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Features

David Joy

Crime in rural Appalachia.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Donna Leon: Life Along the Grand Canal

Venice through the eyes of the creator of Commissario Guido Brunetti.
by Oline H. Cogdill

The Small World of Modern Thrillers

A trend toward domestic drama is blighting TV and film thrillers.
by Nicholas Barber

Fergus Hume: The Accidental Pioneer

The tale behind crime fiction’s first global blockbuster.
by Craig Sisterson

Why Can’t the Movie Be Just Like the Book?

The sometimes twisted path from page to screen.
by Ron Miller

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

How to Be a Writer Without Writing Anything, Part Two

The key is getting everyone else to do the work.
by Lawrence Block

My Book: Ex-Gridiron Gumshoes

by Andrew Welsh-Huggins

Wendy Corsi Staub

Danger where you least expect it.
by John B. Valeri

“Jersey Boys” Crossword

by Verna Suit

Departments

At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

2017 Agatha Award Nominations; 2017 Left Coast Crime Awards.

Reviews

Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell & Hank Wagner

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

Miscellaneous

The Docket

Letters

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