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1 Agatha + 2 Edgars = 3 Good Mystery Reads

Last week Criminal Element unveiled its new look. Its had a significant digital facelift. During the transition, the site was on hold and not publishing new content. Meanwhile, reviewers were still busily reviewing. As a result, there is a lot… Read More ›

Still Life by Louise Penny

Still Life Louise Penny Minotaur Books ISBN: 978-0-312-94855-9 $7.99 293 pages Have you heard of Canadian mystery writer Louise Penny? If you haven’t, you will, because not only are her books gathering awards, her reputation is growing through that most… Read More ›

The Sherlockian by Graham Moore

Title: The SherlockianAuthor: Graham MoorePublisher: Twelve/Hachette Book GroupPublished: December 1, 2010Source: advance reading copy I’m not a Sherlock Homes fan.  I may have read “The Hound of Baskervilles” way back when, but I wouldn’t bet my life on it.  You’d… Read More ›