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Attica Locke

Locke developed her storytelling skills while visiting family in the small towns scattered along East Texas’s Highway 59. After a detour to Hollywood, she’s back telling tales of her home state.
by Tom Nolan

The Crimes of Mark Twain

The celebrated author did more than dabble in the mystery genre.
by Michael Mallory

A New Golden Age for Crime Classics

A treasure trove of long forgotten Golden Age novels from Britain, the US, and around the world are coming back into print.
by Martin Edwards

Paul Cleave

“Deliciously malevolent,” this author’s work is too little known in the UnitedStates. Here’s the lowdown.
by Craig Sisterson

Out of the Past: A Film Noir Classic at 70

Some call it the greatest noir film ever made. Seven decades on, there’s a strong case to be made.
by Jake Hinkson

James R. Benn: The World at War

The broad sweep of WWII is the background for Benn’s compelling Billy Boyle tales.
by John B. Valeri

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

Kwei Quartey: Solving the Mysteries of Ghana

The author returns to his childhood home of Ghana for atmospheric mysteries set in a fascinating culture.
by Oline H. Cogdill

My Books

Burning Cold
by Lisa Lieberman

From Beyond the Grave
by Daniella Bernett

Double Takes

Ed Gorman
by Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini

“Beautiful Mysteries” Crossword

by Verna Suit



At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

2017 Thriller, Arthur Ellis, Lambda, Audie, and Harper Lee awards.



Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

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

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Hank Wagner

Mystery Scene Reviews



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