Elisa Shoenberger

Elisa Shoenberger is a writer in Chicago. She has been published in the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Business Insider, Current Affairs, and many others. She also has written about books for Broad Street Review, Earth Island Journal, Speculative City, and others. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of The Antelope, a journal of oral history and mayhem. You can check out her work here.

A Study in Detective Duos

An essay examining detective duos focusing on Sherlock Holmes and John Watson's relationship and how later authors played with that dyanmic.

Why Locked Room Murder Mysteries Are the Best

With their tight plots and memorable cast of characters, here's why locked room murder mysteries excite me most.

16 Best Gifts for Comic Book Lovers

From apparel to toys to other merch (but no comics!), these best gifts for comic book lovers are sure to make their hearts go kablam.

How Tournament of Books Changed My Reading Life

How Tournament of Books made one reader think more critically about the books she reads, and how she approaches them as both a reader and a writer.

How I Learned to Stop Being Sexist and Love Miss Marple

A woman's meditations about Agatha Christie and murder mysteries, including a discussion of why Miss Marple is awesome.

Reading Pathways: Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz is a prolific author. We walk you through four series with a focus on murder and intrigue to get you started.

4 Great Novels About Philanthropy

In a time of increased scrutiny on the world of fundraising, three recently published novels provide important critiques of philanthropy.

6 Murder Mysteries with Classical Music

Music and mystery are great duo. Here is a list of six murder mysteries with classical music central to the plot and the characters, such as Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon.

7 Postmodern Murder Mysteries

In the mood for murder with a stylistic twist? These post-modern murder mysteries like Riku Onda’s The Aosawa Murders play with narrative structure and style.

5 Albums Directly Inspired by Literature

Here is a list of five albums directly inspired by literature by Duke Ellington and Sting with works ranging from Shakespeare to Dorothy Parker.

20 Friendship Poems To Brighten Your Day

A group of twenty poems about friendship looking at friendship with one another, the world, canines, lost friends, and terrible friends.

The Wonderful World of Presidential Poetry

We explore the overlooked history of presidential poetry, with poets including George Washington, John Quincy Adams, Jimmy Carter, and Barak Obama.

10 Scrumptious Culinary Cozy Mysteries

Nothing quite as delicious as cozy culinary murder mysteries! Here's a list of 10 culinary cozy mysteries to feed your mystery appetite.

Poison is the Best Murder Weapon in Mysteries

How poison is the best murder weapon because it makes murder mysteries books better.

4 Recent Politically Relevant Graphic Memoirs

These politically relevant graphic memoirs cover topics including Japanese internment, the struggle for freedom in South Korea, and new parenthood.