New $25,000 mystery book prize

MysteriousPress.com has announced a chance for new crime writers to get their foot on the publishing ladder – and it comes with $25,000 prize money. The search is…

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NTN: Michael Mayo interviewed

Jimmy the Stick is the first novel from film writer Michael Mayo. It’s a cracking debut set in America during prohibition and the author makes…

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CIS: The Great Detectives

Classics in September — The Great Detectives: The World’s Most Celebrated Sleuths Unmasked by Their Authors — Edited by Otto Penzler — “The Ubermensch, the…

CIS: Interview with Otto Penzler

Classics in September — Surely there are few people on the planet who are more knowledgeable on the topic of crime fiction than Otto Penzler.…

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CIS: Deadly Image revisited

Classics in September -– George Harmon Coxe is largely forgotten now, though his career is emblematic of the development of American crime fiction. Coxe began…

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What is ‘hardboiled’?

When people mention hardboiled what do you think of? An effective way of cooking eggs when you’re making potato salad? Maybe even Dr Seuss –…

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Otto Penzler goes digital

Crime fiction lovers in New York City have long benefited from the existence of Otto Penzler’s store The Mysterious Bookshop, while readers have enjoyed books…