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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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Bouchercon 2016: The World Mystery Convention

Hotel Registration is now OPEN for Bouchercon 2016! New Orleans Marriott 555 Canal St New Orleans, LA 504 581 1000 (Please use this number when asking about hotel reservations or you can email answers@bouchercon2016.com) Bouchercon is the world’s finest annual crime fiction event, bringing together more than 1,000 authors, fans, publishers, reviewers, booksellers, editors, and […]
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Fiction Review: Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow (1987)

Scott Turow’s Presumed Innocent, his first published murder mystery/legal thriller novel in 1987, was a phenomenal success both with the critics and the popular readers. It spent 45 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and is one of the very first novels of its kind – namely the murder mystery genre, that also […]
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Congratulations Patricia Heenan!

We are thoroughly excited to announce that one of our own, Patricia Heenan, will have a poem published in the October edition of Creative Wisconsin! http://wiwrite.org/ Congratulations Trish! Well deserved! We’ll post a link to her work as soon as it is made available.

Fiction Review: Finch by Jeff VanderMeer (2009)

In Finch, we witness one very difficult week of detective John Finch, “Finchy” as his beloved partner Wyte calls him, while he tries to solve an impossible murder case. Living in the dystopian city of Ambergris that is slowly decaying and putrefying after the “Rising” of the Grey Caps, the powerful colonizers of this once magnificent city, Finch […]
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UPDATED: Mystery Webcast Monday July 27, 2015!

Hello Scholars! Just an update on Monday’s Webcast. PW has kindly given us permission to reprint the PowerPoint Presentation from the show. If you missed the event but still want to check out what was said, you have several options: You can click the hyperlink below to view and download the list of new titles […]
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