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Tuesday, 09 February 2016

mary 26 6x4Whether you are a devoted reader or a world-class novelist, you probably enjoy a good “cuppa” from time to time. And if you enjoy British cozies, the odds are spot on that you’ll recognize your favorite brew (everything from Ceylon to Darjeeling) in your reading.

A Cup of Tea, A Slice of Murder
Monday, 04 January 2016

gannon joe"My first foray into reading was decidedly trashy: deadly gunslingers, some true crime, or sexy spies. Still, for the Army it was pretty highbrow..."

Joe Gannon on Kurt Vonnegut: They Say That in the Army…
Thursday, 10 December 2015

weaver ashley2Featuring a volatile married couple as sleuths, this new series is set right in the sweet spot of the Golden Age of Mystery—England in the 1930s.

Ashley Weaver: A Return to a Golden Age of Crime
Friday, 06 November 2015

img hightowerlynn author photo 11344842530"I was a 16-year-old college freshman taking every writing class on campus when I walked into Wendell Berry’s Imaginative Writing class..."

Lynn Hightower on Wendell Berry
Saturday, 17 October 2015

The sign was posted on the wall of Wellesley College’s English Department: John Irving, Novelist, seeks assistant for one year.

Susan Elia MacNeal on the World According to John Irving
Saturday, 17 October 2015


The antics of working a Haunted House makes great fodder for a mystery writer: disguises, revenge, violence, and motives galore.

My Book: How to Haunt a House
Tuesday, 08 September 2015

"The love affair began my rookie year... when I was given a set of [Sherlock] stories for my first road trip. I read them on the bus, and I was hooked."

All-Star Detecting With Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Monday, 31 August 2015

coleman reedfarrel"Here are some names of authors whose work I admire and believe should garner more notice from readers and critics."

Reed Farrel Coleman on Holding Writers Close
Friday, 07 August 2015

140SUM cross gridDear Readers,

Due to an editing error, the crossword grid and solution to the "An Expert Witness" puzzle in our Summer Issue #140 were incorrect.

Our apologies to the many fans of Verna Suit's excellent puzzles. There are many more to come!

Kate Stine, Editor-in-chief

Crossword Issue 140 and Solution
Saturday, 01 August 2015

castillo linda"There are only a handful of books that have haunted me...books that stayed with me in some profound way."

Linda Castillo on "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy