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And to think they can do it without cell phones! These stories highlight the perils of investigation and fighting injustice in times of yore, as well as adventures in the Old and New West.

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February 1 2016

Shoot: New Excerpt

Shoot by Loren D. Estleman is the 4th installment of the Valentino Mysteries where Valentino has to...
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January 31 2016

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish: New Excerpt

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish by Tim Flannery is set in 1932 and follows young anthropologist...
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January 28 2016

The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy

Writing The Secrets of Lizzie Borden was a fascinating experience for me. I am always drawn to the...
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January 24 2016

A Prisoner in Malta: New Excerpt

A Prisoner in Malta by Phillip DePoy follows Christopher Marlowe, an Elizabethan playwright, poet,...
Blogs
January 20 2016

The ZINNG: Christie’s Mysteries

Christie's Mysteries Agatha Christie, beloved author of 66 detective novels and creator...
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January 8 2016

A Taste for Nightshade: New Excerpt

A Taste for Nightshade by Martine Bailey is a thrilling historical novel that involves recipes, revenge,...
Blogs
December 17 2015

Q&A with Anne Charnock

Earlier in December, Anne Charnock—author of Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind—wrote...
Blogs
December 2 2015

Sleeping Embers of an Ordinary Mind: Real Life Isn’t Like the Neatly Rounded Narratives of Fiction

This original blog post by author Anne Charnock is part 1 of a 2 part series including an exclusive...
Blogs
November 23 2015

Set Sail with Steve Berry!

Calling all history buffs and travel enthusiasts!  How would you like to set sail with...
Excerpts
November 12 2015

Away in a Manger: New Excerpt

Away in a Manger by Rhys Bowen is the 15th installment in the Molly Murphy series set during Christmastime...
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November 4 2015

Home by Nightfall: New Excerpt

Home by Nightfall by Charles Finch is the 9th Victorian mystery featuring gentleman sleuth Charles...
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October 15 2015

The Adventuress: New Excerpt

The Adventuress by Tasha Alexander is the 10th Victorian mystery in the Lady Emily series (available...
Blogs
October 14 2015

Champagne Sleuthing with Nick and Nora: A Look at the Thin Man Films

Ah, to be a mystery fan in the 1930s... Pulp fiction was rife with the jaded private eye....
Excerpts
October 14 2015

Death Wears a Mask: New Excerpt

Death Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver is the 2nd historical cozy in the Amory Ames mystery series set...
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October 12 2015

Wrath of the Furies: New Excerpt

Wrath of the Furies by Steven Saylor is the third historical thriller set in Ancient Rome featuring...
Blogs
October 8 2015

11 Must-See Thrilling Movie Scenes

Join author Jon Land for his 11 must-see thrilling movie scenes, and after you've read and...
Blogs
October 7 2015

166 Years After His Death, Test Your Poe Q!

Edgar Allan Poe died on October 7, 1849, and no one knows how. But a much more important mystery surrounds...
Blogs
October 2 2015

CSI Shrewsbury: Brother Cadfael’s Medieval Mysteries

Brother Cadfael came before fingerprinting and DNA testing, before security cameras and GPS phone...
Blogs
October 1 2015

Killer Nashville’s 2015 Silver Falchion Finalists Announced: Vote Now!

Killer Nashville has announced the full list of finalists for the 2015 Silver Falchion Readers...
Blogs
October 1 2015

The ZINNG: A Cool $25K for E-Mysteries (and Lethal Selfies)

The new Mysterious Press Award honors “the best e-book original mystery novel“ with a...
Blogs
September 25 2015

Longmire 4.10: Season Finale “What Happens on the Rez...”

Time has run out for Henry (Lou Diamond Phillips). With Gab (Julia Jones) temporarily safe with...
Blogs
September 25 2015

After “Lessons Learned,” We Announce The M.O.’s Next Story!

We're excited to announce the story we'll be publishing on the theme of “Lessons...
Excerpts
September 24 2015

The Lost Codex: Exclusive Excerpt

The Lost Codex by Alan Jacobson is a thriller about two ancient biblical documents that reveal...
Blogs
September 24 2015

Longmire 4.09: “Shotgun”

“You build my gallows high,” Robert Mitchum famously said in the noir classic Out...
Blogs
September 23 2015

Longmire 4.08: “Hector Lives”

Up to this point Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips) has been more or less harmlessly...
Blogs
September 23 2015

TBR Confessions: A Blue Labyrinth, 55 Heroes, and Magic

Do you have TBR Confessions to share? Don't keep them a secret! Give us the nod on 3 to 5 books...
Excerpts
September 21 2015

Move Your Blooming Corpse: New Excerpt

Move Your Blooming Corpse by D.E. Ireland is the second historical cozy in the Eliza Doolittle and...
Blogs
September 21 2015

Arthur & George: Part 3

From the start of Arthur & George, we’ve been bouncing back and forth between fact...
Blogs
September 18 2015

The ZINNG: Real-life Lies, Pirates, and Betram’s Hotel

A tip of the stetson to Bill Crider for this list of 10 famous works of fiction based on real crimes....
Blogs
September 17 2015

Longmire 4.04: “Four Arrows”

After a voluntary leave of absence, Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) returns to work, and within...