Posted on 02/19/2019 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

One of the side benefits of mystery novels and movies is the colorful vocabulary included in them. If you’ve ever...

Posted on 02/14/2019 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Sometimes our author Q&A intros write themselves; other times, the entire post writes itself. When we reached out to...

Categories: Author Interview

Posted on 02/13/2019 at 11:21 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Many kids dream big, imagining themselves flying to Mars, running the country, or striding down the red carpet at awards...

Categories: Author Interview

Posted on 01/23/2019 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We came up short yesterday in our congratulations to literary award nominees! The Mystery Writers of America announced t...

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Awards, Mystery

Posted on 12/20/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

This week’s By The Book feature is hopefully less controversial than last week’s. Scottish crime writer Ian...

Categories: Today in Books

Posted on 12/20/2018 at 08:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

As a child, Doranna Durgin responded to commands to play outside by climbing a tree and reading or writing in its limbs....

Categories: Author Interview

Posted on 12/06/2018 at 01:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Authors invited or allowed to expand on someone else’s beloved fiction must ride quite the emotional roller-coaste...

Categories: Author Interview

Posted on 12/04/2018 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Starz hit ratings paydirt by adapting Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, and now it's turning to mystery au...

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Mystery, TV adaptation

Posted on 11/29/2018 at 12:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The running debate over how much weight to give an author’s life beyond his or her literary efforts has manifested...

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Awards, Mystery, Scandal

Posted on 11/05/2018 at 04:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

It’s a dark and dreary day in Des Moines, so it seemed fitting that we stumbled upon footage of Ian Fleming’...

Tagged As: Mystery, Thriller, Video