Film Review: Knives Out (2019)

A modern twist on the classic whodunnit? Knives Out is a 2019 mystery film, written and directed by Rian Johnson. Film Review by Sarah Jimenez Synopsis: On the morning after his 85th birthday party, wealthy mystery novelist, Harlan Thrombey, is found dead in his study. His throat is slit and the weapon is in his […]
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Movie Review: Child 44

Tom Hardy! Gary Oldman! Noomi Rapace! Have you heard of this movie? I hadn’t either. It’s a detective story and more. Way more. In fact, it’s excessive. By Nazreen Booth In service of my foray into movie criticism, I chose a film I loved. Then, when I sat down, excited for my upteenth viewing of […]
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To Say Nothing of The Dog

By Connie Willis Published in 1997 A science and mystery fiction mash-up with plenty of historical flair There isn’t an assassination attempt in To Say Nothing of The Dog, if we don’t count a cat being saved from first degree drowning by a mindful time traveler enthralled by the creature, extinct in her own time. […]
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10 Mystery Novels To Prepare For THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW Movie

REPOSTED FROM: https://bookriot.com/2020/03/20/books-like-the-woman-in-the-window/ By Silvana Reyes Lopez Mar 20, 2020 Up next? The Woman in the Window, this May. It’s the newest mystery-thriller adaptation we are seeing on the big screen. Recently my favorite picture is definitely Knives Out, directed and written by Rian Johnson. That movie was a delicious treat of well-written material and […]
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Was Sherlock Holmes a real person? What’s the difference between a crime novel and a mystery novel? What really happened to all the TP? Survey mystery fiction and its conventions, from the genre’s 19th-century origins to the classic Golden Age puzzle to its many postmodern manifestations. Writers to be studied will include Edgar Allan Poe, […]
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Book Review: Lady in The Lake, by Laura Lippman, New York, NY: William Morrow 2019

Book Review by Bianca Blengino   The Lady in the Lake is a noir piece by Laura Lippman. The setting is the city of Baltimore in 1966, a time of shifting societal norms around race and gender. Madeline “Maddie” Schwartz makes her own change by leaving a seemingly happy marriage to create an independent passion […]
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House of Games: My Favorite Movie, Even If You Haven’t Heard of It

 House of Games is not the solving of a single mystery or the capturing of an individual.   It is a movie that presents continual intrigue because the viewer is constantly questioning which elements are genuine expression from the characters and which are parts of an intricate con.  The criminals wear many facades and disguises, expertly hidden from […]
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Bouchercon Dallas 2019: OCT. 31 – NOV. 3

There is still time to register! https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=1811986 Bouchercon is an annual international mystery convention sponsored by devoted mystery volunteers. Their purpose is to host an event where readers, authors, critics, editors, reviewers, bloggers, booksellers, librarians, and publishers can gather in an informal, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming setting to celebrate the love of mystery. Bouchercon is for […]
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Film Review: Detective K: The Secret of the Living Dead (2018)

Detective K: “I’m called a detective and a shaman too. For I can find a killer just by looking at the corpse, I’m like a possessed shaman who knows all. Shall we begin?  “Owner of Lodge: “Is he usually like that?” Seo-pil (Detective K’s partner): “Worse sir, he must not be feeling well, less bragging than usual.“           Invisible […]
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Book Review: L.A. Requiem by Robert Crais (1999)

L.A. Requiem is a detective novel by Robert Crais published in 1999. It is the 8th in the series that centers on Elvis Cole, a private detective of the hard-boiled ilk in Los Angeles, California. Cole is brought into the mysterious death of Karen Garcia by his business partner, long-time friend and former Police Officer, […]
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