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Alexander McCall Smith

A childhood in Africa left the author of the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novels with an abiding love of its people and culture.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Judgement Rendered: Recent Legal Mysteries

A roundup of new books sure to delight trial junkies.
by Jon L. Breen

Breaking Bad: 21st Century Scarface

When showrunner Vince Gilligan wrapped up Breaking Bad in September, he ended one of the most impressive runs in TV history.
by Jake Hinkson


Aimée & David Thurlo

Partners in work and life, this writing duo has an abiding love for America’s West.
by Lynn Kaczmarek


Peter Quinn: Man About Town

The glittering hustle of 1950s New York comes to life in Quinn’s latest historical mystery.
by Joseph Goodrich


Gifts for Mystery Lovers

Delightful solutions to all your holiday quandaries.
by Kevin Burton Smith


The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

“Fiber Evidence” Crossword

by Verna Suit



At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

CWA Dagger Awards, Ernest J. Gaines Award, Anthony Awards, Shamus Awards

New Books

Three Can Keep A Secret
by Archer Mayor


Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb & Sharon Magee

Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Bill Crider

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

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