Month: November 2021

  • Christmas Mysteries and New Books

    This is a time of year that has always been important to crime fiction.

  • John Grisham

      John Grisham’s name is synonymous with a best-seller. When you think of legal thrillers, John Grisham is one of the first names that comes to mind. Since his first book, The Firm, came out in 1987, he has kept a place on the New York bestsellers list. And if you’ve read any of his…

  • Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

    Sleeping Murder was the last Miss Marple mystery

  • Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone

    When you think of a troubled police officer character, Robert B. Parker’s Jesse Stone series comes to mind. Recently, I saw an article where the writer was warning against writing about an alcoholic detective. The writer said that the trope was being overused. And one reason that the character is so popular is because of…

  • Historical Mystery

    Historical mystery is the party mix version of crime fiction genres—it contains a little something for everyone. It can include history, romance, travel, politics, true crime, archeology, and of course, a crime. To be a historical mystery, the author places the story in a historical era from the author’s viewpoint, and the plot involves the…