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2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award Announced

2018 Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award Announced

  Sisters in Crime has announced the 2018 winner of the annual Eleanor Taylor Bland Crime Fiction Writers of Color Award: Mia Manansala who, as the press release notes, serves as the secretary for the Midwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. The prize has recognized emerging crime writers of color—both men and women—since 2014 with […]

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Further Reading: Russian Spies

Further Reading: Russian Spies

After mounting accusations of collusion, election meddling and spreading fake news, recent sensational headlines on Russian doings seem drawn directly from a Cold War thriller. We recommend the following books, linked to their excerpted Booklist reviews, for readers craving more accounts of political intrigue and conspiracy—or for those sad that The Americans has ended.   Fiction […]

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10 Crime Writers I Hate (Because They’re Too Good)

10 Crime Writers I Hate (Because They’re Too Good)

#MysteryMonth special to The Booklist Reader Bestselling romantic suspense author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne duMaurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly four million books in […]

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THE OTTER OF DEATH: Beyond Cat Cozies

THE OTTER OF DEATH: Beyond Cat Cozies

#MysteryMonth special to The Booklist Reader Clea Simon is the author of 25 mysteries (including the 2009 fourth Theda Krakow mystery called, yes, Probable Claws). All except for her rock ‘n’ roll noir, World Enough, involve cats. She can be reached at www.cleasimon.com Say “pet mystery,” and most readers will automatically think “cat cozy.” After […]

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Famous Crime Duos on Both Sides of the Law

Famous Crime Duos on Both Sides of the Law

#MysteryMonth special to The Booklist Reader Jenni L. Walsh is an author of historical fiction. Her two novels, Becoming Bonnie and Side by Side (out on June 5 from Forge Books), imagine the iconic Bonnie and Clyde through Bonnie’s eyes. You can visit her at jennilwalsh.com and follow her on Twitter at @jennilwalsh.   When discussing […]

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Clues to My Crime: Martin Walker’s A TASTE FOR VENGEANCE

Clues to My Crime: Martin Walker’s A TASTE FOR VENGEANCE

In “The Clues to My Crime,” authors explain the influences behind their latest works of crime fiction. Here, Martin Walker tells us about what inspired his forthcoming novel, A Taste for Vengeance, the latest installment in his Bruno, Chief of Police series, due in June from Knopf. Walker has ten previous Bruno novels to his name, all international […]

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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 […]

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2018 Anthony Award Nominees Announced

2018 Anthony Award Nominees Announced

Just in time for #MysteryMonth, the World Mystery Convention, Bouchercon, has announced the nominees for the 2018 Anthony Awards, to be presented on September 8 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Booklist Reader has been lucky enough to feature contributions from four of this year’s nominated authors. Read what inspired Anthony Award-nominated novels from Jane Harper, Kristin […]

Five Agatha Christie Mysteries Everyone Should Read

Five Agatha Christie Mysteries Everyone Should Read

During the Golden Age of mystery fiction, four women—Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, and Margery Allingham—were dubbed the Queens of Crime. But let’s be honest, we all know who among that group really deserved the crown. No other mystery writer before or after Agatha Christie can match her literary reputation when it comes to […]

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Mysteries on the Small Screen: MINDHUNTER

Mysteries on the Small Screen: MINDHUNTER

   Title: Mindhunter Starring: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Hannah Gross, Anna Torv, Cotter Smith; featuring Sonny Valicenti First Aired: 2017 Where you can watch it: Netflix (a second season is currently in production)   By 1977, crucial things had changed about postwar American life: decor had taken a turn towards wood paneling, and a […]