Tess Gerritsen

The author of the Rizzoli and Isles thrillers talks about women in the workplace, the power of female friendship, and the benefits of an outsider’s viewpoint.
by Oline Cogdill

Wilkie Collins: Father of the Modern Detective Novel

Wildly successful in their day, The Moonstone and The Woman in White remain surprisingly modern in tone and outlook.
by Michael Mallory

Trial Runs

Recent legal thrillers sure to get your pulse pounding.
by Jon L. Breen

Michael Sears

Decades on Wall Street have given this author plenty of material to fuel his fast-paced, colorful financial thrillers.
by Oline H. Cogdill

2014 Fave Raves

Our critics’ choose their favorite criminous entertainments of 2014.


Bill Pronzini and Marcia Muller have teamed up for a rip-roaring historical mystery series set in San Francisco of the 1890s.
by Ed Gorman

The Harry We’ve Been Waiting For

The new Amazon series Bosch based on Michael Connelly’s L.A. cop.
by Oline H. Cogdill

“The Belle of Bulletmore’ Crossword

by Verna Suit




At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

Macavity Awards, Barry Awards, Anthony Awards, Private Eye Writers of America Shamus Awards, British Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards, Part II

New Books

Wrongful Death
by L.J. Sellers

The Hook

First lines that caught our attention





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

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell & Hank Wagner

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

Mystery Scene Reviews




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