P. D. James, 1920-2014.

Mistress of Murder

P. D. James, 1920-2014

Dec 15, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 14 • By JON L. BREEN

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Tom Cruise in ‘Jack Reacher’ (2012)

The Reacher File

Lee Child’s creation, in the great tradition

Dec 8, 2014, Vol. 20, No. 13

Luca Zingaretti as Inspector Montalbano (2000)

Sicilian Gumshoe

An unlikely setting for police procedurals

Aug 18, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 46

J. Mark Bertrand

Divine Deduction

Christian crime fiction comes of age.

Jul 29, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 43

Donald E. Westlake in Paris, 2004

Westlake Lives!

Two posthumous gifts from a master entertainer.

Dec 3, 2012, Vol. 18, No. 12

Philip Roth

Inside Philip Roth

There’s a crime writer waiting to be identified.

Jun 18, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 38

Screen shot of actor Ian Carmichael playing the character of Lord Peter Wimsey

Back on the Job

Familiar faces, contemporary cases.

Dec 5, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 12

Laughing Detective

Laughing Detective

Charlie Chan and his creator get a scholarly makeover.

Aug 30, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 47

Annuals of Crime

The Choice of 'Best' can be a Mystery, too.

Nov 9, 2009, Vol. 15, No. 08

Global Warning

The horror at the heart of Al Gore's utopia.

Aug 17, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 45

No Mystery Here

Building the case for Reginald Hill.

Apr 13, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 29

Murder, They Wrote

The art of literary mayhem.

Nov 24, 2008, Vol. 14, No. 10

Cops on the Case

Two police procedurals from contemporary Britain.

Jul 7, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 41

Thrilled to Death

Three new titles on the crime fiction list.

Sep 10, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 48

A Motown Mystery

Even lesser Leonard is well worth a read.

Jun 25, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 39

Murder Most Foul

A trio of approaches to the mystery novel.

Mar 12, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 25

Man of Mystery

The case for the novels of Loren D. Estleman.

Jul 3, 2006, Vol. 11, No. 40

The Ellery Queen Mystery

Why is the corpus no longer alive?

Oct 10, 2005, Vol. 11, No. 04

The Mystery of Margaret Millar

Why are her novels out of print?

Apr 18, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 29

Murdering History

How the past became fair game for detective stories.

Jan 3, 2005, Vol. 10, No. 16

Cherchez les Femmes

From the July 5 / July 12, 2004 issue: The American tradition of mystery novels by women.

Jul 5, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 41

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