Longmire Rides Again

Craig Johnson, the author of the Sheriff Walt Longmire novels about a laconic Wyoming lawman, is attracting the fame and the fans that come with a string of bestselling novels and a hit TV show. There’s even a Longmire Days fan festival.
by Michael Mallory

Death is a Lonely Business: The Mysteries of Ray Bradbury

Surprisingly, the celebrated author of The Martian Chronicles and Dandelion Wine began his career in crime pulps and went on to write several well-received mystery novels.
by Michael Mallory

Not Quite Heaven: Julia Keller’s West Virginia

The horrific 1972 Buffalo Creek Disaster, caused by a mining company, was the inspiration for Keller’s latest Bell Elkins novel.
by Oline H. Cogdill

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

The Dark Vision of Ida Lupino

Director, producer, screenwriter, star—Lupino was one of the most versatile and influential talents in film noir.
by Jake Hinkson


A chat with Margaret Maron, author of the Deborah Knott mysteries.
by Ed Gorman

Long Upon the Land: A Review

Margaret Maron’s final Deborah Knott mystery.
by Art Taylor

All-Star Detecting with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The sports icon—and Sherlockian—has written a novel starring Mycroft Holmes.
by Oline H. Cogdill

“L.A. Requiem” Crossword

by Verna Suit



At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

Thriller and Ned Kelly awards, Harper Lee Prize, CWA Daggers

The Hook

First lines that caught our attention

My Book

But That’s Another Story
by Art Taylor

How to Haunt a House
by Leigh Perry



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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