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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.

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April 23 2014
The Poor Boy's Game by Dennis Tafoya is a standalone thriller about Frannie, a U.S. Marshal whose...
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April 23 2014
Game of Pawns: No, it's not the cutthroat tale of four families desperately trying to take...
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April 22 2014
Don't Ever Look Back by Daniel Friedman is second book featuring 88-year-old retired cop Buck...
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April 22 2014
We've got eggs on the brain and a half-dozen freshly-hatched crime titles on our hands! Click...
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April 22 2014
From The Telegraph: “I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger [Moore] and Sean...
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April 21 2014
We begin this episode in an unusual position: a step ahead of the women of the Bletchley Circle. A...
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April 20 2014
The movie version of The Thin Man (1934), written by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich and...
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April 15 2014
The Long Shadow by Liza Marklund, translated from Swedish by Neil Smith, is the eighth featuring Stockholm...
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April 14 2014
When they first announced that Justified would end after Season 6, I was prepared to be heartbroken...
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April 14 2014
The first series of The Bletchley Circle reminded us that sisterhood is powerful. So it’s...
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April 13 2014
The reputation of Scandinavian thrillers has really taken off in recent years. Stieg Larson was the...
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April 12 2014
The Axe Factor by Colin Cotterill is the third Jimm Juree Mystery about a relocated news reporter...
Excerpts
April 10 2014
The Hard Way by Cathi Stoler is the 3rd novel in the Laurel and Helen New York Mystery Series about...
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April 9 2014
Pop artist as crime poet? Well, Claes Oldenburg's work repeatedly makes monuments out...
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April 8 2014
Register to enter for a chance to win a six-book bundle of contemporary crime novels featuring lots...
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April 4 2014
In 1888, Henry Marsh, the oldest son of a large English family, immigrated to New Zealand, where he...
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April 4 2014
Carved by hand and painted into fantastic shapes like leopards, jet planes, cell phones, chickens,...
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April 3 2014
One highly flirtatious burglar landed himself in the slammer after the police used a pretty girl to...
Excerpts
April 2 2014
An exclusive excerpt from Critical Damage by Robert K. Lewis, the second dark crime novel featuring...
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April 2 2014
The 2014 Derringer Award winners have been announced by the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and congratulations...
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April 1 2014
The Seventh Child by Erik Valeur, translated from Danish by K.E. Semmel, involves a journalist provoked...
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April 1 2014
It's been almost exactly 18 years since Fargo premiered on April 5, 1996 and took audiences to...
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March 30 2014
By Its Cover by Donna Leon is the 23rd Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery about the Venetian police...
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March 28 2014
While Twin Peaks is a web of contradictions—combining as it does comedy and horror, “high”...
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March 25 2014
Notorious by Allison Brennan is a debut thriller featuring Max Revere, formally Maxine, a renowned...
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March 24 2014
Children of the Revolution by Peter Robinson sees Yorkshire's Detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks...
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March 24 2014
Let us now praise Audrey Horne. When we were first introduced to the pretty high school senior...
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March 23 2014
The Berkeley Square Affair by Teresa Grant is the sixth Regency-era mystery with Malcolm and Suzanne...
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March 21 2014
The Revenant of Thraxton Hall by Vaughn Entwhistle follows Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde...
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March 21 2014
Here’s something that has become increasingly clear to me by the sixth episode of this...