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

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?