Murder in the Library: Radio

What? You thought I made this all up, or cut-and-pasted it all from Wikipedia? Nope. Here are the books that inspired me to create this site, and the books I've used to cobble it together over the years, as well as the ones I've discovered along the way, broken down into various categories. If you … Continue reading Murder in the Library: Radio

Murder in the Library: Film (and Film Noir)

What? You thought I made this all up, or downloaded it all from Wikipedia? Nope. Here are the books that inspired me to create this site, and the books I've used to cobble it together over the years, as well as the ones I've discovered along the way, broken down into various categories. If you … Continue reading Murder in the Library: Film (and Film Noir)

Murder in the Library: General Reference

What? You thought I made this all up, or downloaded it all from Wikipedia? Nope. Here are the books that inspired me to create this site, and the books I've used to cobble it together over the years, as well as the ones I've discovered along the way. If you like this site, you may … Continue reading Murder in the Library: General Reference

Murder in the Library: The Paper Chase

What? You thought I made this all up, or downloaded it all from Wikipedia? Nope. Here are the books that inspired me to create this site, and the books I've used to cobble it together over the years, as well as the ones I've discovered along the way, broken down into various categories. If you … Continue reading Murder in the Library: The Paper Chase

Telling Lies for Fun and Profit

Lawrence Block Writes (and Writes) About Writing   Some writers write. Some writers write about writing. But Lawrence Block does both. And he's damn good at both. No wonder I still hate him. Like many a starting writer, I tried to figure out how to write by reading books and amgazines about writing. Some were … Continue reading Telling Lies for Fun and Profit

Murder in the Library: Writing & The Writing Life

What? You thought I made this all up, or downloaded it all from Wikipedia? Nope. Here are the books that inspired me to create this site, and the books I've used to cobble it together over the years, as well as the ones I've discovered along the way, broken down into various categories. If you … Continue reading Murder in the Library: Writing & The Writing Life

Murder in the Library: Cookbooks by Mystery Authors (and Their Detectives)

"I Got Some Cooking to Do"   "I got some cooking to do." -- Cora in The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain "Food counts, I'll bear that out. In times of trouble, eat well, don't skimp. Look after yourself. Don't live out of the microwave. Use love and care." -- George Webb in … Continue reading Murder in the Library: Cookbooks by Mystery Authors (and Their Detectives)

The Akashic Noir Series

It's a Noir World, After All Ex-punk rocker Johnny Temple's feisty and defiantly political little imprint struck gold of the blackest hue with this string of regionalized collections of noir. Starting way back in 2004 with the publication of Brooklyn Noir (edited by Pete Hamill), the series has become a crime fiction juggernaut, spreading its … Continue reading The Akashic Noir Series

The Best American Mystery Stories

A perennial under the Thrilling Detective Christmas tree every year, The Best American Mystery Stories is an annual anthology of mystery stories published in United States magazines and anthologies that comes out every autumn, edited by Otto Penzler and a co-editor who changes every year. It's established itself as arguably the premier annual collections of the best … Continue reading The Best American Mystery Stories