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Mug Shot: Peter Blauner

Peter Blauner is the author of seven novels, including Slow Motion Riot, winner of an Edgar award for best first novel, and The Intruder, a New York Times bestseller. He began his career as a journalist for New York magazine in the 1980s and segued into writing fiction in the 1990s. His short fiction has been anthologized in Best American Mystery Stories and on Selected Shorts from Symphony Space. For the last ten years, he has written for several television shows, including Law & Order: SVU and Blue Bloods. His newest novel is Proving Ground, published in May 2017. What are you working on currently? After finishing a second season writing for the CBS show Blue Bloods, I’m putting…

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DOUBLE INDEMNITY — Murder Most Spousal

This is the third in our member-written series: My Favorite Crime Movie. Despite our fondness for (obsession with?) serial killers, conventional wisdom says one is much more likely to be killed by a spouse than by a total stranger. And statistics say husbands do away with wives more than vice versa. But don’t tell that to […]

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MWA-NY Authors Teach the History of Mystery in Chatham, N.J.

Authors from the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, will present four lectures covering the history of mystery and crime fiction at the Library of The Chathams in Chatham, N.J., throughout next month.  These lectures will be part of the library’s Chatham Adult Lifeworks Learning (CALL) program, an adult continuing education series partially sponsored by Friends of the Library […]

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What I’m Watching Now

If Patricia Highsmith were writing today, she’d surely be the showrunner for one of the great psychological thrillers currently gracing the small screen. We live not just in the golden age of television, but in the golden age of my favorite sub-genre of TV crime show. Call it psychological suspense, domestic noir, or what you will. […]

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