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The investigation itself takes center stage, whether driven by cops working the beat, agents within a task force, or licensed P.I.s.

Excerpts
September 4 2015

A Killing in Zion: New Excerpt

A Killing in Zion by Andrew Hunt is a historical murder mystery set in Salt Lake City featuring Detective...
Blogs
September 3 2015

The ZINNG: Women Crime Writers, Poisoned Poe, and a Killer Whale

Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s is a box set of work by Dorothy...
Blogs
September 1 2015

Now Win This!: Murder in the First Sweepstakes

The jury has spoken, and these nine tales are guilty of murder! Enjoy life behind bars! Click...
Blogs
August 28 2015

The ZINNG: Stephen King, OITNB, and Ulysses

Stephen King reflects on the perceived successes of a busy writer in an op-ed to The New York...
Blogs
August 27 2015

Hurry! “Lesson Learned” Submissions Mailbox Closes Friday at Noon

At 11:59 a.m. tomorrow, The M.O. submissions close, so get to writing and tell us your “Lesson...
Excerpts
August 26 2015

Vienna: New Excerpt

Inspired by a classic Sherlock Holmes story, Vienna by William S. Kirby is a modern mystery that focuses...
Blogs
August 25 2015

CSI Queensland: The Strip

Imagine Jerry Bruckheimer was so taken by producing The Amazing Race Australia (yes, there was one)...
Excerpts
August 21 2015

Slaughter: Exclusive Excerpt

Slaughter by John Lutz is the 10th thriller featuring NYPD Detective Frank Quinn where a madman's...
Blogs
August 21 2015

The ZINNG: Cocoa and Improbable Weapons

At Mystery Fanfare, the Macavity nominees for Best Short Story discuss the importance of first...
Blogs
August 20 2015

Fresh Meat: X by Sue Grafton

X by Sue Grafton is the 24th mystery in the Kinsey Millhone series about the California-based private...
Blogs
August 18 2015

Now Win This!: Dark Nights, Dark Dreams Sweepstakes

Caution all ye who enter here, for these nine titles should be warning enough: nightmares await! Click...
Blogs
August 17 2015

Sorry, Yogi, That Door’s for Cat Burglars

An Idaho man's home has been repeatedly raided by thieving bears, and a cub even tried to sneak...
Blogs
August 13 2015

To Protect and Non-Violently Serve: Rush

Most Western police forces have, broadly speaking, two levels of response for field incidents:...
Blogs
August 10 2015

True Detective 2.08: Season Finale “Omega Station”

“We deserve a better world.” Yes, we do. Just as in Season 1, the tying up of...
Blogs
August 10 2015

It’s Not Counterfeit, It’s “Artisanal” Currency

This paper sports David Bowie's lightning-shocked face, and it's spendable! Well, in its local...
Blogs
August 7 2015

Get Smart at 50: Shrewd and Still Intelligent

In “Mr. Big,” the debut episode of Get Smart (1965-1970), there’s an opening...
Excerpts
August 7 2015

Dead Soon Enough: New Excerpt

Dead Soon Enough by Steph Cha is the third mystery featuring Los Angeles P.I. Juniper Song who has...
Excerpts
August 5 2015

Between the Living and the Dead: New Excerpt

Between the Living and the Dead by Bill Crider is the 22nd mystery in the Dan Rhodes series where...
Blogs
August 4 2015

Now Win This!: Deadly Little Secrets Sweepstakes

You might think you want the truth, but these nine books prove you can’t handle it! Click...
Excerpts
August 4 2015

Laying Down the Paw: New Excerpt

Laying Down the Paw by Diane Kelly is the 3rd cozy in the Paw Enforcement series starring Fort Worth...
Blogs
August 3 2015

Major Crimes: More to the Story...Online!

This season, Major Crimes introduced webisodes – bite-sized segments of story released...
Blogs
August 3 2015

True Detective 2.07: “Black Maps and Motel Rooms”

“I’ve been waiting for that all my life.” Too many hotel rooms, not enough...
Blogs
July 31 2015

No Sweat, The M.O. Returns with a New Theme!

Summer's flying by and The M.O. is sweating with panic over the theme “Lesson Learned.”...
Excerpts
July 30 2015

Best Laid Plans: New Excerpt

Best Laid Plans by Allison Brennan is the 9th thriller in the Lucy Kincaid series where the FBI agent...
Blogs
July 29 2015

Murder Most Aussie: City Homicide

Why don’t we ever hear about Australian crime dramas? All nations have crime. They all...
Excerpts
July 28 2015

Brush Back: New Excerpt

Brush Back by Sara Paretsky is the 18th novel featuring Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski, who'll...
Blogs
July 28 2015

The Essential Jim Gordon Stories, Or, When Gordon Became Batman

In the current storyline in DC’s Batman and Detective Comics, Jim Gordon’s shaved his...
Blogs
July 27 2015

True Detective 2.06: “Church in Ruins”

“I sold my soul for nothing.” That’s Ray’s opening complaint, as...
Blogs
July 21 2015

Now Win This!: Shadow Lurker Sweepstakes

You can't run from what you don't see coming, so I'd avoid that dark alley if I were...
Excerpts
July 21 2015

Believe No One: New Excerpt

Believe No One by A. D. Garrett is the second thriller to feature DCI Kate Simms who finds herself...