Gregg Hurwitz: The Birth of Orphan X

With Evan Smoak, an author best known for standalone thrillers has finally found a character he can return to, again and again.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Margaret Millar

Influential and widely read, this author broke ground for such later writers as Ruth Rendell and P.D. James.
by Tom Nolan

Jessica Jones

A complex, conflicted TV hero for our troubled times.
by Kevin Burton Smith

The Verdict

Current legal thrillers that explore the limits of law and order.
by Jon L. Breen

Alison Gaylin

The author’s uses her own tabloid experience as a jumping off point for her new thriller.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Ausma Zehanat Khan

Her thoughtful novels follow the struggles of a devout Muslim police detective in a secular world.
by Oline H. Cogdill

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention


A chat with Trish MacGregor, author of supernatural suspense novels.
by Ed Gorman

Our Critics Choose Their Criminous Favorites of 2015

Fave Raves of the Year
by Mystery Scene contributors

“Stranglers on a Train” Crossword

by Verna Suit



At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

Anthony and Shamus awards, Hammett Prize, CWA Daggers



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

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