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April 28 2017

2017 Edgar Award Winners

Last night, the Mystery Writers of America presented the 71st annual Edgar Allan Poe Awards at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Celebrating the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, and...
March 15 2017

Review: The Will to Kill by Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane

The Will to Kill is the latest Mike Hammer novel, originally started by the now-deceased Mickey Spillane and finished by the deft hand of Max Allan Collins.  Mike Hammer predates James Bond...
January 18 2017

A Driving Tour of Midwestern Mysteries

With so many mysteries set in big cities, Kristen Lepionka spreads the love to the Midwest, outlining some of the best mysteries in the region! Read her exclusive guest post, and make sure to sign...
October 4 2016

Review: Quarry in the Black by Max Allan Collins

Quarry in the Black by Max Allan Collins is the latest thriller featuring assassin Quarry, as he is hired on a political assignment to take out a Civil Rights crusader campaigning for the underdog in...
June 27 2016

First Teaser Trailer for Cinemax’s Quarry

Cinemax is really amping up their original series lineup! Outcast has been everything it promised and more—seriously, I was hooked from the terrifying roach-and-finger dinner from the opening...
May 25 2016

Nate Heller & Mike Hammer

Read this exclusive guest post from Max Allan Collins, author of Better Dead, comparing his own Nate Heller series to finishing Mickey Spillane's posthumous Mike Hammer manuscripts, and...
November 17 2014

2014’s Anthony, Macavity, and Shamus Awards!

Here are the winners' lists from three of the sets of awards announced at this weekend's Bouchercon!   Anthony Award Winners (voted on by Bouchercon attendees) Best...
February 28 2014

The Rap Sheet’s Cover Contest: Judging These Books By Their Covers

When J. Kingston Pierce of     The Rap Sheet   brought back the crime cover contest this year, we were delighted—so here's more from him, including a chance to share...
January 17 2014

Announcing 2014’s Edgar Nominees (and Our Own Winner)!

After last month's announcement of two new Grandmasters and the Raven Award winner, Mystery Writers of America has announced the rest of the shortlist of award nominees and special winners. ...
January 7 2014

Now Win This!: The Awful Octavo Sweepstakes

Each one of these eight exciting titles can be a new leaf in your awful awesome 2014! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This is NOT a Comments Sweepstakes. You must click the link above...
January 2 2014

Fresh Meat: The Wrong Quarry by Max Allan Collins

The Wrong Quarry by Max Allan Collins is a hard-boiled thriller about an assassin who hunts down other assassins (available January 7, 2014). I love a good, formulaic mystery. Doesn’t really...
October 17 2013

Fresh Meat: Ask Not by Max Allan Collins

Ask Not by Max Allan Collins is historical fiction, the third novel in the Nathan Heller JFK Trilogy preceded by Bye Bye, Baby, and Target Lancer (available October 22, 2013).   It’s...
June 7 2013

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Baseball Mysteries

Baseball season is well under way, so it’s time to start reading about fictional murder in our favorite ballparks. Here are some of my favorite series and standalones, and even a short story...
June 26 2012

Win New Audio Download of Karin Slaughter’s Criminal plus “Wolf” by Max Allan Collins!

We couldn’t let June (the official Audiobook Month) get away without more aural goodies to caress your ear holes with crime, so... To enter for a chance to win one of ten AudioGO download...
June 8 2012

Now Win This!: A Ticket to Bouchercon

Sorry, this sweepstakes has ended. Stay tuned on our Sweepstakes page for more offers! Click here to register for a chance to win! October 4–7 the mystery community will...
May 29 2012

In Pursuit of Spenser: Love Him, Like This Facebook Sweepstakes!

Spenser, the Boston private detective created by Robert B. Parker, has inspired legions of readers and writers alike. To commemorate his influence, editor Otto Penzler assembled a monster list of crime...
May 9 2012

Where’s the Love for—and in—Hardboiled?

You don’t see the term “hardboiled” much any more. “Noir” has supplanted it, co-opted from the French film critics who intended it for the American crime films made during and shortly after...
November 20 2011

Pulp in the Wild: Shelf Mates Edition

As I sat staring at my bookshelves, taking stock of the books that surround and inspire me, I started to notice some titles that seemed like maybe I should shelve them next to each other. I kept looking,...
November 20 2011

RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards Nominees

Romantic Times (RT) has announced the nominees for its annual Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and in the Mystery Suspense & Thriller categories, the shortlists have set them a difficult task!  Contemporary...
September 19 2011

Bouchercon: The Mystery of Conventions

Yesterday, Clare Toohey posted about the Anthony Awards, which were definitely a highlight of Bouchercon.  But I thought those of you who weren’t there might like to know what this blogger learned...
September 19 2011

Now Win This!: The Buzz Bag

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Charles Ardai
September 2 2011

Pulp in the Wild: Fans Take a Little Off the Top

In the heat of summer, you might take your favorite summer reading to the beach – if you lived in California, Hawaii, or the south of France.  If you’re in the middle of New York...
August 21 2011

2011 Shamus Award Nominees Announced

We were yammering on social media about this terrific shortlist, and forgot to post it here until now (doh!)  Thanks to Omnimystery for reminding us, because it’s not too late to celebrate! Onto...
August 8 2011

Now Win This!: Max Allan Collins’s Bye Bye, Baby

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May 23 2011

Gotham Central: Cops Under a Bat-Shaped Shadow

If Ed McBain wrote a comic book, it probably would have been a lot like Gotham Central. You recognize the city name, of course. It’s Batman’s stomping grounds. It’s the town where...