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Donald E. Westlake
Donald Westlake was one of the most prolific writers of our time, writing under several pseudonyms including Richard Stark and Samuel Holt. While he was known for his early hard-boiled criminal novels, he also created the comedic mystery niche.
2009 MWA Grand Masters Award
The MWA Grand Masters Award winners for 2009 are James Lee Burke and Sue Grafton. Read a short bio of each that highlights their best known work.
Author Virginia Rich created the beloved Mrs. Eugenia Potter, a small-town culinary sleuth introduced to readers in the early 1980's. After her death, Nancy J. Pickard wrote three more mysteries using Mrs. Rich's vast collection of notes intended for future novels.
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History of Classic Crime
The classic mystery and crime story began with the famous The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe. Read this interesting account to find out who else was instrumental for this enduring and popular genre.
Award-winning detective novelist, Tony Hillerman, is best known for his Navajo Tribal Police series starring Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee. Here is Tony's story.
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories
Nancy Drew mystery stories have thrilled children and teens for decades. Here is an historical overview of this phenomenal series.
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
A renowned collection of mystery stories, the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine was established in 1942. Here is a brief history of the popular magazine and the clever detective on whom the original books were based.
T is for Trespass Review
Award winning author Sue Grafton's latest mystery landed on the bestseller list. Read a quick blurb, plus personal information about PI Kinsey Millhone.
China Bayles Mystery Series
Enjoy serial mysteries? This herbal theme series is a joy to read.
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