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October 2 2017

A Mystery Lover’s Pub Crawl: Touring the World with My Favorite Sleuths in Search of the Perfect Pint

Go on a mystery lover's pub crawl with Ellie Alexander, author of Death on Tap, and make sure to sign in and comment below for a chance to win a copy of the first Sloan Krause Mystery! I...
June 20 2017

Vote for Your Favorite Masterpiece Mystery Series

  Don't see your favorite Masterpiece Mystery series? Let us know which is your favorite in the comments below!
November 8 2016

Which Fictional Sleuth Would You Vote for President?

As the presidential election campaigns end and the polls begin to close, we'd like to take a break from the real world and lose ourselves in our favorite place—a good book! From Agatha...
July 20 2016

Mysteries Set in the Caribbean

The golden sands, verdant hills, and crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea have called to authors since the age of piracy ended. Indeed, one of the first works set there, Robert Louis Stevenson’s...
May 3 2016

Is Your Favorite Mystery Book a TV Series?

You’ve read all the books in your favorite mystery series. The description of the characters and the settings by the author are so good that you can see them in your mind. You’d love...
April 8 2016

Detection, Mid-Century Style: The Rise of the Cozy Mystery Genre

“My first case,” says Father Brown in The Mask of Midas, “was just a small private affair about a man’s head being cut off.” It’s not surprising that G.K....
March 18 2016

13 of the Best Female Sleuths from Pop Culture

Everyone knows Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, and the Hardy Boys, but what about the best female sleuths from pop culture? Women have been solving crime and catching bad guys in books, television,...
December 21 2015

Top 5 Christmas Mysteries

As traditional as counting down the shopping days to Christmas or making plans to visit out of town family is the appearance of Christmas and holiday mysteries. When did the tradition start? Why...
April 10 2015

Strangers on a Train, Or When Sherlock Met Jane

In this most devoutly-to-be-wished encounter between two of fiction’s greatest detectives, the role of Miss Jane Marple is elaborated by Ashley Weaver, that of Mr. Sherlock Holmes by...
March 5 2015

Casting TV Crime with Rhys Bowen and Tasha Alexander

Join Rhys Bowen and Tasha Alexander as they discuss their favorite (and least) crime televison series, casting decisions, and ponder the perfect actors to play their own leading characters! Rhys...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 29 2014

Miss Marple: “Endless Night”

Miss Marple raises lots of questions. The most pertinent right now is: What is she doing in this story? Endless Night is a real suspense tale, told from the point of view of an opportunistic young...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 26 2014

David Suchet Investigates Agatha Christie

If Hercule Poirot isn’t available, who better than David Suchet to investigate the colorful and mysterious life of Agatha Christie? This Sunday, after Miss Marple on Masterpiece Mystery most...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 23 2014

Miss Marple: “Greenshaw’s Folly”

It was a dark and stormy night when Louisa Oxley (Kimberley Nixon) arrived at the door of her “Aunt” Jane in the village of St. Mary Mead. “Aunt Jane will look after us,”...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 23 2014

Miss Marple: “A Caribbean Mystery”

When can murder be an almost pleasant event? When Miss Marple is on the case. This time she’s on the Caribbean island of St. Honoré for her rheumatism, vacationing at a small hotel...
July 13 2014

From Page to Screen with 4:50 From Paddington: Is the Book Always Better?

I read the Agatha Christie's book version of 4:50 From Paddington way before I saw the TV-movie, directed by Martyn Friend. I was most likely in my late teens or early twenties when I read...
August 23 2013

ZINNG: You on TV? Us on TV! Batman and a Friday Dance Party

•   Are you in the UK? Are you a fanatic for TV's Sherlock, Midsomer Murder, Miss Marple, Poirot, Inspector Morse, and Inspector Lewis? Then would you like to appear on a trivia...
November 1 2012

Fall into Winter: The Ten Coziest Cozy Mystery Series

There are few things I enjoy more than the changing of the seasons. When the leaves start to turn, I dream of roaring fires and snowflakes falling from the sky. I make sure my favorite blanket is within...
January 5 2012

What is a Cozy Mystery? A “Traditional” Mystery?

If you, loyal mystery fan, are weary of reading books dripping with blood and gore, stuffed with violence and vulgarity, cozy novels are likely to be your cup of tea. Can’t you picture yourself snuggled...
November 16 2011

David Suchet to Complete Poirot’s Magnum Opus

Does Poirot look a bit pleased with himself? He usually does, but perhaps especially since, via UK Telly Surfer, we learn that ITV has commissioned another 5 Poirot adventures, Labours of Hercules,...
July 31 2011

Poirot and Holmes on Holiday in Japan

I had only been in Japan for a couple of days, but I had already perfected my answer to the constant question: why are you studying Japanese? My answer: because I like Japanese detective fiction. Which...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
July 13 2011

Miss Marple at The Pale Horse: Go Along for the Ride

Purists take warning: If you’re looking for a faithful adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The Pale Horse, this week’s Masterpiece Mystery wasn’t it. But you probably already guessed that when you...
June 8 2011

Miss Marple, Everlasting

In the genteel drawing room, elderly Miss Jane Marple sits in her chair, hands encased in black lace, her fingers working knitting needles on a dull colored yarn. She barely participates in the conversation...
May 21 2011

Why Read Agatha Christie Today?

Why read Agatha Christie murder mysteries today?  Christie remains one of the most read authors of all time, but this is the question that struck me when I read Joan Acocella’s essay...
May 18 2011

Today’s Female Crime-Fighters: Not Nancy Enough?

She’s tough. She’s violent. And mystery readers can’t seem to get enough of her. Over the past six decades, female sleuths have gone from sweet (think Agatha Christie’s...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
May 9 2011

Back Away From My Cozies and No One Gets Hurt

Yes, I read cozies. No, I don’t own a cat or an antimacassar. I don’t grow roses, I can’t knit and I once owned a teapot, but it broke. I prefer coffee anyway. Crime fiction...