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Declared the best selling writer of all time, Dame Agatha Christie created two of the most recognizable characters in all fiction - Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Read this article for a brief outline of her life.
Edgar Allan Poe
This is the bicentennial of Edgar Allan Poe's birth. He is credited with introducing the mystery genre's first fictional detective in The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Here is a brief bio of Poe's fascinating life.
The Trixie Belden mystery series thrilled young readers for many years. Considered the antithesis of Nancy Drew, Trixie and the Bob-Whites enjoyed a loyal following.
Amazon Kindle Book Reader
The Amazon Kindle electronic reader has opened a whole new world for busy people everywhere. Read this informative article for details.
Farewell, My Lovely Review
In this second Philip Marlowe novel, Raymond Chandler has the laconic P.I. going where no man should go, and paying the price for his curiosity.
The Big Sleep Review
In Raymond Chandler's first novel, hard-boiled private eye Philip Marlowe was introduced with great success. He became one of the most popular detectives in crime fiction history.
One of the most famous characters in all of detective and crime history was also Dame Agatha Christie's greatest creation. Read Hercule Poirot's amazing story.
Noir is a subgenre of the hardboiled detective fiction that came into being in the late 1920's. Read about the pioneers of a genre often described as realistic and gritty.
The Hardy Boys
The Hardy Boys were created in 1926 and became the most popular juvenile crime series in publishing history.
Hard-Boiled Crime Fiction
During the 1920's and early 1930's, the United States experienced the Wall Street crash, the rise of Al Capone and the mob, prohibition, and the beginning of the Great Depression. The mystery stories of the time reflected the reality of life in America with the rise of the hard-boiled genre.
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