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The Ten Best Mystery and Suspense Films of All Time (According to One Critic, Anyway)

The Ten Best Mystery and Suspense Films of All Time (According to One Critic, Anyway)

Everybody loves a good top ten list—just ask David Letterman. But selecting only 10 of the best mystery and suspense films ever produced is quite a challenge. After all, I could easily have put at least five movies—if not more—by Alfred Hitchcock on the list, not to mention all those superb BBC and PBS mystery […]

Clues to My Crime: Jay Hosking’s THREE YEARS WITH THE RAT

Clues to My Crime: Jay Hosking’s THREE YEARS WITH THE RAT

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Jay Hosking tells us about what inspired his first novel, Three Years with the Rat, named one of Booklist’s best crime fiction debuts of the year.     THE CITY: Every country has its quintessential urban environment: England has its London, […]

THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN BLAKE, a Graphic Novel Mystery

THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN BLAKE, a Graphic Novel Mystery

Lynn: The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship (2017), comes courtesy of Philip Pullman and represents his first foray into graphic novels. Written originally as a comic and then as a film script, Blake has just now been published in the United States. After a storm knocks her overboard her family’s sailboat, teenager Serena Henderson […]

10 Mysteries with Women in the Lead

10 Mysteries with Women in the Lead

In these gripping tales of detectives, deception, and domestic life, women are much more than damsels in distress. These fictional females—each created by a male author—are out for justice and won’t let glass ceilings or thick heads get in their way.    Before I Go to Sleep, by S.J. Watson  Bleeding Edge, by Thomas Pynchon  Celine, […]

Best New Books: Week of May 22, 2017

Best New Books: Week of May 22, 2017

The following books, all publishing this week, received starred reviews in Booklist. Want to read our starred reviews before the books go on sale? Subscribe to Booklist! Adult Fiction  Augustown, by Kei Miller  The Dying Detective, by Leif G. W. Persson  Dragon Teeth, by Michael Crichton  A Good Country, by Laleh Khadivi  Isadora, by Amelia Gray  The Lady Travelers Guide to Scoundrels […]

Reviews of the Week: with Chloé Esposito, S. D. Sykes, Jeffrey Tambor, and More!

Reviews of the Week: with Chloé Esposito, S. D. Sykes, Jeffrey Tambor, and More!

Every weekday, we feature a different review on Booklist Online that highlights starred reviews, high-demand titles, and/or titles especially relevant to our current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from May 15 through 19 so that you can revisit the week’s best books.   May 15 Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama, by David Garrow Garrow makes some unusual stylistic […]