Killing Adonis

Killing Adonis

Freya Miller, funny and tenacious with a taste for vodka, escapes a recent tragedy by answering an advertisement for a nursing job that promises LIGHT DUTIES. LARGE PAY. NO QUESTIONS ...

The Return of the Raven Mocker: An Alafair Tucker Mystery #9

The Return of the Raven Mocker: An Alafair Tucker Mystery #9

World War I is raging in Europe, but as the deadly influenza pandemic of 1918 sweeps like a wildfire through Boynton, Oklahoma, Alafair Tucker is fighting her own war. Her ...

Death at Victoria Dock: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries #4

Death at Victoria Dock: Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries #4

Driving home late one night, Phryne Fisher is surprised when someone shoots out her windscreen. She alights to finds a pretty young man with an anarchist tattoo dying on the ...

Crimson Snow : A British Library Crime Classic

Crimson Snow : A British Library Crime Classic

Crimson Snow brings together a dozen vintage crime stories set in winter. Welcome to a world of Father Christmases behaving oddly, a famous fictional detective in a Yuletide drama, mysterious ...

Property of the State: The Legend of Joey #1

Property of the State: The Legend of Joey #1

Introducing Joey Getchie: A foster teen with weapons-grade cynicism. Joey Getchie has been property of the state longer than he was in parental custody. But he's a survivor, and he ...

The Coaster

The Coaster

Bob Patterson considers himself an Everyman—albeit an Everyman with a rich, beautiful wife, two good kids, and a mail-it-in job that ignores his law degree. Despite his good fortune, Bob ...

Mystery in the Channel : A British Library Crime Classic

Mystery in the Channel : A British Library Crime Classic

The Chichester is making a routine journey across the English Channel on a pleasant afternoon in June, when the steamer’s crew notice something strange. A yacht, bobbing about in the ...

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Pulling Out the Nail: Writing Lessons With Irvin Kershner

Pulling Out the Nail: Writing Lessons With Irvin Kershner By Steven Axelrod

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I’ve been thinking about film director Irvin Kershner, as I work on a flat scene that desperately needs a jump start. Kershner died a few years ago, and even then I hadn’t seen him in decades — since an extraordinary pair of meetings in 1982. Still, he remains one of the most vivid figures I ever encountered in Hollywood. I didn’t know much about him when the producer of my little family drama movie script set up the meeting, but ... Read More

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Cultural Diversity in Mystery Novels

Cultural Diversity in Mystery Novels By Triss Stein

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While it is possible to find mysteries, from fluffiest to darkest, that take place in the author’s version of never-never land, I prefer mysteries set in some semblance of the real world. There, diversity equals reality. How do we incorporate the varied world around us – races, disabilities, sexual identities and so on – into our storytelling? And how do we do it accurately and naturally? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Sisters in Crime, an international organization ... Read More