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From the Golden Era’s sleuths to today’s idiosyncratic amateurs, these stories favor challenging puzzles, plenty of neighborly suspects, and blatant laughs over graphic sex and violence.

Original Stories
October 9 2015

The M.O.’s Lesson Learned Issue: “Night Watchman”

We're proud to present “Night Watchman” by A.M. Thurmond, the latest crime fiction...
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...
October 5 2015

What’s Done in Darkness: New Excerpt

Jealousy is a strong motive. People kill for love every day... Jade Blackwin feels like she's...
October 3 2015

Death, Taxes, and a Chocolate Cannoli: New Excerpt

Death, Taxes and a Chocolate Cannoli by Diane Kelly is the 9th cozy mystery in the IRS Special Agent...
October 2 2015

CSI Shrewsbury: Brother Cadfael’s Medieval Mysteries

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

The Haunted Season: New Excerpt

The Haunted Season by G.M. Malliet is the 5th English village mystery featuring vicar Max Tudor...
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...
September 29 2015

Now Win This!: The Hard Truth Sweepstakes

It's time to face the cold, hard truth with these 12 exciting mysteries! Click here to...
September 27 2015

Sky High: Exclusive Excerpt

Sky High by Susan O'Brien is the 2nd cozy in the Nicki Valentine mystery series about the single...
September 26 2015

Lead Me Into Danger: New Excerpt

Lead Me Into Danger by Daniella Bernett is a debut mystery featuring a journalist and jewel thief...
September 26 2015

The Company She Kept: New Excerpt

The Company She Kept by Archer Mayor is the 26th thriller featuring Joe Gunther, the head of the Vermont...
September 25 2015

A Ghostly Murder: New Excerpt

A Ghostly Murder by Tonya Kappes is the 4th paranormal cozy in the Ghostly Souther Mystery series...
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...
September 24 2015

The ZINNG: Staub’s Movie, Barker’s TV, Things to Do in Denver (and London)

Set your DVRs for Wendy Corsi Staub's novel Hello, It's Me (written as Wendy Markham) airing...
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...
September 22 2015

Now Win This!: Murder on the Menu Sweepstakes

Is your stomach grumbling for its next meal? Well, you might want to think twice, because as...
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...
September 19 2015

Second to Nun: New Excerpt

Second to Nun by Alice Loweecey is the 2nd cozy Giulia Driscoll mystery about a nun-turned-private...
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....
September 16 2015

Cozy Bookshelf Shopping List: October, 2015

Discover (or remember to order) your next cozy with a delightfully convenient shopping list of...
All Fiction
September 12 2015

Come Hell or Highball: New Excerpt

Come Hell or Highball by Maia Chance is the debut historical cozy in the Discreet Retrieval Agency...
September 11 2015

The ZINNG: Veteran Noir, Cozy Sleuth Tips, and Sith Lord Meltzer

With references to veterans in Raymond Chandler, David Goodis, and James Crumley, among others,...
September 10 2015

Dishing the Dirt: New Excerpt

Dishing the Dirt by M.C. Beaton is the 26th cozy in the Agatha Raisin mystery series, and this time...
September 9 2015

Saving Sophie: New Excerpt

Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson is a legal thriller about a Chicago attorney whose daughter is kidnapped...
September 7 2015

Arthur & George: Part 1

It’s one thing for a writer of detective fiction to dream up cases for his sleuth to solve....
September 5 2015

The ZINNG: Litterbook, Convention Prep, and Literary Feasts

Who threw over 600 books in total from his vehicle onto Colorado highways—would you believe...
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...
September 2 2015

The Child Garden: New Excerpt

The Child Garden by Catriona McPherson is a standalone mystery about a care home with a dark and deadly...
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...