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Ivy Pochoda

These Women, the latest from this wildly talented up-and-comer, is a serial killer novel that focuses not on the monster at hand, but on the lives of the women around him.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Grande Dame Guignol

Melodrama, horror, shock—these star-studded films had it all.
by Michael Mallory

A Burglar’s Future

Bernie Rhodenbarr, proprietor of Barnegat Books among other endeavors, talks with his creator.
by Lawrence Block

Edith Maxwell

As Maxwell or as Maddie Day, this cozy author provides solace from the harshness of the real world.
by John B. Valeri

Barry Gifford: The Beautiful Dark

The author, renowned for his own gritty work, also helped rescue noir greats from obscurity.
by Joseph Goodrich

My Book: Sandblast

A walk through the Pentagon’s central courtyard gave this reporter inspiration for a novel.
by Al Pessin

Hometown Heroes

Private eyes in small-town USA.
by Ben Boulden

R.G. Belsky

Journalism and New York City are the key inspirations for this author.
by John B. Valeri

Val McDermid: Queen of Scots

McDermid has driven the genre forward for more than 30 years.
by Craig Sisterson

My Book: Pushing Water

“Writing isn’t hard so much as it’s a pain in the ass.”
by Dana King

Midsomer Murders

A survey of two decades of British cozy TV entertainment.
by Pat H. Broeske

The Hook

First lines that caught our attention.

“Gal From Glasgow” Crossword

by Verna Suit


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

The 2020 Agatha Award nominations from Malice Domestic; 2020 Thriller Award nominations from International Thriller Writers.


Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Katrina Niidas Holm

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Hank Wagner and Robin Agnew

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Short and Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Ben Boulden

Mystery Scene Reviews


The Docket


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