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Historical Mystery Master Cordelia Frances Biddle's Greatest Inspirations

Biddle's favorites have helped her shape characters and period in her beloved antebellum mysteries.

By Cordelia Frances Biddle

8 Essential Rex Stout Mystery Books

Discover the works of one of the genre's most influential writers.

By Olivia Mason

9 Must-Read P.D. James Books for Any Mystery Fan

She's a master of the mystery genre. But where, exactly, does one begin with her work?

By Audrey Webster

How Mary Roberts Rinehart Got Her Start—and Invented a New Kind of Mystery

The so-called "American Agatha Christie" revolutionized the mystery genre with her 1908 novel, The Circular Staircase.

By Olivia Mason

“I’ve Murdered People in All Sorts of Ways”

Acclaimed author Jane Langton isn't as sweet as she seems.

By Murder & Mayhem Staff

Remembering Mystery Author Joan Hess

The Agatha Award-winning author of the Arly Hanks series recently passed away.

By Olivia Mason

Means of Evil: Inside the Mind of Ruth Rendell

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

By Diana Cooper-Clark

The Richest Crime & Mystery Authors

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

By Sarah Mangiola

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