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Mystery (genre)

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  • Sleuth's return to Oxford fraught with intrigue

    "Trick of the Dark" By Val McDermid. Bywater Books, 307 pages, $24.95 British author Val McDermid specializes in deep psychological thrillers that culminate in heart-wrenching, tense situations, but she injects only a bare minimum of violence. McDermid'...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: Canon lawyer, Bert Fields

    Patt Morrison Asks: Canon lawyer, Bert Fields
    Who wrote Shakespeare? Sounds like "Who's buried in Grant's tomb?" Yet about 150 years ago, people on both sides of the Atlantic began asking how an otherwise obscure William Shakespeare of Stratford-upon-Avon could have crafted the most brilliant works...
  • Florence Parry Heide dies at 92; prolific children's author

    Florence Parry Heide dies at 92; prolific children's author
    Florence Parry Heide, a prolific children's book author best known for her droll illustrated picture book "The Shrinking of Treehorn" and her ability to convey in her writing what it is like to be a child, has died. She was 92. Heide died in her sleep...
  • The 'Mystery Movie' has its day again in TNT revival

    The time for the "Mystery Movie" has come again. In the 1970s, the idea worked so well for NBC, the network used it twice weekly for a while ... on rotating components including Peter Falk's "Columbo," Dennis Weaver's "McCloud" and Rock Hudson's "McMillan...
  • A sleuth heads to Solvang

    Sherlock Holmes. The Hardy Boys. Miss Marple. The list of famous fictional detectives is long and illustrious. Could these sleuths soon be joined by Southern California’s own R. A. Huber? La Crescenta resident Alice Zogg’s new novel, “...
  • The God Squad: Who goes to hell?

    Q: Yesterday, my little grandson told me he was terrified of going to hell. For a moment, I didn't know how to reassure him. Then, I told him he shouldn't worry because very few people are going to hell. Most people who do bad things are actually going to...
  • A Hammett anniversary run

    I have enjoyed a run through some of the Baltimore sites related to famous mystery author Dashiell Hammett, just in time for the 50th anniversary of his death, which will be Monday. Here's how it goes: I start my Saturday run at the Baltimore Sun...
  • Joe Gores dies at 79; prize-winning mystery writer

    Joe Gores dies at 79; prize-winning mystery writer
    Joe Gores, a former San Francisco private investigator who became a prize-winning author of hardboiled mysteries such as "Hammett," "Come Morning" and "Spade & Archer," has died. He was 79. A resident of San Anselmo, Calif., Gores died of a stomach...
  • Tricks are the trade

    Tricks are the trade
    I don't meet many magicians these days and that's a shame. Magicians are among my favorite people and Chicago has a lengthy and colorful history with magic and those who practice it. It wasn't so long ago that I sat with a magician named Walter Anthony,...
  • Noah Charney's 'Stealing the Mystic Lamb': Book Review

    Noah Charney's 'Stealing the Mystic Lamb': Book Review
    By what measures do we assign "greatness" to artworks? The word of experts? Public acclaim? Monetary value? By these standards, Jan and Hubert van Eyck's "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the Ghent Altarpiece, surely warrants a place in...
  • Dark Passages: Math that's lethal

    Dark Passages: Math that's lethal
    It's easy to get hung up on distinctions between mysteries and thrillers (not to mention the catch-all category of "crime fiction" that often acts as an acceptable substitute) when books, especially those published today, slide fluidly between the two...