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Mystery Scene



Diving For Danger

Randy Wayne White uses his love and detailed knowledge of Florida's Gulf Coast to craft riveting thrillers.
by Oline Cogdill

Building Your Book Collection, Part 3: Condition

Is that cover chipped, sunned, or foxed? Understanding a bookseller's decription of condition.
by Nate Pedersen

G.M. Malliet: Birth of a Cozy Writer

Malliet used her Cambridge education—and the Malice Domestic convention—to jumpstart her career
by Oline Cogdill

The Murders in Memory Lane: Ross Thomas

Lawrence Block recalls his friendship with the later thriller writer and considers his top-notch body of work.
by Lawrence Block

Romancing the Con

These happy couples found true love at mystery fan conventions.
by Twist Phelan

P.D. James: Talking About Detective Fiction

The grande dame of crime fiction is the latest in a long line of noted writers to turn a critical eye to the history of the mystery.
by Jon L. Breen

The Little Priest from Essex

Belying his innocuous appearance, G.K. Chesterton's modest little Catholic priest is in fact a revolutionary figure in the mystery genre.
by Steven Steinbock

Encore! Rupert Holmes Returns to Center Stage

Holmes takes on a new and exciting challenge with his stage adaptation of Agatha Christies' Witness for the Prosecution.
by Wm. F. Hirschman


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Our Readers Recommend

by Mystery Scene readers

New Books Essays

by Kenneth Wishia, Wendy Clinch, Martin Edwards, Kris Neri, Kelly Stanley, Thomas Kaufman, and Sarah Wisseman

Child's Play: Books for Young Sleuths

by Roberta Rogow

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Small Press Reviews

by Betty Webb


by Ed Gorman

Short Stories Considered

by Bill Crider

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell

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