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August 15 2016

Passionate About Pulp: Revisiting The Mummy (1999)

THE SUBGENRE: Supernatural adventure. THE HEROES (WHO HAPPEN TO BE LOVE INTERESTS): Egyptologist Evelyn Carnahan and French Foreign Legion soldier-turned-convict Rick O'Connell. THE...
June 28 2016

My Time in Egypt: Inspiration for Shooting the Sphinx

Read this exclusive guest post from Avram Noble Ludwig, author of Shooting the Sphinx, about the difficulties and experiences he faced in Egypt that inspired the novel, and then, make sure...
April 8 2015

Fresh Meat: Thieves Fall Out by Gore Vidal (writing as Cameron Kay)

Thieves Fall Out by Gore Vidal (writing as Cameron Kay) is a pulp novel, rediscovered after sixty years, about a broke American in post-WWII Cairo who gets involved in smuggling, intrigue, and revolution...
March 18 2014

Fresh Meat: The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer

The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer is a contemporary novel of espionage and geopolitics, unraveling the dangerous relationships between a diplomat who's just been assassinated, his unfaithful wife,...
October 3 2013

Trick or Toast!: Occult Jam Made from Princess Diana’s Hair

This is not a joke, but an actual, edible product created as surreal art by Bompas & Parr. The ingredients of their Occult Milk Jam are “milk, cream, caster sugar, Hendrick's Gin infused...
August 9 2013

RIP, Elizabeth Peters, Barbara Michaels, and Dr. Barbara Mertz

She earned a Ph.D. at 23 and had too much to say to be constrained under just one name. We're sad to share the news of the passing, at age 85, of a wonderful writer who became an MWA Grandmaster...
July 19 2013

When Michael Crichton Was John Lange: 1968’s Easy Go aka The Last Tomb

Easy Go is one of 10 early Michael Crichton novels being reissued as an e-book (available July 23, 2013). The prospect of wealth does strange things to people. That quote, from one of the characters...
August 10 2012

Ancient Crimes, Modern Detection

The world is in love with methods of forensic crime detection. We have been entranced by CSI (the original) and every spin-off it has produced. Abby Sciuto and her mass spectrometer add immeasurably...
September 1 2011

Do Not Disturb: Hotels for Crime and Writing

Hotels all over the world play their electrifying part in crime stories. Agatha Christie, for example, liked hotels.  The mistress of crime penned Hercule Poirot’s adventure Murder on the...