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Who Are Today’s Best Mystery Writers? Let Edgar Tell You

The Divine Edgar. That’s how Humbert Humbert referred to him in Lolita. Edgar Allan Poe. Dozens of writers will be sharing that sentiment on Tuesday, January 19  when the annual Edgar Award nominees are announced. Arguably the most prestigious awards in the mystery community, the Edgars are

Our 10 Most Popular Posts of 2015

We know it’s a bit odd for a blog that’s been publishing for barely two months to do a year-end roundup. As our Canadian friends say: “Sorry.” Happily, a bunch of our stuff has gotten real traction on the internets, so we thought you might

Chrissie vs. Miley

Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders recently published a new memoir (Reckless) recounting the crazy, harrowing and generally badass nature of her life. Because she is, if nothing else, an utter badass. Back in the ’70s, she left the hinterlands of Akron, Ohio to head to

An English Major Walks Into a Bar…

“Tequila Mockingbird” is a must-have collection for anyone interested in cocktails and literature. Or maybe just cocktails.

A Different Kind of “E” Book

Two great books for music lovers are just out. They both have an “E” related to the title. That’s where the similarities end. First up, Elvis Costello with Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink (Blue Rider Press). It’s 670 (yes, really) pages of Elvis, aka Declan