Reviews, interviews, and other writing about authors and literature.

A beginner’s guide to Sherlock Holmes

Discovering the adventures of the world’s greatest detective should be no mystery.

Interview: Donald Westlake a.k.a. Richard Stark

One of the greatest American crime novelists opens up about the crooks who read his books.

Interview: Jonathan Lethem

A talk with the author of You Don’t Love Me Yet and Motherless Brooklyn.

H.P. Lovecraft: Lovecraft: Tales

A review of The Library of America’s collection of the macabre mastermind’s greatest works.

A beginner’s guide to classic crime fiction

Where to dive into the hardboiled world of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.

Terry Pratchett: Snuff

A review of the 39th novel in the long-running Discworld series.

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