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10 Tips for Surviving Bouchercon

It's the country's biggest crime and mystery convention. Here's how to make the most of your time.

By Rob Hart

3 Reasons to Crack Open the Robin Hudson Mysteries

This lady detective doesn't know the meaning of "damsel in distress."

By Kyle Davis

America’s Queen of the British Mystery

Martha Grimes, the award-winning author of over twenty Richard Jury mysteries, sits down for an in-depth interview.

By Susan L. Clark

Means of Evil: Inside the Mind of Ruth Rendell

The celebrated scribe behind the Chief Inspector Wexford mysteries sits down for a revealing interview.

By Diana Cooper-Clark

A Puzzle Lover’s Delight

In Nero Blanc's interactive crossword mysteries, readers fill in the blanks right alongside the detectives.

By The Lineup Staff

Inside the Author’s Bookshelf: Rex Burns

Our favorite mystery and thriller writers share the books that have stuck with them through the years.

By The Lineup Staff

Emerald Tiger: The Irish Crime Fiction Explosion

Explore the rainswept streets of Celtic noir with these excellent Irish crime fiction authors.

By Otto Penzler

TLU Pick: Dead Calm, by Charles Williams

This high seas mystery had us hook, line, and sinker as it plunged the depths of the human soul.

By Rob Hart

Mustachioed Men of Literary Mystery

Join us as we toast the men of mystery fiction – and their killer whiskers.

By The Lineup Staff

Wayfaring Stranger: The Thrilling Fiction of James Lee Burke

This Edgar-winning author sets his sights on the American Dream in a powerful new thriller of epic proportions.

By Otto Penzler

Identifying Evil in Fact and Fiction

Thriller writers conjure up bad guys like it's their day job. But what happens when real-life villains become scarier than imaginary ones?

By Jon Land

The Ultimate Mystery Genre Vocab List

How to keep your Marlowe separate from your Miss Marple

By The Lineup Staff

Find Your Next Great Read … on Twitter?

Follow 11 tweeps who love a good mystery as much as you do.

By The Lineup Staff

What Is Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction?

Here are five ways to know it when you read it.

By Otto Penzler

9 True Crime Books Better Than Gone Girl

When a real-life love story goes downhill, the fallout can be fatal.

By Kyle Davis

Case of the Wednesdays: The Efficient Assassin

Who killed Stephenson Charlecote? Collect the clues and solve the murder in this old-fashioned, 1920s mystery from H.C. Bailey’s Reggie Fortune series.

By Grace Srinivasiah

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