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their time had come
6 Crime Writers Who Ended a Series Voluntarily
Having a hit series of books and a popular character that readers respond to is usually the dream of an author of an genre, but especially the authors of...
vice and virtue
Why Are So Many Detectives Addicts? A Study in 10 Books
It’s an accepted fact—in fiction, anyway—that to be a brilliant detective, you must also be broken in some fundamental way. Perhaps that brokenness...
6 Fiendish “Locked Room” Mysteries
Everyone loves a good mystery, but a with everything else in life, there’s a hierarchy to the genre, ranging from thrillers who make no effort to hide...
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and the Adventures of
Ladies and gentlemen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has entered the arena—though it might not be the one you’d expect. The NBA All-Star has cowritten, with...
March’s Top Picks in Fiction
In this month’s excellent crop of new novels, Kazuo Ishiguro returns with a fable-like story, a poet makes her much-discussed debut with a modern...
5 Great Fictional Evil Geniuses
Everybody loves a protagonist. Our heroes and heroines inspire us to face our fears, to strive for greatness, and to triumph in the face of evil. Which...
What’s Your Favorite Fictional Character’s
Game of Thrones
Do you ever wish it took more than a full minute to announce your entire name, which not only included your first and last, but all of your nicknames, all...
5 Supporting Characters who Deserve Their Own Books
Pity the literary supporting character. Unlike television, which has never met a minor supporting character it doesn’t want to parlay into an uneven,...
A Reading List for the New Season of
Overwhelmingly, fans of Doctor Who have strong opinions about Doctor Who. Do we love Peter Capaldi’s no-hugging grumpier Doctor, or are we having a hard...
written in the stars
Literary Astrology: Virgo
Virgos are born between the dates of August 22 and September 23. Like their namesake, the maiden, they are modest and shy and known to be picky. Virgos are...
11 Classic Collections Perfect for Summer Reading
We all think of summer as a good time to dig into a frothy beach read, but it’s also the perfect occasion to pick up a title or two from your (sometimes...
6 Fictional Sorta-Superpowers That Would Make Life a Lot More Fun
You might have noticed that superheroes are having a bit of a prolonged moment. There’s much to be said for their commentary on society’s...