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E. Phillips Oppenheim: The Prince of Storytellers

This justly celebrated author was a master at characterization, and his fast-paced, twisty plots are still enjoyable today.
by Michael Mallory


Forgotten Books: Leigh Brackett’s Stranger at Home; Laura Lippman and the Intentional Career; Margaret Maron Pulls Off the Gloves
by Ed Gorman

Veronica Mars

A decade after the demise of the cult TV show, the favorite ’tec of the millennial generation makes a welcome return in a Kickstarter-funded movie.
by Kevin Burton Smith

Recalled to Life: Bond, Jeeves & Marlowe

Three new novels resurrect classic characters with interesting results.
by Laura Miller

The Case of the Missing Endnotes

This eminent critic takes issue with a new trend in publishing.
by Jon L. Breen

Owen Laukkanen

This rising young author has a keen eye for how the Great Recession has affected crime.
by Oline H. Cogdill

Book Addiction: Do You Have a Problem?

Warning signs to watch out for.
by Nevada Barr

“A Brave Talent” Crossword

by Verna Suit




At the Scene

by Kate Stine

Mystery Miscellany

by Louis Phillips

The Hook

First lines that caught our attention

Hints & Allegations

2014 Thriller Award nominations; Derringer Awards for Short Fiction, Left Coast Crime Awards; IMBA Dilys Award to Kent Krueger

New Books

A Canadian Cop Far From Home
by Vicki Delany


Small Press Reviews: Covering the Independents

by Betty Webb & Sharon Magee

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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