANTLY swallowing and you can hear it all. I know it’s picky and random but it’s very off putting and when listening, it’s a gross sound to hear every few words. And it leads to a kind of awkward pause every other word/sentence.

Busyperson1234 ,

“LIKE”

Why is every other word from Rency “like”? It drives me crazy! If this was a drinking game you would be passed out in the first ten minutes if you were drinking every time she says like.

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