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Three Mystery Novels about Hemingway’s Lost Suitcase

Three Mystery Novels about Hemingway’s Lost Suitcase

The Curious Case of the Hemingway MacGuffin Ernest Hemingway may not have written mystery fiction, but you can blame him for a lot of it. It’s possible that, after Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, no other author has had as much influence on the way would-be tough guys punctuate their crime fiction. (You know. What […]

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on Crafts and Gardening

The May 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 291 new reviews and eight new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but haven’t […]

The Gumshoes of Science Fiction Storm the Screen

The Gumshoes of Science Fiction Storm the Screen

The haggard gumshoe detective / investigator has a long tradition in the annals of science fiction: both sci-fi and mystery found a fanbase through pulp and serial magazines. The titles I’ve collected have gained new life through feature films and streaming series. In them, the distant future presents perhaps the greatest mystery, so bridging that […]

Royal Reads: 10 Novels to Celebrate the Royal Wedding

Royal Reads: 10 Novels to Celebrate the Royal Wedding

  Have you caught royal wedding fever? Are you out of pages in your Harry and Meghan coloring book? Whether you’re an avid scourer of the pages of Hello or just want an excuse to indulge in a novel that will give you the warm fuzzies, it’s time to bust out the watercress sandwiches and the Earl […]

Reviews of the Week, with Kate Atkinson, Gregg Hurwitz, Jon Meacham, and More!

Reviews of the Week, with Kate Atkinson, Gregg Hurwitz, Jon Meacham, and More!

Every weekday we feature a different review on Booklist Online. These reviews are notable for different reasons—they may be starred, or high-demand, or especially relevant to the current issue’s spotlight. We’ve collected the reviews from May 7–11 below.       Monday, May 7 Hellbent, by Gregg Hurwitz, read by Scott Brick The third Orphan X thriller finds its hero, […]

The Celtic Cozies are Coming!

The Celtic Cozies are Coming!

#MysteryMonth special to the Booklist Reader CATRONIA MCPHERSON was born in Scotland and lived there until 2010, before immigrating to California. A former academic linguist, she is now a full-time fiction writer, the multi- award-winning and best-selling author of the Dandy Gilver detective stories, set in Scotland in the 1920s. She also writes a strand of award-winning contemporary standalone […]