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January 22 2016

The World’s First Murder Mystery: A Birthday Present from Edgar A. Poe

It was Edgar Allan Poe's birthday this week (he would have turned 207 on January 19th), and the man who gave us so much with his writing managed to be so selfless as to give us a birthday gift....
April 3 2015

Fresh Meat: Falling in Love by Donna Leon

Falling in Love by Donna Leon is the 24th mystery in the Commissario Guido Brunetti series set in Venice (available April 7, 2015). The mystery in Falling in Love, the 24th in Donna Leon’s...
March 30 2014

Fresh Meat: By Its Cover by Donna Leon

By Its Cover by Donna Leon is the 23rd Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery about the Venetian police chief, whose  current investigation starts with stolen pages from old books and ends in murder...
March 20 2013

Fresh Meat: The Golden Egg by Donna Leon

The Golden Egg by Donna Leon is the 22nd Commissario Guido Brunetti mystery set in Venice (available March 26, 2013).   My neighborhood’s long time crossing guard (whose name I don’t...
March 29 2012

Fresh Meat: Beastly Things by Donna Leon

Beastly Things by Donna Leon is a Commissario Guido Brunetti of Venice mystery (available April 3, 2012). In Beastly Things, Donna Leon’s detective Guido Brunetti, Commissario di Polizia of the...
June 1 2011

Crime Fiction is the New Travel Writing

It’s beginning to look as though some of the best travel writing today is being wedged in between the flimsy covers of crime novels. I wish I had a pound for everyone who went to Istanbul because...