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James Patterson

It all began with the Edgar-winner The Thomas Berryman Number in 1976 but 183 novels later—135 of which are New York Times bestsellers—Patterson is a publishing phenomenom.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Mary Roberts Rinehart

She was once the bestselling crime novelist in the United States.
by Michael Mallory

Toronto’s Arthur Conan Doyle Collection

This Canadian library offers a treasure trove of first-edition books, interesting ephemera, toys, illustrations, manuscripts, and art.
by Brian Skupin

Barbara Ross: Death in Maine

A small town in coastal Maine is the setting for Ross’ popular cozy tales.
by John B. Valeri

The Hook

First lines that caught our attention.

Joe Ide

Blasting onto the scene with his award-winning IQ, Ide’s “hip-hop Sherlock” is back.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Gifts for Mystery Lovers

Here’s a dazzling array sure to please your favorite crime fiction fan.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Chris Knopf

Not only is he writing acclaimed novels, Knopf has just become a partner in the venerable Permanent Press.
by John B. Valeri

Brèni James

A mid-century police procedural writer who is due for a revival.
by Jon L. Breen

Double Takes
by Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini

“Soho Crime” Crossword

by Verna Suit



At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

2017 Anthony, Shamus, Ned Kelly, Dagger, and Derringer awards



Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Hank Wagner & Lynne F. Maxwell

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Short and Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Ben Boulden

Mystery Scene Reviews



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