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It’s Elementary: The Origins of Sherlock Holmes’s Detective Style

It’s Elementary: The Origins of Sherlock Holmes’s Detective Style

Every great hero has an origin story. Learn about Sherlock Holmes’s, and how Arthur Conan Doyle used his medical education to create a detective who brought a real scientific approach to his work.


A Crime Fiction Hit List for the Holidays

A Crime Fiction Hit List for the Holidays

This holiday season, lose yourself in a world of double-dealing cops, ruthless serial killers, and labyrinthine investigations with our list of seven must-read crime fiction novels.


Video: Anne Rice’s Triumphant Comeback to Vampire Lore with Prince Lestat

Video: Anne Rice’s Triumphant Comeback to Vampire Lore with Prince Lestat

In these video interviews, Anne Rice discusses the genesis and legacy of The Vampire Chronicles and the much-anticipated new entry, Prince Lestat.


Otto Penzler Cracks the Case of the Locked-Room Mystery

Otto Penzler Cracks the Case of the Locked-Room Mystery

Clear your calendars, kids—this one will take a while. But the payoff is gonna be big.


The (Un)dead Come Alive in 9 Thrilling Reads

The (Un)dead Come Alive in 9 Thrilling Reads

Get ready for Halloween by stocking up on a selection of spooky books. Whether you like reading about vampires, zombies, ghosts, or some other terrifying creatures, we’ve got you covered with a collection that ranges from horror to gothic fiction to supernatural thriller.


Podcast Interview: Christopher Reich Raises the Stakes with The Prince of Risk

Podcast Interview: Christopher Reich Raises the Stakes with The Prince of Risk

In his latest financial thriller, The Prince of Risk, Christopher Reich imagines a sophisticated foreign conspiracy that threatens to wipe out the entire US financial system. Learn more about the novel and its terrifying—and entirely plausible—premise.


Jo Nesbø’s The Redeemer Serves Up a Dangerous Dose of Revenge

Jo Nesbø’s The Redeemer Serves Up a Dangerous Dose of Revenge

For a taste of what’s coming in the latest Harry Hole adventure by Jo Nesbø, sample an exclusive extended excerpt from The Redeemer.


Henning Mankell’s Farewell to Wallander Doesn’t Mean Goodbye

Henning Mankell’s Farewell to Wallander Doesn’t Mean Goodbye

Henning Mankell’s An Event in Autumn, featuring cult detective Kurt Wallander, is available in the U.S. for the very first time! In a bonus author essay which appears in the book, Mankell reflects on the Wallander series—read on for an exclusive excerpt.


Exclusive Video: Gérard de Villiers on Intelligence Secrets and Story Ideas

Exclusive Video: Gérard de Villiers on Intelligence Secrets and Story Ideas

The work of one of the world’s most popular spy thriller writers, Gérard de Villiers, is finally available in the U.S. View exclusive footage of the author talking about his forays into the intelligence community, and read an extended excerpt from The Madmen of Benghazi, new from Vintage Books.


6 Scandinavian Crime Novels for Fans of Jo Nesbø’s Police

6 Scandinavian Crime Novels for Fans of Jo Nesbø’s Police

Intricately plotted and masterfully written, Jo Nesbø’s latest Harry Hole novel, Police, has all the signature ingredients of a great Scandinavian crime thriller. Here are six Scandinavian crime novels that would appeal to fans of the Harry Hole series.




Wiseguy Quotes

"Grubby, tacky, low, slimy, shabby—I know there’s a better word for such behavior from a new widow. Try wrong. Yeah, that’s it." Basket Case by Carl Hiaasen More Wiseguys