Writing the Crime Scene: Poison

Column by Repo Kempt
A guide to research and writing when killing your characters with poison.

LURID: Last Seen Wearing - Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Databases

Column by Karina Wilson August 11, 2016 (2) comments
LURID takes a look at the complex subculture surrounding the Missing and the Found, especially the online databases making armchair detecting easier than ever before. Is this a new form of narrative?
Bookshots: ‘The Blood Strand’ by Chris Ould

Bookshots: ‘The Blood Strand’ by Chris Ould

Review by Dean Fetzer
A detective from England returns to the Faroe Islands after his father is found unconscious in his car. Looking for answers about his past, he gets involved in solving that riddle and a murder.

Ring in the Noir Year: 2016 Edition — 8 More Promising Crime Titles

Column by Leah Dearborn
Break out the smokes and champagne, it's that time of the year again.
The Visitors by Simon Sylvester

Bookshots: 'The Visitors' by Simon Sylvester

Review by Christopher Shultz
A fantasy, a mystery, and a coming-of-age tale, all in one outstanding debut novel.

Tis the Season...For Murder: 6 Holiday Murder Mysteries

Column by Riki Cleveland
While most people are baking the Christmas ham and trimming the tree, you could be settling in with murder and mayhem with these six holiday murder mysteries.
Bookshots: 'Wolf Winter' by Cecilia Ekbäck

Bookshots: 'Wolf Winter' by Cecilia Ekbäck

Review by Stephanie Bonjack
Swedish Lapland, 1717. A Finnish family leaves the shores of their country for a remote Swedish farm. When a body is discovered, paranoia and strange, inexplicable events soon follow.
News, Prize, MysteriousPress.com

MysteriousPress.com Announces $25,000 Prize For Best eBook Mystery Novel

News by Rob Hart October 1, 2015 (1) comments
The Mysterious Press Award will include a $25,000 advance against royalties and guaranteed worldwide publication.

The Butler Did It: Why We Always Blame the Servants

Column by Leah Dearborn August 19, 2015 (1) comments
The guilty butler trope appears to damn servants by their employment status alone. After all, they know everything about the victim’s daily routine, and they’re always suspiciously nearby.

Product Review: Her Story

Column by Christopher Shultz August 13, 2015 (1) comments
This smart and engrossing FMV further blurs the line between video game, film, and prose fiction.
Stephen King’s 'Mr. Mercedes' Among Edgar Award Winners

Stephen King’s 'Mr. Mercedes' Among Edgar Award Winners

News by Raine Winters
Get the lowdown on The Edgar Awards!

Murder Most Foul: Five Killer YA Mysteries

Column by Riki Cleveland
In these five novels, the authors have murder on their minds, and no crime is too grisly, even for a YA audience.
Bookshots: 'Dark Rooms' by Lili Anolik

Bookshots: 'Dark Rooms' by Lili Anolik

Review by Leah Dearborn
Although the perpetrator of her sister’s murder is quickly named, a recent prep school graduate becomes obsessed with finding an alternate explanation for the crime.

Ring in the Noir Year: 8 Promising New Crime Titles For 2015

Column by Leah Dearborn
A New Year’s roundup of some promising noir, mystery, and true crime to ring in 2015.
Bookshots: 'Last Winter We Parted' by Fuminori Nakamura

Bookshots: 'Last Winter We Parted' by Fuminori Nakamura

Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard October 21, 2014 (2) comments
When a young writer is assigned to interview a death row inmate, his discoveries could lead to the unravelling of both a macabre mystery and, if he's not careful--his own tenuous grip on sanity.
JK Rowling

Sequel To Rowling's 'The Cuckoo's Calling' Coming In June

News by Nathan Scalia February 19, 2014 (1) comments
J.K. Rowling's new book, 'The Silkworm,' is set to come out in June, under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Isabel Allende

Isabel Allende Rips On Mystery Novels In Promoting Her Own

News by Nathan Scalia February 17, 2014 (4) comments
Award-winning author Isabel Allende ruffled some feathers when she criticized the mystery genre while promoting her own upcoming mystery novel.

Footnotes: The Clues Poe Left Behind

Column by Ryan Peverly January 20, 2014 (2) comments
Poe is the father of the detective story and countless other things, but he's also responsible for society's crazed interest in cryptography and the most mysterious story of all -- his death.
Bookshots: 'S.' by J.J. Abrams & Doug Dorst

Bookshots: 'S.' by J.J. Abrams & Doug Dorst

Review by Ryan Peverly December 9, 2013 (7) comments
A review of the novel "S." by renowned filmmaker J.J. Abrams and author Doug Dorst.
Poirot Returns in a New Novel

Poirot Returns in a New Novel

News by Dean Fetzer September 4, 2013 (1) comments
In a new untitled book to be written in the style of Agatha Christie, crime writer Sophie Hannah is the latest author chosen to resurrect a literary character.
J.K. Rowling is Robert Galbraith

J.K. Rowling Pens Mystery Novel Under Pseudonym

News by Dean Fetzer July 15, 2013 (4) comments
The author of the ‘Harry Potter’ books has written ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ under the name Robert Galbraith - which hasn’t hurt its sales.
'The Angel's Kiss' by Melody Malone now Available

Melody Malone's Detective Novel From 'Doctor Who' Now Available As An eBook

News by Rob Hart October 8, 2012 (1) comments
In 'The Angels Take Manhattan,' a major plot device for the episode is a book written by one of the characters--and that book (or at least, a version of it) is now available to purchase.
Noir Magazine Kickstarter

Noir Magazine Needs Your Help On Kickstarter

News by Benoît Lelièvre September 6, 2012 (2) comments
L.A based publishing veterans Nancie Claire and Rip George are turning to you to help finance their digital venture into crime fiction.