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The Dark Imagination of Lisa Unger

A local tragedy sparked this writer’s fascination with crime and its effects.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Sherlock II

The BBC’s contemporary take on Holmes is a deserved smash hit.
by Bill Hirschman

Back to Beer: Ace Atkins Does Spenser Proud

Atkins steps into some very big shoes and takes off running.
by Kevin Burton Smith

A Free Man of Color: The Benjamin January Mysteries

Barbara Hambly brings 1830s New Orleans to life in all its dizzying complexity.
by Jon L. Breen

Gormania! My 10 Favorite Noir Films...of the Moment

An annotated list for your viewing pleasure this summer.
by Ed Gorman

Tom Piccirilli

His new series debut takes a bleak look at a family of criminals on the eve of one son’s execution.
by Hank Wagner


Out-of-print crime novels are reappearing in ebook editions.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Toby Peters Over Hollywood

Stuart Kaminsky’s battered ’tec is the go-to gumshoe for a cavalcade of stars.
by Michael Mallory

What’s Happening With Sue Henry

An adventurous writer returns.
by Brian Skupin


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

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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

New Books

Fishing for a Mystery
by Beth Groundwater


Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell

Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Bill Crider

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

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