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Here you will find our coverage of the mystery genre and mystery writers:

  • Mystery Writing Resources

  • Female Spanish Mystery Writer Revealed to be Three Men (2021-10-17): A female Spanish mystery writer has been revealed to be a pseudonym used by three men. The pseudonym, Carmen Mola, won a major Spanish literary prize.

  • Dean Koontz' The Silent Corner Arrives in Stores on June 20th (2017-06-19): Dean Koontz's latest novel is a suspense thriller called The Silent Corner. It arrives in stores on June 20th, 2017.

  • Bill Clinton and James Patterson Collaborate on Mystery Novel (2017-06-19): Bill Clinton and James Patterson are collaborating on a mystery novel set for publication in June 2018.

  • John Grisham Shares Writing Tips and Talks Plotting (2017-06-07): John Grisham reveals that his new novel is a beach read. One of the characters is a struggling writer. Rare F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts are stolen in the mystery novel.

  • Salman Rushdie is Writing Novel With Trump-Like Villain (2017-02-10): Salman Rushdie's next novel, The Golden House, takes aim at the Trump Administration, the Tea Party and the backlash against political correctness.

  • Stephenie Meyer's Next Book is a Spy Thriller (2016-07-19): Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's next book will be a spy thriller which will be released in November, 2016.

  • Patricia Cornwell Inks Deal for Two More Kay Scarpetta Novels (2015-05-12): Bestselling author Patricia Cornwell just signed a deal for two more Kay Scarpetta novels. The books will be published by William Morrow.

  • Crime Novelist Ruth Rendell Dead at 85 (2015-05-03): Bestselling crime novelist Ruth Rendell has died at the age of 85. Baroness Rendell suffered a severe stroke in January and died in a London hospital.

  • Stephen King and Gillian Flynn Win 2015 Edgar Awards (2015-05-01): Stephen King, Gillian Flynn and James Ellroy were all winners at the 2015 Edgar Awards.

  • Unpublished Raymond Chandler Comic Operetta Discovered (2014-12-05): An L.A. author discovered an unpublished comic operetta by crime novelist Raymond Chandler. The libretto has been tucked away in the Library of Congress all these years.

  • Crime Writer P.D. James Dead at 94 (2014-11-27): Bestselling mystery novelist P.D. James has died at the age of 94.

  • HarperCollins to Publish 15 New Stories by the Late Elmore Leonard (2014-07-19): HarperCollins will publish 15 new stories by the late crime writer Elmore Leonard. The stories were found after his death and were written early in his career.

  • Mary Higgins Clark to Collaborate With Alafair Burke on New Novel (2014-06-18): Mary Higgins Clark will co-write her next novel with Alafair Burke. The Cinderella Murder will hit stores in November.

  • Tor/Forge to Publish Jack Bauer Novel, 24: Deadline, in August (2014-05-16): Tor/Forge will publish a novel that fills the gap between season 8 of 24 and the upcoming event series, 24: Live Another Day.

  • Michael Connelly's Bosch Pilot Picked up for Full Season by Amazon Studios (2014-04-02): Amazon Studios has given a full season order for Bosch, which is based on Michael Connelly's bestselling Harry Bosch series. Titus Welliver plays Detective Bosch.

  • Sophie Hannah to Write New Hercule Poirot Novel With Blessing of Agatha Christie's Estate (2013-09-07): The Agatha Christie estate has approved novelist Sophie Hannah to write a new Hercule Poirot novel. Can she pull it off?

  • Simon & Schuster Announces Plans to Publish International Thriller Writers Anthology (2013-07-17): Simon & Schuster has announced plans to publish Face Off, a collection of thriller short stories feature collaborations by top thriller writers.

  • William Morrow Announces Witness, a Digital Mystery/Thriller Imprint (2013-04-30): William Morrow has announced plans to launch Witness, a digital imprint that will publish mystery, suspense and thriller novels. The imprint will launch in October, 2013.

  • Martha Grimes Moves to Scribner (2012-11-15): Martha Grimes is moving to Scribner.

  • Elmore Leonard to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Book Awards (2012-09-22): Crime novelist Elmore Leonard >will receive the 2012 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.