Jordan Foster
Jordan Foster is an editor for the crime fiction website The Life Sentence. She served her time in New York City before heading back to the left coast. As a native Oregonian, she doesn't mind the rain. In fact, she even likes it. Her literary diet consists primarily of crime fiction but a dead body isn't a prerequisite for a good read. Jordan attributes her love for all things dark and murderous to being raised—often literally—in Portland's sadly now defunct mystery bookstore, Murder by the Book. Plus, Portland is the perfect place to stash bodies where no one will find them.

17 Great Mystery Novels To Get Totally Lost In

By Jordan Foster

These 11 Books Will Make Your Halloween Terrifying

We all like a good scare. We relish things that go bump in the night. We watch with baited breath movies where a soon-to-be-dead character decides to explore an unlit basement. We tell ghost stories around the campfire (or in the living room with…
By Jordan Foster

11 True Crime Reads to Spook You in October

Sure, warty witches with black cats and bubbling cauldrons are scary… when you’re in elementary school. But as we get older, things get less creepy. Or maybe our elaborate childhood fears just morph into something more mundane. We don’t worry about…
By Jordan Foster

Q&A: Lauren Beukes on 'Broken Monsters'

South African author Lauren Beukes is difficult to categorize. Her breakout book, 2013’s The Shining Girls, is both a crime novel (there’s a serial killer on the loose) and a supernatural tale (that serial killer just happens to be a time traveler).…
By Jordan Foster

Q&A: Tana French Talks 'The Secret Place'

Tana French's latest book in her Dublin Murder Squad series, The Secret Place, follows Detectives Stephen Moran and Antoinette Conway as they investigate the unsolved murder of 16-year-old Chris Harper at a posh Dublin boarding school. Action is…
By Jordan Foster

Like These TV Shows? You'll Love These Crime Books

You can admit it now. You read books and you like television. It’s not a crime. Good stories are good stories, whether they’re on the page or on the small screen. But we all know that truth often trumps fiction in the strangeness contest. Maybe…
By Jordan Foster

'One Kick' Author Chelsea Cain Gets Handcuffed

It’s a lot more difficult to open handcuffs with a paperclip than you might think. The Internet — along with the majority of cop shows you’ve seen and thrillers you’ve read — makes the task seem like a snap. Insert the paperclip into the keyhole,…
By Jordan Foster

Addicted to 'Law & Order'? You'll Love These Books

If you have your TV set to record every Law & Order episode, you like murder. You like it when one or more characters kick the bucket in the course of a narrative. (You also like exploding DVRs.) Lucky for you, stories about death — in their many…
By Jordan Foster