The latest issue of Mystery Scene Magazine—No. 144—is at a newsstand near you. The issue is packed, as usual. It features an in-depth article about novelist, television and film writer Philip MacDonald, an article about Adrian McKinty, an interview with Wallace Stroby, and a nice article about female crime reader’s impact on the genre by Megan Abbott.
Issue No. 144 also includes two book reviews by, um, me. The titles: A Brilliant Death by Robin Yocum and Capitol Punishment by Andrew Welsh-Huggins. A Brilliant Death is an involving coming-of-age story set in rural Ohio during the 1970s. Capitol Punishment is the third novel featuring private eye Andy Hayes and is also set in Ohio, but this time in urban Columbus. The reviews are available online at Mystery Scene’s website—click the book titles above.
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