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Tag: Detective


How the Great Depression Inspired Raymond Chandler’s Best Detective Novels

Raymond Chandler was an American-British novelist and screenwriter who distinguished himself by using the outside world as inspiration for some of his best novels.


The First Detective Story

Detective fiction: There's mystery, suspense, and crime, and as the reader, you get to play along with the detective as they work to solve the case.


The Appeal Of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a character so famous that his name is more well-known than the author who created him, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

5 Tales of Amateur Sleuths Saving the Day

5 Tales of Amateur Sleuths Saving the Day

Amateur sleuths are among literature's most beloved characters. These five amateur sleuth books should be on every crime lover's reading list.

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The Best Women Sleuths and Detective Stories

Catch up on these crime fiction novels featuring women sleuths by authors Laura Marshall, Barbara Bourland, Kathleen Kent, and more!

The Best Detective Audiobooks of the Year

The Best New Detective Audiobooks

Discover the best new detective audiobooks by Michael Connelly, Ian Rankin, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, and more!

The 10 Best Jack Ryan Books According to Goodreads

The 10 Best Jack Ryan Books According to Goodreads

Interested in the Jack Ryan series but don't know where to start? The following are the 10 best Jack Ryan books according to Goodreads ratings!

Kate Atkinson's Jackson Brodie Series in Order Novel Suspects Featured Image

Kate Atkinson’s Jackson Brodie Series in Order

If you’re looking for a unique British P.I. series, check out the Jackson Brodie books in order by Kate Atkinson.

The Best Inspector Rebus Books by Ian Rankin

The Best Books in Ian Rankin’s Inspector Rebus Series

The best books in Ian Rankin's Inspector Detective John Rebus series.

David Baldacci Talks Long Road to Mercy & Atlee Pine

Discover David Baldacci's new protagonist Atlee Pine and his new thriller, Long Road to Mercy.

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Karen Ellis’ Top 3 Tips for Writing Mystery & Thriller

I teach my students to start with a challenge called “First Pages”—to establish character, context, conflict within one single, double-spaced page.

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My Favorite Satirical Crime Show

There was never a sadder day, for me, than when Netflix removed Psych from their platform. It’s one of my favorite crime shows because it’s one of the few in…

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