Tag Archives: Modern Mystery

Dalziel and Pascoe: Mysterious Literary Drama

The BBC Dalziel and Pascoe Mystery series is based upon Reginald Hill’s series of crime drama novels featuring the unlikely partners Detective Peter Pascoe and Detective Superintendent Andy Dalziel. The tone and narrative of the work however, rises above simple police procedural crime drama. For example, Detective Pascoe, trying to comfort Dalziel who feels responsible […]
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In the News: The ‘Girl’ In The Title – More Than A Marketing Trend

Hi gang! Apologies – it looks like there was a bit of a glitch in WordPress and the original review of this link was erased somehow. However, you can still listen to the recording by visiting here: http://www.npr.org/2016/02/22/467392750/the-girl-in-the-title-more-than-a-marketing-trend

Fiction Review: Faithful Place by Tana French

Faithful Place by Tana French, 2010 [SPOILERS] Faithful Place by Tana French is an unconventional mystery novel. There is a crime, there is a detective and the detective solves the crime, but in many ways this takes a secondary place to the detective’s own story. Frank Mackey, a seasoned detective with the Undercover Squad, is […]
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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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MWA Announces 2015 Edgar Nominees

MWA announces 2015 Edgar nominees By Jeremy Lynch on Jan 22, 2015 in Awards Mystery Writers of America have announced the Nominees for the 2015 Edgar Allan Poe Awards, honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2014. BEST NOVEL This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash (HarperCollins Publishers […]
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In the News: Ausma Zehanat Khan’s ‘Unquiet Dead’

Ausma Zehanat Khan’s ‘Unquiet Dead’ rises above mystery setting By Paula L. Woods January 9, 2015 While publishers may rave about mysteries that “transcend the genre,” few soar beyond their crime-solving objectives. And to find such a treasure in a first-time effort is rarer still. Khan has brought every ounce of her intellect and professional […]
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In the News: Masters of Crime: Elmore Leonard Novels From Library of America and More

By CHARLES FINCHJAN. 9, 2015 FOUR NOVELS OF THE 1970S By Elmore Leonard Library of America, $35. Is Elmore Leonard a great American novelist? His advocates certainly think so, and now, in a volume edited by his longtime researcher Gregg Sutter, he has the imprimatur of the Library of America, with the full accompanying paraphernalia: […]
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In the News: What Takes A Mystery Novel To Another Level? A Q&A With Tana French

by Michelle Dean 9/03/14 9:25am Link: http://review.gawker.com/what-takes-a-mystery-novel-to-another-level-a-q-a-with-1629500294 Tana French’s Dublin murder mystery novels, of which the new release The Secret Place is the latest, always hit the bestseller lists. But her readers are a proud cult in my experience, always happy to find another fan to discuss them with. She has a talent for lighting up […]
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In the News: PD James, queen of crime fiction, dies aged 94

By Richard Lea Thursday 27 November 2014 10.04 EST The writer PD James, who charted the transformations of British life through bestselling crime fiction starring the detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died 94. Her publisher Faber and Faber confirmed that she had died peacefully at home in Oxford on Thursday morning. Her debut novel, Cover Her Face, was […]
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In the News: James Ellroy Black Dahlia Podcast