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James Rollins

Known for his bestselling Sigma Force novels about “scientists with guns,” Rollins unveils Unrestricted Access, an entertaining collection of short stories that spans his career as a writer.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Columbo at 60

The greatest of all TV ’tecs celebrates six decades of dogged detection.
by Michael Mallory

Lisa Jewell

A writing career that began on a dare results in a parade of bestselling suspense.
by John B. Valeri

The Mystery Lovers Gift Guide

Our annual extravaganza of gifts for all your mystery-loving family and friends.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Alex Erickson

Coffee, cats, and crime with a shot of (socially responsible) escapism.
by John B. Valeri

Library of Congress Crime Classics

These welcome reprints mine the history of American detective fiction.
by Jon L. Breen

Liz Nugent

A childhood accident and job dissatisfaction both played a part in Nugent becoming a premier psychological thriller author.
by Craig Sisterson

My Book: Shadow Ridge

Policing offers a course in humanity.
by M.E. Browning

James M.Cain in Hollywood

The celebrated hardboiled writer and Hollywood prove a potent combination.
by Pat H. Broeske

My Book: Poetic Justice

A courtroom stenographer takes the case.
by Andrea J. Johnson

Kevin O’Brien

Two bickering half-sisters join forces to sleuth in O’Brien’s latest thriller.
by John B. Valeri

My Book: Gingerdead Man

Injecting homicide into the holidays.
by Maya Corrigan

My Book: Puzzling Ink

Crime and crossword puzzles.
by Becky Clark

Black Mystery Writers Crossword

by Verna Suit


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

The Anthony Awards, the Ned Kelly Awards


Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Katrina Niidas Holm

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Hank Wagner and Robin Agnew

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

Mystery Scene Reviews


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