Features

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

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.

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.

6 Meccas for Mystery Lovers

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

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.

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.

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.

What Is Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction?

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

The Crime Fiction Kings Behind Ellery Queen

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

The Return of Moriarty

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

Jeremy Brett: The Real Sherlock Holmes

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

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.

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.