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5 Crime Novels Where the Crime Is Beside the Point

Maybe it's mood, or debate, or wit--each of these crime novels focuses not so much on the crime, but on other themes and aspects of storytelling.

Legendary Mystery Writer Mary Higgins Clark Has Died at 92

A look at the life and legacy of Mary Higgins Clark, who died on Friday, January 31 at age 92.

United States of a Mystery: Essential Louisiana Crime Fiction

Continue your tour of the United States of mystery in the American South with these essential Louisiana crime fiction books.

United States of a Mystery: Essential Georgia Crime Fiction

Get to know the essential crime fiction of Georgia.

Women Have Always Loved Reading Thrillers—Just Ask the Victorians

Thrillers are having a moment. Twisty, suspenseful stories about mistaken identities, missing girls, unreliable narrators, and domestic bliss that isn’t ...

Y’all, I’m Getting Pretty Excited About Agora’s Diverse Crime Fiction

Agora, the imprint from Polis books focused on publishing crime fiction from diverse authors, has been one of the best ...

United States of a Mystery: Essential Illinois Crime Fiction

Duchess of Detective Fiction Tracy Clark shares some of the best Illinois crime fiction as we continue a national tour of mystery favorites.

Crime Fiction’s New Favorite Private Eyes

Looking for a private investigator worthy of your time and imagination? Check out this list of some of the mystery genre's new and diverse PIs.

For Your Consideration…Mystery Books on One Anthony Awards Ballot

Although it feels like awards season ended mere minutes ago, the other side of the next round of awards is ...

5 Books With Female Serial Killers

We've rounded up some chilling recent and backlist books about female serial killers. Take comfort in the knowledge that these are works of fiction.

The Future of Indie Crime Fiction Belongs to Female Authors of Color

As I have written about a few times before, indie crime fiction is ushering in a much more diverse chapter ...

Crime Fiction Empathy and E.A. Aymar’s THE UNREPENTANT

With a unique sense of humor and wonderful sense of place, E.A. Aymar brings a refreshing dose of empathy to the crime fiction genre.

Indie Press Polis Launches Diversity-Focused Crime Imprint Agora Books

In an exclusive, Book Riot got to sit down with everyone involved in Polis Books' new imprint, Agora, to talk about the diversity-focused crime indie press.

Buy, Borrow, Bypass: The British Library’s Crime Classics

I’ve got a love/hate relationship with the British Library’s Crime Classics series of largely forgotten detective novels from the Golden Age.

Crime Fiction Novels Make Excellent Travel Guides

On using crime fiction novels to guide your travels.