Keith Roysdon’s History of True Crime
Over on the CrimeReads blog, Keith Roysdon wrote a very interesting post entitled “A Brief History of the Rise—And Evolution—Of True Crime Books.”
The 2021 Shamus Awards Finalists
Guy Toltl Kinman, Chairperson for the Shamus Awards, released the finalists for the 2021 awards. Categories include Best PI Novel, Best Original PI Paperback, Best PI Short Story, and Best First PI Novel. The Private Eye Writers of America award the Shamus Awards for the best detective fiction genre novels and short stories of the […]
2021 Anthony Awards
The Anthony Awards nominees have been announced for 2021. The Anthonys are given out each year at the Bouchercon,
Does True Crime Fit In Mystery/Detective Fiction?
True crime is a genre of literature that, at first glance, doesn’t seem to belong in a blog about mystery and detective fiction. But its influence on the other fiction genres and its relationship can’t be ignored.
2021 Edgar Award Winners
On April 29th, the Mystery Writers of America celebrated its 75th year and awarded the 2021 Edgar Awards.
Slightly Murderous Intent on Killer Nashville
I enjoy both learning from the classic authors as well as finding new writers who are able to ever push the envelopes of the mystery genre. Last week , I was honored to have Killer Nashville publish my review of Slightly Murderous Intent by Lida Sideris. Slightly Murderous Intent is book four of the Southern California […]
The 2021 Crime Writers Association Dagger Awards Longlist
The Crime Writers Association announced their longlists for their dagger awards.
One of the key features of the police procedural genre is the attempt to accurately show and tell the profession of law enforcement