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Louise Penny

Redemption is a key theme of this beloved author’s work, and in her own life, a second chance led to love, sobriety, and success.
by Craig Sisterson

Murder in Pencil & Ink

The last two decades have seen a resurgence in crime and mystery-themed comics.
by Michael Mallory

Breakout Books

Rising stars Brendan Slocumb, Eli Cranor, Nita Prose, and Wanda M. Morris dish on their various paths to publishing success.
by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Amanda Jayatissa

The author offers insight into Sri Lankan culture and traditions in her critically acclaimed thrillers.
by Oline H. Cogdill

The Biblio Files: Bookish Mysteries

Combinations of mystery and book lore so good they should be against the law.
by John B. Valeri

A Talk With Lee Child & Andrew Child

Two brothers, one iconic ex-Army lone wolf character out to right the world’s wrongs, and kick butt as necessary.
by Eileen Brady

Cornell Woolrich: Waltz Into Darkness

Since his death 54 years ago, American crime writer Cornell Woolrich has divided literary critics. Is he “the Poe of the 20th century”—or something else?
by Curtis Evans

Michael Lister

A North Florida native, Lister used his Southern storytelling heritage to create his prison chaplain detective John Jordan.
by John B. Valeri

The Annual Mystery Lovers Gift Guide

Here’s an alluring pile of loot for all the good little boys and girls of your criminal acquaintance.
by Kevin Burton Smith

The Mystery Scene Crossword

by Verna Suit



At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

The 2022 Anthony, Ngaio Marsh, Derringer, and Shamus awards, The McIlvanney Prize



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

Just the Facts

by Pat H. Broeske

Mystery Scene Reviews



The Docket


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