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Mystery (genre)

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  • Amazon: Anne Tyler is queen of whodunits

    Amazon: Anne Tyler is queen of whodunits
    Sometimes the Amazon robots get a little wacky with their book recommendations for readers. The bots must get rusty from all of the rain out in Seattle. Read Street reader Eileen O'Brien recently got some weird suggestions for mysteries and thrillers,...
  • Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...
  • Librarians were kids once, too

    Librarians were kids once, too
    "From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" by E.L. Konigsburg Every child fantasizes about running away from home to teach his or her parents a lesson. One summer, 12-year-old Claudia showed me exactly how it could be done, in comfort and...
  • Mystery-thriller book review: 'The Caller'

    Summer might be drawing to a close, but don't worry — there's still plenty of time to squeeze in a few more chills provided by new mysteries and thrillers from Karin Fossum, Tana French and Thomas H. Cook. * Other Scandinavian crime writers may be...
  • Young-adult books by Fiona Paul, Eric Greitens and others this fall

    YA promises diversity with historical fiction, paranormal romance, murder mysteries and thrillers. -------------------- The Raven Boys By Maggie StiefvaterScholastic, 416 pp.: $18.99, for ages 13 and up The kickoff to "The Raven Cycle," a new four-...
  • Mystery-thriller book review: 'The Crime of Julian Wells'

    Summer might be drawing to a close, but don't worry — there's still plenty of time to squeeze in a few more chills provided by new mysteries and thrillers from Karin Fossum, Tana French and Thomas H. Cook. * An Edgar Allan Poe Award and numerous...
  • Mystery-thriller book review: 'Broken Harbour'

    Summer might be drawing to a close, but don't worry — there's still plenty of time to squeeze in a few more chills provided by new mysteries and thrillers from Karin Fossum, Tana French and Thomas H. Cook. * The Irish seaside enclave that provides...
  • Sherban Young: Master of the mystery caper

    Sherban Young: Master of the mystery caper
    Local author Sherban Young pens what he calls “mystery capers.” The 37-year-old Ellicott City resident got interested in solving puzzles and mysteries through CD-ROM interactive adventure games while at Loyola University, where he majored in...
  • Ravens defense has to solve Bengals' mystery at No. 2 receiver

    Ravens defense has to solve Bengals' mystery at No. 2 receiver
    As a rookie last year, A.J. Green paced the Cincinnati Bengals in receptions (65), yards (1,057) and touchdowns (seven). The offense also got sizable contributions from wide receivers Jerome Simpson (50 catches for 725 yards and four touchdowns) and Andre...
  • 2nd Star Productions' 'Bloody Murder' is bloody entertaining

    2nd Star Productions' 'Bloody Murder' is bloody entertaining
    In "Bloody Murder," 2nd Star Productions offers a parody of British murder mysteries with surprising twists and turns. Charles Maloney, director of more than 20 plays for 2nd Star, is introducing Bowie Playhouse audiences to this amusing 2009 mystery...
  • Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'

    Review: Ruth Rendell's thought-provoking 'The St. Zita Society'
    -------------------- The St. Zita Society A Novel Ruth Rendell Scribner: 272 pp., $26 -------------------- If you're unfamiliar with Ruth Rendell, if you've somehow managed to miss her 60 or so books, if you've never experienced the frisson...