#murder mysteries

The Best and Worst Tropes in Murder Mysteries

Explore some of the best and worst tropes in murder mysteries from locked rooms to withholding clues from the readers.

What Murder Mysteries Get Wrong About Bail

Bail and bounty hunters are popular plot points in crime fiction, but they're not always accurate. Here's what they get wrong about bail.

What Mystery Novels Get Wrong about the Courtroom

While a court of law looks for nothing but the truth, depictions of courtrooms in mystery novels have no such restriction.

What Murder Mysteries Get Wrong (and Right) about Wills

Mysteries often center around wills. But how do these depictions hold up in reality? This essay explores three areas about wills in the law.

What Murder Mysteries Get Wrong About The Food Industry

This is a continuation of a series about what murder mysteries get wrong about certain areas. This time: we look at the food industry.

How Vivien Chien’s Noodle Shop Mysteries Made Me Love Cozy Mysteries Again

Cozy mysteries and I had a break up several years ago and Vivien Chien's Noodle Shop Mysteries rekindled the romance for me.

10 Best Mysteries with a Twist

Who doesn't love a good twist? Here is a list of the best recently published murder mysteries with a great twist.

25 of the Best Murder Mystery Books

Here's a look at some of the best murder mystery books you can read. You won't be able to put them down until you find out who the killer is!

Mysteries With Endings You Won’t See Coming

With shocking storylines and surprise endings, these engrossing mysteries will keep you on your toes every step of the way.

Murder Mysteries In Space: 10 Thrillers Set Where No One Can Hear You Scream

There's just something alluring about a thriller set where no one can hear you scream — like any of these murder mysteries set in space.