Welcome to MURDER BY TYPE, a place to discuss mysteries and authors and the things that draw us to our favorite books. Is it location? Is it the type of protagonist? I am drawn to police procedurals and books with private or amateur investigators. Unfamiliar locations carry the plus of teaching about cultures and customs. Favorite authors include Leighton Gage, Timothy Hallinan, Cara Black, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Michael Stanley, Dan Waddell, Donna Leon, Libby Fischer Hellman, Martha Grimes, Kathy Reichs and the list goes on and on.
- Beth C.
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In 1924, the murder of fourteen year-old Bobby Franks caught the attention of the nation. Bobby was lured into a car by his seventeen year-old second cousin, Richard Loeb. Loeb and his friend, Nathan Leopold killed Bobby and dumped his … Continue reading
A review of SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE was posted on Murder By Type on January 14. The following is an interview with the author that was published in the Evanston Review on January 27. LILLI KUZMA Contributor “I love … Continue reading
On Friday, June 16, the New York Times carried a story about Libby Fischer Hellman and friends, Chicago authors writing mysteries set in Chicago and often about crimes committed in Chicago. Together they established a blog, The Outfit, to publicize … Continue reading
SHOOTERS & CHASERS by Lenny Kleinfeld has everything one would want in a thriller. The shooters are (sort of) identified right at the beginning. The chasers, Chicago Homicide detectives Mark Bergman and John Dunegan enter the scene soon after. The … Continue reading