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Catch Her: Lisa Gardner

Intensive research underpins each of Gardner’s first-rate thrillers, including her latest, Catch Me.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Nicola Upson & The Mysteries of Josephine Tey

Stymied in her research for a biography, Upson instead deployed enigmatic Golden Age writer Tey as the detective in a mystery series.
by Lynn Kaczmarek

Simon Brett and The Modern Whodunit

Brett’s career is a showcase of the classic, pure whodunit.
by Jon L. Breen

The Closer

This criminally underappreciated police procedural is questioning the moral assumptions of an entire TV genre.
by June Thomas

The Celebrated Hercule Poirot

Agatha Christie’s world-famous sleuth shows no signs of age.
by Art Taylor

Building Your Book Collection: Association Copies

Value can skyrocket when a book has a story above and beyond what’s contained in its pages.
by Nate Pedersen

My Evening with Sherlock

A clever researcher has revealed the author of the oldest known Sherlock Holmes pastiche as none other than Peter Pan’s creator.
by J.M. Barrie

The Murders in Memory Lane: Those Scott Meredith Days, Part III

How critiquing bad books made for a good education. Plus, the true story of the worst story ever.
by Lawrence Block

Author Anagrams, Part II

by Teri Duerr

Kiss Me, Kill Me Mystery Crossword

by Verna Suit


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

Nominations for Edgar Awards and Dilys Award, Martha Grimes named MWA Grand Master

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention

New Books

The Expats
by Chris Pavone

John Wayne Rides Again
by Betty Webb

A Toast to Robert Mitchum
by Dick Lochte


Richard Neely, dissing Billy Wilder, Graham Greene and the nuns, Robert Bloch.
by Ed Gorman



Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Bill Crider

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

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