Features

Revealing author interviews and gripping essays from the greatest voices in the mystery genre.

Jack the Ripper and the First Lady of British Crime

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

10 Everyday Objects that Doubled as Real Spy Gadgets

These historical gadgets could be smuggled right under the enemy's nose.

Margaret Maron, the Award Winning Mystery Writer, has Passed Away

She was known for her Sigrid Harald and Deborah Knott mystery series.

Behind the Bloodhounds: The History, Science, and Ability of Bloodhounds

Uncover the history of bloodhounds being used to solve crimes.

Listen to Just To Be Nominated for your Murder Mystery Fix

The new podcast dives into a captivating whodunit, set against the decadence of the Academy Awards.

The Gentleman Thief Who Resurrected Sherlock Holmes

E.W. Hornung, author and creator of Raffles the Amateur Cracksman, died 100 years ago this year.

Vital Tips for Aspiring Mystery and Thriller Writers

A how-to on finding inspiration and refining your work.

Nancy Springer: My Surprising Journey to Creating Enola Holmes

Springer didn't consider herself a mystery author—until she began receiving Edgar Awards for her work.

An Interview with Mike Lawson, Author of Over a Dozen Ripped-from-the-Headlines Thrillers

The author of the Joe DeMarco thriller series discusses Washington politics, creating villains, and how working for the Navy impacted his writing.

An Interview with Celebrated Crime Author (and Real-Life Private Investigator) Patrick Hoffman

"You're working to save someone’s life. It’s intense, and it’s not always all good."

An Interview with Award-Winning Mystery Author Tracy Clark

The author of What You Don't See discusses crime fiction set in Chicago, recommends a few of her favorite mystery authors, and shares what makes her PI protagonist Cass Raines tick.

Bernard Schaffer: My Life as a Mystery Writer and Real-Life Criminal Investigator

The celebrated Blood Angel author shares the ways in which his real-life experiences as a cop inform his writing about humanity.