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

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.

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

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

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.

What Makes a Thriller?

Best-selling author Jon Land breaks down the genre into 4 killer ingredients.

David Stuart Davies: My Life with Sherlock

This literary love affair has lasted a lifetime.

The Detection Club: 10 Rules for Writing a Mystery

"The detective must not himself commit the crime."

The Agatha Christie of Japan: An Interview with Shizuko Natsuki

An Interview with Japanese Shizuko Natsuki, who defied Japanese tradition to become an award-winning mystery writer.

What Is a Bibliomystery?

Uncover the dark side of libraries, bookshops, and rare manuscripts.

No Beast So Fierce: The Book That Got a Man Released from Prison

Edward Bunker’s life of crime and incarceration strongly influenced both his writing and acting careers.

Means of Evil: Inside the Mind of Ruth Rendell

The celebrated scribe behind the Chief Inspector Wexford mysteries sits down for a revealing interview.

The Richest Crime & Mystery Authors

How much do your favorite writers make to keep you at the edge of your seat?