crime fiction

Ladies’ Detective Agencies

Shylashri Shankar

Thrillers that pack emotional drama with larger political and social issues

Leave Agatha Christie Alone

To censor books is to overlook the social contexts they were set in

Agatha Christie: Murder She Wrote

Women writers reign over the golden age of crime fiction

Murders and Motives

The Maid | The Island | Murder before Evensong | The Ink Black Heart | Never Saw Me Coming | Murder Most Royal | No Plan B | The Twist of a Knife | Five Decembers | The Paris Apartment

Trolls and Terrors

Thrillers for the season—those who live by the mob may die by it; a village where everyone knows everyone’s secrets; a tribute to Miss Marple; and a whodunit where the author is a character

Spot the Killer

An eclectic crop of detectives in our midst—a constable in a backwater town; an inspector examining deleted audio files; a woman detective in 1920s Bangalore; and a middle-aged bachelor-priest

Death is a Labyrinth

The logical reasoning of Japanese locked-room mysteries

Best of 2020 Books: Crime Fiction: The Body In the Attic

I Saw Him Die | A Will to Kill | Shed No Tears | V2 | Midnight Atlanta

The Dark Old World

These murder mysteries share a fascination for the past, which some authors explore by paying homage to the crème de la crème of classical mysteries and to the art of crafting them

Killer Instinct

From metaphysical thrillers to Agatha Christie redux


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