Sunday, December 13, 2020

IRISH MYSTERIES: Mystery Readers Journal (36:4)

Irish Mysteries

Mystery Readers Journal: Irish Mysteries (Volume 36: 4, Winter 2020-2021) is available as a PDF and hardcopy. If you're a PDF subscriber, you should have received download instructions. Hard copy subscription copies should arrive this week. PDF Contributor Copies will be going out shortly. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this issue.


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  • The Real Ireland by Robin Castle
  • Murder in the Border Country: The Crime Novels of Anthony J. Quinn by David Clark
  • The Ireland We Believe We Own by Rona Bell
  • Dublin Crime from the ’50s to the 2000s by Peter Handel
  • Irish Mystery Writers of the Golden Age by Patricia Cook


  • The Orange and the Green by James Benn
  • Shadows of Guilt: Ireland in the 1950s by John Banville, aka Benjamin Black
  • How Ireland’s Mysteries Bedazzle the Historical Novel by Nancy Blanton
  • At Marks and Spencer by Flynn Berry
  • Irish Inspirations by Rhys Bowen
  • On Living and Writing in Ireland by Robin Castle
  • Kennedy, Starrett & McCusker… No, Not a Firm of Ulster Lawyers by Paul Charles
  • Routine Commercial Bombing, and Other Tales from Belfast by Anne Emery
  • My Wild Irish Prose by Carole Nelson Douglas
  • How Joining the Irish Infantry Inspired Me To Be an Author by Michelle Dunne
  • Secrets and Hidden Things by Tana French
  • Stories from Ireland’s Thin Places by Erin Hart
  • Serial Killer on a Small Island by Catherine Ryan Howard
  • Noir in Belfast by Adrian McKinty
  • Bonds to Ireland Can’t Be Broken by Catie Murphy
  • The 74% Irish in Me by Carlene O’Connor
  • Strange, Yet Familiar—My Ireland by Clare O’Donohue
  • Study Abroad Leads to a Castle Adventure by Art Taylor
  • Listening to Ireland by Sarah Stewart Taylor
  • When Irish Eyes Are Dying by Andrew Welsh-Huggins


  • Mystery in Retrospect: Reviews by Lesa Holstine, D.R. Ransdell, L.J. Roberts, Craig Sisterson, Lucinda Surber
  • Just the Facts: The Case of the Vanishing Women by Jim Doherty
  • Children’s Hour: Irish Mysteries by Gay Toltl Kinman
  • In Short: Ireland by Marvin Lachman
  • Crime Seen: Green Screen by Kate Derie
  • Real Ireland Mysteries by Cathy Pickens
  • From the Editor’s Desk by Janet A. Rudolph


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Themes in 2021: History Mysteries 1; History Mysteries 2; Texas; Cold Cases. 

Call for articles: We're looking for reviews, articles, and Author! author! essays. Review: 50-150 words, articles, 500-1000 words. Author Essays: 500-1000 words, first person, upclose and personal about yourself, your books, and the "theme" connection. Deadline for History Mysteries: January 15, 2021.  

Send queries to Janet Rudolph: janet @ mysteryreaders . org

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