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"Who is there who has not felt a sudden startled pang at reliving an old experience or feeling an old emotion? 'I have done this before...' Why do these words always move one so profoundly?"

—Captain Arthur Hastings, Curtain, 1975, by Agatha Christie

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The Great American Book Tour

by Jenny Milchman

Author Jenny Milchman is a lover of bookstores. She shares her favorite independent shops (and nearby stops) across the US.


Mystery on the Air: 10 Great Old-Time Radio Thrillers (Part 3)

by Francis M. Nevins

Let Us Now Praise Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975)  


Mystery on the Air: 10 Great Old-Time Radio Thrillers (Part 2)

by Tom Nolan

More mystery from the golden age of broadcasting now known as “old-time radio.”

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