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Review: Out of the Blackout by Robert Barnard

Growing up in my house was a constant refrain of “Tomayto, Tomahto.” Dad liked red wine and oysters. Mom was...

The Hook Brings you Back

I was working on a fantastic, thoughtful, philosophical piece on whether genre fiction is formulaic or just taps into a...

Book Review-Black Plumes by Margery Allingham

I began this book eagerly anticipating the arrival of the beloved sleuth, Mr. Campion. However, Miss Allingham weaves her tale...

Review: The Return of Mr. Campion (Uncollected Stories)

After Margery Allingham’s death in 1966, Agatha Christie lauded her fellow writer: How sad it is that there are not...

The Deadly Sins of Mystery Authors

The Golden Age writers toyed with various sets of rules of “fair play.” The oath of the famous “Detection Club,”...

What’s so Awesome about Classic Mysteries?

  Cozy. Edgy. True-Crime. Procedurals. Hard-boiled. The mystery genre keeps changing and diversifying over time, but what is it about...