Articles by: Sarah Weinman

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The Legacy of Charlie Chan

The Legacy of Charlie Chan

Yunte Huang’s new study of the fictional detective yields far more than the history of a stereotype.

Posted by × August 19, 2010 ×

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Mysteries for Teens

Mysteries for Teens

By Sarah Weinman

Works of detection and suspense for young readers who crave a thrill.

Posted by × July 9, 2010 ×

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The Age of Salander

The Age of Salander

Stieg Larsson’s unlikely heirs to the mantle of Sherlock Holmes.

Posted by × May 21, 2010 ×

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Scott Turow: Innocent

Scott Turow: Innocent

Sarah Weinman interviews Scott Turow about his new novel Innocent, a long-awaited sequel to Presumed Innocent.

Posted by × April 30, 2010 ×

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Framed: Graphic Crime Fiction

Framed: Graphic Crime Fiction

By Sarah Weinman

Vertigo’s new line of graphic novels brings together the worlds of crime fiction and comics.

Posted by × April 12, 2010 ×

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The Discreet and Dangerous Charms of David Carkeet

The Discreet and Dangerous Charms of David Carkeet

By Sarah Weinman

In the unusual crime novels of David Carkeet, the bad deeds are almost beside the point.

Posted by × March 14, 2010 ×

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Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks

Agatha Christie’s Secret Notebooks

By JOHN CURRAN

A long-awaited peek into the working mind of a literary genre’s most celebrated master.

Posted by × February 19, 2010 ×

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The Poisoner’s Handbook

The Poisoner’s Handbook

By DEBORAH BLUM

Toxicology meets forensics in Jazz Age New York, giving birth to the first modern crime lab.

Posted by × February 15, 2010 ×

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The Godfather of Kathmandu

The Godfather of Kathmandu

By JOHN BURDETT

As detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep crosses the border into Nepal, the karmic burdens weighing on Bangkok’s most honest cop get even heavier.

Posted by × February 1, 2010 ×

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A Precinct of Her Own

A Precinct of Her Own

By Sarah Weinman

Dorothy Uhnak’s books transformed her trailblazing experience as a woman in the N.Y.P.D. into sagas that plumb the soul of the force.

Posted by × January 18, 2010 ×

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Golden Years of  Detection

Golden Years of Detection

Essay by SARAH WEINMAN

How a decidedly peculiar pair of octogenarian investigators are delightedly breaking some venerable rules.

Posted by × December 11, 2009 ×

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Tokyo Vice

Tokyo Vice

By JAKE ADELSTEIN

An American-born reporter working the police beat in Japan renders a riveting picture of violence beneath a society’s orderly surface.

Posted by × November 6, 2009 ×

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Falling Angel

Falling Angel

Essay by SARAH WEINMAN

William Hjortsberg’s Masterpiece of New York Noir

Posted by × October 7, 2009 ×

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Hardball

Hardball

By SARA PARETSKY

Sara Paretsky’s groundbreaking private detective is back, reluctantly digging up family secrets.

Posted by × September 22, 2009 ×

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The Lost Symbol

The Lost Symbol

By DAN BROWN

Sarah Weinman on Dan Brown’s narrative alchemy, at work once again.

Posted by × September 15, 2009 ×