Ingrid Thoft

Her novels about mercurial Boston PI Fina Ludlow have critics crowning Thoft the next-gen heir to Grafton and Paretsky.
by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Elizabeth Daly: East Side Stories

The urbane and amiable Henry Gamadge was the sleuth to call when hard times came to easy street.
by Joseph Goodrich

Ronald Tierney

An appreciation of the Deets Shanahan novels as the gruff but decent Indianapolis PI faces mortality.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Pen Pals: Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald

A new collection of letters chronicles the platonic love affair between two gifted writers.
by Jon L. Breen

Lizabeth Scott: Film Noir’s Blonde Janus

She could play it sweet or mean, in film noir no one embodied the good/bad split better than Scott.
by Jake Hinkson


A chat with John Lutz, author of the Frank Quinn series about an ex-NYPD cop turned criminal profiler.
by Ed Gorman

Marlowe Framed!

Comic book adaptations of Raymond Chandler’s iconic private eye.
by Dick Lochte

An Expert Witness Crossword

by Verna Suit




At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

Edgar Awards, Quais du Polar 2015, Agatha Awards, Arthur Ellis Awards

The Hook

First lines that caught our attention

My Book

Between the Covers: What is Left Behind in Library Books
by Elaine Viets

Burnt Sienna
by Sarah Wisseman

by Robert Lopresti




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




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