Mystery Scene



Michael Koryta: Take Me to the River

Koryta charts a new course with his supernatural thriller So Cold the River.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Stefanie Pintoff: In Old New York

Broadway lore comes to life in Pintoff’s follow-up to her recent Edgar winner.
by Lynn Kaczmarek

Thriller Must Reads: Peter Straub’s Koko

The horrors of the Vietnam War inform Straub’s chilling novel, which helped usher in the era of serial killer as enigmatic antihero.
by Hank Wagner

Scott Turow

The new sequel to Presumed Innocent lives up to Turow’s already impressive body of work.
by Jon L. Breen

Carolyn Hart: Parables for Our Time

Traditional mysteries weigh the moral choices of everyday life—and that’s what makes them powerful.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Vital Link: William Link Revisits Columbo

Lieutenant Columbo moves from screen to printed page.
by Tom Nolan

The Magnificent Brain of Alvin Fernald

This kid detective uses his noggin to nab bad guys.
by Steven Nester

The Murders in Memory Lane: Remembering Henry Kane

Kane was an entertaining writer and an engaging gentleman.
by Lawrence Block

What's Happening...With Aileen Schumacher

by Brian Skupin


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Hints & Allegations

Writers on Reading: Elizabeth George; 2010 Edgar Awards, Anthony Awards, Arthur Ellis
Awards, Derringer Awards.

Our Readers Recommend

by Mystery Scene readers

Writing Life: Gormania

Anne Perry; An editor’s day; John D. MacDonald; Gail Russell
by Ed Gorman

New Books Essays

Getting Old is Murder
by Rita Lakin

Son of Big Brother
by Reece Hirsch

The Panic Zone
by Rick Mofina

Killer Careers
by Simon Wood

Mirror Image
by Dennis Palumbo

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte


Robert Culp’s Hickey & Boggs; Graphic novels by Greg Rucka and Joshua Hale
by Kevin Burton Smith

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell

Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Bill Crider

Child's Play: Books for Young Sleuths

by Roberta Rogow

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

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The Docket


Mystery Miscellany
by Louis Phillips

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