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William Kent Krueger

This Tender Land, the hotly anticipated follow-up to 2013’s highly praised Ordinary Grace, is at its heart a meditation on family and home—both those we are born into and those we choose.
by Teri Duerr

When the Nights Were Deadly: ABC’s The Wide World of Mystery

Thrilling, chilling, thought-provoking, or sometimes just whacked-out, these 90-minute, late-night mysteries were fun while they lasted.
by Michael Mallory

Elly Griffiths

This author’s first series stars Norfolk forensic archaeologist Dr. Ruth Galloway and the second features the “Magic Men,” a former WWII special ops troop.
by John B. Valeri

The 2019 Gift Guide for Mystery Lovers

A sleigh full of holiday loot for your favorite fans.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Alias Robert Galbraith

J.K. Rowling proves her magic extends to the PI genre in the enjoyable Cormoran Strike novels.
by Nancy Bilyeau

My Book: One Night Gone

The eeriness of an empty beach.
by Tara Laskowski

My Book: The Gourmet Gangster

Recipes and reminiscences of being a gangster’s daughter.
by Marcia Rosen

My Book: Toward the Light

Hitting the road in search of inspiration—and new sensations.
by Bonnar Spring

V.M. Burns

Wish fulfillment fuels this writers three cozy series.
by John B. Valeri

Lesbian Mysteries

A survey of current lesbian ’tecs.
by Catherine Maiorisi

The Hook

First lines that caught our attention.

“Homicide Department” Crossword

by Verna Suit


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

The 2019 Dagger, Ngaio Marsh, and Ned Kelly Award winners. The 2019 McIlvanny Prize winner.


Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Hank Wagner and Robin Agnew

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


The Docket


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