The Real Life Crimes That Inspired Agatha Christie

Sometimes real life crimes are just as strange as fiction. 

Edgar Wallace: The Forgotten King of Mystery

Get to know a long-lost thriller master.

The Real-Life Figures Who Inspired Conan Doyle’s Characters

Meet the real people behind some of the most iconic characters from the Sherlock Holmes books.

The Surprising Gothic Father of Modern Detective Fiction

Without the guiding hand of this Bostonian gothic, the modern detective genre would be very different.

8 Must-Read Classic Crime Books

Check out the best of classic crime fiction!

The Best Classic Mystery Series for Insatiable Readers

These classic series offer endless hours of reading escape for every committed mystery reader.

This Under-Recognized Agatha Christie Novel Revolutionized Crime Fiction

The book's iconic plot twist sent shock-waves through the literary ages.

10 Classic Mystery Novels Everyone Should Read

These tried and true mystery books are sure to become new favorites.

The Best Mystery Books of All Time

Cozy up with one of our favorite mysteries of all time.

Mystery Books That Pay Homage to Edgar Allan Poe

The 19th-century author of the macabre exerts enormous influence over the detective fiction we know today.

8 Real Murder Cases That Inspired Classic Mystery Novels

Sometimes reality and fiction are intertwined.

The Dutchman and the Chinese Detectives

An eccentric diplomat from the Netherlands exposed the West to Chinese detective fiction—some of the oldest in the world.

A World of Sherlocks

Detectives around the globe have been inspired by the English supersleuth.

The Crime Writer Who Went Down With The Titanic

Jacques Futrelle was lost to tragedy, but his captivating works live on.

Jack the Ripper and the First Lady of British Crime

How a haunting crime inspired an author of classic detective fiction.

The Blind Detective, Max Carrados

A champion of the downtrodden with remarkable sense-driven deductions.