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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.

By Matthew Thompson

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."

By Matthew Thompson

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.

By Matthew Thompson

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.

By Bernard Schaffer

Lori Andrews: How Medical Mystery Books Help Crack the Case of Modern-Day Genetics

The policy advisor and celebrated author of Immunity shares what mysteries and thrillers can teach us about real-life genetic dilemmas.

By Lori Andrews

100 Years of Agatha Christie: Celebrating the Larger-Than-Life Mystery Author

The Queen of Crime’s first novel was published a century ago this year.

By MacKenzie Stuart

Rex Stout: Meet the Legendary Mystery Author Who Created Nero Wolfe

His larger-than-life sleuth left an indelible legacy on crime fiction.

By Orrin Grey

In Memory of Mystery Author Peter Bowen, 1945-2020

His popular mystery books transported readers to the timeless western frontier.

By MacKenzie Stuart

Remembering Groundbreaking Mystery Writer Barbara Neely, 1941-2020

Her character Blanche White, an African American maid-turned-sleuth, was a favorite among mystery readers.

By MacKenzie Stuart

In Memory of Prolific Mystery Author M.C. Beaton, 1936—2019

The creator of beloved detectives Hamish Macbeth and Agatha Raisin has passed away at the age of 83.

By MacKenzie Stuart

Dorothy L. Sayers: Meet the Doyen of Crime Fiction Who Created Lord Peter Wimsey

Sayers' gentleman sleuth sampled fine wines and caught criminals in his spare time.

By Orrin Grey

In Memory of Mystery Author Howard Engel, 1931-2019

The celebrated Canadian writer behind the Benny Cooperman mystery series has passed away at the age of 88.

By Xavier Piedra

Who Is Carolyn Keene? Meet Mildred Wirt Benson, the Original Author Behind Nancy Drew

Multiple ghostwriters penned cases about the iconic sleuth, but one author stands out from the crowd.

By Jessica Ferri

Ellis Peters: Beloved Creator of “Brother Cadfael”

Edith Pargeter (a.k.a. Ellis Peters) once said, "It is probably true that I am not very good at villains. The good interest me so much more."

By Sue Feder

William Gillette and the Holmes Holy Grail

This silent film star delivered the ultimate Sherlock Holmes performance. Sadly, all footage of his work was lost–until now.

By Otto Penzler

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