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Traditional Mysteries and Cozy Mysteries

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.

Blogs
April 22 2014
We've got eggs on the brain and a half-dozen freshly-hatched crime titles on our hands! Click...
Blogs
April 22 2014
From The Telegraph: “I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger [Moore] and Sean...
Blogs
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 18 2014
Angela Lansbury, forever the face of the nosiest author in Cabot Cove, was just awarded the DBE...
Blogs
April 14 2014
The first series of The Bletchley Circle reminded us that sisterhood is powerful. So it’s...
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April 9 2014
Pop artist as crime poet? Well, Claes Oldenburg's work repeatedly makes monuments out...
Blogs
April 8 2014
Keep Quiet by Lisa Scottoline is a family-driven, suspense filled story that asks the question how...
Blogs
April 4 2014
In 1888, Henry Marsh, the oldest son of a large English family, immigrated to New Zealand, where he...
Blogs
April 4 2014
Carved by hand and painted into fantastic shapes like leopards, jet planes, cell phones, chickens,...
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April 1 2014
The Seventh Child by Erik Valeur, translated from Danish by K.E. Semmel, involves a journalist provoked...
Blogs
March 28 2014
Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen is the debut of the Bridal Bouquet Shop mystery series, featuring...
Excerpts
March 27 2014
Death Spiral by Janie Chodosh is the YA series debut of the Faith Flores Science Mysteries, featuring...
Blogs
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 19 2014
From The Times of India: Neelam, wife of Vijay Sharma, the editor of a Hindi daily, was found...
Blogs
March 18 2014
The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer is a contemporary novel of espionage and geopolitics, unraveling...
Blogs
March 15 2014
Kilmoon by Lisa Alber follows a Californian who ventures back to Ireland to meet her father, but her...
Excerpts
March 14 2014
This is an exclusive, specially-formatted excerpt from Strongwood: a Crime Dossier by Larry Millett,...
Excerpts
March 10 2014
The Trident Deception is the debut thriller from Rick Campbell about a nuclear submarine that unknowingly...
Blogs
March 10 2014
Zoinks! This Friday night brings the limited theatrical and video on-demand release of the movie Veronica...
Blogs
March 7 2014
If you’ve been pining for the return of Christine Cagney and Mary Beth Lacey since they...
Blogs
March 6 2014
Here’s how it commenced: One night when I was twelve, maybe thirteen, I caught the film Ten...
Blogs
March 6 2014
...baby name expert [Laura Wattenberg] took stock of the increase in gun and hunting-themed...
Blogs
March 5 2014
Candles can be soothing, aromatic, and perfect for adding some warmth to a cold winter's night....
Blogs
March 4 2014
Board Stiff by Annelise Ryan is the 5th in the Mattie Winston Mystery series about a small-town coroner...
Blogs
March 4 2014
In case you missed it, last week Criminal Element took a look at this year’s Academy Awards...
Blogs
March 4 2014
City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen, the thirteenth novel in the Molly Murphy historical series,...
Blogs
March 3 2014
Thank goodness she has a tote bag! This bounty of Good and Evil from our sweepstakes found its...
Blogs
February 27 2014
Here at CrimeHQ, the more murder, mystery, and mayhem you can fit into your movie, the more we’ll...
Blogs
February 20 2014
Prior to the start of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the news was rife with concern about security,...
Blogs
February 19 2014
Destination Unknown by Liz Strange, the third in the David Lloyd Investigations series, tackles a...