Women Crime Writers of the 1940s & ’50s

With a new two-volume set, the Library of America focuses long-overdue attention on eight of the best, most popular, and most inexplicably neglected crime writers of the mid-20th century.
by Jon L. Breen

Dorothy B. Hughes’ In a Lonely Place

Megan Abbott

Elisabeth Sanxay Holding’s The Blank Wall

by Lisa Scottoline

Ashley Weaver: A Return to the Golden Age

Featuring 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.
by Joseph Goodrich


A chat with Robert Randisi, prolific author and mystery genre advocate.
by Ed Gorman

Foyle’s War: Television’s Finest Hour

Stunningly filmed, incisively written and performed, Foyle’s War set in WWII-era England is a treat.
by Joseph Goodrich

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

Shadows & Lights: The Criminal Career of Orson Welles

In spite of his tumultuous career, Orson Welles made a substantial contribution to film noir.
by Jake Hinkson

The 2015 Mystery Lovers Gift Guide

by Kevin Burton Smith

“Sherlock Holmes: A Case of Identity” 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

Researching Iceland: The Good, The Bad, The Distasteful
by Betty Webb

Back in Bamako
by Laurent Guillaume



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

Mystery Scene Reviews



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