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James “Whitey” Bulger’s 20-Year Reign of Terror

T. J. English, author of Whitey's Payback, reveals details about the mobster's victims, crimes, and corrupt relationship with the FBI.

By Emma Pulitzer

“Some Mysteries are Best Left Alone”

As a small child living in Montana, author Peter Bowen witnessed a murder-suicide he still can't explain.

By Peter Bowen

What It’s Like to Be Followed

While living in Cold War-era Vienna as a student, writer J. Sydney Jones sensed a presence he couldn't explain.

By J. Sydney Jones

Mystery on the Rocks: 8 Delicious Cocktail Recipes Inspired by Our Favorite Fictional Detectives

From Marlowe's Gimlet to Sherlock's black tea toddy, these mystery-inspired cocktails are sure to put you in the sleuthing mood.

By Murder & Mayhem Staff

Crime and No Punishment in Prohibition-Era New York

Author and Prohibition-era expert Michael Mayo finds the ghosts of mob bosses past in modern-day New York City.

By Michael Mayo

6 Meccas for Mystery Lovers

These indie mystery bookstores across the country invite you to snoop through their shelves and unleash your inner sleuth.

By Murder & Mayhem Staff

From Convicts and Drug Busts to Law & Order: SVU

Peter Blauner never guessed his volunteer gig with probation officers would land him a job writing for one of TV's longest running police dramas.

By Peter Blauner

Keep Him Alive for One More Night: The Chilling Story of Q

Former FBI agent and author Gene Riehl recalls the most terrifying night he spent on the job.

By Gene Riehl

Man of Mystery: The Dark Truth of John le Carré

The famous Cold War spy and novelist was introduced to the dark side of humanity at an early age.

By Jessica Ferri

What Is Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction?

Mystery expert Otto Penzler breaks down how to know it when you read it.

By Otto Penzler

The Crime Fiction Kings Behind Ellery Queen

Two boys from Brooklyn create one of the toughest sleuths of crime fiction's Golden Age.

By Murder & Mayhem Staff

The Return of Moriarty

Sherlock's biggest nemesis is always lurking around a corner...

By Otto Penzler

Jeremy Brett: The Real Sherlock Holmes

Actor Jeremy Brett muses on Sherlock and the great detective's thoughts about Watson, women, and death.

By Rosemary Herbert

America’s Queen of the British Mystery

Martha Grimes, the award-winning author of over twenty Richard Jury mysteries, sits down for an in-depth interview.

By Susan L. Clark

The Criminal Twin of Sherlock Holmes

After the great detective's supposed death, Arthur Conan Doyle's brother-in-law created a Victorian antihero in Gentleman Thief A.J. Raffles.

By Grace Srinivasiah

Hands Up! 10 Heists that Netted Millions (and Billions)

These schemes promised millions–so long as the perpetrators could get away with it.

By The Lineup Staff

In His Own Words: How Robert Goldsborough Became Nero Wolfe

After complaining of boredom as a teen, Robert Goldsborough's mother gave him a Nero Wolfe story to read, not realizing she had just helped continue a legacy.

By Robert Goldsborough

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