Friday, January 30 2015
Armstrong's women opened the same forbidden doors as Agatha Christie and Patricia Wentworth's, but her characters also opened those doors for other, more pressing, reasons.
Wednesday, April 2 2008
Laura Lippman continues to excel at contemporary mysteries that are, at the same time, well-grounded in the old-fashioned private detective genre.
Wednesday, March 5 2008
Wednesday, December 12 2007
Wednesday, December 5 2007
In contrast with, say, The Da Vinci Code's continuous allegro vivace, with every chapter a cliffhanger, Last Rituals proceeds at just the right tempo: moderato.
Wednesday, November 14 2007
Tuesday, September 11 2007
It is a mark of Simenon's artistry that he can devise so compelling a tale out of such unappealing material.
Tuesday, July 31 2007
Wednesday, July 25 2007
True-crime author's lethal weapon: the indelible image.
Friday, June 29 2007
the aftermath of murder is what absorbs these writers