Mystery Scene

135cover_250

 
 

Features

The Detections of Lillian de la Torre

A look at the historical mystery writer who put Dr. Sam Johnson on the case in witty short stories.
by Michael Mallory

Gormania

Katherine Hall Page discusses her Faith Fairchild series, favorite authors, the writing life, and her new collection of short stories.
by Ed Gorman

Ben H. Winters: World of Trouble

It’s six months before an asteroid destroys Earth and detective Hank Palace continues his lone crusade to bring order to the apocalypse in the final book of this highly praised trilogy.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Paul Doiron: A Light in the Forest

It’s law and order Maine-style with Game Warden Mike Bowditch.
by Lynn Kaczmarek

Justified

This Elmore Leonard-inspired show has always had big ambitions —and the payoff is on the way.
by Jake Hinkson

Dorothy Salisbury Davis

A star in the 1950s to ’70s, Davis had a rich understanding of the human condition.
by Sarah Weinman

“Killer Wedding” Crossword

by Verna Suit

 
 

Departments

At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

2014 Anthony Award nominations, Edgar Awards, Agatha Awards, Audie Awards, Lambda Awards, Arthur Ellis Awards

New Books

Catnapped!
by Elaine Viets

Storytelling Through Totem Poles
by R.J. Harlick

The Hook

First lines that caught our attention

 
 

Reviews

Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb & Sharon Magee

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

Mystery Scene Reviews

 
 

Miscellaneous

The Docket

Letters

Our Readers Recommend

Advertiser Info

summer-2014-issue-135-contents
3729
Latest From The Mystery Scene Blog

By OLINE H. COGDILL

vera series 7 Brenda Blethyn Kenny Doughty
So many people help make the mystery genre what it is today—authors, editors, publishers, (a few critics).

Add to that list those actors, directors and more who bring the myster

Posted by Oline H. Cogdill

getzejack black kachina
Mystery Scene
continues its look at authors’ writing process. Today, Jack Getze,at left,  discusses how a souvenir led to his novel The Black Kachina, though the process wasn

By OLINE H. COGDILL

kellyerin hesaidshesaid
When the total solar eclipse begins around 10 a.m. on Aug. 21, its path will start in Oregon and ending in South Carolina. Along the way, certain areas and towns have been designated by