Tag: Mystery Month

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 […]

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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 […]

Mysteries on the Small Screen: RIVERDALE

Title: Riverdale Starring: K. J. Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry First Aired: 2016- Where you can watch it: Netflix (the second season premieres next year on The CW) Riverdale is all swirling mist, neon pulsing through the darkness of the night, and a dead […]

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7 Ate 9: a Mathematical Detective Tale

7 Ate 9: a Mathematical Detective Tale

Cindy: 7 Ate 9: The Untold Story (2017) by Tara Lazar will have young readers adding up clues in order to understand 9’s mysterious disappearance. A panicked 6 awakens Detective Al F. Bet, snoozing at his desk, to tell him 9 is missing. Rumor has it that 7 ate 9—and 6 is sure that 7 is coming for him […]

Book Trailer Thursday: THE THIRST by Jo Nesbø

The Thirst, the latest installment of the mega-bestselling Harry Hole series, finds our hero up against a vampire. As author Jo Nesbø explains in the interview above, this is no Dracula, but someone who suffers from a psychological disorder that causes him to feel a need to drink blood. Fans of Jo Nesbø won’t want to miss this novel; as Bill Ott […]

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Clues to My Crime: Bill Loehfelm, THE DEVIL’S MUSE

Clues to My Crime: Bill Loehfelm, THE DEVIL’S MUSE

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Bill Loehfelm (Let the Devil Out, Doing the Devil’s Work, The Devil in Her Way, The Devil She Knows) tells us about the New Orleans locales and music that inspired The Devil’s Muse, the latest book […]

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Mysteries on the Small Screen: TWIN PEAKS

Title: Twin Peaks Starring: Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Sheryl Lee, Lara Flynn Boyle First aired: 1990-1991; new season begins May 21, 2017 Where you can watch it: Netflix, Showtime “So now the sadness comes, the revelation. There is a depression after an answer is given. It was almost fun not knowing. Yes, now we know. […]

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Clues to My Crime: David Swinson’s CRIME SONG

Clues to My Crime: David Swinson’s CRIME SONG

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, David Swinson (The Second Girl) tells us about what inspired Crime Song, his second book about troubled private investigator Frank Marr.  Books and music. The two mainstays of my life. My father was a Foreign Service Officer for […]

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Mysteries on the Small Screen: SMALL CRIMES

Title: Small Crimes Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jacki Weaver, Robert Forster, Gary Cole, Molly Parker, Macon Blair, Pat Healy First Aired: April 28, 2017 (Netflix) Where you can watch it: Netflix Cat ladies suffer from a distinct dearth of positive representation in film and on television. Almost always, we are portrayed as one-dimensional punchlines, our precious, precious cats […]

Clues to My Crime: Nancy Werlin’s AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

Clues to My Crime: Nancy Werlin’s AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. In this installment, Nancy Werlin (Impossible, Extraordinary) tells us about the things that inspired her latest work of YA fiction, And Then There Were Four, a book about five teenagers who learn that their parents are conspiring to kill them.    MONSTER AND […]

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