Monthly Archives: June 2022

Remembering Harry Kemelman and the Rabbi (by Arthur Vidro)

An aficionado of traditional mysteries, Arthur Vidro publishes the thrice-yearly journal Old-Time Detection, which explores mystery fiction of the past. He has special expertise in the works of Ellery Queen, and was one of the winners of EQMM’s 80th Anniversary … Continue reading

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Freud as a Writer of Mysteries (by Sheila Kohler)

A multiple O. Henry Award winner and a Willa Cather Prize winner, Sheila Kohler writes both literary and crime fiction. She’s the author of eleven novels and three short-story collections. One of her novels, Dreaming for Freud, revolves around the … Continue reading

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Feeding your TBR List (by Jill Vassilakos-Long)

A government information librarian and the Coordinator for Special Collections at California State University, San Bernadino, Jill Vassilakos-Long is the coauthor, with her colleague Michael Burgess, of the bibliography of historical crime fiction Murder in Retrospect. She debuts as a fiction … Continue reading

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J.R. Moehringer’s Novel About Willie Sutton Deserves to be Better Known (by Kevin Mims)

Kevin Mims is a short story writer, essayist, and, often, a book reviewer for this site. This time he reviews a title that belongs to a category we don’t often see, the nonfiction novel. Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood was … Continue reading

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What Literature Teaches us About Planning the Perfect Murder (by Sandeep Sandhu)

Sandeep Sandhu is a writer based in London who recently completed a Master’s in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh, where he was an editor for From Arthur’s Seat, an anthology of prose and poetry. He was long-listed for the Alpine … Continue reading

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