Matt Coleman

Matt Coleman writes mysteries and comedy. Both of his novels (Juggling Kittens and Graffiti Creek) have too many bad words for his mom’s liking. Matt also writes about TV, pop culture, and (mostly) indie books for and Book Riot. Follow him on Twitter @coleman_matt, learn more about him at, or contact him at

United States of a Mystery: Essential Louisiana Crime Fiction

Continue your tour of the United States of mystery in the American South with these essential Louisiana crime fiction books.

United States of a Mystery: Essential Georgia Crime Fiction

Get to know the essential crime fiction of Georgia.

Y’all, I’m Getting Pretty Excited About Agora’s Diverse Crime Fiction

Agora, the imprint from Polis books focused on publishing crime fiction from diverse authors, has been one of the best ...

United States of a Mystery: Essential Illinois Crime Fiction

Duchess of Detective Fiction Tracy Clark shares some of the best Illinois crime fiction as we continue a national tour of mystery favorites.

United States of a Mystery: Essential Florida Crime Fiction

Alex Segura joins Book Riot contributor Matt Coleman on his tour of the country's best mysteries with some essential Florida crime fiction.

For Your Consideration…Mystery Books on One Anthony Awards Ballot

Although it feels like awards season ended mere minutes ago, the other side of the next round of awards is ...

The Future of Indie Crime Fiction Belongs to Female Authors of Color

As I have written about a few times before, indie crime fiction is ushering in a much more diverse chapter ...

Crime Fiction Empathy and E.A. Aymar’s THE UNREPENTANT

With a unique sense of humor and wonderful sense of place, E.A. Aymar brings a refreshing dose of empathy to the crime fiction genre.

Joseph Knox’s THE SMILING MAN Is Right Up True Crime Fans’ Noir Alley

With The Smiling Man, Joseph Knox sends his hard-boiled detective, Aidan Waits, into the shadows of an iconic mystery from ...

Exclusive Interview With Steph Post on Her New Novel MIRACULUM

In the world of indie crime novels, you won’t find many writers with more momentum than Steph Post. After a gritty ...

Indie Press Polis Launches Diversity-Focused Crime Imprint Agora Books

In an exclusive, Book Riot got to sit down with everyone involved in Polis Books' new imprint, Agora, to talk about the diversity-focused crime indie press.

Gabino Iglesias Is Leading an Influx of Indie Lit About the Immigrant Experience

Gabino Iglesias sits down with Book Riot to talk about his new book and leading an influx of great indie lit written about/from the immigrant experience.

Laura Kemp Brings Out a New Niche of Indie New Adult Lit

Laura Kemp’s debut novel, Evening in the Yellow Wood, is what happens when a mystery sticks comedy in its hair ...

7 Indie Horror, Mystery, and Crime Novels for Music Lovers

Nothing goes together quite as nicely as music and crime. Any bloody scene begs for a soundtrack. And while all ...

The Creators of LETHAL LIT on Your Next Bookish Podcast Obsession

The world is gifting us a modern reimagining of Nancy Drew by way of a bookish new podcast. And with ...