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9 Debut Crime Novels to Discover This Spring - Gothic Suspense, Mothers Divided, and Globetrotting Spies

Breaking into the crime game isn’t easy, but every month, a few brave and talented souls make a go of the mystery racket. For readers, there are few …

Shirley Jackson’s letter to a reader who didn’t like her work. https://t.co/7nrALxpfqs

Night Asylum: Tales of Mystery and Horror Kindle Edition

<b>"Clegg's stories can chill the spine so effectively the reader should keep paramedics on standby." – Dean Koontz</b><p>"Clegg at his finest...a must read." …

Page Horrific on Twitter: "Just finished binge watching four episodes of #TheTerror, which should tell you our opinion on it. Looking forward to the rest. @TheTerrorAMC #horror… https://t.co/lht9R9buML"

Martin Scorsese Teaches His First Online Course on Filmmaking: Features 30 Video Lessons

Last September, online education company Masterclass announced that they'd soon launch Martin Scorsese's very first online course, "Martin Scorsese …

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How Writer Alex Segura Balances Crime Novels and Archie Comics

The writer's book 'Blackout' hits stores May 8.<p>Alex Segura is taking time from his busy comic book schedule to fit in something else.<p>To comic book …

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Behold the Codex Gigas (aka “Devil’s Bible”), the Largest Medieval Manuscript in the World

Bargain with the devil and you may wind up with a golden fiddle, supernatural guitar playing ability, or a room full of gleaming alchemized …

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A guide to Arnaldur Indridason’s Detective Erlendur

<b>Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson is a brilliant cop</b>, but also a gloomy and thoroughly anti-social figure who guards his privacy jealously. When he’s not …

Page Horrific on Twitter: "There’s no better way for #readers to show their appreciation than to write a quick #bookreview online. It will also help #writers feel less lonely while sitting at their keyboards wondering if anyone out there is reading their stories. Let 'em know what you think, good or bad!"

Netflix Lands Stephen King & Joe Hill Novella ‘In The Tall Grass’ With James Marsden, Helmer Vincenzo Natali

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Despite its absence from the official film program here at the Cannes Film Festival, Netflix continues to move forward in its feature …

The Shirley Jackson Awards » 2017 Shirley Jackson Awards Nominees

<b>Boston, MA (May 2018) —</b> In recognition of the legacy of Shirley Jackson’s writing, and with permission of the author’s estate, The Shirley Jackson …

Pretty damn excited to tell you Not That Bad will debut on the NYT bestseller list next week at #8. Not That Bad for an anthology. https://t.co/3o34UBWrFP

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

In one of my favorite Stephen King interviews, for <i>The Atlantic</i>, he talks at length about the vital importance of a good opening line. “There are all …

A Bank Converted Into A Library https://t.co/1Foa3PcfJL

A new documentary will explore the life and legacy of Ursula K. Le Guin

It's no mystery that crime is the biggest-selling genre in books

It has happened at last! Finally, the literary world is a meritocracy! Crime fiction – which I first became aware of as the Best Genre Ever when I read my first Enid Blyton mystery at six years old – is now officially the UK’s bestselling genre. Nielsen Bookscan data at the London book fair has …

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Agatha Christie and the Golden Age of Mystery Novels

Next November a new film from Agatha Christie’s novel <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i> will be released, and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I …

The Weird Habits Of These Famous Writers Will Surprise You

If you have writer's block, maybe try wearing a hat like Dr. Seuss!<p><i>We've all wondered about the creative processes of exceptionally talented, successful writers. Well, as Ellen Weinstein reveals in her book,</i> Recipes for Good Luck, <i>many of them believed in superstitions and had quirky little rituals</i> …

'Lost' manuscripts of Charlotte Brontë to be published

The Brontë Society is marking its debut as a publisher with a title featuring two unpublished manuscripts by Charlotte Brontë, found in a book …

25 Classic Crime Books You Can Read in an Afternoon - Terse, Atmospheric Brilliance in Under 200 Pages

“To say little and convey much”—that was how, in a 1949 letter to his publisher, Raymond Chandler began his defense of the aesthetic he and other …

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The Book Industry's Discrimination Problem

As a country, we grapple with more than our share of discrimination challenges--where people of color, LGBTQ folks, and people with disabilities (to call out only a few of the bigger groups) feel its blow every single day. And while it's frustrating at best, and often devastating, at least there's …

Get ready to be obsessed by these 29 page-turners

Mystery/Thriller<p>The Truth and Other Lies<p><b>Sascha Arango, translated by Imogen Taylor</b><p>Atria, $24.99<p>A bestselling author tries to hide two big secrets: He doesn't actually write his famous crime novels, and his mistress is pregnant with his child. (June)<p>Eeny Meeny<p><b>M.J. Arlidge</b><p>NAL, $15 paper<p>A British …

Where Are the LGBTQ Characters in Mainstream Fiction?

We rarely encounter LGBTQ characters in the contemporary novels and stories we read. This is gratingly true in crime fiction, which usually dives …

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