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Features

 

E. Phillips Oppenheim: The Prince of Storytellers

This justly celebrated author was a master at characterization, and his fast-paced, twisty plots are still enjoyable today.
by Michael Mallory

Gormania

Forgotten Books: Leigh Brackett’s Stranger at Home; Laura Lippman and the Intentional Career; Margaret Maron Pulls Off the Gloves
by Ed Gorman

Veronica Mars

A decade after the demise of the cult TV show, the favorite ’tec of the millennial generation makes a welcome return in a Kickstarter-funded movie.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Recalled to Life: Bond, Jeeves & Marlowe

Three new novels resurrect classic characters with interesting results.
by Laura Miller

The Case of the Missing Endnotes

This eminent critic takes issue with a new trend in publishing.
by Jon L. Breen

Owen Laukkanen

This rising young author has a keen eye for how the Great Recession has affected crime.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Book Addiction: Do You Have a Problem?

Warning signs to watch out for.
by Nevada Barr

“A Brave Talent” Crossword

by Verna Suit

 
 

Departments

 

At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

The Hook

First lines that caught our attention

Hints & Allegations

2014 Thriller Award nominations; Derringer Awards for Short Fiction, Left Coast Crime Awards; IMBA Dilys Award to Kent Krueger

New Books

A Canadian Cop Far From Home
by Vicki Delany

Reviews

Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb & Sharon Magee

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell & Hank Wagner

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

 

Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered

 

by Bill Crider

 

Mystery Scene Reviews

Miscellaneous

The Docket

Letters

Our Readers Recommend

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Wild, Wild West

Wyoming is the heart and soul of C.J. Box’s atmospheric novels.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Ink in His Blood

Brad Parks brings his journalism chops to his award-winning novels.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Dorothy L. Sayers, Detective

While her reputation rests on her fiction, Sayers herself had a flair for real-life mysteries.
by Martin Edwards

Eyewitness: Chicks Dig the Car

Could the dearth of good private eye TV be due to a lack of cool cars?
by Kevin Burton Smith

Erin Hart

Like her detective character, Hart is an American enthralled by Ireland.
by Lynn Kaczmarek

The Inner Sanctum

One of classic radio’s most influential and successful hits.
by Michael Mallory

Linda Barnes

After a hiatus, this ground- breaking author makes a welcome return.
by Brian Skupin

Oline H. Cogdill: A Critic’s Eye

An award-winning mystery fiction critic discusses her career and calling in a wide-ranging chat.
by Betty Webb

On Reading Robert B. Parker

What he left out of his books was just as important as what he put in.
by Lisa Scottoline

“How Did the Victim Die?” Mystery Crossword

by Verna Suit

Departments


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

Hints & Allegations

Edgar Award nominations, 2013 Grand Master Awards, Every Picture Tells a Story, Dilys Award nominations, Nero Wolfe Awards

New Books

La Dolce Vita
by Katherine Hall Page

Night Terrors
by Dennis Palumbo


Reviews


Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb & Sharon Magee

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell & Hank Wagner

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Bill Crider

Mystery Scene Reviews

Miscellaneous


The Docket

Letters

Our Readers Recommend

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Karin Slaughter: Southern Discomfort

This daughter of the New South doesn't pull any punches in her hard-hitting, socially conscious thrillers.
by Cheryl Solimini

Bar Nothing

One of today's leading noir writers look at Gilda from a woman's perspective. 
by Megan Abbott

Jeff Abbott: A Jolt of Adrenaline

This new series focuses on 21st century international crime rings and features a young family man and parkour enthusiast.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Juliet Blackwell Casts a Spell

The Lily Ivory novels make use of some of the real and traditional history of witchcraft.
by Mario Acevedo

Sequels, Prequels & Pastiches

These writers have picked up the story where a predecessor let off.
by Tom Nolan

Mary Stewart: Teller of Tales

Highly intelligent, deeply romantic, and broadly cultured, these novels of suspense are classics.
by Katherine Hall Page

Building Your Book Collection: First Editions

Every publisher has its own way of designating a first edition.
by Nate Pedersen

James Anderson: The Case of the Golden Age Gems

Anderson's lighthearted puzzles both parodied and paid homage to the English Country House Mystery.
by Jon L. Breen

The Murders in Memory Lane: Mickey Spillane

Not only the creator of Mike Hammer, also one hell of a nice guy.
by Lawrence Block

Writers on Reading

Three Treasured Reads: Edgar Allan Poe, Jane Eyre, and The Three Musketeers
by Charlaine Harris

Cozy Crime Crossword

by Verna Suit

Departments

At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

Edgar Awards, Ellis Awards, MS Online, Agatha Awards, The American Writers Museum

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

Gormania

Jack Vance's Bad Ronald, Books We Should be Reading
by Ed Gorman

Eyewitness

William Ard: He Coulda Been a Contender
by Kevin Burton Smith

Author Anagrams Quiz

New Books

Reimagining History
by Stefanie Pintoff

Laurel Hells, Grassy Balds, and Wild Boars
by Ed Lynskey

Reviews

Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

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

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell

Mystery Scene Reviews

Miscellaneous

 

The Docket

Letters

Readers Recommend

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Kathy Reichs: Bones and Beyond

Her bestselling novels about a forensic anthropologist, Temperance Brennan, and the hit TV series they inspired are only the beginning for this powerhouse.
by Oline H. Cogdill

William Kent Krueger

Long known as a “writer’s writer,” the word is spreading about this author’s richly characterized, densely plotted,and emotionally resonant novels.
by Lynn Kaczmarek

Murder on the Menu

There’s nothing more delicious than crime writers cooking up trouble—and writing down recipes.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Lester Dent: The Man Behind Doc Savage

As the creator of an iconic hero, Lester Dent was hugely successful, prolific, influential—and virtually unknown.
by Michael Mallory

The Write Stuff: Authors in Crime

The literary life is thrilling, dangerous, even deadly—well, at least it is in these films.
by Art Taylor

Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Sister

There’s a strong case to be made that Enola is the best detective in the Holmes family.
by Cheryl Solimini

The Murders in Memory Lane: Charles Willeford

A writer as idiosyncratic as his characters.
by Lawrence Block

What's Happening...With C.C. Benison

by Brian Skupin

Departments

At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Hints & Allegations

Writers on Reading: Deon Meyer. 2010 Thriller Awards, 2010 David Award, 2010 Ned Kelly Awards, The New Hawaii 5-0.

Our Readers Recommend

by Mystery Scene readers

Writing Life: Gormania

Forgotten Books; Nancy Pickard; Frenzy; Perry Mason.
by Ed Gorman

New Books Essays

Bowling for Rhinos
by Betty Webb

Back Home
by Michael W. Sherer

Dateline: Hemingway
by Diane Gilbert Madsen

Boston, Inside Out
by Rosemary Herbert

Crime Scene Crazy
by L.J. Sellers

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

Child's Play: Books for Young Sleuths

by Roberta Rogow

Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Bill Crider

Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Mystery Scene Reviews

Miscellaneous

 

The Docket

Letters

Mystery Miscellany
by Louis Phillips

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Michael Connelly: 20 Years with Harry Bosch

Harry Bosch’s latest case takes him full circle to a murder that occurred during the Los Angeles riots of 1992.
by Oline H. Cogdill

The Thin Man Returns

The stylish duo of Nick and Nora Charles return in two long-lost novellas by Dashiell Hammett.
by Scott K. Ratner

Judicial Oversight

A roundup of current legal thrillers and courtroom procedurals.
by Jon L. Breen

Gormania

Often overlooked, these actors add style, heart, and humanity to any film they grace.
by Ed Gorman

Gifts for Mystery Lovers

Fiendishly fun books, DVDs, jewelry, clothing, and games.
by Kevin Burton Smith

A Way Through the Maze: Stephen Sondheim and The Mystery

The renowned composer and lyricist is also a longtime connoisseur of the mystery and his oeuvre reflects it.
by Joseph Goodrich

“The Dickens of Detroit” Mystery Crossword

by Verna Suit

Departments


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

Dagger Awards, Shamus Awards, and Anthony Awards.

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

New Books

Dark Lie
by Nancy Springer

Death of a Furry Animal
by JoAnna Carl


Reviews


Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell & Hank Wagner

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Bill Crider

Mystery Scene Reviews

Miscellaneous


The Docket

Letters

Our Readers Recommend

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