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Nancy Drew and the Case of the Politically Incorrect Children’s Books

The young sleuth’s early mysteries were racist and anti-Semitic. Can problematic vintage texts still be valuable for kids?

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Stranger Than Pulp Fiction

Crime writer Ed Lacy died 45 years ago. Few knew he was also a New Yorker contributor and communist darling.

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Bond. Jew Bond.

Jerome Charyn’s crowd-pleasing new mystery novel exiles his larger-than-life hero Isaac Sidel to Texas

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Easy Call

A case for Walter Mosley’s inclusion in the American Jewish literary canon

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In Her Own Backyard

Sara Paretsky on her latest leap from crime fiction and what her famous heroine has in common with I.B. Singer

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Our Man in Bethlehem

Matt Beynon Rees creates a new kind of sleuth