Collage of films adapted from books
Elizabeth Graney, April 14, 2021

This month marks the 180th anniversary of the publication of Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “Murders in the Rue Morgue.” Widely recognized as the first modern detective story and the progenitor of the fictional detective character, “Murders in the Rue Morgue” is also considered the first locked room mystery

Collage of HOWdunit books
Keith Chaffee, February 18, 2021

A man is alone in a room, locked so that no one else can enter. When the door is opened, he is found dead, murdered in a way that would have required the presence of a killer—he’s been shot, perhaps, or stabbed.

Collage of ten novels that influenced Alfred Hitchcock's best films
Robert Anderson, June 09, 2020

Forty years after his death, film director Alfred Hitchcock is still known as “the master of suspense”, and his movies retain their popularity and critical acclaim.

Mary Higgins Clark is a bestseller author of mystery and suspense novels.
Keith Chaffee, December 23, 2019

Mary Higgins Clark was born on December 24, 1927. Clark is an author of mystery and suspense novels whose books have been bestsellers almost from the beginning of her career. She came to writing relatively late, publishing her first novel at the age of 40.