Fuminori Nakamura

This young gun of Japanese hardboiled fiction is gaining international acclaim.
by Tom Nolan

The Question of the Collaborating Crime Writers

E.J. Copperman and Jeff Cohen team up to write a new series featuring a detective with Asperger’s syndrome.
by Cheryl Solimini

Dilys Winn’s Magical Mystery Tour

Even though he never took it, a “Mystery Readers’ Tour of Britain” led by the celebrated bookseller started a young boy on the journey of a lifetime.
by Joseph Goodrich

The Black Stiletto

Raymond Benson’s saga about a Mad Men-era female vigilante comes to a rousing conclusion.
by Oline H. Cogdill


Charlotte Armstrong (1905-1969), creator of unsettling “suburban noir;” Edward Mathis and his PI Dan Roman.
by Ed Gorman

Roy Huggins: Too Late for Tears

TV titan Roy Huggins, creator of The Rockford Files, The Fugitive, etc., also had one film noir masterpiece to his credit, the newly restored Too Late for Tears.
by Jake Hinkson

The 2014 Mystery Lovers Gift Guide

Books, DVDs, jewelry, mugs and more for all the good little mystery fans on your list.
by Kevin Burton Smith

“Down These Mean Streets” Crossword

by Verna Suit




At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

Macavity Awards, Barry Awards, Anthony Awards, Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Awards, British Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards, Part II

New Books

The Bulletin Board and the Writer
by Betty Webb

The Hook

First lines that caught our attention





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




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