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Holiday Issue #127 Contents




Michael Connelly: 20 Years with Harry Bosch

Harry Bosch’s latest case takes him full circle to a murder that occurred during the Los Angeles riots of 1992.
by Oline H. Cogdill


The Thin Man Returns

The stylish duo of Nick and Nora Charles return in two long-lost novellas by Dashiell Hammett.
by Scott K. Ratner


Judicial Oversight

A roundup of current legal thrillers and courtroom procedurals.
by Jon L. Breen



Often overlooked, these actors add style, heart, and humanity to any film they grace.
by Ed Gorman


Gifts for Mystery Lovers

Fiendishly fun books, DVDs, jewelry, clothing, and games.
by Kevin Burton Smith


A Way Through the Maze: Stephen Sondheim and The Mystery

The renowned composer and lyricist is also a longtime connoisseur of the mystery and his oeuvre reflects it.
by Joseph Goodrich


“The Dickens of Detroit” Mystery Crossword

by Verna Suit



At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

Dagger Awards, Shamus Awards, and Anthony Awards.

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

New Books

Dark Lie
by Nancy Springer

Death of a Furry Animal
by JoAnna Carl


Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell & Hank Wagner

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Bill Crider

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