An archive of past features in mystery, thriller, crime, horror, and other suspense-related genres.
The open road of the thriller, and the vehicles that take us down
Why we love crime thrillers and psychological thrillers
A roundtable with eight of the best voices in suspense
Why We’re Hooked on YA Apocalyptic Thrillers
The Female Stalker
Federal agents in political thrillers
Nine books and book-to-film adaptations that will leave you gasping
Five Professions of Cozy Mystery Protagonists
The rules that shape a historical mystery
A short history of the conspiracy thriller, from 1907 to the present
Nine World War Two thrillers that don’t follow the usual storylines
How the best thrillers defy genre
Why secrets are an important part of the story
Five Elements of a Gripping Corporate Thriller
Nine villain types that prowl the romantic suspense genre
Five key elements of a horror thriller
Forensic Psychologists in Crime Fiction
Four dark thrillers that will knock you sideways
How sci-fi thriller writers create the future
Six movies we’ll be watching in the year 2050
The Top 5 “final girls” in slasher horror who survived to the end
Six strong, inquisitive, female amateur sleuths
A history of forensics in crime fiction
Police Procedurals and the Supernatural Thriller
The top 10 greatest films by horror director John Carpenter
Why we love (and need) revenge in fiction
Elements of Black Ops in Fiction
Five of the all-time best kidnap thrillers from a lifetime movie buff
Three authors whose detectives propel their mysteries
PART II – Evil in the countryside
Tropes and techniques of alien invasion movies
The nine best sci-fi conspiracy movie thrillers of all time
How the movie Aliens got it right
Riverdale’s Time Jump Mystery is Exactly What We Need
Why the greatest escapism starts with a life behind bars
Five Tantalizing Tropes of Romantic Suspense
Popular Island Tropes in Suspense and Thriller Novels
The six elements of a great legal thriller
Historical thrillers set against the backdrop of ancient Rome
How the Nazi “brand” makes for an ideal baddie
The Elements of a Great PI Story with Romance
Five reasons we love the slasher horror genre
Three Overlooked Domestic Thrillers from the Mid-Twentieth Century
A beginner’s guide to the fantasy horror genre
Driven mad by loneliness, cabin fever, separation, and isolation
Five Breeds and their Roles in Great Crime Fiction
Our fascination with assassinations in fiction
Eight unusual detectives of crime fiction, and why we love them
What you need to know about domestic thriller love triangles
Answers to nine frequently asked questions about PIs in books & film
A comparison of three of the best medical thrillers
The best supernatural detective stories in books, tv, and movies
In praise of the most interesting figures of the mystery genre
The 5 loneliest thrillers and why they’re so good
Elements of a Great Female Lead in Mysteries and Thrillers
Why readers are perpetually hungry for courtroom fiction
The (R)evolution of the military thriller genre
The characteristics and history of Gothic suspense
The best film adaptations in the espionage thriller genre
A brief overview of the paranormal thriller genre
How the hard-boiled PI exists within and beyond noir
The Evolution of the ‘Creepy Doll’ Horror Trope
Six types of detectives in the amateur sleuth genre
The best World War 2 books, movies, and tv
Ten Twisty YA Mysteries, Thrillers, and Whodunits
The role of the house in suspense fiction
Three classic novels you might not think of as mysteries
Five Heart-Pounding Crime Thrillers to Read Right Now
The best political thrillers that were books before they were films
Christmas Mysteries from the Golden Age to the present
The naughty list of Christmas
How the zombie horror genre changed from the 1930s to the present
Why we love serial killers on the big screen
From the origins of the genre to the present
Hard-boiled, Half-baked and Harvard-educated
Viruses that Infect our Imaginations
Tell me again why we love fictional serial killers?
Why you—and they—shouldn’t trust everything you see
Why Blackmail is an Effective Plot Vehicle
For readers and moviegoers, these myths make for great entertainment
The difference between crime thrillers and murder mysteries
What the most successful survival thrillers have in common
Doctors as tragic heroes in medical crime thrillers
The most thrilling fictional serial killers of all time
Changes in young adult science fiction through the decades
Hollywood detective movies with a strong dose of action and adventure
Commonalities between three supernatural thriller characters
How true crime led to a golden era of crime fiction.
The world’s most thrilling city as a setting for thrillers
Differences between sci-fi genres
An introduction to one of the fastest growing thriller subgenres
Reflecting on the book that redefined the technothriller genre
Why space is the ideal setting for sci-fi thrillers. And more than a setting.
A brief introduction to the world of London crime fiction.
A physician’s diagnosis on the appeal of the medical mystery genre.
Why more humor should be inserted into the police procedural genre.
Why the past is a great setting for a mystery
Classic Noir and Contemporary Horror During the Pandemic
Why we’re fascinated by gangster novels
Five films that are both Westerns and thrillers.
The best YA supernatural thriller movies of all time.
A favorite of the detective mystery subgenre, this one’s here to stay.
It’s the perfect time to hunker down with something dark and stormy.
Ten police procedural clichés that should be locked up.
Breaking down popular themes in the cozy mystery subgenre.
Get to know the major books awards for mysteries and thrillers.
The best and most anticipated mysteries of 2021.
The best and the most anticipated thriller books of the year.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things is the perfect novel-turned-arthouse thriller.
Quick reads that are perfect for your next 10-minute break.
Where did our obsession with “girls” in mysteries and thrillers come from?
Our editorial team selected their 10 favorite thriller covers of 2020.
How to find a selection of free ebooks without paid subscriptions.
This year’s crop of mysteries had some of the most chilling covers yet.
The editorial team’s recommendations for top thrillers of all time.