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Robert Crais: The Dudes Abide

With Elvis Cole, Joe Pike, and a large cast of continuing characters, Crais has created a world—and a new way to tell us about it.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Jill Paton Walsh: As Wimsey Takes Her

Walsh continues the adventures of Dorothy L. Sayers’ Lord Peter Wimsey, this time in a 1952 murder investigation that has its roots in Wimsey’s very first case 30 years before.
by Lynn Kaczmarek

Deadline! Journalists in Crime Films

Like detectives, journalists are often involved in ferreting out the truth and exposing wrong-doers—sometimes with cataclysmic results, as in the Watergate scandal.
by Art Taylor

The Murders in Memory Lane: Evan Hunter, Part I

Over his 60-year career, Hunter (aka Ed McBain) turned out an extraordinary volume of work, and never lost his enthusiasm for it.
by Lawrence Block

Bawdy Bibliophiles

There’s only one thing these folks like more than books...
by Stephen J. Gertz

Steve Hockensmith: Holmes on the Range

Big Red and Old Red Amlingmeyer, cowboy brothers turned sleuths.
by Cheryl Solimini

Killer Covers

These book jackets do justice to the excellent stories they promote.
by J. Kingston Pierce

What’s Happening With... K.J. Erickson

by Brian Skupin

Departments

At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

2011 Edgar Award nominations, 2011 Dilys Award nominations, Lawrence Block on Reading Agatha Christie; CWA Diamond Dagger to Lindsey Davis.

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

Eyewitness

The Best Damn Private Eye on TV? Kalinda Sharma on The Good Wife.
Kevin Burton Smith

Writing Life: Gormania

Forgotten Book: Wild Night by L.J. Washburn, Margaret Millar, Vin Packer
by Ed Gorman

New Books

Deadly Research
by Beth Groundwater

Gertrude Stein & Ernest Hemingway, Mystery Fans
by Craig McDonald

Moments of Weakness
by Simon Wood

Reviews

Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell

Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Bill Crider

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

Mystery Scene Reviews

Miscellaneous

The Docket

Letters

Readers Recommend

Advertiser Index

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Playing Chase with Thomas Perry

Jane Whitefield is a woman of action—and never more so than in Poison FlowerJane Whitefield is a woman of action—and never more so than in Poison Flower.
by Kevin Burton Smith

John Buchan

The author of The 39 Steps and the father of the modern spy thriller.
by Michael Mallory

Jane Langton

Witty cozies featuring a Harvard professor with wide-ranging intellectual interests.
by Brian Skupin

Hearing Voices

We read PI fiction as much for the voices as the stories they tell.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Reginald Hill 1936-2012

The much-admired novelist was a dominant figure in British crime writing of the last half century.
by Martin Edwards

Where the Ripped Edges Peel Away

Fierce, beautiful, startling, Elizabeth Hand’s Cass Neary novels explore creative genius.
by Art Taylor

Touch of Genius

An interview with Elizabeth Hand, author of Available Dark and Generation Loss.
by Paul Doiron

Anthony Shaffer: Grand Artificer of Mystery

The celebrated author of Sleuth had a long and varied career criminal career.
by Joseph Goodrich

Author Anagrams, Part III

by Kate Stine

The Red Box Mystery Crossword

by Verna Suit

Departments


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

Dilys Award, Thriller Award nominations, Left Coast Crime Awards, Endeavour Morse on TV

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

Gormania

Mary Astor in Act of Violence, Margaret Millar’s How Like an Angel, Hitch gets kinky in Frenzy
by Ed Gorman

New Books

Mayhem in the Hamptons
by Elizabeth Zelvin

Burnt Offerings
by Michael Lister

Bootlegging in Big Grove
by Sarah Wisseman

Drive-ins, Shootouts, & Fast Cars
by Rick McMahan


Reviews


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

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

Mystery Scene Reviews

Miscellaneous


The Docket

Letters

Our Readers Recommend

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Advertiser Index

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