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Posts Tagged: mystery novels

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #168: Keir Graff

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“I’ve always loved collaboration. It was so exciting, because I love the energy. ”

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Welcome to Miami

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For The Daily Beast, Alex Segura analyzes what makes Miami such a great backdrop for mystery novels and stories: It’s easy to be lulled by the Caribbean breeze and beautiful sights, but Miami can be lethal, too, its urban sprawl littered with illicit deals, shocking scandals and seething corruption—a collection of dark tales and only-in-Miami stories […]

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The Feminine Mystique of Miss Marple

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Miss Marple’s strength as a mystery novel heroin was inseparable from her character: that of a nosy, small town spinster. Far from taking those identity markers as pejorative, Alice Bolin has written a stirring defense of Miss Marple (and her creator, Agatha Christie) as a champion of a particularly feminine brand of sleuthing: one that […]

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Happy Easter, everybody! A slideshow of writerly villains in film. (via) “Why Twitter is Gertrude Stein.” (via) I know it’s not hip right now, but I love me some “neuronovels.” Maybe this is why. (via Jessa Crispin at Bookslut, who might actually sort of kind of agree with me! I’ve felt so alone …) Why […]

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