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The Whole Art of Detection: An Interview with Lyndsay Faye

After all, despite my legendary prickliness, I am flesh and blood in addition to smoke and mirrors.  –Sherlock Holmes, The Whole Art of ...Read Article

A Starring Role: Female Detectives Take Centre Stage

Female detectives first made their appearance in the middle of the nineteenth century. In 1864, the female detective stepped into English fiction in the ...Read Article

Blending Scandinavian Noir & HF: Cecilia Ekbäck’s Wolf Winter

In October 2016, from the six shortlisted historical novels,1 Cecilia Ekbäck’s Wolf Winter was judged the winner of the Goldsboro Debut Crown. ...Read Article

Red Pencil: The Darkness Knows

Cindy Vallar analyzes the work behind published manuscripts. In this issue, she profiles Cheryl Honigford’s The Darkness Knows (Sourcebooks, 2016). Tension engages the ...Read Article

New Voices: Annabel Abbs, Jennifer S. Brown, Aimie K. Runyan & J. Aaron Sanders

Inviting us to share their catalyst moments are debut novelists Annabel Abbs, Jennifer S. Brown, Aimie K. Runyan and J. Aaron Sanders. Annabel ...Read Article

Tony Hays: Profile of a Historical Writer

Tony Hays had many facets to his character. He was a talented English teacher with a hidden past in intelligence work. He was ...Read Article

Things Half in Shadow: Alan Finn on Spiritualism in Post-bellum Philadelphia

Philadelphia, 1869. Former soldier Edward Clark has survived the devastating Civil War so many others didn’t, and now he’s an independently wealthy ...Read Article

New Voices: Elisabeth Gifford, Tim Leach, Sophia Tobin & Louise Turner

Elisabeth Gifford, Tim Leach, Sophia Tobin, and Louise Turner have created imaginative debut historical novels foreshadowing a year of memorable reading ahead! Tim ...Read Article

Jay Margrave on Jane Austen’s brother Francis, Admiral of the Fleet

Love and Loyalty – an inspiration My latest ‘mystorical’ posits the idea that Jane Austen had a secret love affair with a French naval ...Read Article

The Love of Storytelling: Anne Perry’s Writing Inspirations

Anne Perry, who has sold over 26 million novels worldwide since 1979, talks about the inspiration for her novels and her series of Christmas novellas. ...Read Article