Monday, March 01, 2010

From Kate Stine at Mystery Scene Magazine

It's cold out there!

At least it's cold here at the Mystery Scene office in New York where a foot of snow fell over the last few days. But we're looking forward to visiting Florida this winter with Sunshine State writer and adventurer, Randy Wayne White. The latest in White's Doc Ford series, Deep Shadow, arrives in March and Oline Cogdill sat down with the author to discuss Doc, fishing, archaeology, and whole lot more in the latest Mystery Scene.

Jon L. Breen reviews P.D. James' Talking About Detective Fiction and discusses other mystery writers who ventured into mystery criticism. And don't miss how another critic/novelist, G.K. Chesterton, sent forth his sleuth, Father Brown, to "save the soul of detective fiction."

More mystery from across the pond includes a profile of Agatha Award-winning writer G.M. Malliet, an Anglophile who sets her series in Cambridge. The newest installment of "Building Your Book Collection" from our American-in-Scotland contributor Nate Pederson explains how to judge a book's condition.

Also in Issue #113, a thoughtful and admiring remembrance of the brilliant Ross Thomas from Lawrence Block, as well as a look at the more romantic side of murder-finding true love at mystery fan conventions-from author Twist Phelan, and a preview of Rupert Holmes' new Broadway adaptation of Agatha Christie's Witness for the Prosecution. Thanks for making Mystery Scene part of your winter escape, and look out for a new e-newsletter exclusive coming in March.

Kate Stine

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