James Runcie

The Grantchester mysteries feature a stereotype-busting priest in 1950s England and are both an ode to author James Runcie’s father and an examination of the changing face of modern Britain.
by Craig Sisterson

Something About the Eyes?

Eleven well-known authors who jumped genres for the private eye story.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Marcia Clark

Well-known from her stint in the O.J. Simpson trial, the prosecutor’s courtroom expertise is now a series of first-rate legal thrillers.
by Dana Kabel

David McCallum

The famed actor (The Man from U.N.C.L.E., NCIS) moves from in front of the camera to behind the keyboard.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Naomi Hirahara

Making good use of family history, Hirahara explores the Japanese-American experience.
by Tom Nolan

Bart Paul

An atmospheric new series set in the rugged ranching country of the Eastern Sierra.
by Tom Nolan

Beyond the Book: The Murdoch Mysteries

Maureen Jennings’ historical procedurals set in Canada in the waning days of the 19th century come to life as a classic TV series.
by Dick Lochte

At War With Wimsey

The UK homefront during WWII as seen through the eyes of Lord Peter Wimsey, his family, and friends.
by Kate Jackson

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

"Color of Murder" Crossword

by Verna Suit



At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

2016 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, 2016 Agatha Awards

My Book Essays

Sarah Wisseman, Isabella Alan, Elaine Viets, Don Helin



Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Bill Crider

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell & Hank Wagner

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Mystery Scene Reviews



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