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John Sandford

More than 25 years into a spectacular career at the top of the thriller charts, the creator of Minnesota cops Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers is only getting started.
by Oline H. Cogdill

The Unexpected Dorothy Gilman: Creator of Mrs. Pollifax

Dorothy Gilman struck a chord with her New Jersey grandmother turned CIA agent.
by Michael Mallory

Full Stream Ahead: Crime Shows on the Internet

New streaming services are a bonanza for crime and mystery fans, offering access to foreign and vintage offerings, and even high-quality original series and films.
by Kevin Burton Smith


A chat with the versatile Libby Fischer Hellmann.
by Ed Gorman

All She Wrote: Leigh Brackett’s Spectacular Career

From screenplays for The Big Sleep to Rio Bravo to The Empire Strikes Back, Brackett spanned decades and genres with ease.
by Jake Hinkson

Peter May: The Lewis Trilogy

As Americans catch on to the lauded series set in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, this writer takes on other worlds.
by Lynn Kaczmarek

Georges Simenon’s Maigret

Keeping some streets dark in the City of Light.
by Cara Black

Roaring in Retrospect Crossword

by Verna Suit


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

2015 Thriller Award nominations, 2015 Left Coast Crime Awards, 2015 Derringer Awards

The Hook

First lines that caught our attention

My Book

Cold Case: The Atlanta Child Murders, Wayne Williams, and the writing of Innocent Blood
by Michael Lister


Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

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


The Docket


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