Lee Child

How a British TV director bought $6 worth of paper and pencils and created the iconic Jack Reacher, ex-US Army MP and rough-and-tumble knight errant.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Ed Gorman (1941-2016)

Author, editor, anthologist, and friend to a wide swath of the mystery community.
by Jon L. Breen

Call the Kopps! Amy Stewart

A delightful new historical series starring the ultimate Jersey Girls.
by Cheryl Solimini

Sherlock on the Radio

Landmark radio dramatizations of the entire cannon, faithfully adapted.
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David Morrell

From Rambo to Thomas De Quincey historical novels, the common thread in this writer’s work is quality.
by Betty Webb

Some Thoughts on Series Characters

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The 2016 Mystery Scene Gift Guide

Solving your holiday conundrums, one by one.
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How Sweet It Is: Joanne Fluke

Fluke comes from a long line of great bakers, and she takes her responsibilities very seriously in her culinary mysteries.
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The Hook

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Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

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Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

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What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

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