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Carolyn Keene and the Syndicate

This website has reached another milestone. This is my 150th blog. This time, I’m featuring another Master Mind in crime fiction. I’ve mentioned this before and I’m saying it again. I started reading mysteries during my grade school days. The first mystery “author” I encountered was Carolyn Keene.   CAROLYN KEENE The name Carolyn Keene Read more about Carolyn Keene and the Syndicate[…]

Arthur Conan Doyle

7 Little Known Facts About Arthur Conan Doyle

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and writer. He was noted for creating the famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. When I was a child, I’ve been hearing references to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. But it was only during my professional years that I got hold of the complete volumes of his works. Read more about 7 Little Known Facts About Arthur Conan Doyle[…]

Cleo Coyle

Cleo Coyle

The blog category Master Minds is a collection of mini-biographies of crime fiction authors. This time, I’ll be writing about an author I discovered by accident. Cleo Coyle is the one responsible for the success of the Coffeehouse Mysteries, an amateur sleuth mystery series published by Berkley Prime Crime, a division of Penguin Books. Cleo Read more about Cleo Coyle[…]

Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane

Mickey Spillane was an American crime novelist whose first novel, I, The Jury, introduced his famous character, Mike Hammer. My first encounter with Mickey Spillane was in high school. It was in 1983 when I got hold of a paperback copy of I, The Jury. Mike Hammer came in to investigate his best friend’s murder. Read more about Mickey Spillane[…]

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She wrote 66 detective novels, 14 short story collections, several stage plays, and six romances (written under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott). That’s prolific. Her books have sold more than 2 billion copies only next to the Bible and Shakespeare and have been translated Read more about Agatha Christie[…]