Mystery Scene



Kinsey & Her: The Sue Grafton Interview

A fascinating conversation with one of the icons of contemporary mystery fiction.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Criminal Associations: Allingham, Carr & Doyle

A signed book from Margery Allingham’s library reveals a host of literary connections.
by Douglas G. Greene

Desecrating Poe

The Following, a new TV drama, crosses a line when it invokes Edgar Allan Poe as part of its glamorization of the serial killer.
by Laura Miller

Gormania: 10 Great John D. MacDonald Novels

Widely admired for his Travis McGee mysteries, MacDonald also wrote some fine standalone crime novels.
by Ed Gorman

Fave Raves of 2012

Books that linger in the mind long after year’s end.
by Mystery Scene contributors

Life Upon the Wicked Stage: Amnon Kabatchnik

A monumental work of scholarship chronicles the history of mystery theater.
by Joseph Goodrich

“3.14159” Mystery Crossword

by Verna Suit


At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

Hints & Allegations

Edgar Award nominations, 2013 Grand Master Awards, Every Picture Tells a Story, Dilys Award nominations, Nero Wolfe Awards

New Books

The Novelist as Grave Robber
by Holly Goddard Jones

The Babysitter’s Legacy
by Jenny Milchman

The Hook

First Lines That Caught Our Attention


Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb

Very Original: Paperback Originals Reviewed

by Lynne Maxwell & Hank Wagner

What About Murder? Reference Books Reviewed

by Jon L. Breen

Sounds of Suspense: Audiobooks Reviewed

by Dick Lochte

Short & Sweet: Short Stories Considered

by Bill Crider

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