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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

In Memory of Mystery Author Peter Bowen, 1945-2020

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

Remembering Groundbreaking Mystery Writer Barbara Neely, 1941-2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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.