Online Exclusive
Dick Lochte

 the saint w haloLeslie Charteris and The Saint the first in an ongoing series about classic sleuths reappearing in new media formats

Writers on Reading
Lisa Lutz

lutz lisa"I like to be surprised. I like to feel off-balance. I like to see humor used to undercut—but never eradicate—darkness."

Joseph Goodrich

Dilys Winn, the pioneering mystery bookseller, editor died on February 5, 2016, in Asheville, North Carolina. Winn opened Murder Ink, the very first bookstore devoted solely to mystery fiction, in New York City in 1972.

Latest From The Mystery Scene Blog


loehfelmbill letdeilout
Each year, I write about Bouchercon, the largest conference for mystery fans.

Bouchercon, for those who are not familiar with it, is a fan-based conference, which means that it is fo

Agatha Raisin Ashley Jensen on Acorn TV MG 2312
Agatha Raisin is a blonde?

For some reason, it never occurred to me that the British public relations guru turned amateur sleuth would be a blonde.

But here she is, played so winningly by Ashley Jensen,

inspectorlewis pbs
If you need a visual explanation on why the old-fashioned British mystery not only endures but thrives, just watch the ninth and final season of Inspector Lewis, now on PBS.

Inspector Lewis has become as