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Playing Chase with Thomas Perry

Jane Whitefield is a woman of action—and never more so than in Poison FlowerJane Whitefield is a woman of action—and never more so than in Poison Flower.
by Kevin Burton Smith

John Buchan

The author of The 39 Steps and the father of the modern spy thriller.
by Michael Mallory

Jane Langton

Witty cozies featuring a Harvard professor with wide-ranging intellectual interests.
by Brian Skupin

Hearing Voices

We read PI fiction as much for the voices as the stories they tell.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Reginald Hill 1936-2012

The much-admired novelist was a dominant figure in British crime writing of the last half century.
by Martin Edwards

Where the Ripped Edges Peel Away

Fierce, beautiful, startling, Elizabeth Hand’s Cass Neary novels explore creative genius.
by Art Taylor

Touch of Genius

An interview with Elizabeth Hand, author of Available Dark and Generation Loss.
by Paul Doiron

Anthony Shaffer: Grand Artificer of Mystery

The celebrated author of Sleuth had a long and varied career criminal career.
by Joseph Goodrich

Author Anagrams, Part III

by Kate Stine

The Red Box Mystery Crossword

by Verna Suit


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

Dilys Award, Thriller Award nominations, Left Coast Crime Awards, Endeavour Morse on TV

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention


Mary Astor in Act of Violence, Margaret Millar’s How Like an Angel, Hitch gets kinky in Frenzy
by Ed Gorman

New Books

Mayhem in the Hamptons
by Elizabeth Zelvin

Burnt Offerings
by Michael Lister

Bootlegging in Big Grove
by Sarah Wisseman

Drive-ins, Shootouts, & Fast Cars
by Rick McMahan


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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