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Elizabeth George

She always knew she was meant to write, but it took teaching a high school creative writing class—in California—to inspire George to create her quintessentially English detecting duo, Inspector Thomas Lynley and Sergeant Barbara Havers.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Henry Slesar: Crime With a Twist

This master of the twist ending at one time had the largest audience of any writer in the US.
by Michael Mallory

Binge-Watching True Crime

Our Golden Age of Television is creating a boom in high-quality true-crime documentaries.
by Jake Hinkson

Jane K. Cleland

The creative life came naturally to this successful cozy crime author—she’s herself the daughter of a crime writer.
by John B. Valeri

Gordon McAlpine: Untangling Holmes Entangled

Taking the reader to a mind-bending alternate universe with Sherlock Holmes and friends.
by Joseph Goodrich

Isabella Maldonado

Twenty-two years on the job— and the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding—gave this writer inspiration for her Latina homicide detective Veranda Cruz.
by Betty Webb

Justice For All: Recent Legal Thrillers

An array of new novels that focus on the highs and lows of the justice system.
by Jon L. Breen

Jessica Strawser

After almost ten years of editing Writer’s Digest, Strawser was inspired to give fiction a try herself.
by John B. Valeri

Double Takes

by Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini

The Case of the Hardy Boys

n their ninth decade the sleuthing brothers are still solving cases and thrilling readers.
by Craig Sisterson

“Bloody Scotland” Crossword

by Verna Suit



At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

My Books Essays



Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Hank Wagner & Lynne F. Maxwell

Short and Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Ben Boulden

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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