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?

Stranger Than Pulp Fiction

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

Bond. Jew Bond.

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

Easy Call

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

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

Our Man in Bethlehem

Matt Beynon Rees creates a new kind of sleuth

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