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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 27 2015

One Week Until The M.O. Submissions are Long Gone!

The M.O.'s submissions mailbox closes next Friday, so sneak a peek at sample shortlisters in our...
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February 26 2015

The M.O.’s Rogues’ Gallery of 2015

In 2015, these mugs committed malfeasance occasional against very short crime fiction—look upon...
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February 26 2015

The Americans 3.05: “Salang Pass”

Early in last night’s episode of The Americans, “Salang Pass,” Philip (Matthew...
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February 25 2015

Agent Carter 1.08: Season Finale “Valediction”

On its eighth and final episode of the season, “Valediction,” Agent Carter comes...
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February 25 2015

Justified 6.06: “Alive Day”

We’re almost halfway through the final season of Justified, and given how great this season...
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February 24 2015

The Cowboy Rides Away: Jimmy Stewart, Henry Fonda, and The Cheyenne Social Club

Jimmy Stewart and Henry Fonda had one of the longest lasting friendships in the history of Hollywood....
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February 23 2015

Grantchester: Season Finale 1.06

An invitation to Amanda’s wedding has arrived, triggering a fresh chorus of the blues for...
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February 23 2015

This Head in a Jar Can Be Yours!

Whether to reinforce dieting aims or for sheer delight, who doesn't want their stainless...
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February 21 2015

Fresh Meat: Mightier than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer

Mightier than the Sword by Jeffrey Archer is the fifth installment in The Clifton Chronicles (available...
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February 20 2015

The M.O.: Submissions are Open for the Next Two Weeks!

The M.O. submissions mailbox is open! That's themostories - aT- gmail (plus dot and com)....
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February 19 2015

The Americans 3.04: “Dimebag”

The one essential quality for survival in The Americans is the ability to tell a convincing lie....
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February 18 2015

Agent Carter 1.07: “SNAFU”

The folks behind Agent Carter have been smart about how they parcel out information. Take the...
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February 18 2015

Justified 6.05: “Sounding”

The final season of Justified keeps piling on the delicious complications of plot and adding...
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February 17 2015

Under the Radar: Alien Trespass (2009)

When you’re an alien on a mission, you can’t go wrong with a plucky waitress at your side....
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February 16 2015

Grantchester 1.05

Sidney and Geordie are off to the big city for a harmless night out, or at least as harmless...
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February 16 2015

Perverse Presidential Honors

President Dwight D. Eisenhower must've been a heckuva good sport, because he played lowdown prairie...
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February 12 2015

Coffee: Fuel of Scientists, Scholars, and Writers

Writers and editors are among the Top 5 coffee-drinking professions. Yay! The study proving this intuitive...
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February 11 2015

Agent Carter 1.06: “A Sin to Err”

Episode 6 of Agent Carter, “A Sin to Err,” finds Peggy (Haylet Atwell) in full-on...
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February 9 2015

Grantchester 1.04

Our hero, Canon Sidney Chambers (James Norton) begins this episode by rescuing a woman from a...
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February 7 2015

Fresh Meat: A Woman Unknown by Frances Brody

A Woman Unknown by Frances Brody is the 4th book in the Post-WWI British mystery series featuring...
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February 6 2015

Kids Reenacting 2015 Oscar Nominees

Have you seen the Oscar nominees for Best Picture? Maybe not like this. Kids play selected bits from...
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February 5 2015

The Americans 3.02: “Baggage”

The Americans followed up its action-packed premiere with one of its most contemplative episodes...
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February 4 2015

Agent Carter 1.05: “The Iron Ceiling”

Let it be noted that Episode 5 of Agent Carter is the moment where the show goes from “promising”...
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February 2 2015

Announcing 2015’s Agatha Award Nominees

The groundhog and awards season are upon us! The Agatha Awards honor the “traditional mystery.”...
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January 30 2015

Automatic Crime Sonnet Robot, Activate!

If modern robots can write your letters, why not poetry, and what richer fodder for auto-verse...
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January 28 2015

Agent Carter 1.04: “The Blitzkrieg Button”

Considering Episode 4 of Agent Carter takes its title from a military maneuver notable for its...
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January 28 2015

Justified 6.02: “Cash Game”

Previously on Justified: Boyd committed murder and bank robbery (so business as usual, basically);...
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January 26 2015

Grantchester 1.02

In Episode 2, Sidney goes to a dinner party with snobs and we begin to depart rather significantly...
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January 26 2015

Lowdown Calendar: More of 2015’s Mystery Conventions

We've already highlighted 5 of the biggest mystery fan conventions of 2015, but lucky for us,...
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January 21 2015

Announcing 2015’s Edgar Nominees

The Mystery Writers of America have announced the Edgar Award nominees and special winners. ...