Buying Guide
Kevin Burton Smith

copper_brass_knuckles_mugBrass knuckles and bullet-casing jewelry for all the good little girls and boys.

Buying Guide
Kevin Burton Smith

breakingbad_season4A little something for every taste in television.

Buying Guide
Kevin Burton Smith

dorsey_whenelvesattackFor the uncle who is more Bad Santa than St. Nick, or the niece who hangs a deerstalker on the mantel in lieu of a stocking, Mystery Scene presents two new books perfect for the holiday gift list.

Buying Guide
Kevin Burton Smith

rowson_thewastelandFascinating true crime and beautiful illustrated books suitable for gifting.

Buying Guide
Kevin Burton Smith

victoriassecret_noirperfumeLook around. Anyone who's ever dipped their toe in the crime fiction stream knows that life is a hard and unforgiving journey through a bittersweet world of bad choices and worse luck. But, really, does EVERYTHING have to be labeled “noir”? Your Honour, let me present my case...


By Oline H. Cogdill

Most of the time, I pay little attention to Parade magazine when it comes in my Sunday newspaper.

I read the questions on the second page, flip through the rest and am done.

(Yes, I get a newspap


(Mystery Scene continues its ongoing series in which authors talk about their plots, characters, or process.)

J.J. Hensley, left, is a former police officer and former special agent with the U.S. Secret Service. He is the author of the novels Re


The award season continues with nominations for the 2018 Agatha, which will be awarded during the Malice Domestic conference, which is celebrating its 30th year.

The nominees represent those books pu