A Clash of Spheres: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery #8

A Clash of Spheres: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery #8

It's late August, 1592. Sir Robert Carey, cousin to Queen Elizabeth from the wrong side of Henry VIII's blanket, remains at his post on the Borders at Carlisle. He has ...

Baby, Take a Bow: A Grace Street Mystery #5

Baby, Take a Bow: A Grace Street Mystery #5

Camden's friend Rufus Jackson receives a letter from his ex-wife, Bobbi, and he's surprised to learn he's the father of a baby. When Bobbi is found murdered in her home ...

The Last to Die

The Last to Die

Sixteen-year-old Harper Jacobs and her bored friends make a pact to engage in a series of not-quite illegal break-ins. They steal from each other's homes, sharing their keys and alarm ...

Scarweather: A British Library Crime Classic

Scarweather: A British Library Crime Classic

With an introduction by Martin Edwards. "My friend Ellingham has persuaded me to reveal to the public the astounding features of the Reisby case. As a study in criminal aberration ...

Bound by Mystery

Bound by Mystery

In celebration of our 20th anniversary, Poisoned Pen Press has commissioned original short stories from thirty-five of its authors, past and present. Some names will be immediately recognizable to mystery ...

Ruddy Gore: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries #7

Ruddy Gore: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries #7

Running late to a gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress. ...

A Famine of Horses: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery #1

A Famine of Horses: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery #1

With a Note From the Author. In the year 1592, Sir Robert Carey, a handsome courtier, comes north to Carlisle to take up his new post as Deputy Warden of ...

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Diana Gabaldon Discusses “A Clash of Spheres”

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  The following essay is by New York Times best-selling author of the Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon. This is one of the most entertaining, elegant and deeply emotional books I’ve read in years. (I’m tempted just to write “EEEEEEEEE!” to sum up my response to it, but that seems inadequate, if heartfelt.) I’ve loved the Robert Carey series since the first book (A Famine of Horses), and every one thereafter has had all the elements that made the first so ... Read More

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Cultural Diversity in Mystery Novels: Part II

Cultural Diversity in Mystery Novels: Part II By Triss Stein

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In December, I wrote about including real life diversity in mystery fiction. Depictions and plots that reflect that are an important part of the issue, but it does not end there. Deeper and more complicated is the question of how to write important characters from backgrounds not our own. If you want to see a bunch of writers with smoke coming out of their heads, suggest that it is not possible, or even merely that it is hard to write ... Read More