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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Death Sentences

Edited by Otto Penzler — While crime fiction may be the biggest seller by genre, the dedicated crime bookshop has become an endangered species. In his…

Evil Eye

Written by Joyce Carol Oates – An acclaimed novelist, short story writer, poet, essayist, and literary critic, Joyce Carol Oates was once dubbed ‘the dark…

In Pursuit of Spenser

Edited by Otto Penzler – In Pursuit of Spenser will certainly shed some light on its titular iconic PI. But Otto Penzler’s edited collection of…

Give me that Geiger counter!

On the radar – This week’s report is the direct result of us putting a long arm deep into the CFL mail bag and pulling…

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Ugly Behavior

Written by Steve Rasnic Tem — Having been compared to great authors such as Franz Kafka, Ray Bradbury and Raymond Carver, Steve Rasnic Tem is…

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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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…