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Linda Castillo

The bestselling Kate Burkholder mysteries open a window into the insular, but fascinating, Amish culture.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Three Faces of Laura

Vera Caspary’s classic novel has been filmed three different times.
by Michael Mallory

100 Years of the American Hardboiled Private Eye

The December 1922 issue of Black Mask marks the centenary of this iconic figure.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Yasmin Angoe

Practicing what she preached as a high school English teacher resulted in a knockout new series.
by John B. Valeri

My Book: To Kingdom Come

Researching the looting of African art and artifacts from the 19th century.
by Claudia Riess

Six Writers to Watch

Keep your eye on these writers who are breaking new ground and garnering high praise.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Meri Allen

Cozy mysteries and ice cream have a surprising amount in common.
by John B. Valeri

New Voices, Native Cultures

These Native American authors bring nuanced knowledge of their cultures to the mystery.
by Craig Sisterson

My Book: A Mind to Murder

Adventures with a journalist and her jewel thief/investigator husband.
by Daniella Bernett

Emma Viskic

A musician-turned-writer creates a hero who can’t hear the music she loves.
by Craig Sisterson

My Book: Blind Faith

What deadly secrets might a priest know?
by Alicia Beckman

Murder in Melbourne Crossword

by Verna Suit



At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

The 2022 Thriller Awards, CWC Awards, and CWA Dagger Awards



Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Katrina Niidas Holm

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Hank Wagner and Robin Agnew

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

Short and Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Ben Boulden

Mystery Scene Reviews



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