At The Paris Review, Anne Diebel considers Dashiell Hammett’s “strange career.” “In a 1929 interview with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dashiell Hammett described his first attempts at ‘breadwinning.’ After dropping out of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute at 14, he worked as a messenger boy for the Baltimore and Ohio […]
At CrimeReads, Claire Whitfield considers misleading characters and murderers hiding in plain sight. “we expect bad people to come with devil horns and a handy label. It’s still a surprise when we find out murderers can be charming and admired in the community. Cruel manipulators might always open […]
Marcia Lynx Qualey writes about Agatha Christie’s popularity and influence in the Arab world! “So many Agatha Christie novels were published in Arabic in the mid-20th century that Hercule Poirots and Miss Marples overflowed handcarts and bookshelves from Algiers to Cairo to Amman to Muscat. These original editions, […]
Renowned detective Hercule Squalo reveals the shocking truth of the Murder at the Gutterthon! Read the collected thread here and the original Twitter thread here. Update: you can also read it on the Gutter’s own Carol’s website here.
Our friends at Neon Harbor presents the opening credits for The Van Helsing Mysteries!
Crime writers talk about what they read when they’re not writing at Crime Reads.