Best Books 2013: Mystery

The best mysteries of 2013.

Mystery: Series Lineup | November 1, 2013

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Mystery series titles from the November 1, 2013 issue.

Mystery Reviews | November 1, 2013

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Reviews of Deadly Pleasures: A Crime Writers’ Association Anthology, Never Laugh as a Hearse Goes By: A Penny Brannigan Mystery, Cries of the Lost, and Deadly Catch: A Mac McClellan Mystery, plus a full list of Mystery reviews from the November 1, 2013 issue, along with the latest news.

CWA Daggers for Disgraced Spies, Elderly Snipers, and Ghostmen

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Earlier this spring Barbara Conaty, my go-to reviewer for spy fiction, praised  British author Mick Herron’s latest novel, Dead Lions, for “bringing a fresh and puckish eye to espionage and crime, leaving behind the stodgy staples.” The judges of Britain’s CWA Dagger Awards obviously agreed with Conaty’s assessment. Awarding Herron  the CWA 2013 Goldsboro Gold […]

Crime, Italian-Style

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Some new titles on crime in Italy, some written by Italians, all by authors who love the country’s contrary and colorful ways.

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, October 18, 2013

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Knox wraps her intricate sf trilogy, Bruce offers a contemporary British police procedural, Fyfield is one of the best at understanding the human psyche, Helm delivers likable characters and a solid plot, Witt’s trilogy closes with an action-packed finish

Mystery Reviews | October 1, 2013

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The latest mystery reviews, news, and more.

Mystery: SERIES LINEUP

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The latest mystery series books.

Xpress Reviews: E-Originals | First Look at New Books, October 4, 2013

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A digital-only thriller from Witness Impulse, a sweet love story from Hope, an entertaining contemporary from Landon, Unforgettable Summer is sure to warm up any reader’s chilly fall evening, and a tale of love, sacrifice, and gods from Scott

Bouchercon 2013: Louise Penny Goes on a Crime Award Spree

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At the 44th annual Bouchercon (a volunteer-run mystery convention for readers, writers, and other publishing types), held September 19–21 in Albany, NY,  best-selling author Louise Penny scored a double-header, winning the 2013 Anthony and the 2013 Macavity Best Novel Awards for The Beautiful Mystery, a locked-room puzzler set in a remote monastery deep in the […]

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